Remembering the iconic roles of cinema’s best gangsters

He might tell you to leave the gun, but be sure to take those cannolis. Richard S. Castellano (September 4, 1933 – December 10, 1988) is most notably remembered as Peter Clemenza, in “The Godfather,” one of Don Corleone’s captains in the Corleone Family. His performance reeked of that real old-school Italian gangster, that wasn’t afraid to get down and dirty, but also stayed loyal to the family that offered him the life of privilege as a mobster in the 1940s.

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