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The Godfather(1972)

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  • Brando was not in attendance at the Oscar ceremony and Native-American Sacheen Littlefeather refused the Best Actor award on his behalf, reading a statement from Brando citing the treatment of American Indians in film and television for the action.
  • Francis Ford Coppola was nominated for the Directors Guild of America's 1990 Outstanding Directorial Achievement Award.
  • Selected in 1990 for inclusion in the Library of Congress' National Film Registry.
  • Selected in 1998 as one of the AFI's list of 100 Greatest American Films of the century.
  • Voted "Best Adapted Screenplay" by the 1975 Writers Guild of America.
  • Voted Best Actor (Pacino) by the 1972 National Society of Film Critics.
  • Voted Best Director (shared for his work in "The Conversation) and Best Cinematography (shared with his work on "The Parallax View") by the 1974 National Society of Film critics.
  • Voted Best Director by the 1975 Directors Guild of America.
  • Voted Best Supporting Actor (Duvall) by the 1972 New York Film Critics. Voted Best Supporting Actor (Pacino) and One of the Year's Ten Best Films by the 1972 National Board of Review.
  • Voted One of the Year's Ten Best Films by the 1972 New York Times Film Critics.
  • Winner of the 1972 Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
  • Limited re-release in United States March 21, 1997
  • Released in United States 1996
  • Released in United States March 1972
  • Released in United States on Video 1977
  • Released in United States Spring March 15, 1972
  • Re-released in United States on Video May 6, 1997
  • Shown at Berlin Film Festival (in competition) February 15-26, 1991.
  • Released in United States on Video 1977 (as part of the re-edited, 450-minute "The Godfather Saga" edition)
  • Released in United States 1996 (Shown in New York City (American Museum of the Moving Image) as part of program "The Essential Brando" March 16 - April 7, 1996.)
  • Released in United States March 1972
  • Released in United States Spring March 15, 1972
  • Limited re-release in United States March 21, 1997
  • Re-released in United States on Video May 6, 1997 (25th Anniversary Edition--digitally remastered)
  • Based on the Mario Puzo novel "The Godfather" (New York, 1969).
  • "The Godfather, Part II" is the only sequel to have won an Academy Award for Best Picture in Oscar history.
  • Released in USA on video.
  • Began shooting November 27, 1989.
  • Sequel to "The Godfather" (1972).
  • The video version released in USA includes 9 minutes of footage not in the theatrical print.
  • Winona Ryder, set to play Mary Corleone, dropped out of cast due to illness/fatigue just before principal photography commenced.
  • Completed shooting May 25, 1990.
  • Some additional shooting undertaken in New York City late summer 1990.
  • Madonna, Robert DeNiro and Frank Sinatra were initially considered for roles.
  • Selected in 1993 for inclusion in the Library of Congress' National Film Registry.
  • Re-released in Madrid November 1990.
  • Re-released in Sydney November 1, 1990.
  • Re-released in Tokyo November 24, 1990.