Moe Green has Died, Again.

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    "I made my bones when you were going out with cheerleaders!"
     
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    That guy was all over TV as a character actor in the 60's & 70's.
     
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    What does jo polniaczek think about this?
     
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    "Robin, Alex Rocco was a huge fan of the show. I was just writing him a note when Beth came downstairs."
     
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    I knew he was head-strong, talking loud, saying stupid things. So when he turned up dead, I let it go...and I said to myself, "This is the business we've chosen".
     
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    "You don't buy out Moe Greene! Moe Greene buys you out!"
     
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    "You think you can come to my hotel and take over?"
     
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    He was banging cocktail waitresses two at a time!
     
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    Midget Moe Green

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    Alex Rocco, "Godfather" star, dead at 79
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    Alex Rocco, the veteran of tough-guy roles and the Emmy-winning star of "The Amazing Teddy Z," is best remembered as casino owner Moe Greene, who runs afoul of the Corleone family in "The Godfather."

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    Alex Rocco, an Emmy Award-winning character actor best known for portraying mobster Moe Greene in "The Godfather," died on Saturday. He was 79.

    His death was announced by his daughter, Jennifer Rocco, on her Facebook page.



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    A 1970s publicity shot of actor Alex Rocco.
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    A veteran of more than 150 films and TV shows, Rocco played tough guys -- on either side of the law -- in such movies as "The St. Valentine's Day Massacre," "The Friends of Eddie Coyle," "Detroit 9000," "Three the Hard Way," "Get Shorty," "Find Me Guilty" and "Smokin' Aces," and in guest appearances on such popular series as "Mission: Impossible," "Get Christie Love!," "Kojak," "Cannon," "The Rockford Files," "Baretta," "Police Story," "Starsky and Hutch," "Simon & Simon," "The A-Team," "Walker, Texas Ranger," and "One Life to Live."

    Rocco won an Emmy in 1990 as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, portraying Hollywood agent Al Floss opposite Jon Cryer in "The Famous Teddy Z."

    (It was a character that Rocco also played in a guest appearance on another sitcom, "Murphy Brown.")

    "Do you know who I am? I'm Moe Greene!"

    But it was as Las Vegas casino owner Moe Greene that Rocco is best known -- both for brazenly disrespecting Michael Corleone ("I made my bones when you were going out with cheerleaders!") and for his spectacular end, when he is shot in the eye while putting on his glasses.




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    "The Godfather" turns 40

    His death scene in "The Godfather" required some technical ingenuity. Using the thick-framed glasses the character wore, special effects man A.D. Flowers rigged two small tubes running along from behind Rocco's head, using air pressure in one tune to blow a tiny BB at high speed outward through the breakaway glass, while another tube spurted out blood -- a lot of it.

    Born in Cambridge, Mass., on Feb. 29, 1936, Alessandro Federico Petricone, Jr. was a bookie with the Winter Hill Gang in Boston. In 2012 he told the Onion's AV Club that in 1961, after getting into some trouble (which just happened to precipitate a gang war), he had to get out of town, and flipped a coin: "Heads Miami, tails California."

    Tails, it was. In California Rocco took acting lessons from Leonard Nimoy (who recommended voice lessons to lose his strong Boston accent). He "stole" his first job when, working at a bar on Santa Monica Blvd., he picked up a phone call from 20th Century Fox trying to track down an actor and talked himself into the job instead.

    He later got his first film role in Russ Meyer's 1965 exploitation film, "Motor Psycho."

    After starring in the short-lived 1975 TV series, "Three For the Road," he played the father of Nancy McKeon in "The Facts of Life." He also played the father of McKeon's characters in the sitcom "Can't Hurry Love" and the police series "The Division." He was also featured in "The George Carlin Show," and provided the voice of Roger Meyers Jr. on "The Simpsons."

    Other film and TV credits include "Wild Riders," "Freebie and the Bean," "Hearts of the West," "Voices," "The Stunt Man," "Wired," "That Thing You Do!," "Dead of Night," "A Bug's Life," "The Pope Must Diet," "Magic City" and "Episodes."

    To watch Moe Greene (Alex Rocco) "talk business" with Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) in "The Godfather" click on the player below.


     
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    R.I.P. Also did the voice in a few episodes as the owner of Itchy and Scratchy.


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    Classic character actor. RIP.
     
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    "Robin...I was just sitting down to write a letter to Alex...."
     
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    Gary: He wanted to come in but Howard doesn't watch the Simspons so we passed on him.

    But Howard will ask Robert Duvall about him the next time he sinks his own money into a shit movie no one wants to see and he's desperate for promotion.
     
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    On the Murder of Moe Greene:

    >Flowers: For the first time in my life, a director comes up to me [and says], 'You've got nearly all the time you want, you will have all the money you want to spend, let's kill somebody in a manner that's never been [done] before.' Now over the years in show business a person has been killed every way imaginable, that I've ever heard of. I mean, [in one story] they even made bullets out of ice, where they shot the bullets into somebody then the bullet melted. And of course they've been cut with knives and razors, and guns and clubs and everything. What is left?

    Well, that's where we came up with the idea of shooting Moe Greene in the eye through his glasses, which presented some problems.

    Smith: When the killer comes in [Greene's] lying on his stomach and he picks up his glasses and he puts them on. We cut to the killer and then when you cut back, they substituted the glasses.

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    Now the glasses you remember were fairly thick, tortoise shell kind of thing, so they had two small tubes running along from behind the head along the stem towards the glass, and with air pressure they would first blow a tiny BB at high pressure through breakaway glass so that the force of the BB hitting it would be sure to explode outward and away. And the other tube contained blood and probably almost simultaneously one! two! the blood was squirted and it hit the broken glass. A.D. created all that. So you had that incredible effect where it looked like it was going out but it was really going in.

    Flowers: At the same time we blew air so that no particles of the breakaway glass would go into the man's eye. And with me and with I would say 99% of all the effects men our main concern is safety. You want to get a good shot, but you also don't want to hurt anybody. It was a safety precaution to add the air; the breakaway glass is actually plastic, but it does have chips in it. And this I had tried before but due to the time element of shooting — it was for TV — we never did get it properly. It's a tricky shot, and with a feature you have more time than you do with a [TV] movie. Even if it wasn't 100% original, for photographic purposes and for actual printing and using I believe that it was an original idea.

    Most of our effects are really combinations of what we have done in the past; in other words you combine ideas of your past experiences, take out what you feel is the best and go that route. And that I guess is one of the best scenes as far as the effects go in GODFATHER I.
     
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    right eye blind...god could not see him