15 Facts About The Making of the Godfather Movies

15 Facts About The Making of the Godfather Movies

Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather and The Godfather Part II are widely considered some of the best movies ever made, arguably containing the best ever story on the big screen. Godfather Part III? We don't talk about Godfather Part III.

The stories, the acting, even the fight scene where Sonny beats the hell out of Carlo with a phantom punch is still beloved by cinephiles. There have been books, classes, and documentaries about the making of this classic film, yet not all them have all the details.

For instance, did you know Marlon Brando was set to make a cameo in Part II? Or that Michael Corleone almost had a mustachioed actor play him instead of Al Pacino? Or the guy portrayed in the movie The Green Book is actually in the movie?

Leave the gun, take the cannoli, and read up about these 15 behind the scenes factoids about The Godfather that you can't refuse.

They were going to make The Godfather Part IV. Coppola had an idea for it and discussed it with Mario Puzo, and Andy Garcia was going to play the lead. But the project folded after Puzo died.

Source: GQ

Tony Vallelonga (from The Green Book) was in The Godfather. Vallelonga (played by Viggo Mortensen in The Green Book) met Francis Ford Coppola and casting director Louis DiGiaimo at the nightclub Copacabana, and they put him in the movie as an uncredited wedding guest.

Source: Bustle

The studio absolutely did not want Marlon Brando in The Godfather. They thought he was so much trouble, they'd only consider him if he did a screen test, took zero pay, and put up a million-dollar bond as insurance. In the end, he did a screen test, got paid

Source: NPR

George Lucas shot the news insert footage in The Godfather. Mirror Daily 3 NEW CORLEQ VITO FEARED MURDER Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola are longtime friends, and they've worked on each other's films over the years. CRACKED.COM

Source: TIME


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