Are the characters in casino real?

Who are the characters in Casino based on?

Sam “Ace” Rothstein, played by Robert De Niro, was based on the renowned gambler Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal; Joe Pesci’s Nicky Santoro was based on Anthony John “Ant” Spilotro; Sharon Stone’s Ginger McKenna is based on Geri McGee, Rosenthal’s wife.

Is Nicky from Casino real?

Nicky Santoro is the main antagonist of Casino. He’s based off real life Chicago Outfit enforcer Anthony John “The Ant” Spilotro. He is portrayed by Joe Pesci who also played Tommy DeVito and Harry Lime.

Was Lester Diamond a real person?

Many parts of this movie are based on actual events and real people. One of the characters in the movie played by James Woods is Lester Diamond, Sharon Stone’s boyfriend. Lester Diamond in real life was my longtime friend, John Hicks, son of gaming pioneer Marion Hicks.

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