In 1982, Jack Nicholson printed that without reference to how just right the chance can be, he became down the a part of Michael Corleone for what now would appear a logical and completely comprehensible selection — he wasn’t Italian (by way of Twitter). When requested his ideas on passing over the function, Nicholson stated, “‘Godfather’ was once going to be a just right movie. I might all the time sought after to paintings with Marlon [Brando]. I used to be requested to play the lead in it, however a) I believed it will have to be an Italian particular person, and b) I did not have any scenes with Marlon within the script I learn.”
Moreover, Nicholson was once involved that taking at the function may blow his likelihood of having a little extra time in entrance of the digicam additional down the road. “I believed I used to be simplest liable to get to paintings with Marlon as soon as and let’s hope that it could be one thing the place we in point of fact have to paintings in combination.” That may in the end come to move 4 years later when the 2 starred in combination in “The Missouri Breaks” in 1976.
Fortunately despite the fact that, Nicholson held no bitterness for no longer taking at the function that might land Al Pacino an Oscar nomination. Traditionally, the Corleone That May just’ve Been had not anything however prime reward for Pacino after all.