Aaron Russo

Aaron Russo

Actor, Director, Screenplay, Producer, Writer


Aaron Russo was an entertainment businessman, filmmaker, libertarian political activist, and a 9/11 truther. He was best-known for producing Trading Places, Wise Guys, and The Rose. Later in life he created the documentaries Mad as Hell, which calls into question the current state of governmental affairs and America: Freedom to Fascism, which investigates the breadth of the Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the Federal Reserve System. After a six year battle with bladder cancer, Russo died on August 24, 2007.


Feb. 14, 1943

Place of birth

Brooklyn, New York, USA