"Goodfellas" actor files $250 million lawsuit over "Simpsons" mafia character

October 22, 2014 7:00 PM

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"Goodfellas" actor files $250 million lawsuit over "Simpsons" mafia character

An actor who played mobster roles in "Goodfellas" and "The Godfather Part II" has filed a $250 million lawsuit against Fox Television Studios over one of the mafia characters on "The Simpsons."

The Hollywood Reporter, which obtained a copy of the lawsuit, reports that Frank Sivero alleges that "Simpsons" writers modeled the character "Louie," a Mafioso who reports to "Fat Tony," after his "Goodfellas" character, Frankie Carbone.

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