Just how ugly is ugly?
NBC President Brandon Tartikoff, in reference to his new-face star Dennis Farina on "Crime Story," told Rolling Stone: "Nobody's ever gonna accuse us of selecting a matinee idol. He ain't handsome. He's got pockmarks, but his face is one of the most interesting you're liable to see anywhere."
Farina, 42, a former detective in the Central Investigative Unit of the Chicago Police Department, knows on which side his scripts are typed.
"If he says I'm ugly, then I'm ugly," he said of the boss' statement on the phone between "Crime Story" setups. "I think our entire cast has a pretty unconventional look. The show doesn't portray tall, dark and handsome well. Still, the cast is just now starting to get a lot of fan mail.