The Godfather: Part II

Trivia: At Michael's hearing, very few of the senators, judges, etc. are actually actors. They are friends, acquaintances, and family of various members of the cast and crew.

Trivia: Marlon Brando and Robert DeNiro are the only two actors to have won Oscars for playing the same character.

Trivia: The golden telephone presented to Batista is based in actual events. You can see the actual, gold-plated (not solid gold) telephone in Havana's Museum of the Revolution. The replica made for the movie looks pretty much like the original.

Trivia: This was the first sequel to win the Oscar for "Best Picture."

Trivia: The flashback scene at the end of the movie was supposed to include Marlon Brando, but on the day of the shoot, he didn't show up. However, Francis Ford Coppola had heard this rumour a few days before, and had come up with an alternate scene, which is the one in the movie. He says "Even though he wasn't there, you feel the Godfather's presence".

Trivia: For his cameo at the end of the film, James Caan received the same amount of money he received for the first film.

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Trivia: Robert DeNiro went to a dentist and had smaller versions of the implants in Marlon Brando's mouth put in.

Trivia: It was Thalia Shire's idea to have the character of Kay have an abortion instead of just a miscarriage. She thought it made the whole situation a lot more personal and impacting, and Francis Ford Coppola obviously agreed.

Trivia: Troy Donahue appears as a character named "Merle Johnson," which is Donahue's birth name.

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Trivia: Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, even though half of the film was an original creation.

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Other mistake: When young Vito Corleone shoots Fanucci in the chest at the doorway to his apartment, in a continuous shot, a wound/blood bursts from Fanucci's white vest. When Fanucci proceeds to tear his vest open seemingly in disbelief he has been shot, there is no entry-wound, blood or hole in his white shirt directly under where the wound appeared in his vest.

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Michael Corleone: I know it was you Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart!

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Question: Maybe its my maths or I misheard something but the figures don't seem to add up for me. In Godfather 2, Vito Corleone is about 7 yrs old in 1901 and moves to New York after his family is killed. In Godfather 1, it is said the year was "almost 1942" (I think). So that makes Don Corleone about 50 ish when he died of a heart attack. Is this correct? He looked a lot older, plus head of a crime family in his early 40s doesn't seem right to me either. Am I missing something? I'm not listing this as a mistake as I'm unsure of the timings etc. so if anyone can shed any light on this for me it would be appreciated.


Chosen answer: Vito was born December 7, 1891, so he was 9 when he moved (Godfather II states: "In 1901, the family of nine-year-old Vito Andolini is killed"). However, it was by the early 1930's that Vito had established his criminal organization as the Corleone crime family, with him at the head. He died in July of 1955, making him 63 when he died. In real life, Marlon Brando, who played Don Corleone, was 47 at the time of filming.


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