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  • Gianni Russo

    'Gianni Russo walks the walk and talks the talk. What a life. Fascinating. A worthy read.' — Robert De Niro This program is read by the author and includes a bonus conversation. The over-the-top memoir of a real-life mobster-turned-actor who helped make The Godfather a reality, and his story of life on the edge between danger and glamour. Gianni Russo was a handsome 25-year-old mobster with no acting experience when he walked onto the set of The Godfather and entered Hollywood history. He played Carlo Rizzi, the husband of Connie Corleone, who set her brother Sonny—played by James Caan—up for a hit. Russo didn't have to act—he knew the mob inside and out: from more