He was working as a bouncer when he was hired to drive and protect pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Jim Crow South from 1962 to 1963. Tony Lip : The world's full of lonely people afraid to make the first move. 'Green Book' stars Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali detail their meticulous research into Tony "Lip" Vallelonga and Dr. Don Shirley and explain why their characters' friendship evolves the way. Don Shirley e Tony Lip. Ahead of the 2019 Oscars, here's the true story behind the Oscar-winning film, Green Book. Donald Walbridge Shirley (January 29, 1927 – April 6, 2013) was an American classical and jazz pianist and composer. Tony Lip : You know, when you first hired me, my wife went out and bought one of your records. This tour is the basis of the 2018 film Green Book, co-written by Lip's son Nick Vallelonga, in which Lip is portrayed by Viggo Mortensen. The movie follows that real lives of Dr. Don Shirley and Tony "Lip" Vallelonga. Mahershala Ali (left) as Don Shirley in Green Book, with Viggo Mortensen as Tony Lip Credit: Focus Features Ivan Hewett , Jazz and Classical Music Critic 25 February 2019 • 10:32am

Some critics have not been kind to “Green Book,” in which Mahershala Ali plays master pianist Don Shirley on a concert tour, and Viggo Mortensen plays his gruff Italian-American driver, Tony Lip, in the early 1960s. The movie is a classic road story, telling the tale of Bronx bouncer Tony Vallelonga (Mortensen), who in 1962 found work serving as chauffeur and bodyguard for Dr. Donald Shirley … He recorded many albums for Cadence Records during the 1950s and 1960s, experimenting with jazz with a classical influence. Dr. Don Shirley : Orpheus. (Some of Shirley’s relatives say the film overstates the men’s bond.) Dr. Don Shirley : Orpheus in the Underworld. C’est le cas de la belle histoire d’amitié de Tony Lip et Don Shirley, racontée dans «Green Book : sur les routes du Sud». Dr. Don Shirley : Orphans? Anche se alcune libertà narrative sono state prese con il Libro verde script & # x2013; compresa la decisione di condensare Shirley's tour di oltre un anno in due mesi & # x2013; la storia centrale dei protagonisti' la relazione professionale e personale è ampiamente accurata. The one about the orphans? Da questa vicenda ha tratto ispirazione il film Green Book , il cui titolo prende il nome dal Negro Motorist Green Book , guida turistica per i viaggiatori afroamericani. Durante gli anni Sessanta Shirley tenne vari concerti, tra i quali alcuni nel sud degli Stati Uniti e assunse come autista e guardia del corpo il buttafuori notturno Tony "Lip" Vallelonga. Souvent les plus beaux contes s’inspirent de faits réels. Tony Lip e Don Shirley sono i nomi dei personaggi protagonisti del film. Cover had a bunch of kids sittin' around a campfire?