The Godfather series is an all-time favorite and a lovable character. It is about a Mafia family that manages to rule over the crime business and has the courage of that of a warrior and wits that of an Einstein and money like that of Bill Gates.
The Godfather series came from the best-selling novel written by Mario Puzo called The Godfather. Additionally, it had a budget of 5-6 million dollars but it reached a mountain peak of a whopping 286 million dollars.
The Godfather series is a powerful depiction of the Italian-American crime business. There is the head Don or Mafia Don named Vito Corleone and his adventures in the crime world. Ultimately, his youngest son who turns out to be quite sober and educated is compelled to enter into the Mafia world after his father is killed. Consequently he finds it difficult to maintain his relationship with his wife.
Top 7 Things You Didn’t Know About The Godfather
Marlon Brando Did Not Approve Of His Oscar Award For The GodFather
Marlon Brando was awarded the Best Actor Oscar Award for his role in The Godfather. Likewise, he refused it stating the treatment given to the American Indians in the film industry was racist. He did not approve of it.
Heart Of A Lion: The Godfather
The Godfather movie revolves around the Corleone family. The Italian word meaning of Corleone is ‘Lionheart’. Moreover, the Corleone family did everything it could to rule and survive in the Mafia world like a lion would in the jungle.
The Godfather Movie Has No Interval
The makers of the movie considered keeping an interval for a 175-minute long Hollywood movie based on typical Hollywood standards. However, later they thought it would ruin the whole makeup of the movie and make the crowd run out of the theatre.
Al Pacino Demanded A Double Raise In The Salary
For the Godfather part 1, Al Pacino was only paid 35,000 dollars, same as James Caan ad Diana Keaton. However, since his success over two movies, Scarecrow and Serpico, he demanded a whopping raise. He asked for 600,000 dollars along with 10% of the movie’s gross income!
Actors Had Fun While Playing Super-Serious Characters
James Caan who plays Sonny Corleone (real son) and Robert Duvall who plays Tom Hagen (adopted son) of Marlon Brando in The Godfather series often took off their pants in order to play a prank on their on-screen father. However, the same prank was played by their on-screen father on them too!
Al Pacino Was A Method Actor
Michael Corleone played by Al Pacino is hit in the face. Likewise, his jaw is wired shut to look as if it was swollen and bruised because of the punch in The Godfather series.
Marlon Brando Stuffed His Cheeks
Finally, Marlon Brando did not bother memorizing his own lines, he made them up on his own. Likewise, for the look of Vito Corleone to look as real as a bulldog, he stuffed his cheeks with cotton balls.