Gianni Russo

Gianni Russo

  • Born on
    • December 12th, 1943
With a singularly nebulous background, which, by his account, included stints as a Las Vegas nightclub emcee, radio personality, and jewelry tycoon, and comparatively little acting experience, Gianni Russo won the role of Carlo Rizzi in The Godfather (1972) on the basis of his screen test. Since then, Russo has remained busy as an actor, mostly playing assorted "wiseguys" and Mafia types. He was appeared again with Marlon Brando in a small role in The Freshman (1990) in which Brando parodied his Don Corleone role to good effect. IMDb Mini Biography By: Bob Sorrentino

Starring Gianni Russo on Plex


Acting (15 Credits)

2004After the Sunset as Clippers Fan
2001Harvard Man as Andrew BandoliniWatch Free
2001Rush Hour 2 as Red Dragon Pit Boss
2000The Family Man as Nick
1999Any Given Sunday as Christina's Advisor
1996Striptease as Willy Rojo
1993Super Mario Bros. as Scapelli
1991Out for Justice as Sammy
1990Side Out as Dick Sydney
1989Chances Are as Anthony Bonino
1979Winter Kills as Co-Pilot
1978Laserblast as Tony CraigWatch Free
1977The Godfather Saga as Carlo Rizzi (uncredited)
1974The Godfather: Part II as Carlo Rizzi
1972The Godfather as Carlo Rizzi

Take Plex everywhere.

Watch free anytime, anywhere, on almost any device.

  • Roku
  • Samsung
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Android
  • Apple TV
  • Apple iOS
  • Chomecast
  • XBOX
  • nVidia
  • Vizio
  • PlayStation
  • LG

See the full list of supported devices