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The mob inside and out from his childhood in Little Italy where Mafia legend Frank Costello took him under his wing to acting as a messenger for New Orleans mob boss Carlos Marcello during the Kennedy assassination to having to go on the lam after shooting and killing a member of the Colombian drug cartel in his Vegas clubAlong the way Russo befriended Frank Sinatra who became his son's godfather and Marlon Brando who mentored his career as an actor Wow Your first thought will be that he has made the whole thing up He didn t He may have embellished a bit here and there but I ve verified some of it and I m convinced it all happenedIt reads like a combination of Hollywood Insider and Mobster bio like you re sitting with Russo over drinks and he s telling you stories in such a smooth practised way that you want to call bullshit but can t bring yourself to do it cause you want to hear I feel like this guy is Forest Gump and The World s Most Interesting Man all rolled into one He was directly or indirectly involved with some of the most iconic events and personages in late 20th century American history the polio epidemic his left arm and leg Frank Costello Vito Corleone Marilyn Monroe his girlfriend at age 15 she was 33 and other Hollywood starlets JFK cocaine parties and assassination Las Vegas Sinatra his only singing teacher and the Rat Pack the Godfather movies Marlon Brando his only acting teacher John Gotti tried to get him whacked Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar tortured and almost murdered him Shah Palavi of Iran hired him to get the Shah s money out during the coup Dionne Warwick her agent and lover the Vatican he was the Mafia s bag man to the Vatican laundromat before and after John Paul I was murdered Bill Clinton partying with hookers and book him a military flight to Italy during 911and many He s been an actor singer talent agent producer writer night club owner gourmet chef and teacher motivational speaker philanthropist lifelong entrepreneur scammer killer mobster and bag man for the mobHe started his first business on the streets of Manhattan selling ball point pens at the age of 12 and worked his way up from there but was never made or arrested It s a lesson in what good looks intelligence charm and an endless supply of chutzpah can accomplishI didn t want to like him or the book but it turns out I do So sue me

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Hollywood Godfather

After trying to get Francis Ford Coppola to fire him from The Godfather Russo had passionate affairs with Marilyn Monroe Liza Minelli and scores of other celebrities He went on to star in The Godfather Parts I and II Seabiscuit Any Given Sunday and Rush Hour 2 among many other films and also acted as producer on several Hollywood Godfather is his no holds barred account of a life lived on the edge It is a story filled with violence glamour sex and f 35 starsI chose this at random off the library shelf as the story sounded interesting From gangster to actor Not your usual career pathI was surprised by how well written the book was I enjoyed it Very visual descriptions similar to watching an R rated bio pic or mafia movieHis bio is so crazy outrageous that you can t help but be drawn in by his stories I felt that he was fairly honest up front about the experiences in his life I understand how he was able to survive in the worlds he did as he comes across as amiable with a magnetic personalityThe negatives are that a lot of the story is so unbelievable that after a while I took it wa grain of salt Also I felt that he did gloss over a few things which should have had detail that is why I didn t give it a higher ratingOverall it was a very entertaining book FYI there is language sex violence wsome explicit explanation

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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 glamourGianni 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 Fans of The Godfather and Casino will enjoy this book JFK assassination buffs will want to read this book Fans of old Hollywood and old Las Vegas will want to read this book A lot of celebrities make an appearance in this book including Presidents and Popes Can a movie be far behind


10 thoughts on “Hollywood Godfather

  1. says:

    This book seems to me an ego driven project It’s hard to believe this is not a fiction story The author has mentioned in interviews that he has 11 children but only 2 are mentioned in the bookMany of the people he writes about are no longer a

  2. says:

    Fans of The Godfather and Casino will enjoy this book JFK assassination buffs will want to read this book Fans of old Hollywood and old Las Vegas will want to read this book A lot of celebrities make an appearance in this book includi

  3. says:

    What can I saydon't fuhgeddaboudit not reading it Gianni Russo drops a lot of names and yes he admits it He dishes the dirt on the Mafia Politicians Celebrities and A great book for conspiracy theorists Either way Gianni Russo's life and times are a very interesting read

  4. says:

    I don't know what to think or say about this book Either he is the most connected man in the entire world or a

  5. says:

    Wow Your first thought will be that he has made the whole thing up He didn't He may have embellished a bit here and there but I've verified some of it and I'm convinced it all happenedIt reads like a combination of Hollywood Insider and Mobster bio; like you're sitting with Russo over drinks and he's telling you stories in such a smooth pract

  6. says:

    Russo is like the Forest Gump of the Mafia he pops up everywhere He sleeps with Marilyn Monroe helps pass information for the mob assassination crashes Nancy Sinatra's party in a helicopter launders money for the Pope gets tortured by Pablo Escobar and was in The Godfather The last one I believe

  7. says:

    Gianni Russo is the Forrest Gump of the mafia He surprisingly shows up in many historical events What an incredibl

  8. says:

    HOLLYWOOD GODFATHER MY LIFE IN THE MOVIES AND THE MOB by Gianni Russo gets a 5 star rating from me primarily because it's a compelli

  9. says:

    35 starsI chose this at random off the library shelf as the story sounded interesting From gangster to actor Not your usual career pathI was surprised by how well written the book was I enjoyed it Very visual descriptions similar to watching an “R” rated bio pic or mafia movieHis bio is so crazy outrageous that you can’t help but be drawn in by his stories I felt that he was fairly honest up front about the experiences in

  10. says:

    As a true fan of Mario Puzo The Godfather and the like this was a entertaining read Crafting a tale that seems nothing than what ha

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