The Godfather Tribeca panel: The cast and director of the iconic two movies from the 1970s come together in New York to celebrate the films’ 45th anniversary.

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The Godfather Tribeca panel
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Over the weekend, the cast and director of The Godfather and The Godfather Part II took to the stage in New York to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the release of the first film at the Tribeca Film Festival in the city.

Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Talia Shire, and Robert De Niro, who appeared in ‘Part II’, took to the stage along with director Francis Ford Coppola to talk about the two iconic films on the final weekend of the festival, which was co-founded by De Niro back in 2001.

The Godfather Tribeca panel was moderated by filmmaker Taylor Hackford (also the husband of legendary British actress Helen Mirren), who asked Coppola and the cast of the two films various questions about bringing the movies to the screen, which wasn’t the smoothest of rides.

The Godfather was released in cinemas in 1972 by Paramount Pictures and was met with huge acclaim both critically and commercially. The film was the highest-grossing film of that year and was met with seven Oscar nominations – Al Pacino, James Caan, and Robert Duvall for Best Supporting Actor and Coppola for Best Director. It won Best Picture and Best Actor for the late Marlon Brando, who famously declined the award at the ceremony in 1973. It also bagged Best Adapted Screenplay.

The Godfather Part II was released in 1974 and received as much, if not more acclaim than the first film. It bagged eleven Academy Award nominations, and won six – Best Director for Coppola, Best Supporting Actor for De Niro and Best Adapted Screenplay for Coppola and Mario Puzo.

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