When Mario Puzo wrote THE GODFATHER ,who did he have in mind to play DONCORLEONE in the first movie?U wontget!
- mayoLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
According to a Playboy interview with director Francis Ford Coppola, Frank Sinatra, despite his reported distaste for the novel and opposition to the film, had discussions with Coppola about playing the role of Don Vito Corleone himself and at one point actually offered his services. Coppola, however, was adamant in his conviction that Marlon Brando take the role instead.
When asked his opinion by the Paramount brass, Coppola said he wanted to cast either Laurence Olivier or Marlon Brando as the Don.