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Gianni Russo

Who is Gianni Russo Wiki

Gianni Russo was born in Manhattan, raised in Little Italy. Gianni Russo is an American actor and singer. He is best known for his role as Carlo Rizzi in the 1972 film The Godfather.

How Old is Gianni Russo

Gianni Russo age is 75 years. He was born on December 12, 1943.

Godfather actor Gianni Russo Recent Revealed


Aug 22, 2019: Godfather actor Gianni Russo Recent has how Marilyn Monroe took his virginity when he was aged 15 and the 33 after she summoned him into her bath.

The actor, 75, best known for his role as Carlo Rizzi in the classic film, says Monroe would be behind bars if the incident had taken place today. But the pair continued to have a close friendship until her death in 1962.

Russo says the Hollywood star and pinup met him while he worked in a hair salon and invited him up to her room in the Waldorf


Gianni Russo Life and career

Russo was born in Manhattan, raised in Little Italy Russo claims that he started a fledgling career in organized crime working as an errand boy and mob associate for Frank Costello as an adolescent but later abandoned the dangerous and volatile lifestyle of organized crime.

Over the years since the beginning of his career, Russo owned a Las Vegas restaurant called Gianni Russo’s State Street (closed in 1988) and defeated 23 federal criminal indictments on a variety of charges stemming from alleged organized crime associations.

In 1988, Russo killed a man inside the Las Vegas club and casino he owned. When he tried to intervene to stop a member of the Medellín drug cartel from harassing a female patron, the man stabbed him with a broken champagne bottle. Russo, a legal carry owner, pulled his gun and shot him twice in the head. Russo was not charged with the killing because it was ruled a justifiable homicide. However, when Pablo Escobar heard about death, he ordered a contract on Russo’s life. The Colombian drug lord supposedly only canceled it when he found out Russo had starred in one of his favorite films The Godfather.

Russo is also a singer. In 2004, he released a CD called Reflections that pays homage to Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra.

Russo owns a wine brand, Gianni Russo Wines, which debuted in 2009.

In 2019, he published his memoir, Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Movies and the Mob. According to his memoir, he was a friend and lover of Marilyn Monroe.

Behind the scenes

During the beatdown of Carlo Rizzi by Sonny Corleone, as depicted in The Godfather, Russo, received two cracked ribs and a chipped elbow for his efforts.


Gianni Russo Roled as Actor in Movies 

After reprising the Rizzi character in a brief flashback scene at the end of The Godfather Part II, Russo went on to act in more than 46 movies, including Goodnight, My Love (1972), Lepke (1975, as Albert Anastasia), Laserblast (1978), Chances Are (1989), The Freshman (1990), Side Out (1990), Another You (1991), Super Mario Bros. (1993), Any Given Sunday (1999) and Seabiscuit (2003).

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Fast Facts You Must Need To Know

  • Russo, 75, said Monroe would be behind bars if the incident happened today
  • They met when he was working at a hair salon and she invited him to the Waldorf
  • She was wearing only a white towel and drinking champagne when he arrived
  • The pair stayed in bed all weekend and they continued the affair for some time 
  • Russo has also revealed how he killed for the first time aged just 11