Richard Salvatore Castellano (September 4, 1933 – December 10, 1988) was an American actor. Born in the Bronx, his greatest fame came from playing the part of Vito Corleone's Caporegime, Peter Clemenza, in The Godfather(Film). His most famous quote from the film is "Leave the gun. Take the cannolis" (said after witnessing the murder of Paulie Gatto). He also appeared on television, playing the lead role of Joe Girelli in the TV sitcom The Super.Castellano was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Lovers and Other Strangers. Richard Castellano died from a heart attack at the age of 55.


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