Where is the cast of The Godfather now? As James Caan dies at age 82, see what his costars are doing

Fans of the highly acclaimed movie The Godfather were left heartbroken and stunned on Thursday, after it was announced that legendary actor James Caan had died at age 82.

The movie star’s death was confirmed by his family, and it sent waves through Hollywood – as many of his former costars and celebrity friends shared their grief through touching tributes and emotional posts honoring the Hollywood veteran, who played famously Sonny Corleone in the mobster classic.

After starring in the 1972 flick, Caan didn’t slow down – landing a slew of other big roles including the blockbusters Misery, Elf and Mickey Blue Eyes, and continuing to act up until his sudden death.

But what else has he – and his costars been up to – since the beloved ganger movie came out 50 years ago? In the wake of his tragic passing, FEMAIL has taken a look back at everything he, and the rest of The Godfather cast, have accomplished over the last five decades.

Fans of the highly acclaimed movie The Godfather were left heartbroken and stunned on Thursday, after it was announced that legendary actor James Caan had died at age 82. He is seen in the movie

Fans of the highly acclaimed movie The Godfather were left heartbroken and stunned on Thursday, after it was announced that legendary actor James Caan had died at age 82. He is seen in the movie 

In the wake of his tragic death, FEMAIL has taken a look back at everything he, and the rest of The Godfather cast, have accomplished over the last five decades. Caan is pictured with Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, and John Cazale in the movie

In the wake of his tragic death, FEMAIL has taken a look back at everything he, and the rest of The Godfather cast, have accomplished over the last five decades. Caan is pictured with Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, and John Cazale in the movie

While some went on to launch major careers - earning numerous accolades for their work and going on to become some of the most well-known actors in Hollywood - others didn't have it so easy - facing drug problems and as run-ins with the law

While some went on to launch major careers – earning numerous accolades for their work and going on to become some of the most well-known actors in Hollywood – others didn’t have it so easy – facing drug problems and as run-ins with the law

From their careers and other movie roles to their scandals and controversies, here's everything the cast of The Godfather has done since the movie came out half a century ago, and what they're all up to now

From their careers and other movie roles to their scandals and controversies, here’s everything the cast of The Godfather has done since the movie came out half a century ago, and what they’re all up to now

While some went on to launch major careers – earning numerous accolades and awards for their work and going on to become some of the most well-known actors in Hollywood – others didn’t have it so easy – facing drug problems and substance abuse issues, as well as run-ins with the law.

Aside from Caan, The Godfather starred Marlon Brandon, Diane Keaton, Al Pacino, and Robert Duvall. Based on Mario Puzo’s novel of the same name, it was about a powerful Italian Mafia family – the Corleone’s.

Regarded by some as one of the greatest films of all time, it went on to become the highest-grossing film ever made for some time, earning between $250 and $291 million at the box office.

From their careers and other movie roles to their scandals and controversies, here’s everything the cast of The Godfather has done since the movie came out half a century ago, and what they’re all up to now.

Vito Corleone played by Marlon Brando 

Marlon Brando played Vito Corleone in The Godfather. He is seen in the 1972 movie

Marlon Brando played Vito Corleone in The Godfather. He is seen in 2001

Marlon Brando played Vito Corleone in The Godfather. He is seen in the 1972 movie (left) and in 2001 (right)

Brando made his Broadway debut in the drama I Remember Mama in 1944. He starred in a series of other plays before switching over to on-screen roles, which included A Streetcar Named Desire (pictured), Julius Caesar, and On the Waterfront

Brando made his Broadway debut in the drama I Remember Mama in 1944. He starred in a series of other plays before switching over to on-screen roles, which included A Streetcar Named Desire (pictured), Julius Caesar, and On the Waterfront

After The Godfather, Brando went on to star in Western film The Missouri Breaks (alongside Jack Nicholson), the 1978 movie Superman, psychological war thriller Apocalypse Now (pictured), and The Formula in 1980

After The Godfather, Brando went on to star in Western film The Missouri Breaks (alongside Jack Nicholson), the 1978 movie Superman, psychological war thriller Apocalypse Now (pictured), and The Formula in 1980

His other acting credits include The Freshman (which also starred Matthew Broderick), Don Juan DeMarco (pictured), and The Score (alongside Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, and Angela Bassett)

His other acting credits include The Freshman (which also starred Matthew Broderick), Don Juan DeMarco (pictured), and The Score (alongside Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, and Angela Bassett)

Brando was born on April 3, 1924, in Omaha, Nebraska. In his teen years, he was expelled from school for riding his motorcycle through the hallways. He was then sent to Shattuck Military Academy, but ultimately got expelled from there too when he snuck out one night.

