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Goodfellas Actor Hits Fox With £155m 'Simpsons' Lawsuit

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“For as long as I can remember, I always wanted to be in The Simpsons.
 
While many stars of stage and screen will hold a similar mantra, Frank Sivero, he who played Frankie Carbone in Goodfellas, is obviously not one of them.
 
The actor just has filed a lawsuit against Fox and Matt Groening, citing the likeness between bungling wise guy Louie from The Simpsons and his character in the 1990 mobster classic (not that we didn’t all know that already) as the reason he now wants a whopping £155m slice of the pie for supposed identity infringement.
 
In a very detailed five claim complaint, which you can read here, Sivero claims that producers Gracie Films had promised to make a show with him, only for that to never transpire. His lawyers also added that the actor's likeness was also used for more than the just the TV show, with video games and The Simpsons Movie being part of the multi-billion dollar Springfield empire.
 
It's not the first time Sivero has taken legal action over his likeness, either, as earlier this year he sued a Californian Deli, accusing them of stealing his name and likeness to promote an Italian-style sandwich.
 
Still, given the brilliance of minor Simpsons characters like Louie, we can only hope they reach some sort of agreement. Who know, perhaps Fox will send Fat Tony to make Sivero an offer he cannot refuse.
 

[Images: YouTube, 20th Century Fox]

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