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Mario Puzo

Mario Gianluigi Puzo (October 15, 1920 – July 2, 1999) was an Italian American author and screenwriter, known for his novels about the Mafia, including The Godfather (1969), which he later co-adapted into a film by Francis Ford Coppola. He won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in both 1972 and 1974.

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The Fortunate Pilgrim
... book written on the year 1965 novel by Mario Puzo ... As Puzo says, the book's hero, Lucia Santa, is based on his own mother "Whenever the Godfather opened his mouth, in my own mind I heard the voice of my mother ... not have written The Godfather." Until his dying day, Mario Puzo considered The Fortunate Pilgrim his finest, most poetic, and literary work ...

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    Hey, cut the crap! The Pope, the Holy Father himself, has this very day blessed Michael Corleone. You think you know better than the Pope?
    Mario Puzo, U.S. author, screenwriter, and Francis Ford Coppola, U.S. director, screenwriter. Dominic (Don Novello)

    What we think of as our sensitivity is only the higher evolution of terror in a poor dumb beast. We suffer for nothing. Our own death wish is our only real tragedy.
    —Mario Puzo (b. 1920)