He then headed to New York to pursue a career in acting , and in 1944, he made his Broadway debut in the drama I Remember Mama.

Throughout his career, he was nominated for eight Academy Awards (two of which he won) and nine Golden Globes (four of which he won). He is seen with his Oscar for Best Actor in 1954

Throughout his career, he was nominated for eight Academy Awards (two of which he won) and nine Golden Globes (four of which he won). He is seen with his Oscar for Best Actor in 1954

He starred in a series of other plays before switching over to on-screen roles, which included A Streetcar Named Desire, Julius Caesar, On the Waterfront, and Guys and Dolls, among others.

He was then cast as the crime boss and patriarch of the Corleone family, Vito Corleone, in The Godfather, which received raving reviews from critics and propelled him even further into the spotlight.

Brando then went on to star in Western film The Missouri Breaks (alongside Jack Nicholson), the 1978 movie Superman, psychological war thriller Apocalypse Now, and The Formula in 1980.

He then announced that he was retiring from acting, but returned to the industry in 1989 when he starred in the drama A Dry White Season. 

He then added a few more roles to his impressive list, including The Freshman (which also starred Matthew Broderick), Don Juan DeMarco (opposite Johnny Depp), and The Score (alongside Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, and Angela Bassett).

Throughout his career, he was nominated for eight Academy Awards  (two of which he won) and nine Golden Globes (four of which he won). He was also included on Time magazine’s The Most Important People of the Century list in 1999.

Brando was married multiple times over the years and fathered 11 children, three of whom were adopted. He wed British actress Anna Kashfi in 1957, but they divorced in 1959 (pictured together in 1957)

Brando was married multiple times over the years and fathered 11 children, three of whom were adopted. He wed British actress Anna Kashfi in 1957, but they divorced in 1959 (pictured together in 1957)

He then tied the knot with movie star Movita Castaneda (pictured in 1961) in 1960, but they split in 1968, and he was married to French star Tarita Teri'ipaia from 1962 to 1972

He then tied the knot with movie star Movita Castaneda in 1960, but they split in 1968, and he was married to French star Tarita Teri'ipaia (pictured) from 1962 to 1972

He then tied the knot with movie star Movita Castaneda (left) in 1960, but they split in 1968, and he was married to French star Tarita Teri’ipaia (right) from 1962 to 1972 

Brando was married multiple times over the years and fathered 11 children, three of whom were adopted. He wed British actress Anna Kashfi in 1957, but they divorced in 1959. He then tied the knot with movie star Movita Castaneda in 1960, but they split in 1968, and he was married to French star Tarita Teri’ipaia from 1962 to 1972.

He also had an affair with Marilyn Monroe, whom he later said he had a secret relationship with for many years, and was briefly linked to actress Rita Moreno in 1954. 

He was well-known for having a temper, and was accused of acting rude on set on numerous occasions. In 1973, he broke a photographer’s jaw, and was forced to pay $40,000 to the paparazzi in an out-of-court settlement.

The actor, who suffered from Type 2 diabetes, made headlines in the ’70s after he gained a large amount of weight, surpassing over 300 pounds at one point.

Brando sadly passed away in 2004 at age 80; the movie star was suffering from liver cancer at the time, and ultimately died of respiratory failure from pulmonary fibrosis with congestive heart failure. 

One year after his death, a book he had written in 1979 with Donald Cammell, entitled Fan-Tan, was released. 

Michael Corleone played by Al Pacino 

Al Pacino played Michael Corleone in The Godfather. He is seen in the 1972 movie

Al Pacino played Michael Corleone in The Godfather. He is seen in June

Al Pacino played Michael Corleone in The Godfather. He is seen in the 1972 movie (left) and in June (right)

In 1971, he acted in the flick The Panic in Needle Park, which caught The Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola's attention, landing him the role of Vito's youngest son in the highly acclaimed mafia movie. He is seen in the movie with Caan

In 1971, he acted in the flick The Panic in Needle Park, which caught The Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola’s attention, landing him the role of Vito’s youngest son in the highly acclaimed mafia movie. He is seen in the movie with Caan

He didn't slow down after that, landing roles in Serpico (pictured), Dog Day Afternoon, Scarface, Dick Tracy, Frankie and Johnny, Scent of a Woman, Donnie Brasco, The Insider, and sports movie Any Given Sunday

He didn't slow down after that, landing roles in Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon (pictured), Scarface, Dick Tracy, Frankie and Johnny, Scent of a Woman, Donnie Brasco, The Insider, and sports movie Any Given Sunday

