Did Fredo know he was going to be killed? Michael's men soon persuaded him to come home, however. Prove he is as smart as his siblings. However, as Michael had commented on Fredo's weakness, he let Moe Greene slap him around in public and even defended Greene for the act at his own expense, which upset Michael greatly. Fredo often advises Dominic on how to run a business. Anthony hears a gunshot and sees Neri returning alone, explaining Godfather Part III's revelation that Anthony knows the truth about his uncle's death. The Godfather Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community. One day, he discovered Deanna cheating on him with her movie co-star Matt Marshall, and Fredo shot-up the Corvette he had bought her. Behind the scenes Michael therefore disowns and banishes him from the family, although not wanting any harm to happen to him while their mother was still alive. Fredo and Aldo Trapani in The Godfather: The Game. After dropping out of school, he continued to live with his parents. Fredo Corleone is Cazale’s hallmark role. share. Hagen bails him out, and they get in an argument about Fredo's recklessness and Hagen's blind loyalty to Michael. Gender Male When Deanna's co-star tried to attack him, Fredo ended up knocking him unconscious with a pistol whip and went to a local jail. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. However, Anthony is called away by Connie, who tells him that his father wants to take him to Reno. Later, when Michael is being pursued by a Congressional Committee investigating organized crime, he has a talk with Fredo and realizes that Fredo had both withheld important information from him about Hyman Roth's connection with the Committee's lawyer Questadt, was deeply resentful and jealous of Michael's role in the family business as well as the fact that he was treated as an errand boy and that he was stepped over. Michael told Lamberto that he had ordered Fredo killed. Frederico "Fredo" Corleone was a member of the Corleone Family and The Godfather novel and subsequent movies - appearing as a supporting character in The Godfather and a major antagonist in The Godfather Part II; arguably serving as the main antagonist within Michael's storyline. Hagen covers up the resulting scandal by claiming Fredo killed the man in self-defense. In his youth he was a sickly child, contracting pneumonia as a baby. To Fredo's dismay, Michael would end up not going for it. He discovers Deanna cheating on him with her co-star, and shoots up the car he bought her. Greene never treated Fredo as an equal partner however, becoming irritated by Fredo's womanizing activities, and even put him in danger by having him dispose of a business partner's body. Anthony told his mother Kay about what he had seen, and years later she would tell Michael that Anthony knew the truth about his uncle's death and it was the reason why Anthony wanted nothing to do with the family business. Fredo spent most of his time there drinking and womanizing, leaving a trail of pregnant cocktail waitresses in his wake. Fredo and Al Neri sitting in a boat on Lake Tahoe, shortly before Fredo's death. Vito was born on 1891, in the small Sicilian village of Corleone to Antonio Andolini. Despite disagreeing and arguing with Michael's plan, Fredo goes along with it and soon after the underground casino is raided and shut down, the Hotel taken over and (unbeknownst to Fredo) Moe is killed at Orchid Inc. by Trapani. Cazale was a good friend of. Lamberto told him that it was just that Michael suffered for his sins and that he didn't believe Michael would change; nevertheless, he still gave Michael absolution. Check out interesting facts below about Fredo Corleone. He starred in only five feature films, every one a Best Picture nominee. Deep down Fredo wants the best for the Corleone family and loves them deeply, but he just doesn’t know how to show it – or is unable to. 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