In the United States died artist, winner of the "Emmy" Alex Rocco. He has received wide popularity thanks to the role of MoE Greene in the movie "the Godfather".
Death Rocco told his daughter Jennifer. However the cause of death, she did not call, and without revealing other details of the death of the artist, tells CNN. Alex Rocco was 79 years old. He is survived by wife and 3 children.
1st Rocco big role was in the movie "MOTOBIKE", where he played Corey Maddox. Several years later, in 1972, about Alex Rocco learned Francis Ford Coppola and invited him to play in his film "the Godfather", to which Rocco willingly consented. The artist created the image of MoE Greene, a longtime partner of the Corleone family and the owner of the casino and hotels in Las Vegas.
In 1990 he received the Emmy award for her role in the television series "the Famous Teddy Z". For many years of his career, he starred in 10 key films. Rocco also worked in the field of dubbing and voice acting.
"The godfather" (The Godfather) - epic gangster drama directed by Francis Ford Coppola. A similar adaptation of the novel by Mario Puzo. Considered to be the greatest gangster film according to the American Institute of cinema and one of the best films in cinema history.
The film won 3 awards: best motion picture of the year for best adapted screenplay by Puzo and Coppola, actor Marlon Brando - as well as 19 different awards and 17 nominations. With a small budget of 6 million dollars, the film grossed 268,5 million.