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The Godfather That Could Have Been: Francis Ford Coppola's Hand-Written Casting Notes | The Godfather

The Godfather That Could Have Been: Francis Ford Coppola's Hand-Written Casting Notes

Originally posted 06/23/2014 02:40PM

Today, the notion of casting The Godfather differently verges on heresy, but a list of actors hand-written by director Francis Ford Coppola himself offers a look at a parallel-dimension version of the mafia classic.

Laurence Olivier in the titular Godfather role instead of Marlon Brando?

Dustin Hoffman or Martin Sheen as Michael Corleone instead of Al Pacino?

Ben Gazzara or John Saxon as Sonny instead of James Caan? ("Jimmy," per Coppola's notes.)

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The Godfather, Annie Hall Cinematographer Gordon Willis Is Dead

Cinematographer Gordon Willis Is Dead

Originally posted 05/19/2014 11:55AM

One of Hollywood's most celebrated and influential cinematographers has died. Gordon Willis was 82.

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20 Amazing Pieces of Hollywood Memorabilia You Can Own This Week

20 Amazing Pieces of Hollywood Memorabilia You Can Own This Week

Originally posted 12/18/2013 09:00AM

Have you ever wanted a Tron suit? Would you be willing to sell your car, or perhaps one of your less-essential internal organs, for it?

If so, we have great news for you.

Auction house Profiles in History is auctioning off an astounding number of pieces of Hollywood memorabilia on Dec. 21.

While the average fan probably can't afford any of it, even average fans can pray for a Christmas miracle.

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