I had a great deal of respect for Don Corleone; I saw him as a man of substance, tradition, dignity, refinement, a man of unerring instinct who just happened to live in a violent world and who had to protect himself and his family in this environment. I saw him as a decent person regardless of what he had to do, as a man who believed in family values and was shaped by events just like the rest of us.
Yes, that’s true. :)
It’s okay. :D No worries~ Good night then!
Al wanted the role and Francis Ford Coppola wanted him in the role, but almost everyone else was against it. Paramount Pictures wanted to cast for example Ryan O’Neal or Robert Redford and not Al Pacino. Luckily Coppola fought for Al! The Godfather wouldn’t be the same without him.
It’s most definitely sad to know that Al Pacino was not wanted in the role of Michael Corleone. Good thing Francis Ford Coppola didn’t give a f—- what other people thought.
13th of April 2011:
“A man who is not a father to his own children can never be a real man.”
- Don Corleone, The Godfather
In the end of The Godfather II, Marlon Brando was suppose to walk in to the dining room of his character’s surprise party. Unfortunately Brando couldn’t make it on set so they had the family meet Vito Corleone outside instead while the camera stayed on Michael. Just incredible.