The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son. A character from the first godfather film, clemenza is depicted here in the flashback sequences as the man who got vito corleone into organized crime in their little italy days. Michael, vitos youngest son and a decorated ww ii marine is also present at the wedding. Fandom apps take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Best characters in the godfather triliogy thetoptens. The godfather is simply more than just a mafia film in my opinion. At the beginning of the godfather, he is uninvolved in the mafia and seems headed for a successful career in politics or another legitimate field. When placed beside him, barzini lacks class, don ciccio looks cruel and petty, and don fanucci is smalltime and brutish. The novel opens in 1950 sicily, where michael corleone, nearing the end of his exile in sicily, meets with don croce malo, the capo di. It was followed by the godfather part ii in 1974 and the godfather part iii in 1990. The godfather characters cast list of characters from.
There are three dominant drinks in the filmscotch, red wine, and white wineand each type of drink correlates to a distinct role in. The godfather characters cast list of characters from the. Directed by jeff warner, the film featured some behind the scenes content from all three films, interviews with the actors, and screen tests. The first movie came out in 1972, and was based upon mario puzos novel of the same name. Don vito corleones youngest son, played by al pacino in his starmaking role. The godfather saga 1977 seven hours television miniseries based on the first two films. This movie has everything from great action scenes to world famous actors. The the godfather trilogy characters covered include. Michaels decision to become the new godfather leads to the baptism of blood massacre. It stars marlon brando, al pacino, james caan, robert duvall and diane keaton, and features richard s.
From main characters to minor roles and cameos, these characters are a big part of what made the film so great. The godfather is a 1972 crime drama film based on the 1969 novel of the same name by mario puzo and directed by francis ford coppola, with a screenplay bypuzo, coppola, and an uncredited robert towne. Godfather of harlem tv series 2019 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Interestingly, no one in the mafia called the head don of a family godfather until after puzo did it in his book. A look inside was a 73minute documentary released in 1991. I promise that you wont regret it, even if the running time is three hours in total. The godfather, american gangster epic film, released in 1972, that was adapted from the 1969 bestselling novel by mario puzo and has been regarded as a masterpiece since its release. They say great movies should have a minimum of three great scenes and zero flaws well, if thats the criteria, the godfather has surpassed it in spades. Fredo corleone is a large part of the reason why part ii is so incredible. The godfather is a 1972 american crime film directed by francis ford coppola and produced by albert s. Don vito corleone marlon brando michael corleone al pacino sonny corleone james. Widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, this mob drama, based on mario puzos novel of the same name, focuses on the powerful italianamerican crime family of don vito corleone.
Dec 29, 2018 godfather part iii, the death of michael corleone. Don vito corleone also known as the godfather and played by brando. Frederico fredo corleone is a fictional character in mario puzos 1969 novel the godfather. Michael seems to be uninterested in being a part of the family business. It is the third and final installment in the godfather trilogy. With marlon brando, al pacino, james caan, diane keaton. The godfather cast and crew cast photos and info fandango.
The godfather is a film trilogy about a fictional mafia crime family, the corleone family. The godfather is a kind of puppetmaster tootrying to pull strings that other people are holding this is depicted in the logo for the films title, where a hand pulls marionette strings attached to the words. Sonny corleone james caan in the godfather part ii. Tessios decision to betray michael leads to his own assassination. These characters from the movie the godfather are listed by their importance to the film, so leading roles can be found at the. Published in 1984 by random house publishing group, it is regarded the literary sequel of the godfather and features appearances from many godfather characters. In coppolas the godfather a film that follows the corleones as they try to balance their dangerous business with their personal matters there are sixtyone scenes that feature characters drinking. Our first glimpse of kay adams diane keaton is from behind. The film features an ensemble cast including marlon brando, al pacino, james caan, richard castellano, robert duvall, sterling hayden, john marley, richard conte, and diane keaton. There are always a variety of ways for everyone to proceed towards their goals, and the characters constantly deliberate over them, forcing actions to follow. Peter clemenza corleone family anthony corleone carmela corleone connie corleone fredo corleone mary corleone michael corleone sonny.
