Jan 21, 2010

The Godfather

Seriously the greatest triad movie mankind ever produced. Originally written by Mario Puzo, the film was directed by Francis Ford Coppola with the screenplay by Puzo, Coppola and Robert Towne.

1st generation: Don Vito 'Godfather' Andolini Corleone

"I'm gonna make him an offer he couldn't refuse."

Born: Sept. 7, 1891-Corleone, Sicily, Italy
Died:Aug. 16, 1955 (aged 63)-Little Italy, New York, USA
Cause of death: Heart attack.
Title: Godfather,Capo di tutti cappi(Boss of all bosses)
Portrayed by: Marlon Brando(Part I), Robert de Niro(Part II)

Vito has four children: Santino 'Sonny' Corleone, Frederico 'Freddy' Corleone, Michael 'Mikey' Corleone, and Constanzia 'Connie' Corleone. He also has an informally adopted son, Tom Hagen, who became the Corleones' Consigliere( Family Advisor).

Old Don Corleone played by Marlon Brando in Part I.

Young Vito Corleone played by Robert de Niro in Part II.

2nd generation: Don Michael Corleone

"Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgment"

Born: Oct. 15 1920, New York City, New York, USA
Died: September 25, 1997 (aged 76) , Corleone, Sicily, Italy
Cause of death: Stroke
Title: Godfather,Capo di tutti cappi(Boss of all bosses)
Portrayed by Al Pacino

Father of two children Anthony Corleone and Mary Corleone. Supposed to have a second son but
his wife Kay Adams had an abortion because she does not want to bring another one of his children into the world. Enraged, Michael strikes Kay and banishes her from the family. He was a former marine and a decorated war hero before he was forced to take care of his family business to protect his family.

Young Michael Corleone first involvement in his family business.

Formal ascension to Don Corleone

At the height of his power. Trying to make his family legitimate.

A failed assassination attempt for the retired Don's life, ended up killing his daughter Mary.

The great Don's final moment, distraught and alone.

3rd generation: Vincent Mancini, Don Vincenzo Corleone

"I want...the power to preserve the Family...I'm asking for the order."

Michael Corleone's nephew, illegitimate son of Sonny Corleone and Lucy Mancini. The new Don is supposed to be the main character in the fourth installation of The Godfather in which Vincent would change the Corleone Family into a drug cartel, and soon to his death. It was also said that he married Grace Hamilton and had a boy named after the late Vito Corleone. It would also include flashbacks with Vito once again played by Robert de Niro. The flashbacks will show the early years of Vito as Don. However due to the death of Mario Puzo in 1999, the movie will not happen.This film has was supposed to take place from 1997-2005 and the flashbacks from 1926-1939.

Born: July 3 1949, USA
Portrayed by Andy Garcia

Don Vincenzo Corleone rise to power.

The Corleones

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