Any fan of the movie Heat will recognize the name of the villainous Waingro. (I don’t think he even had a first name.) What I want to know is - is this a real name? Waingro? I’ve wondered this for some time - whether it has any basis in reality, or is just something made up out of whole cloth to sound weird and intimidating, like “Anton Chigurh”.
Searching Google for “waingro -heat” (i.e. eliminating all results relating to the film) just give me the usernames of people on forums and things like that, which I am assuming were inspired by the character from Heat. I can’t find any actual people with the surname Waingro.
Does anyone know? If it was, indeed, a real name, I can’t even begin to guess what ethnicity it would be.