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Encyclopedia > Gianni Russo

Gianni Russo (born April 17th, 1944) is an Italian-American actor who is best known for his role as Carlo Rizzi in the 1972 movie The Godfather. Russo then went on to act in over 35 movies including The Freshman, Any Given Sunday, and Seabiscuit. He is also a singer and in 2004 he released a cd called Reflections that pays homage to Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. The Godfather is a film adaptation of the novel of the same name (see The Godfather (novel)) written by Mario Puzo, directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino. ... The Freshman is a 1925 comedy film that tells the story of a nerdy college freshman trying to become popular by joining the school football team. ... Any Given Sunday is a 1999 movie directed by Oliver Stone starring Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz, Dennis Quaid, Jamie Foxx, James Woods, LL Cool J, Matthew Modine, John C. McGinley, Charlton Heston, Ann-Margret, Lauren Holly, Bill Bellamy, Lela Rochon, Elizabeth Berkley, and current WWE wrestler Marty Wright (a. ... Seabiscuit is a 2003 American drama film based on the best-selling book Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand. ... Dean Martin (June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995) was an Italian-American singer and film actor. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer who is considered by many to have been the finest male popular song vocalist of all time. ...


Russo is also known for claiming to have slept with Marilyn Monroe when he was 16-years-old. He claims they met when he was working as a shampoo boy at a hair salon in New York City. Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortensen, June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) is arguably the twentieth-centurys most famous movie star, sex symbol and pop icon. ...


Russo claimed on the Howard Stern show on Sirius Satellite Radio (March 9, 2006) that he killed a man who was threatening a woman in a casino that he ran in the late 1980s. He also claimed that he killed the man's brother, when he came for revenge.


 
 

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