Bussetta was hired as a professional assassin and as Michael Corleone's personal bodyguard in Havana. He was one of the native Sicilians who were brought to the United States by the Corleone crime family.
He was a man of few words who was known to carry out Michael's orders with brutal efficiency. He also remained with his boss at all times, accompanying him to Hyman Roth's house in Miami in case of any treachery.
On New Year's Eve, 1958, Bussetta snuck into Hyman Roth's hospital room in Havana, after he had murdered Roth's lieutenant Johnny Ola. He was in the process of suffocating Roth with a pillow when Cuban soldiers burst in and shot him several times, killing him.
Behind the scenes
Bussetta is portrayed by Amerigo Tot, who was a Hungarian sculptor and occasional actor living in Rome.