He didn’t slow down after that, landing roles in Serpico (left), Dog Day Afternoon (right), Scarface, Dick Tracy, Frankie and Johnny, Scent of a Woman, Donnie Brasco, The Insider, and sports movie Any Given Sunday

Throughout the 2000s, he continued to act, with his credits including Christopher Nolan's Insomnia, People I Know, Angels in America, Ocean's Thirteen, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Martin Scorsese's The Irishman (pictured), and House of Gucci

Throughout the 2000s, he continued to act, with his credits including Christopher Nolan’s Insomnia, People I Know, Angels in America, Ocean’s Thirteen, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman (pictured), and House of Gucci

He earned nine Oscar nominations in total and took home one win, while earning 18 Golden Globe nominations and winning four over his career. Pacino is pictured earlier this month

He earned nine Oscar nominations in total and took home one win, while earning 18 Golden Globe nominations and winning four over his career. Pacino is pictured earlier this month

Pacino, 82, was born on April 25, 1940, in Harlem, New York. He left home in his teen years after his mother disagreed with his decision to pursue acting, and spent many years being homeless – sleeping on the streets, inside theaters, and on friends’ couches.

After joining the Actors Studio, Pacino began appearing in numerous off-Broadway and Broadway plays, before he made his film debut in Me, Natalie in 1969 (which also starred Patty Duke). 

In 1971, he acted in the flick The Panic in Needle Park, which caught The Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola’s attention, landing him the role of Michael Corleone, Vito’s youngest son, in the highly acclaimed mafia movie. 

It’s been reported that many other big names, including Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro, Robert Redford, and Warren Beatty, auditioned for the role, but it was ultimately given to Pacino after he wowed the director.

He didn’t slow down after that, landing roles in the 1973 movie Serpico, crime drama Dog Day Afternoon, racing flick Bobby Deerfield, court movie …And Justice for All, Oliver Stone’s Scarface in 1983, box office hit Dick Tracy, Frankie and Johnny (alongside Michelle Pfeiffer), 1992 drama Scent of a Woman, crime flick Carlito’s Way, Donnie Brasco, The Insider (which also starred Russel Crowe), and sports movie Any Given Sunday.

He also returned to the stage starring in Broadway plays American Buffalo, Chinese Coffee, Salome, Hughie, The Merchant of Venice, Glengarry Glen Ross, and China Doll over the years.

Throughout the 2000s, he continued to act, with his credits including Christopher Nolan’s Insomnia, People I Know in 2002, HBO’s Angels in America, Michael Radford’s 2004 film adaption of The Merchant of Venice, comedy heist movie Ocean’s Thirteen, biopic You Don’t Know Jack (which was about physician-assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian), documentary drama Wilde Salomé (which he also wrote and directed), Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (alongside Brat Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio), Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, and most recently, Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci (which also starred Lady Gaga and Jared Leto).

He was never married but he has three children. He welcomed a daughter, named Julie Marie (pictured), in 1989 with Jan Tarrant, as well as twins - a son, named Anton James, and daughter, named Olivia Rose - in 2001 with actress Beverly D'Angelo

He was never married but he has three children. He welcomed a daughter, named Julie Marie (pictured), in 1989 with Jan Tarrant, as well as twins – a son, named Anton James, and daughter, named Olivia Rose – in 2001 with actress Beverly D’Angelo

He also dated Argentine actress Lucila Polak (pictured together in 2019) from 2008 to 2018, and was linked to his Godfathers costar Keaton while making the trilogy

He also dated Argentine actress Lucila Polak (pictured together in 2019) from 2008 to 2018, and was linked to his Godfathers costar Keaton while making the trilogy

He earned nine Oscar nominations in total and took home one win, while earning 18 Golden Globe nominations and winning four over his career. 

He was never married but he has three children. He welcomed a daughter, named Julie Marie, in 1989 with acting coach Jan Tarrant, as well as twins – a son, named Anton James, and daughter, named Olivia Rose – in 2001 with actress Beverly D’Angelo.

He also dated Argentine actress Lucila Polak from 2008 to 2018, and was linked to his Godfathers costar Keaton while making the trilogy.

