Gianni Russo

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Birthday
12, 1943
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
12, 1943 (age 74)
Birthplace
New York City, NY

About

Actor who played Carlo Rizzi in The Godfather and also appeared in Super Mario Bros., Any Given Sunday, and Seabiscuit. He starred in the 1990 film, The Freshman, with Marlon Brando.

Before Fame

He was born in Brooklyn and raised on Staten Island.

Trivia

He released his Frank Sinatra-influenced musical album, Reflections, in 2004.

Family Life

He claimed to be related to the infamous Gambino Mafia family.

Associated With

Some people suspect that Russo was cast in The Godfather because a member of his Mafia-connected family told director Francis Ford Coppola to give him the role of Carlo Rizzi.