These characters from the movie the godfather are listed by their importance to the film, so leading roles can be found at the top of the list. The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of. Characters vito corleone the godfather trilogy presents vito as the paradigmatic mafia don. Not only is the film untainted by any poor scenes, the number of sensational ones are nearly countless. Dec 11, 2019 based on mario puzos 1969 crime novel of the same name, francis ford coppolas cinematic masterpiece the godfather 1972 chronicles the fictional corleone family and its rise to becoming one of. The godfather is a 19721990 film series directed by francis ford coppola, based on mario puzo s bestselling novel of the same name. The godfather is a crime novel by american author mario puzo. The american film institute afi has the godfather listed at number two in 2008 as one of the greatest films in american culture today. Sign up for a fanalert and be the first to know when tickets and other exclusives are available in your area. Pages in category the godfather characters the following 29 pages are in this category, out of 29 total.
Also sign me up for fanmail to get updates on all things movies. She is the wife of vito corleone and the mother of sonny, fredo, michael and connie corleone, and the adoptive mother of tom hagen. The characters of the godfather film trilogy and its associated works. It is a story about a complex family, fathers and sons, human nature, and the thirst for power and respect. The godfather, american gangster epic film 1972 starring marlon brando and al. There are in total five novels in the godfather series of novels, also including mark winegardners the godfather returns and the godfather s revenge, as. Putnams sons, the novel details the story of a fictional mafia family in new york city and long beach, new york, headed by vito corleone. Three compilations were created by coppola and editors barry malkin and walter murch, while two were released to home media. Michael corleone is the protagonist of mario puzos novel the godfather and francis ford coppolas film trilogy based on the novel. Its creative cinematography, haunting score, and unforgettable performances by such actors as marlon brando and al pacino made the multigenerational saga an. Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing the godfather near you.
List of the godfather characters, including pictures when available. Don vito corelone, the godfather is one of the most iconic film characters of all time, played by marlon brando. He is an italian immigrant of sicilian origin who has built an organized crime empire in new york. Thats why we sympathize with characters who are essentially evil. Don vito corleone marlon brando emerges as a sympathetic and even admirable character.
The godfather part iii is a 1990 american crime film produced and directed by francis ford coppola from the screenplay cowritten with mario puzo. Part ii definitely follows the major rule of a sequel. The sicilian is a novel by italianamerican author mario puzo. Michael corleone has his back to us on the left, while his father, vito corleone, looks away to the right. He joins the family business and succeeds his father as head of the corleone family. Spanning two generations, a library of supporting characters, and multiple countries, this 3. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl. Godfather of halem presents an indepth look at the life of bumpy johnson, who after spending time in prison, allies himself with malcom x and takes on the genovese crime. The godfather trilogy was released in 1992, in which the films are fundamentally in chronological order. It repositioned what family meant in the context of a different family. Carmela corleone is a fictional character who appears in mario puzos the godfather, as well as its first two film adaptations. At the beginning of the godfather, he is uninvolved in the. Mar 15, 2017 on march 15, 1972, the godfather was unveiled in theaters in new york city. The godfather is told entirely within a closed world.
Although the godfather is a long, minutely detailed movie of some three hours, there naturally isnt time to go into the backgrounds and identities of such characters as clemenza, the family lieutenant. It is the first installment in the godfather trilogy. The francis ford coppola film would go on to win three oscars at the 45th academy awards, including best picture. Puzos dedication for the godfather is for anthony cleri. Over the course of the film, he abandons these plans. The most memorable clemenza scene in this film comes when he takes vito to steal a beautiful rug from the house of someone who owes clemenza money. The story by mario puzo and francis ford coppola is a brilliant conjuring act, inviting us to consider the mafia entirely on its own terms. See how to play test your knowledge on this movies quiz to see how you do and compare your score to others. Have an open mind and see this film if you get the chance. Part ii 1974 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. The story, spanning the years 1945 to 1955, centers on the transformation of michael corleone pacino. Shes just arrived at connie and carlos wedding with her beau, michael corleone, a marine back. This is a list of characters in the godfather series. Jan 31, 2012 the godfather effect looks at how the film saga portrays italianamericans and what that has meant to author tom santopietro, the film industry and the country.
In the godfather, director francis ford coppola introduces the lead character michael corleone in the most curious of ways. The godfather don vito corleone is the head of the corleone mafia family in new york. Can you pick the characters from the film the godfather that fulfill all criteria, reducing as you go. In his autobiography, marlon brando described don corleone as a gentle man, unlike al capone, who beat up people with baseball bats. The godfather 1972 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. A coldblooded mafia don with no tolerance for dissent or treachery, michael is even bolder, more.1060 1579 100 1113 1591 946 590 1340 1277 1481 1593 1114 789 136 1587 1187 1418 1397 225 1088 506 1156 1179 774 1470 147 517 991 1414 289 994 177 622 1150 1226 614 145 385