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8 The Irishman Inside Jokes and Callbacks, From David Ferrie to Don Rickles

8 The Irishman Inside Jokes and Callbacks, From David Ferrie to Don Rickles

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The Godfather Connection

In The Irishman, Jesse Plemons’ Charles “Chuckie” O’Brien is a somewhat hapless figure who, if nothing else, has enough wit to helps his honorary stepdad Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino) stop a would-be assassin.

So it’s interesting that the real Chuckie O’Brien helped inspire a character who is anything but hapless: Tom Hagen, the razor-sharp Corleone family consigliere in The Godfather and The Godfather Part II.

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Jesse Plemons, left, plays Charles “Chuckie” O’Brien in The Irishman.

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