Goodfellas has earned a reputation as one of the greatest crime films of all time. These behind-the-scenes stories and facts about the actors and the real Lucchese family are not as well known. Read on to learn what went into making Goodfellas come to life.
Both of Martin Scorcese’s Parents Have Cameos
Scorcese made sure to put a little bit of himself in the film by including both of his parents in cameo roles. His mother played Tommy’s mother during the infamous dinner scene. Scorcese’s father had a smaller role, as the character Vinny who always put too many onions in the tomato sauce.