Cast of ‘The Godfather’ reunite for emotional 45th anniversary

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The director and cast of “The Godfather” reminisce in a 45th anniversary reunion in New York about the trials, perseverance and inspiration that resulted in the Oscar-winning Mafia movies.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (APRIL 29, 2017) (TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL) – Al Pacino was considered too short, Marlon Brando was required to do a screen test, and director Francis Ford Coppola was almost fired.

The director and cast of “The Godfather” reminisced on Saturday (April 29) in a 45th anniversary reunion in New York about the trials, perseverance and inspiration that resulted in the Oscar-winning Mafia movies.

Coppola, Pacino, Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, James Caan, Talia Shire and Robert Duvall watched back-to-back screenings of “The Godfather” (1972) and “The Godfather: Part II” (1974) along with an audience of 6,000 on the closing night of the Tribeca film festival.


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