Outgoing Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman is "exploring what’s going to happen with the rest of my life," he said Thursday, and those explorations recently took him to a Hollywood meeting about producing an unspecified movie.
"There’s a phone call that’s waiting for me up there about this potential of being an executive producer," he said at his weekly press conference. "As soon as I sign the bottom line, you will be the first to know."
Goodman has outlined a few possibilities when his term ends this summer. He’s talked about opening a speakeasy downtown, being an ambassador for Southern Nevada, and about delving into the motion picture or television industry. In a December interview, he said he’d discussed being involved in a television series about a fictional mayor (he would not be playing the mayor) as well as a script about a former law client that would follow in the footsteps of famous Mafia movies.
He’s been on screen plenty of times — in "Casino," of course, as well as the televisions shows "Las Vegas," "Holly’s World" and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." He also had a brief scene as himself in "Rush Hour 2," but it was deleted in the theatrical release.