Al Pacino thought his 'Godfather' Michael Corleone casting was a practical joke

March 28, 2015 11:01 PM

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Try to imagine anyone else in the role of Michael Corleone in the Godfather trilogy other than Al Pacino. Impossible.

Pacino tells USA TODAY that he imagined any other actor playing the coveted role. That’s why Pacino was so shocked when Francis Ford Coppola tapped him for the 1972 The Godfather as Marlon Brando’s son despite studio objections.

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