Sonny Corleone played by James Caan 

James Caan played Sonny Corleone in The Godfather. He is pictured in the 1972 movie

James Caan played Sonny Corleone in The Godfather. He is pictured in February

James Caan played Sonny Corleone in The Godfather. He is pictured in the 1972 movie (left) and in February (right)

After The Godfather, he went on to star in 1974 crime drama The Gambler, action comedy Freebie and the Bean, Funny Lady alongside Barbra Steisand (pictured)), and action movies Rollerball and The Killer Elite

After The Godfather, he went on to star in 1974 crime drama The Gambler, action comedy Freebie and the Bean, Funny Lady alongside Barbra Steisand (pictured)), and action movies Rollerball and The Killer Elite 

He took a brief break from acting before returning to the spotlight to star in Eraser, Bulletproof, The Yards (pictured), Dogville, Christmas comedy Elf, NBC series Las Vegas, and Get Smart (opposite Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway)

He took a brief break from acting before returning to the spotlight to star in Eraser, Bulletproof, The Yards, Dogville, Christmas comedy Elf (pictured), NBC series Las Vegas, and Get Smart (opposite Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway)

He took a brief break from acting before returning to the spotlight to star in Eraser, Bulletproof, The Yards (left), Dogville, Christmas comedy Elf (right), NBC series Las Vegas, and Get Smart (opposite Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway) 

Caan was born on March 26, 1940, in the Bronx, New York. After high school, he attended Michigan State University before transferring to Hofstra University. However, he later dropped out after he became interested in acting.

He studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater for five years, and began appearing in Broadway plays throughout the ’60s.

His first on-screen role was in one episode of the show Naked City. He then made appearances in various other TV series, before he landed his first leading part in the 1964 thriller Lady in a Cage.

His other early credits included the racing drama Red Line 7000, Western movie El Dorado, sci-fi flick Countdown, thriller Games, and spy sitcom Get Smart.

He was then cast as Sonny Carleone in The Godfather, and that was just the beginning for him. He went on to star in 1974 crime drama The Gambler, action comedy Freebie and the Bean, Funny Lady (alongside Barbra Steisand), and action movies Rollerball and The Killer Elite.

In the ’80s, the actor suffered from depression over the death of his sister, who passed away from leukemia, and later revealed that he struggled with cocaine addiction.

He took a break from acting after walking off the set of the flick The Holcroft Covenant. He was also in a car accident in 1985, and admitted in a later interview that he almost considered quitting Hollywood for good afterwards.

However, in 1987, he returned to the spotlight when he starred in the war movie Gardens of Stone. 

His most recent movies include The Good Neighbor in 2016, The Red Maple Leaf in 2016, Undercover Grandpa in 2017, and Out of the Blue in 2019. He was also set to star in the upcoming movie Megalopolis before his death. He is seen in 2016

His most recent movies include The Good Neighbor in 2016, The Red Maple Leaf in 2016, Undercover Grandpa in 2017, and Out of the Blue in 2019. He was also set to star in the upcoming movie Megalopolis before his death. He is seen in 2016 

He was married four different times over the years; he wed his first wife, Dee Jay Mathi, in 1961, and together, they welcomed a daughter, named Tara in 1964. They split two years later. The former couple is seen in 1966

He was married four different times over the years; he wed his first wife, Dee Jay Mathi, in 1961, and together, they welcomed a daughter, named Tara in 1964. They split two years later. The former couple is seen in 1966

He then tied the knot with Sheila Marie Ryan in 1976, but they divorced after only a year of marriage. They share one son, named Scott Caan, who was born in 1976 and is now also an actor. They are seen in 1970

He then tied the knot with Sheila Marie Ryan in 1976, but they divorced after only a year of marriage. They share one son, named Scott Caan, who was born in 1976 and is now also an actor. They are seen in 1970 

Caan then married Ingrid Hajek (pictured) in 1990, and was with her for four years. They had one son, named Alexander James Caan, in 1991. He then exchanged vows with Linda Stokes in 1995, and together, they welcomed two sons

Caan then married Ingrid Hajek in 1990, and was with her for four years. They had one son, named Alexander James Caan, in 1991. He then exchanged vows with Linda Stokes (pictured) in 1995, and together, they welcomed two sons

Caan then married Ingrid Hajek (left) in 1990, and was with her for four years. They had one son, named Alexander James Caan, in 1991. He then exchanged vows with Linda Stokes (right) in 1995, and together, they welcomed two sons

Throughout the ’90s and 2000s, he landed a series of other roles, including Eraser with (Arnold Schwazenegger), Bulletproof (alongside Adam Sandler and Damon Wayans), The Yards (which also starred Mark Wahlberg), 2003 drama Dogville, Christmas comedy Elf, NBC series Las Vegas, and Get Smart (opposite Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway).

His most recent movies include The Good Neighbor in 2016, The Red Maple Leaf in 2016, Undercover Grandpa in 2017, and Out of the Blue in 2019. He was also set to star in the upcoming movie Megalopolis before his death.

