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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 The Godfather 1972-03-14
Latest Project:
Movie After the Sunset 2004-11-12
Known For
Poster of Riptide
Poster of Lo sgarbo
Poster of The Bait
Movie After the Sunset Clippers Fan 2004-11-12
Movie Any Given Sunday Christina's Advisor 1999-12-16
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 The Greatest American Hero Unknown 1981-03-18
Movie Winter Kills Co-Pilot 1979-05-11
Movie Laserblast Tony Craig 1978-03-01
Movie The Four Deuces Chip Morono - the 'Deuce of Clubs' 1976-12-17
Movie Lo sgarbo 1975-01-01
Movie Lepke Albert Anastasia 1975-01-01
Series The Rockford Files Johnny Bongard 1974-09-13
Movie The Godfather: Part II Carlo 1974-12-20
Series Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24
Movie The Bait Gianni Ruggeri 1973-03-14
Movie The Godfather Carlo Rizzi 1972-03-14