MAMOSA Report — Hollywood legends Al Pacino was joined by The Godfather co-star Robert De Niro on Saturday for the 45th anniversary screening of the globally famous movie at Tribeca Film Festival in New York.
The Godfather and The Godfather Part II are considered among the greatest films of all time. Both won the Academy Award for Best Picture, with Part II becoming the first sequel to ever do so.
Francis Ford Coppola was nominated for Best Director for the first in 1972 and won for the second in 1974.
Al Pacino, 77, revealed at the screening the cast got dr**k after filming as they believed the film would be a flop.
The Godfather starred Marlon Brando and Al Pacino as the leaders of a fictional New York crime family. The story, spanning 1945 to 1955, chronicled the family under the patriarch Vito Corleone, focusing on the transformation of Michael Corleone (Pacino).
Al Pacino played Michael Corleone in all three films, while De Niro played the younger version of his father Vito in the second part. First part was played by Marlon Brando.
The whole family cast was present at the screening: Co-stars Diane Keaton, Robert Duvall, James Caan and Talia Shire were also on hand, as was its legendary director Francis Ford Coppola
Leading lady Diane Keaton was also in attendance, but appeared to take issue with Al Pacino’s claims that they went out and got drunk after filming of the movie based on organized crime and the mafia.
Al Pacino revealed during a Q&A session that he thought The Godfather would be a flop and had to drown his sorrows with his co-stars during filming.
Joined by Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton, the 77-year-old actor made similar confessions.
Godfather and its sequels Godfather II & III, are one of the most iconic films in movie history and remain one of the most viewed movies worldwide unraveling the socio-economic impacts of organized crime, money laundering, racketeering, etc. and their perverted derivatives still practiced in major corners of the world.
Two weeks back, Pakistan’s Supreme Court in its historical verdict on Panama Papers related case, referred to the popular 1969 novel ‘Godfather’ by Mario Puzo in its 540+ paged judgment – unprecedented in legal history.