American actor, comedian, and filmmaker Daniel DeVito first gained notoriety for his portrayal as taxi dispatcher Louie De Palma in the television series “Taxi,” for which he won both a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award.
He is also well-known for his previous cinematic performances in “Deck the Halls,” “When in Rome,” “Wiener-Dog,” and “Jumanji: The Next Level,” as well as his voice work in movies like “Hercules” and “The Lorax.”
Speaking of his critically acclaimed performance in “Taxi,” it was also a chance for DeVito to declare his love for cigars. The actor explained in an interview with Cigar Aficionado that the cast, which was primarily made up of men, used to celebrate birthdays and holidays by opening a box of Cuban cigars.
He also recalled a time when his agent gave him a “big beautiful one [humidor] during ‘Taxi’—you needed someone to come in and service it, like a Rolls-Royce.”
If you’re wondering what time the actor usually smokes, he prefers to do it at night. “Right now, I usually smoke alone after dinner.”
“I find a nice spot and fire up. The other night at the beach, I sat out and looked at the crescent moon and had a nice smoke. There’s something very calming about that feeling.”
He continued, revealing his go-to cigar, “I’ve been through a lot of phases, but it’s always been Cubans for me. There’s just something about them. I’ve always wanted to go to Cuba and watch them make them.”
The director also enjoyed smoking, albeit he only smoked one cigar each day after lunch; nevertheless, when he was working, he smoked more as it helped him relax. Talking about smoking while working, Sony had previously prohibited him from doing so since it violated fire department standards, which even caused a problem, but he vowed never to smoke on set again.
“The studio wouldn’t let me smoke on the set,” he added. “But they hired a full-time fireman to keep an eye on me anyway—and they made us pay for it.”
Partagás Serie D No. 4 cigar
Danny DeVito’s favorite cigar is the Partagás Serie D No. 4, one of the world’s most popular Cuban cigars. It measures 4 7/8″ by 50 ring gauge and has a Cuban wrapper, binder, and filler.
While there is nothing special about the appearance, there are plenty of flavors present in it, such as coffee, cedar, woods, sweet spice, mocha, and hints of citrus and pepper. This cigar’s strength increases along its thirds from medium to full.
Another brand of cigar that Danny DeVito liked smoking was Diplomáticos cigars, and it is another Cuban cigar. Diplomáticos are constructed with tobacco from the high-quality Vuelta Abajo area and are categorized as medium to full-strength cigars.
The company’s cigar line, specifically their famous Diplomáticos No. 2, features cedar, nutmeg, and cinnamon aromas with hints of mocha, coffee, and citrus. It also draws perfectly, has flawless structure, and is medium to full strength.
In the same interview, Danny DeVito said that he has recently developed a strong preference for Bolivars, another well-known Cuban cigar in the tobacco market.
“It depends on my mood and where I am and what I’m doing. When I’m not working on a movie, I like to get up in the morning and take the kids to school, come home and read and work out and have a good lunch and come outside and fire up. A Bolivar seems nice then,” he explained.
The Bolivar Belicoso Fino is one of the company’s well-known cigars. Its thirds simply keep becoming stronger, fuller, and more flavorful. As you smoke it, flavors like toasted tobacco, wood, traces of chocolate and fruits, and creaminess may be tasted.
However, if you’re not a fan of spicy cigars, you could find this to be too potent for you because it really kicks and lingers in your nostrils while also somewhat stinging. Even if this cigar has a lot of strength, the complexity of the flavors is well-balanced and delicate.