David Ferrie

In one of the more surreal moments in The Irishman, Joe Pesci’s Russell Bufalino homophobically refers to a “fairy named Ferrie.” He’s referring to David Ferrie, a character Pesci played in Oliver Stone’s JFK.

Here’s Pesci as David Ferrie in JFK and Russell Bufalino in The Irishman:

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Joe Pesci as David Ferrie in JFK and Russell Bufalino in The Irishman.