He was also the chairman of an internet company called Openfilm, which was created to help up-and-coming filmmakers, and practiced martial arts.

He was married four different times over the years; he wed his first wife, Dee Jay Mathi, in 1961, and together, they welcomed a daughter, named Tara in 1964. They split two years later.

He then tied the knot with Sheila Marie Ryan in 1976, but they divorced after only a year of marriage. They share one son, named Scott Caan, who was born in 1976 and is now also an actor.

Caan then married Ingrid Hajek in 1990, and was with her for four years. They had one son, named Alexander James Caan, in 1991. 

He then exchanged vows with Linda Stokes in 1995, and together, they welcomed two sons, named James Arthur Caan and Jacob Nicholas Caan, in 1995 and 1998. However, they divorced in 2017. 

Kay Adams played by Diane Keaton 

Diane Keaton played Kay Adams in The Godfather. She is seen in the 1972 movie

Diane Keaton played Kay Adams in The Godfather. She is seen in 2018

Diane Keaton played Kay Adams in The Godfather. She is seen in the 1972 movie (left) and in 2018 (right)

Keaton did not slow down after The Godfather, starring in several of Allen's movies, including Sleeper, Love and Death (pictured), Manhattan, Annie Hall, and Manhattan Murder Mystery, to name a few

Keaton did not slow down after The Godfather, starring in several of Allen’s movies, including Sleeper, Love and Death (pictured), Manhattan, Annie Hall, and Manhattan Murder Mystery, to name a few

Keaton, 76, was born in Los Angeles, California, on January 5, 1946. After high school, she studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City, before she was cast as an understudy in the Broadway play Hair.

She then landed a role in Woody Allen’s production of Play It Again, Sam, which later earned her a Tony Award nomination.

She starred in her first major movie one year later – Lovers and Other Strangers – before making a few guest appearances in shows like Love, American Style, Night Gallery, and Mannix.

Keaton was then cast as Michael’s wife Kay Adams in The Godfather, which launched a major career for the actress.

She did not slow down afterwards, starring in several of Allen’s movies (Sleeper, Love and Death, Manhattan, Annie Hall, and Manhattan Murder Mystery, to name a few), historical drama Reds (alongside Warren Beatty), spy movie The Little Drummer Girl, Mrs. Soffel, Crimes of the Heart (which also starred Jessica Lange and Sissy Spacek), Father of the Bride (with Steve Martin), The First Wives Club (opposite Bette Midler and Goldie Hawn), and 1996 drama Marvin’s Room.

Her other acting credits include Hanging Up (with Meg Ryan and Lisa Kudrow), rom-com Town & Country, Something’s Gotta Give (alongside Jack Nicholson), 2007 comedy Because I said So, Morning Glory in 2010, The Big Wedding (which also stars Robert De Niro, Susan Sarandon, and Robin Williams), And So It Goes, 5 Flights Up, and HBO series The Young Pope.

Her other acting credits include Father of the Bride (pictured), Hanging Up, Town & Country, Something's Gotta Give, Because I said So, Morning Glory, The Big Wedding, And So It Goes, 5 Flights Up, and HBO series The Young Pope

Her other acting credits include Father of the Bride, Hanging Up, Town & Country, Something's Gotta Give, Because I said So (pictured), Morning Glory, The Big Wedding, And So It Goes, 5 Flights Up, and HBO series The Young Pope

Her other acting credits include Father of the Bride (left), Hanging Up, Town & Country, Something’s Gotta Give, Because I said So (right), Morning Glory, The Big Wedding, And So It Goes, 5 Flights Up, and HBO series The Young Pope

Keaton (pictured in 2019) also tried her hand at directing and dabbled with photography. On top of all that, the actress is also an established real estate developer and has bought, revamped, and resold numerous homes

Keaton (pictured in 2019) also tried her hand at directing and dabbled with photography. On top of all that, the actress is also an established real estate developer and has bought, revamped, and resold numerous homes

She has been romantically linked to many well-known stars over the years, including Allen, Beatty, and Pacino. She was never married and has two adopted children - a daughter, named Dexter, and a son, named Duke. She is seen with her kids in 2018

She has been romantically linked to many well-known stars over the years, including Allen, Beatty, and Pacino. She was never married and has two adopted children – a daughter, named Dexter, and a son, named Duke. She is seen with her kids in 2018

Keaton has garnered four Academy Award nominations (winning one of them), two Emmy nominations, and nine Golden Globe nominations (two of which she won) for her work. 

She also had a brief singing career and tried her hand at directing. She also dabbled with photography, briefly working as a photographer for Rolling Stone, and selling a photo book called Reservations in 1980. 

