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Birth information

12 December 1943 Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Given Name

Louis Russo

Life Story of Gianni Russo

With a singularly nebulous background, which, by his account, included stints as a Las Vegas nightclub emcee, radio personality and jewelry tycoon, and with comparatively little acting experience, Gianni Russo won the role of Carlo Rizzi in The Godfather (1972) on the basis of his screen test. Since then, Russo has remained busy as an actor, mostly playing assorted "wiseguys" and Mafia types. He appeared again with Marlon Brando in a small role in The Freshman (1990) where Brando parodied his Don Corleone role to good effect.

What movies did Gianni Russo play or participate?

Producers Filmography
A.J.'s Time Travelers (1995) , P.C.H. (1995) ,
Actors Filmography
Charlie Lucky , Con Man (2018) Derek Lewis, Send No Flowers (2013) Johnny Pisano, Prison Break (2005) Gavin Smallhouse / Smallhouse / Smallhose, Meet the Mobsters (2005) Paul, After the Sunset (2004) Clippers Fan, Seabiscuit (2003) Alberto Gianini, Red Dragon (2002) Newsie, Strong Medicine (2001) , Rush Hour 2 (2001) Red Dragon Pit Boss, Harvard Man (2001) Andrew Bandolini, 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001) Money Cart Guard, 18 Wheels of Justice (2001) Sal Cigar...

Birth information

12 December 1943 Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Given Name

Louis Russo

Life Story of Gianni Russo

With a singularly nebulous background, which, by his account, included stints as a Las Vegas nightclub emcee, radio personality and jewelry tycoon, and with comparatively little acting experience, Gianni Russo won the role of Carlo Rizzi in The Godfather (1972) on the basis of his screen test. Since then, Russo has remained busy as an actor, mostly playing assorted "wiseguys" and Mafia types. He appeared again with Marlon Brando in a small role in The Freshman (1990) where Brando parodied his Don Corleone role to good effect.

What movies did Gianni Russo play or participate?

Producers Filmography
A.J.'s Time Travelers (1995) , P.C.H. (1995) ,
Actors Filmography
Charlie Lucky , Con Man (2018) Derek Lewis, Send No Flowers (2013) Johnny Pisano, Prison Break (2005) Gavin Smallhouse / Smallhouse / Smallhose, Meet the Mobsters (2005) Paul, After the Sunset (2004) Clippers Fan, Seabiscuit (2003) Alberto Gianini, Red Dragon (2002) Newsie, Strong Medicine (2001) , Rush Hour 2 (2001) Red Dragon Pit Boss, Harvard Man (2001) Andrew Bandolini, 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001) Money Cart Guard, 18 Wheels of Justice (2001) Sal Cigar...

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Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, James Caan, John Cazale, Talia Shire, Abe Vigoda, etc.

He suffered from polio as a child.

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Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, James Caan, John Cazale, Talia Shire, Julie Gregg, etc.

When he filmed the reality-TV show Growing Up Gotti (2004), Russo revealed that he was a secret admirer of Victoria Gotti. After he sent her roses, Ms. Gotti's assistant met and screened him for what was to be a surprise meeting with Victoria, and found out about his famous role in The Godfather (1972). Later, Victoria was taken to a restaurant, but she was mortified to see Gianni performing songs from his new CD, and she left.

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Gianni Russo and Vic Tayback in Der Gangsterboß von New York (1975)

Appeared in The Godfather (1972), which was the first film to have a sequel that won a Best Picture Oscar. This feat was only accomplished by two other subsequent movies: The Silence of the Lambs (1991) (sequel to Manhunter (1986)), and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). Coincidentally, Russo later appeared in Red Dragon (2002), a remake of Manhunter (1986), that used the novel's original title.

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"The Godfather" (Premiere) Gianni Russo, Jill Clayburgh, etc.

According to a newspaper report, it was Russo --a native of Staten Island--who led The Godfather (1972) producers to a house on this island borough of New York City that eventually was used to shoot exteriors of the Corleone estate. Reportedly, the owner of the home later re-modeled inside to make it look as much as possible like the interior scenes in the first "Godfather" film.

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Al Pacino, Jill Clayburgh, and Gianni Russo at an event for Der Pate (1972)

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Jack Palance, Martin Kove, Cherie Latimer, Carol Lynley, etc.

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Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, James Caan, John Cazale, Talia Shire, Morgana King, etc.

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