His manner, his style, his delivery of his lines, even his eyes were Michael Corleone. Even though he never won an Academy Award for his portrayl of Michael Corleone, this would be the role he would be best known for. He did finally win an acting Oscar in 1993 for his role in Scent of a Women. Many felt that this Oscar was given for his enduring career. No other actor, except for Marlon Brando was more aligned to a role than Al Pacino.
#1 ~ Al Pacino in The Godfather Films
I know the third Godfather was not released until 1990, but in 1972 & 1974 two of the greatest movies to ever grace the screen were released into cinematic history. Mario Puzo’s The Godfather made cinema history while Al Pacino became the ultimate gangster and Michael Corleone became a household name.