On top of all that, the actress is also an established real estate developer and has bought, revamped, and resold numerous homes in the Southern California area. She penned a memoir, called Then Again, in 2011.

She has been romantically linked to many well-known stars over the years, including Allen, Beatty, and Pacino. She was never married and has two adopted children – a daughter, named Dexter White, and a son, named Duke Keaton.

Peter Clemenza played by Richard Castellano

Richard Castellano played Peter Clemenza in The Godfather. He is seen in the 1972 movie

Richard Castellano played Peter Clemenza in The Godfather. He is seen in the 1972 movie

His other roles included the comedy show The Super (pictured), CBS sitcom Joe and Sons, TV movie Incident on a Dark Street, crime drama Night of the Juggler, miniseries The Gangster Chronicles, and Dear Mr. Wonderful in 1982

His other roles included the comedy show The Super (pictured), CBS sitcom Joe and Sons, TV movie Incident on a Dark Street, crime drama Night of the Juggler, miniseries The Gangster Chronicles, and Dear Mr. Wonderful in 1982

Richard Castellano hails from Queens, New York, and was born on September 4, 1933. He first started acting in the ’60s when he appeared as an extra in the movies Love with the Proper Stranger and Three Rooms in Manhattan.

He was propelled into the spotlight when he landed a role in the rom-com Lovers and Other Strangers in 1970. He then went on to play Peter Clamenza, Sonny’s godfather, in The Godfather; he famously delivered the well-known line in the flick, ‘Leave the gun, take the cannoli.’

His other roles included the comedy show The Super, CBS sitcom Joe and Sons, TV movie Incident on a Dark Street, crime drama Night of the Juggler, miniseries The Gangster Chronicles, and Dear Mr. Wonderful in 1982.

He died from a heart attack in 1988 at age 55. 

Tom Hagen played by Robert Duvall 

Robert Duvall played Tom Hagen in The Godfather. He is seen in the 1972 movie

Robert Duvall played Tom Hagen in The Godfather. He is seen in 2019

Robert Duvall played Tom Hagen in The Godfather. He is seen in the 1972 movie (left) and in 2019 (right)

Throughout the '60s and early '70s, Duvall famously played Roo Radley in the 1962 movie To Kill a Mockingbird, as well as Major Frank Burns in M*A*S*H. He also starred in The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (pictured)

Throughout the ’60s and early ’70s, Duvall famously played Roo Radley in the 1962 movie To Kill a Mockingbird, as well as Major Frank Burns in M*A*S*H. He also starred in The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (pictured)

He also acted in movies like 1988's Colors alongside Sean Penn (pictured) and 2007's We own the night alongside Mark Wahlberg

He also acted in movies like 1988's Colors alongside Sean Penn and 2007's We own the night alongside Mark Wahlberg (pictured)

He also acted in movies like 1988’s Colors alongside Sean Penn (left) and 2007’s We own the night alongside Mark Wahlberg (right)

Duvall was born in 1921 in San Diego, California, however, he grew up in Annapolis, Maryland. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama from Principia College in 1953.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1954. In 1955, he attended the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City, where he became friends with Dustin Hoffman, Gene Hackman, and Caan. 

Before becoming an actor, he worked odd jobs like a cashier at Macys, a mail sorter at a local post office, and a truck driver.

He began his acting career on the stage, appearing in numerous plays through the theater group Gateway Playhouse. He then made his Broadway debut in 1966 in the play Wait Until Dark. 

Throughout the ’60s, he made many guest appearances in TV shows like Naked City, The Untouchables, Route 66, The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, and more. 

As for movies, he famously played Roo Radley in the 1962 movie To Kill a Mockingbird, as well as Major Frank Burns in M*A*S*H.

He then went on to star as Tom Hagen in The Godfather, which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He also had supporting roles in the 1976 movie The Eagle Has Landed and The Seven-Per-Cent Solution.

In 1979, he starred in Apocalypse Now (alongside his former Godfathers costar Brando) – which landed him another Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He also won both a BAFTA Award and Golden Globe Award for the role.

