Mario Puzo

Mario Puzo

Mario Gianluigi Puzo (October 15, 1920 – July 2, 1999) was an Italian American author and screenwriter, known for his novels about the Mafia, including The Godfather (1969), which he later co-adapted into a film by Francis Ford Coppola. He won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in both 1972 and 1974.

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The Fortunate Pilgrim
... book written on the year 1965 novel by Mario Puzo ... As Puzo says, the book's hero, Lucia Santa, is based on his own mother "Whenever the Godfather opened his mouth, in my own mind I heard the voice of my mother ... Santa, I could not have written The Godfather." Until his dying day, Mario Puzo considered The Fortunate Pilgrim his finest, most poetic, and literary work ...

Famous quotes by mario puzo:

    Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgment.
    Mario Puzo, U.S. author, screenwriter, and Francis Ford Coppola, U.S. director, screenwriter. Michael Corleone (Al Pacino)

    Michael Corleone: My father is no different than any powerful man. Any man who’s responsible for other people. Like a senator or a president.
    Kaye: Do you know how naive you sound?
    Michael Corleone: Why?
    Kaye: Senators and presidents don’t have men killed.
    Mario Puzo (b. 1920)

    He was ... a degenerate gambler. That is, a man who gambled simply to gamble and must lose. As a hero who goes to war must die. Show me a gambler and I’ll show you a loser, show me a hero and I’ll show you a corpse.
    Mario Puzo (b. 1920)

    It doesn’t make any difference to me what a man does for a living, you understand. But your business is a little dangerous.
    Mario Puzo (b. 1920)

    Connie, all my life I kept trying to go up in society where everything was legal, straight.... But the higher I go the crookeder it becomes. Where the hell does it end?
    Mario Puzo, U.S. author, screenwriter, and Francis Ford Coppola, U.S. director, screenwriter. Michael Corleone (Al Pacino)