History Trivia / TheGodfather

25th May '16 2:16:16 AM erforce
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* PropRecycling: The Dodge Super Bee lookalike car in ''Godfather II'' is a retextured version of Carson Opus from ''[[BurnOut Burnout Paradise]]''.

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* PropRecycling: The Dodge Super Bee lookalike car in ''Godfather II'' is a retextured version of Carson Opus from ''[[BurnOut Burnout Paradise]]''.
''VideoGame/BurnoutParadise''.
22nd May '16 9:51:32 AM Doug86
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** One of the children in Part III is Jessica DiCocco, a voice actress known for more recent works such as ''AdventureTime'' (Flame Princess), ''ResonanceOfFate'' (Leanne) and ''FateStayNightUnlimitedBladeWorks''.

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** One of the children in Part III is Jessica DiCocco, a voice actress known for more recent works such as ''AdventureTime'' ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' (Flame Princess), ''ResonanceOfFate'' (Leanne) and ''FateStayNightUnlimitedBladeWorks''.
6th May '16 7:56:12 PM santos32
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** Furthermore, Dominic Chianese (Uncle Junior in ''Series/TheSopranos'') plays Johnny Ola

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** Furthermore, Dominic Chianese (Uncle Junior in ''Series/TheSopranos'') plays Johnny OlaOla.
** One of the children in Part III is Jessica DiCocco, a voice actress known for more recent works such as ''AdventureTime'' (Flame Princess), ''ResonanceOfFate'' (Leanne) and ''FateStayNightUnlimitedBladeWorks''.
23rd Apr '16 10:04:31 PM JulianLapostat
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* AllStarCast: Creator/AlPacino, Robert Duvall, Creator/JamesCaan, Diane Keaton, John Cazale, Abe Vigoda and Talia Shire were big names in the sequels, most of them owing it to [[StarMakingRole the roaring success of the original]]. During the making of the first film, only Brando was a bona fide huge star and Sterling Hayden a household name; Richard Conte had been a leading man in the '40s and '50s, but was in the final stages of his career.

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* AllStarCast: Creator/AlPacino, Robert Duvall, Creator/JamesCaan, Diane Keaton, John Cazale, Abe Vigoda and Talia Shire were big names in the sequels, most of them owing it to [[StarMakingRole the roaring success of the original]]. During the making of the first film, only Brando was a bona fide huge star and Sterling Hayden Creator/SterlingHayden a household name; Richard Conte had been a leading man in the '40s and '50s, but was in the final stages of his career.
23rd Apr '16 5:58:58 PM Nick7689
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** Creator/AlPacino (who was 32 in the first movie) playing the 21 year old Michael Corleone. He was actually only 16 years younger than Creator/MarlonBrando, who played Michael's father, Vito Corleone.
11th Apr '16 12:54:24 PM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Luca Brasi may sleep with the fishes, but Sal Tessio (Abe Vigoda) ''is'' [[Series/BarneyMiller Fish]].
** For the younger audiences Joey Zasa is [[Series/CriminalMinds Rossi]] and also [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Fat Tony]].
** [[{{Film/Rocky}} Adrian]] is a Corleone. Kinda makes you wish Rocky was around to protect her while Carlo abused her. Speaking of which, Gazzo is Willie Cicci.
** [[Series/TheXFiles Mulder's dad]] is one of the Senators grilling Michael.
** Also for the younger audiences, Moe Greene is [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Roger Meyers Jr.]]
** Why would Michael reject Satan? He is [[Film/TheDevilsAdvocate Satan]].
** Creator/HarryDeanStanton is an FBI agent in ''Part II''.
7th Apr '16 3:56:31 PM costanton11
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* AllStarCast: Creator/AlPacino, Robert Duvall, Creator/JamesCaan, Diane Keaton, John Cazale, Abe Vigoda, Talia Shire and Eli Wallach were big names in the sequels, most of them owing it to [[StarMakingRole the roaring success of the original]]. During the making of the first film, only Brando was a bona fide huge star and Sterling Hayden a household name; Richard Conte had been a leading man in the '40s and '50s, but was in the final stages of his career.