He also starred The Great Santini (which garnered him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role), The Apostle (which he also wrote and directed), Four Christmases (pictured) and others

He also starred The Great Santini (which garnered him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role), The Apostle (which he also wrote and directed), Four Christmases (pictured) and others

He was married to Barbara Benjamin (pictured in 1973), whom he met on set of To Kill a Mockingbird, from 1964 to 1975. He then wed Gail Youngs in 1982, but they split after for years together

He was married to Barbara Benjamin, whom he met on set of To Kill a Mockingbird, from 1964 to 1975. He then wed Gail Youngs (pictured in 1983) in 1982, but they split after for years together

He was married to Barbara Benjamin (left in 1973), whom he met on set of To Kill a Mockingbird, from 1964 to 1975. He then wed Gail Youngs (right in 1983) in 1982, but they split after for years together

His third marriage was to Sharon Brophy (pictured together in 1989), a dancer, from 1991 to 1995. He got married for a fourth time in 2005 to Luciana Pedraza, and they are still together now

His third marriage was to Sharon Brophy (pictured together in 1989), a dancer, from 1991 to 1995. He got married for a fourth time in 2005 to Luciana Pedraza, and they are still together now

He then went on to star in Network, The Great Santini (which garnered him another Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role), sports movie The Natural, Dennis Hopper’s Colors (where he won an Oscar for Best Actor), The Apostle (which he also wrote and directed, earning him a few more Oscar nominations), Something to Talk About (which also starred Julia Roberts and Dennis Quaid), The Judge (alongside Robert Downy Jr.), and more.

As for his biggest TV roles, he won a Golden Globe Award for his portrayal of Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin in the 1992 television film Stalin. He was nominated for an Emmy in 1997 The Man Who Captured Eichmann, and in 2006, he won an Emmy for his role in the Western miniseries Broken Trail. 

In 2005, Duvall was awarded a National Medal of Arts by President George W. Bush at the White House. In 2015, at age 84, he became the oldest actor ever nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film The Judge.

He was married to Barbara Benjamin, whom he met on set of To Kill a Mockingbird, from 1964 to 1975. He then wed Gail Youngs in 1982, but they split after for years together. His third marriage was to Sharon Brophy, a dancer, from 1991 to 1995. 

He got married for a fourth time in 2005 to Luciana Pedraza. They are still together now, and they founded the Robert Duvall Children’s Fund in an attempt to assist families in Northern Argentina through renovations of homes, schools, and medical facilities.

Captain McCluskey played by Sterling Hayden

Sterling Hayden played Captain McCluskey in The Godfather. He is pictured in 1980

Sterling Hayden played Captain McCluskey in The Godfather. He is pictured in 1980

After The Godfather, he landed roles in The Starlost, Banacek, King of the Gypsies, Winter Kills, The Outsider (pictured), comedy 9 to 5 (which also starred Jade Fonda and Dolly Parton), and the miniseries Blue and the Gray

After The Godfather, he landed roles in The Starlost, Banacek, King of the Gypsies, Winter Kills, The Outsider (pictured), comedy 9 to 5 (which also starred Jade Fonda and Dolly Parton), and the miniseries Blue and the Gray

Sterling Hayden was born on March 26, 1916, in Upper Montclair, New Jersey. When he was young, he dropped out of school to work on a boat.

He got into acting by chance, after a photo of him ran on the cover a magazine promoting an annual fisherman’s race and caught the eye of Paramount Pictures.

Paramount helped him land his first role in 1941 – in the flick Virginia, alongside his future wife Madeleine Carroll. However, after starring in just two movies, he decided to quit Hollywood to return to sailing.

He then fought in World War II, and after returning from the war, he decided he wanted to get back into acting, stating in an interview, per the Los Angeles Times, ‘I feel a real obligation to make this a better country – and I believe the movies are the place to do it.’

Hayden starred in a series of movies including the thriller The Asphalt Jungle, The Star (alongside Bette Davis), Western movie Flaming Feather, and heist movie The Killing, among others.

He then took another break from acting to return to the sea, where he wrote an autobiography, called Wanderer, before returning to Hollywood once again in 1964.

After starring as corrupt police captain McCluskey in The Godfather, he landed roles in the sci-fi show The Starlost, the detective series Banacek, 1978 flick King of the Gypsies, black comedy Winter Kills, 1980 thriller The Outsider, comedy 9 to 5 (which also starred Jade Fonda and Dolly Parton), and the miniseries Blue and the Gray.

He was arrested in 1981, after he was caught with hashish at the Toronto International Airport. 

He was married three times, first to Caroll from 1942 to 1946, then to Betty Ann de Noon from 1947 to 1958, and finally, to Catherine Devine McConnell from 1960 to 1986.

He had four children from his second marriage and two children from his third. He died of pancreatic cancer in 1986 at age 70. 

