It was no surprise to anyone who saw The Godfather in 1972 that it made Al Pacino a star overnight. Marlon Brando’s performance as crime boss Don Vito Corleone dominated the film, Al Pacino became a breakout star in just his second film role. What did surprise audiences was Pacino’s refusal to show up for that year’s Academy Awards ceremony. 

While theories abounded, including that he felt insulted that he was nominated in the Best  Supporting  Actor category despite being one of the film’s stars, in a recent New York Times interview, he dispelled all the rumors and set the record straight:


By: Liam McEneaney
Title: Al Pacino opens up about his ‘Godfather’ fame and Oscars absence
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Published Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2022 17:36:30 +0000

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