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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 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 was appeared again with Marlon Brando in a small role in The Freshman (1990) in which Brando parodied his Don Corleone role to good effect. IMDb Mini Biography By: Bob Sorrentino

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Dec 12, 1943 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie El Padrino 1972-03-14
Latest Project:
Película Mulberry St. 2010-01-01
Known For
Poster of Mulberry St.
Poster of Lo sgarbo
Poster of Lepke
Poster of El Padrino
Película Mulberry St. 2010-01-01
Series Prison Break Unknown 2005-08-29
Película El gran golpe Clippers Fan 2004-11-12
Película Harvard Man: Juego peligroso Andrew Bandolini 2001-01-01
Película Un domingo cualquiera Christina's Advisor 1999-12-16
Series Pacific Palisades Unknown 1997-04-09
Series Walker, Ranger de Texas Unknown 1993-04-21
Series The Hat Squad Unknown 1992-09-16
Series Hardball Unknown 1989-09-21
Series Wiseguy Unknown 1987-09-16
Series Jake and the Fatman Unknown 1987-09-26
Series Riptide Straightaway 1984-01-03
Series Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Series El gran héroe americano Unknown 1981-03-18
Película El rayo destructor del planeta desconocido Tony Craig 1978-03-01
Película Lepke 1975-01-01
Película Lo sgarbo 1975-01-01
Película El Padrino. Parte II Carlo 1974-12-20
Series Toma Unknown 1973-03-21
Series Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24
Película El Padrino Carlo Rizzi 1972-03-14