Wednesday, October 22, 2014

GoodFellas star suing Simpson's for identity theft

Makin' that coffee to go
HOLLYWOOD -- No, really... we're not kidding. Character actor Frank Sivero -- best known as the mumbling mobster Carbone in GoodFellas [our favourite] is suing 20th Century Fox for $250 million. Why? you might ask? Sivero, 62, is claiming that minor Simpsons character Louie is based on him. Louie is a henchman to Springfield mob kingpin Fat Tony, So: "Louie's appearance and mannerisms are strongly evocative of character actor Frank Sivero", his lawsuit says. He's even calling it identity theft and claims he lived at one time next to several Simpson's writers.

The suit adds: "They knew he was developing the character he was to play in the movie Goodfellas. In fact, they were aware the entire character of Frankie Carbone was created and developed by Sivero, who based this character on his own personality."

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