Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. With Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton. The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
Robert De Niro's audition for "The Godfather" for the part of Santino Corleone. The part was given to James Caan but Francis Ford Coppola was so impressed by De Niro that he gave him the part of Vito Corleone in "The Godfather Part II"