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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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Hogan's Heroes Actress Cynthia Lynn Dies

Cynthia Lynn, Hogan's Heroes Actress, Dies

Originally posted 03/12/2014 08:35AM

Cynthia Lynn, one of the last surviving cast members of the 1965-71 sitcom Hogan's Heroes, died Monday in Los Angeles after suffering from hepatitis, reports Variety. She was 76.

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James Franco Empathizes with Shia LaBeouf's Acting Out | James Franco, Shia LaBeouf

James Franco Empathizes with Shia LaBeouf's Acting Out

Originally posted 02/20/2014 11:40AM

Let's hope it's performance art, and not a psychological problem.

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Brad Pitt Looks Better at 50 Than Any Other Man Who Has Ever Lived | Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro

Brad Pitt Looks Better at 50 Than Any Other Man Who Has Ever Lived

Originally posted 12/18/2013 01:00PM

Brad Pitt is 50 today. Let that sink in.

While he's not aging backwards, the two-time PEOPLE Sexiest Man Alive has certainly managed to hit the half-century mark as gracefully as a person can. Stare at this picture of Pitt on the cover of AARP magazine, and then compare him to some of our favorite major stars in the year they turned 50.

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Last Tango in Paris Star Maria Schneider Dies

Last Tango in Paris Star Maria Schneider Dies

Originally posted 02/03/2011 08:20AM

French actress Maria Schneider, who starred as Marlon Brando's lover in director Bernardo Bertolucci's sensational 1972 Last Tango In Paris, has died in that city, PEOPLE has confirmed. She was 58 and had suffered with cancer.

The daughter of French actor Daniel Gelin and a Parisien bookshop owner, Schneider was l9 when she was cast in only her second screen role opposite Brando, who was then 48. Three years later, she appeared opposite Jack Nicholson in the existential drama The Passenger.
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Marlon Brando Leaves $21.6 Million Estate

Marlon Brando Leaves $21.6 Million Estate

Originally posted 07/09/2004 08:00AM

Despite some earlier reports that Marlon Brando died in hock, the late acting icon's estate has been valued at about $21.6 million, according to his will, which was due to be filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court.

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Brando Cremated in Private Family Service

Brando Cremated in Private Family Service

Originally posted 07/07/2004 08:00AM

As private in death as he was in life, Marlon Brando was cremated during a quiet funeral in Los Angeles on Monday attended only by family and cloaked in the kind of secrecy that surrounded the last years of his life, his lawyer, David Seeley, tells Reuters.

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Brando's Death Came Suddenly, Says Friend

Brando's Death Came Suddenly, Says Friend

Originally posted 07/06/2004 10:10AM

Marlon Brando doggedly guarded his privacy in life, and now, it appears, also in death. Funeral arrangements are being kept a tight secret from the press and public, according to the wishes of the acting icon, reports London's Guardian newspaper.

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Marlon Brando: A Tribute

Marlon Brando Dies at 80

Originally posted 07/02/2004 11:00AM

Two lines from his 1953 movie The Wild One might have served as the soundtrack to Marlon Brando's monumentally tumultuous life: Sweet young Kathie asks leather-jacket-wearing, motorcycle-riding, authority-baiting Johnny, played by Brando, "What are you rebelling against?" Johnny replies: "Whaddaya got?"

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Brando's 'Scary' Scene

Originally posted 06/15/2001 11:00AM

Movie icon Marlon Brando, 77, did a day's work on the upcoming horror spoof "Scary Movie 2," though its filmmakers decided he was too sick to carry on, they told the New York Post.

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