What’s he done? Pileggi is a writer that’s always been interested in the Mafia. He is responsible for writing the scripts for the film adaptations of Casino and Goodfellas as well creating the original source material. He is also wrote the screenplay for City Hall. He currently writes for the TV series, Vegas.
Why is he an icon? Some of the greatest crime dramas in the history of cinema can be directly attributed to Pileggi. Any filmmaker that has been influenced by Casino and Goodfellas have him to thank for his contributions to film.
Quote: “As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.”
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