SLYTHERIN: “There are many things my father taught me here in this room. He taught me: keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.” -Francis Ford Coppola + Mario Puzo (Michael Corleone: The Godfather Part II)
Robert De Niro and Marlon Brando are the only actors to win an Academy Award for playing the same role. The role was Don Vito Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather, in which Brando won for playing the elderly mob boss, and De Niro won in The Godfather Part II playing the young, up and coming Italian mob leader.
Favorite actor series | Al Pacino: [on whether or not acting is still challenging for him] “The challenge? It’s always a challenge of a sort. It’s a challenge to get up and go and leave your family and go out there in all different parts of the world and do a picture and try to make it come alive … You’re still challenged for that. I mean, it’s the same story. It’s just not changed. It seems to be the same thing it always was. It’s this effort. If you get excited about a thing then things are generally a little easier. If you get enthusiastic and you want to do something and you feel you are into something then things start to come. But usually to find the enthusiasm and the appetite, that’s the challenge.” - Al Pacino