The aging patriarch of an Italian crime family reluctantly
hands control of the family to his youngest son.
The Godfather (1972)
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Written by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola
Starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, John Cazale, Richard Castellano, Abe Vigoda,
Talia Shire, Gianni Russo, Al Lettieri, Sterling Hayden
Based on the novel by Mario Puzo
Oscar Wins - Best Picture, Best Actor (Marlon Brando),
Best Adapted Screenplay
Oscar Nominations - Best Supporting Actor (James Caan),
Best Supporting Actor (Al Pacino), Best Supporting Actor
(Robert Duvall), Best Director, Best Costume Design,
Best Sound Mixing, Best Film Editing
There are few who would dispute The Godfather's timelessness. It is among the greatest films of all time and is Francis Ford Coppola's masterpiece. It has enough incredible performances to dominate the Oscar shortlist in 1973 and is one of the most enjoyable films I have had the pleasure of watching.
With a stellar cast led by Marlon Brando, it wasn't a surprise that The Godfather became the classic that it is now. Brando performs the role of Don Vito Corleone with such magnificent ease that it's clear why he's considered the greatest actor ever to don the craft.
Everything from the music to the dialogue is iconic and its Best Picture win was well-deserved. Needless to say, I love this film.