“It’s hard for me to deal with”

Al Pacino said, “Godfather“50 years since its release.

Pacino, now 81 years old, jumped into the star after being nominated for an Oscar in the 1972 Mafia movie. This is the role that landed after participating in a movie before “The City of Sorrows Panic” in 1971. However, he was a rising star at the theater in New York at the time and was a Tony Award winner.

He has always been known as the legend who played Michael Corleone, but Pacino said he didn’t take it seriously when Francis Ford Coppola approached him about taking on that role.

“It seemed ridiculous. Here I’m talking to someone I think I’ve turned over. I said which train I’m on.” I’m going with this. Yes. So, Francis, good. Do you know how they talk to you when you’re slipping? They say “Yes! Of course! Yes!”. But he wasn’t. That was true. And I was given that role, “Pacino said in an interview. New York Times..

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“The Godfather” premiered in New York on March 15, 1972. Ever since, it has been Pacino’s most famous role. But he admits that entering the superstar is neither what he expected nor wanted.

“It’s hard to explain in today’s world. It’s hard to explain who I was at the time and who it was,” Pacino said. “Suddenly some veils were lifted and I felt like all my eyes were on me. Of course, they were on others in the movie, but” The Godfather “tell me. It gave me a new identity that was difficult to deal with. “

During the production of The Godfather, the size of the movie wasn’t clear, but Pacino remembered the memory that made him realize it would be a hit.

“So I’m back in the camper van. Francis Ford Coppola sitting on the tombstone is crying like a baby. I’m crying. And I went to him and Francis, what’s wrong? What happened? He says, “They won’t give me another shot.” That is, they did not allow him to shoot another setup. I have a passion, “he recalled.

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Pacino continued his first goal, whether he expected it or not Academy awards Movie nomination. Boldly, he did not attend the ceremony. He said he had nothing to do with taking the position of the nominated award (supporting character) or disagreeing.

Instead, he said he skipped the ceremony because he was “more or less rebellious” at the time.

“I went back for others, but I didn’t go to them early. It was a tradition,” he said, and Marlon Brando actually “takes it one step further when given.” I proceeded. ” return Oscar. “

In addition, he suggested that it would take some getting used to to reach that fame at a young age.

“I was young in terms of all these newness. It was an old cannon shootout syndrome, and I think it’s related to the drugs I was engaged in there and the like. It had a lot to do with it. I was unaware of things at the time.

50 years laterHowever, he says he is happy with the bad publicity he received from playing Corleone.

“I’m very honored to do that. I really do. It’s a work I was very fortunate to be able to participate in. But it took me a lifetime to accept it and move on. I’m Superman. It doesn’t seem to have played. “