The Godfather movies today are classics. They were the standard by how all other pictures in the 1970’s should be measured. Marlon Brando was a living legend by the time the Godfather movies were made, but he had become somewhat of an enigma in Hollywood by this time. What he gave as Vito Corleone was almost cinematic perfection and he also gave us probably one of the most famous lines in Cinematic history… “I’ll give him an offer he can’t refuse”When his face came onto the screen in Godfather, you knew immediately this would be an Oscar winning performance. He didn’t disappoint.
However, he did disappoint at the Award ceremony when he was announced that The Godfather, wins the Oscar for best actor in his role as Don Vito Corleone, and refuses to accept his Academy Award.
Brando takes the opportunity to protest cinematic abuse of Native Americans. Spokeswoman Sacheen Littlefeather [a beautiful Apache woman with piercing dark eyes] appeared at the ceremony to read Brando’s statement.