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“Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.” -The Godfather (1972)
I have one moment in Godfather II. Nobody sees it. Michael and his sad brother Fredo are in Cuba, seeing the Superman show in the nightclub, and Fredo tells Michael, “Johnny always used to take me here.” And you see in that moment that Michael realizes his brother betrayed him. That’s my favorite moment. - Al Pacino
That’s my family, Kay. It’s not me.
Al Pacino, who was a virtual unknown when Francis Ford Coppola cast him in the role as Michael Corleone, says the studios were convinced he’d be a disaster. He says, “They said I was too meek and mild for the part. But when we finished the movie, the same people who were against me and put me down whenever they could were all for me.”[x]