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James Caan, who played the Godfather, dies 

The Godfather

Actor and director James Caan passed away at the age of 90. “The Godfather” star was a staple in Hollywood, appearing in more than 70 movies. Caan is not the only notable Hollywood figure to have passed away in 2018. Actor and comedian George Lindsey died on December 28th at the age of 94. He played Martha’s live-in love interest of George Jefferson on “The Jeffersons.” Writer, producer, and director Preston Sturges also passed away earlier this year (May 2nd). He helmed films like “Sullivan’s Travels” and “The General.”

Introduction to The Godfather

The Godfather is one of the most recognizable, if not the most recognizable, films in the world. Part of its success can be attributed to a very specific scene that comes near the end: Don Vito Corleone sitting in his wheelchair in a funeral parlor office, calmly killing off all his rivals. But what makes this scene so special? In this post, I will go into detail about what happened and why it was so striking.

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In 1996, Marlon Brando passed away from lung cancer at age 80. The actor had been an icon in American cinema since the 1950s, starring in a multitude of characters, but his most memorable character is Vito Corleone, the father of Michael and Luca. He was portrayed as a ruthless mob boss throughout three Godfather films. The character was based on real-life mobster Tommaso “Tom Mix” Corleone and other Mafia bosses such as Lucky Luciano and Frank Costello.

Names of the characters in The Godfather

James Caan
Marlon Brando
Al Pacino
Robert Duvall
John Cazale
Simonetta Stefanelli
Al Martino
Gianni Russo
Richard S. Castellano
Lenny Montana
Richard Conte
Abe Vigoda

The storyline of The Godfather

The story is based on the real-life exploits of mafia crime-family patriarch and mob boss, Vito Corleone, who is portrayed by Marlon Brando and whose character is among the most well-known cinematic icons. It also revolves around his son Michael Corleone, played by Al Pacino, and heir to his father’s title as Don. The movie chronicles Michael’s struggles as he tries to expand the family business into Las Vegas, a move that his father disagrees with. The story begins with and continues through, the aftermath of the murder of Corleone’s oldest son, Santino ‘Sonny’ Corleone, on the eve of his wedding. The film stars Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard S. Castellano, and Robert Duvall.

James Caan, the impulsive Sonny from “The Godfather,” dies at age 82; Hollywood stars are in grief

James Caan, the hot-headed Sonny of “The Godfather,” has died at 82. His death prompted celebrities such as Billy Baldwin and Russell Brand to share their memories on social media. In a career that spanned more than 70 years, Caan appeared in over 100 movies including “Animal House,” “Misery” and Oscar-nominated performances in the 1973 film version of “The Godfather.” Caan revealed his early acting ambitions to his parents: he wanted to be a priest. However, the actor grew up to be a devout Catholic and delivered many sermons as a child.

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