Jack Woltz played by John Marley

John Marley played Jack Wotlz in The Godfather. He is seen in the 1972 movie

John Marley played Jack Wotlz in The Godfather. He is seen in the 1972 movie

He appeared in more than 200 movies and TV shows over his 45-year career, and acted in numerous Broadway plays, including Sing Till Tomorrow in 1953 and The Investigation in 1966. He is seen in The Godfather

He appeared in more than 200 movies and TV shows over his 45-year career, and acted in numerous Broadway plays, including Sing Till Tomorrow in 1953 and The Investigation in 1966. He is seen in The Godfather

John Marley was born in Harlem, New York, on October 17, 1907. He briefly attended the City College of New York before dropping out to pursue a career in acting. He also served in the Army during World War II. 

He appeared in more than 200 movies and TV shows over his 45-year career, and acted in numerous Broadway plays, including Sing Till Tomorrow in 1953, The Strong Are Lonely in 1953, and The Investigation in 1966.

Aside from playing Jack Woltz in The Godfather, his other big roles included The Mob, sports movie The Joe Louis Story, crime film Pay or Die, 1963 drama A Child Is Waiting, war flick In Enemy Country, romantic drama Love Story (which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor), thriller Blade, 1977 horror movie The Car, action comedy Hooper, sci-fi flick Threshold, and comedy Utilities, to name some.

He was married twice, first to a woman named Stanja Lowe from 1951 to 1971, and then, to a woman named Sandra Marley from 1975 up until his death in 1984. He died at age 76 after receiving open heart surgery. 

Don Barzini played by Richard Conte

Richard Conte played Don Barzini in The Godfather. He is pictured at the premiere in 1972

Richard Conte played Don Barzini in The Godfather. He is pictured at the premiere in 1972

Richard Conte grew up in Jersey City, New Jersey, and was born on March 24, 1910. After graduating high school, he worked as a truck driver, messenger, shoe salesman, and singing waiter before he became an actor.

He got involved in theater after he was discovered by actors Elia Kazan and John Garfield while he was working as a performing waiter at a resort, and eventually earned a scholarship to the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City. 

He began his career on Broadway in 1939 when he starred in My Heart’s in the Highlands. He acted in a few other plays before he paused to join the Army during World War II, but was discharged because of eye problems.

He then signed a deal with 20th Century Fox and starred in his first movie, Guadalcanal Diary, in 1943. His other credits throughout the ’40s and ’50s included war movie The Purple Heart, A Walk in the Sun in 1945, crime movie The Spider, House of Strangers, Western film The Raiders, and adventure movie Desert Legion.

He continued to act through the ’60s, starring in The Twilight Zone, Ocean’s 11 (alongside Frank Sinatra), Alfred Hithcock Presents, ABC drama Bus Stop, crime drama The Untouchables, and Hotel in 1967, among others.

His most known role was as Don Barzini, the crime boss of a rival family, in The Godfather. He then went on to land parts in a series of other mobster movies including Murder Inferno, The Big Family, No way Out, Shoot First, Die Later, and Violent Rome.

He married actress Ruth Storey in 1943, and together, they adopted a son named Mark Conte. They divorced in 1963, after 20 years of marriage. He then wed Shirlee Garner in 1973.

The actor suffered from a massive stroke and heart attack in 1975, but he died 12 days later in the hospital, at age 65. 

Virgil Sollozzo played Al Lettieri

Al Lettieri played Virgil Sollozzo in The Godfather. He is seen in the 1972 movie

Al Lettieri played Virgil Sollozzo in The Godfather. He is seen in the 1972 movie

Afterwards, he went on to star in Flatfoot in Hong Kong (pictured), Pulp, The Getaway, The Don Is Dead, The Deadly Trackers, Mr. Majestyk, Go Gorilla Go, and House of Pleasure for Women. He passed away from a heart attack in 1975

Afterwards, he went on to star in Flatfoot in Hong Kong (pictured), Pulp, The Getaway, The Don Is Dead, The Deadly Trackers, Mr. Majestyk, Go Gorilla Go, and House of Pleasure for Women. He passed away from a heart attack in 1975

Al Lettieri is from New York City, and was born on February 24, 1928. His early roles included the TV movie The Hanged Man, 1965 horror flick Dark Intruder, comedy movie The Bobo, and The Night of the Following Day (which also starred Brando).

He was then cast as Virgil Sollozzo in The Godfather. Afterwards, he went on to star in the British comedy thriller Pulp, the action movie The Getaway, 1973 crime flick The Don Is Dead, Western The Deadly Trackers, Mr. Majestyk, Go Gorilla Go, and 1976’s House of Pleasure for Women. He also wrote the screenplay for the 1971 movie adaption of Villain.

He passed away from a heart attack in 1975 when he was 47 years old. 

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