Gianni Russo Getting Kidnapped by Escobar, Threatening Marlon Brando, Mafia Getting Him Godfather Role (Part 2/2)
In part 2 of our interview with Gianni Russo, he starts out by explaining how he got the role as Carlo Rizzi on "The Godfather" despite never acting before. He then shared a story about threatening Marlon Brando during the first rehearsal for the film, which Brando took as Gianni doing a bit. After speaking about the film, Gianni explained how the movie ended up saving his life after he was kidnapped by Pablo Escobar for killing the kingpin's associate. You can hear more in part 2, including Gianni speaking about his friendship with Frank Sinatra and Bill Clinton.
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