Gotti clan praises John Travolta pick for Dapper Don movie role, endorse Lindsay Lohan for part
BY Kerry Wills and Leo Standora
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS
The Godfather's grandson wants to be just like him - up to a point.
Frankie Gotti Agnello said Wednesday night his grandpop, the late mob boss John Gotti, "is my role model, but not in the way of living like a gangster.
"I want to be a successful businessman," Frankie said at Greenhouse, the Soho celebrity hangout where he celebrated his 21st birthday with friends and family.
He described his grandfather as "a legend, a man's man with the biggest heart in the world."
Frankie and mom Victoria both gave thumbs up to John Travolta who'll be playing the Dapper Don and hoped Lindsay Lohan would be picked to play Victoria in an upcoming flick about the Gotti clan.
Victoria admitted she was particularly "excited" about Travolta on whom she had "a crush during the 'Saturday Night Fever' days."
Of the often troubled Lohan she said "I think Lindsay is a great actress. A qualified actress."
"She looks strong and sounds great," she added. "The kid I've been around is not the kid I read about."
Frankie said, "it will be good to get the real view of our family out,' insisting his granddad wasn't a "bad man."
"Even when he was away he used to call our house every night," said Frankie. "All all he cared about was other people."