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Nicholas Pileggi (Nicholas D. Pileggi)

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
Nicholas Pileggi was born and raised in New York, the son of a shoe store owner. He worked as a journalist for Associated Press in the 1950s where he specialized in crime reporting. Over the next 30 years he built up his contacts and reputation, covering stories for New York magazine and contributing to many others, as he became an expert on crime, most especially the organized crime world of the Mafia.

In 1986 he wrote "Wiseguy" which he subsequently developed into the Academy Award-winning screenplay for Goodfellas (1990) with Martin Scorsese. Read more...

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I Love 1990's 2001

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Building Vegas 2013

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