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'Goodfellas' Actor Sues L.A.

Stop Squandering Our Taxes!!!

4/16/2012 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Vincent Gallo
"Goodfellas" actor Vincent Gallo -- also known for his infamous oral sex scene with Chloe Sevigny in "The Brown Bunny" -- is tired of paying for useless government programs ... and now, he's actually suing the City of L.A. to put a stop to wasteful spending.

Gallo filed the lawsuit against L.A. -- taking issue with a City organization called the Arts District Business Improvement District, which purportedly uses taxpayer dollars to provide trash clean-up, security, and beautification of the Arts District in Downtown L.A..

Problem is ... the ADBID is a massive failure, providing "no benefit" -- at least according to Gallo -- and he's sick of footing the bill.

Worse, Gallo says the government program is run by a private company that is doing everything in its power to keep it running ... because it's profiting off ignorant taxpayers -- $860,000 in the last year, to be exact.

Now, Gallo is suing to shut down the program -- demanding ADBID return all the money it's raked in since its inception ... a total of $1.3 million. A judge has yet to rule in the case.

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vggirl    

thats awesome that he not afraid to go against the city or anyone for that matter

877 days ago
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Karl    

Good for Gallo. Its a shame more people don't protest the government deciding what is and is not art and then dictating that the taxpayer pay for it.

812 days ago
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Sandra Conti    

I love Vincent Gallo, a little whacky at times, but hey, brillance comes in all forms. I just want to see him in more movies. Love this guy!!

749 days ago
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Sandra Conti    

I love this guy, he speaks his mind, a little whacky sometimes, but like I've said, brillance comes with a little of that. Just want to see him in more movies, love him!!

749 days ago
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Toby    

Vincent Gallo is the coolest actor out there. He may be the coolest person of all time and Buffalo 66 and The Brown Bunny are both great films and two of my all time favorites

605 days ago
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