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* AllStarCast: Creator/AlPacino, Robert Duvall, Creator/JamesCaan, Diane Keaton, John Cazale, Abe Vigoda, Vigoda and Talia Shire and Eli Wallach were big names in the sequels, most of them owing it to [[StarMakingRole the roaring success of the original]]. During the making of the first film, only Brando was a bona fide huge star and Sterling Hayden a household name; Richard Conte had been a leading man in the '40s and '50s, but was in the final stages of his career.
26th Jan '16 12:39:47 PM DrOO7
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* TheCastShowoff: The Don's wife, Carmella Corleone, is seen singing at the wedding. Morgana King, who played Carmella, was a gifted jazz singer, and portraying Carmella was actually her film debut, as well as her acting debut.


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** The use of the garbage can lid when Sonny beats up Carlo was improvised by Creator/JamesCaan.
** Creator/JamesCaan improvised the part where he throws the FBI photographer to the ground. The extra's frightened reaction is genuine. He also came up with the idea of throwing money at the man to make up for breaking his camera. As he put it, "Where I came from, you broke something, you replaced it or repaid the owner."
** The scenes in which Enzo comes to visit Vito Corleone in the hospital were shot in reverse, with the outside scene shot first. Gabriele Torrei, the actor who plays Enzo, had never acted in front of a camera before and his nervous shaking, after the car drives away, was real.


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** Creator/MiaFarrow auditioned for the role of Kay. Also considered were Creator/JillClayburgh, Creator/SusanBlakey, Creator/MichellePhillips, Creator/GenevièveBujold, Creator/JenniferSalt, Creator/BlytheDanner.
** Creator/AnnaMagnani and Creator/AnneBancroft turned down the role of Mama Corleone.
** Fabrizio, Michael's Sicilian bodyguard who planted the bomb that killed Appolonia, was supposed to be found by Michael at a pizza parlor he opens in America and subsequently blown away with a shotgun at the end of the movie as per "The Godfather" novel (though Michael isn't his killer in the novel). This scene was filmed but ultimately cut because the makeup artists plastered Angelo Infanti with so much fake blood that the scene looked ridiculous. Hence, the reshot scene where he's killed via CarBomb as the ultimate poetic justice.
22nd Jan '16 6:56:24 AM Mdumas43073
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* AllStarCast: Creator/AlPacino, Robert Duvall, Creator/JamesCaan, Alex Rocco, Diane Keaton, John Cazale, Abe Vigoda, Talia Shire and Eli Wallach were big names in the sequels, most of them owing it to [[StarMakingRole the roaring success of the original]]. During the making of the first film, only Brando was a bona fide huge star and Sterling Hayden a household name; Richard Conte had been a leading man in the '40s and '50s, but was in the final stages of his career.

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* AllStarCast: Creator/AlPacino, Robert Duvall, Creator/JamesCaan, Alex Rocco, Diane Keaton, John Cazale, Abe Vigoda, Talia Shire and Eli Wallach were big names in the sequels, most of them owing it to [[StarMakingRole the roaring success of the original]]. During the making of the first film, only Brando was a bona fide huge star and Sterling Hayden a household name; Richard Conte had been a leading man in the '40s and '50s, but was in the final stages of his career.
22nd Jan '16 6:55:03 AM Mdumas43073
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* AllStarCast: Creator/AlPacino, Robert Duvall, Creator/JamesCaan, Alex Rocco, Diane Keaton, John Cazale, Abe Vigoda, Talia Shire and Creator/EliWallach were big names in the sequels, most of them owing it to [[StarMakingRole the roaring success of the original]]. During the making of the first film, only Brando was a bona fide huge star and Sterling Hayden a household name; Richard Conte had been a leading man in the '40s and '50s, but was in the final stages of his career.
* AwardCategoryFraud: Creator/MarlonBrando won Best Actor for playing Vito Corleone, even though the lead character is Michael, played by AlPacino, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actor. Pacino refused to attend the ceremony for this reason.

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* AllStarCast: Creator/AlPacino, Robert Duvall, Creator/JamesCaan, Alex Rocco, Diane Keaton, John Cazale, Abe Vigoda, Talia Shire and Creator/EliWallach Eli Wallach were big names in the sequels, most of them owing it to [[StarMakingRole the roaring success of the original]]. During the making of the first film, only Brando was a bona fide huge star and Sterling Hayden a household name; Richard Conte had been a leading man in the '40s and '50s, but was in the final stages of his career.
* AwardCategoryFraud: Creator/MarlonBrando won Best Actor for playing Vito Corleone, even though the lead character is Michael, played by AlPacino, Creator/AlPacino, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actor. Pacino refused to attend the ceremony for this reason.
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