Gianni Russo is the real-life mobster-turned-actor and professional singer best known for his portrayal of Carlo Rizzi opposite Al Pacino and Marlon Brando in The Godfather. His over-the-top memoir, Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Movies and the Mob, is the story of his colorful life on the edge between danger and glamour.
Gianni Russo has appeared in more than thirty movies, been involved in the production of several others, and appeared in numerous TV shows. His most well-known roles include parts in The Godfather: Parts I and II; Goodnight, My Love; Lepke; Laserblast; Chances Are; The Freshman; Side Out; Another You; Super Mario Bros.; Any Given Sunday; The Family Man; Seabiscuit; and Rush Hour 2. His life-long association with organized crime has made him a witness to Mob history. He is also a singer whose shows are sold out across the country.Download Bio
Hollywood GodfatherMy Life in the Movies and the Mob
St. Martin's Press
Hollywood Godfather is Gianni Russo's 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.