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Weekly Highlights; August 7, 2010

robert-duvall-wbRobert Duvall reveals to Movie Geeks that the inspiration for his Godfather character, Tom Hagen, was real-life mob boss Carmine Galante’s lackey. “There was a guy who was a high-paid gofer that followed him around, and lit his cigarette, and pulled his chair out,” he says. “That was a key for me.”

Billy Ray Cyrus tells Live from Music City how he picked the name for his new band. “Brother Clyde” sounds like it could be any genre of music,” he says. “Anything could be called Brother Clyde. I wanted Brother Clyde to be like Lynyrd Skynyrd or Molly Hatchet. Just a kick-ass rock ‘n’ roll band.”

As with every hit sitcom that has wrapped, there’s always a chance that those involved in creating the magic will be enticed to reunite. So, naturally, Night Views Radio’s Robert Saul posed the million-dollar question to funnyman Brad Garrett—who was quick to respond…

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Robert Duvall: My ‘Godfather’ Character was Inspired by a Real-life Mob Gofer

Marlon Brando and Al Pacino weren’t the only Godfather actors steeped in Lee Strasberg‘s Method.

Robert Duvall—whose latest flick, Get Low, opened Friday to rave reviews—also drew inspiration for his character in the mob trilogy, Tom Hagen, from real life.


Robert: Considered Carmine Galante lackey before tackling Corleone consigliere Tom Hagen.

Interviewed on Movie Geeks United!, the Oscar winner reveals that, while prepping for that role, a pal from New York City’s East Harlem told him about someone who worked for infamous Mafia boss Carmine “Cigar” Galante.

“He said there was a guy who was a high-paid gofer that followed [Carmine] around, and lit his cigarette, and pulled his chair out—a position that couldn’t be demeaned by others,” Robert tells hosts Jamey DuVall and Jerry Dennis.

“Kind of like someone following around a president. That was a Continue reading

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