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".