Vito Corleone

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Vito Andolini Corleone is a fictional character in Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather and in the first two of Francis Ford Coppola's film trilogy.wikipedia
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The Godfather (film series)

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Vito Andolini Corleone is a fictional character in Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather and in the first two of Francis Ford Coppola's film trilogy.
The films follow the trials of the Italian American mafia Corleone family whose patriarch, Vito Corleone, rises to be a major figure in American organized crime.

The Godfather (novel)

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Vito Andolini Corleone is a fictional character in Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather and in the first two of Francis Ford Coppola's film trilogy.
Originally published in 1969 by G. P. Putnam's Sons, the novel details the story of a fictional Mafia family in New York City (and Long Beach, New York), headed by Vito Corleone.

Marlon Brando

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He is portrayed by Marlon Brando in The Godfather and then, as a young man, by Robert De Niro in The Godfather Part II.
After ten years of underachieving, he agreed to do a screen test for the role of Vito Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather (1972).

Robert De Niro

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He is portrayed by Marlon Brando in The Godfather and then, as a young man, by Robert De Niro in The Godfather Part II.
De Niro was cast as the young Vito Corleone in the 1974 film The Godfather Part II, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Michael Corleone

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Upon his death, Michael, his youngest son, succeeds him as the don of the Corleone crime family.
Michael is the youngest son of Vito Corleone, a Sicilian immigrant who builds a Mafia empire.

Fredo Corleone

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He has two other sons, Santino ("Sonny") and Frederico ("Fredo"), and one daughter Constanzia ("Connie").
He is the second son of the mafia don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro).

Corleone family

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Upon his death, Michael, his youngest son, succeeds him as the don of the Corleone crime family.
The Corleone crime family traces its roots to 1920, when Vito Corleone assassinated Little Italy's padrone, Don Fanucci, and took over Fanucci's territory along with fellow criminals Genco Abbandando, Peter Clemenza and Salvatore Tessio.

Francis Ford Coppola

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Vito Andolini Corleone is a fictional character in Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather and in the first two of Francis Ford Coppola's film trilogy.
There was disagreement between Paramount and Coppola on the issue of casting; Coppola stuck to his plan of casting Marlon Brando as Vito Corleone, though Paramount wanted either Ernest Borgnine or Danny Thomas.

Tom Hagen

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Vito informally adopts Sonny's friend, Tom Hagen, who becomes his lawyer and consigliere.
Hagen is the informally adopted son of the mafiaboss Don Vito Corleone.

Corleone

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Vito Andolini's story starts in Corleone, Sicily, in the Kingdom of Italy.
It is also the birthplace of several fictional characters in Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather, including the eponymous Vito (Andolini) Corleone.

Connie Corleone

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He has two other sons, Santino ("Sonny") and Frederico ("Fredo"), and one daughter Constanzia ("Connie").
Born in 1925, Connie is the youngest child and only daughter of Mafia don Vito Corleone and his wife Carmela.

The Godfather Part II

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He is portrayed by Marlon Brando in The Godfather and then, as a young man, by Robert De Niro in The Godfather Part II.
Partially based on Puzo's 1969 novel The Godfather, the film is both sequel and prequel to The Godfather, presenting parallel dramas: one picks up the 1958 story of Michael Corleone (Pacino), the new Don of the Corleone crime family, protecting the family business in the aftermath of an attempt on his life; the prequel covers the journey of his father, Vito Corleone (De Niro), from his Sicilian childhood to the founding of his family enterprise in New York City.

Carmela Corleone

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At the same time Vito has his personal family; his wife, Carmela, four sons (one adopted) and a daughter.
Carmela Corleone (1897–1959) a fictional character in Mario Puzo's The Godfather, is the wife of Don Vito Corleone.

Peter Clemenza

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In 1920, Vito is befriended by Peter Clemenza and Salvatore Tessio, who teaches him how to survive by fencing stolen dresses and performing favors in return for loyalty.
Born near Trapani, Sicily, Peter Clemenza is one of Don Vito Corleone's caporegimes and oldest friends, as well as the godfather of his eldest son, Sonny.

The Godfather

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He is portrayed by Marlon Brando in The Godfather and then, as a young man, by Robert De Niro in The Godfather Part II.
The story, spanning 1945 to 1955, chronicles the family under the patriarch Vito Corleone (Brando), focusing on the transformation of Michael Corleone (Pacino) from reluctant family outsider to ruthless mafia boss.

Salvatore Tessio

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In 1920, Vito is befriended by Peter Clemenza and Salvatore Tessio, who teaches him how to survive by fencing stolen dresses and performing favors in return for loyalty.
Tessio and friends Peter Clemenza and Vito Corleone begin their criminal careers as low-level hoodlums in the New York City neighborhood of Little Italy in Manhattan; he and Clemenza help Vito commit his first crime, stealing an expensive rug.

Don Fanucci

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Vito earns an honest living at the Abbandandos' grocery store, but the elder Abbandando is forced to fire him when Don Fanucci, a blackhander and the local neighborhood padrone, demands that the grocery hire his nephew.
Vito Corleone (Robert De Niro) witnesses Fanucci threatening to disfigure a young girl when her father refuses to pay him, and almost intervenes but is stopped by his friend, Genco Abbandando, who tells him who Fanucci really is.

Kay Adams-Corleone

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Michael marries his longtime girlfriend Kay Adams, and Vito semi-retires, making Michael the operating head of the family—something Vito had never wanted for his most beloved son.
She is also the longtime girlfriend and eventual second wife of Michael Corleone (Al Pacino), the youngest son of Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando), the head of the Corleone crime family.

The Godfather Returns

Vito appears in both The Godfather Returns, Mark Winegardner's 2004 sequel to Puzo's novel and The Family Corleone, a 2012 novel by Ed Falco.
As the original novel covered the years 1945 to 1955, and included significant backstory on Don Vito Corleone's life, Returns covers the years 1955 to 1962, and includes significant backstory on Michael Corleone's life prior to the first novel.

Anthony Corleone

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Shortly afterwards, on July 29, 1955, Vito dies of a heart attack in his garden while playing with his grandson, Michael's son Anthony.
Anthony has a small role in the first film; his only scene of consequence is when he witnesses the death of his grandfather, Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando), who dies while playing with him in the garden.

Morgana King

She began her acting career in The Godfather, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, as Carmela Corleone, wife of Don Vito Corleone.

Carlo Rizzi (The Godfather)

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Tessio and Connie's abusive husband, Carlo Rizzi, are also murdered for conspiring with Barzini.
He befriends Sonny Corleone and in 1941, he meets Sonny's sister Connie at a surprise birthday party for their father Vito Corleone.

The Family Corleone

Vito appears in both The Godfather Returns, Mark Winegardner's 2004 sequel to Puzo's novel and The Family Corleone, a 2012 novel by Ed Falco.
The novel, set in the Great Depression, at the end of prohibition, tells of how Vito Corleone consolidated his power to become the most powerful Don in New York City.

The Freshman (1990 film)

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The character has also had a major influence on entertainment, most notably: the movie The Freshman, where Marlon Brando's character is a parody of Vito Corleone; the Only Fools and Horses episode "Miami Twice", where the primary antagonist is Don Vincenzo "Vinny the Chain" Ochetti, another parody of Vito Corleone.
The Freshman is a 1990 American crime comedy film starring Marlon Brando and Matthew Broderick, in which Brando parodies his portrayal of Vito Corleone in The Godfather.

Vincent Corleone

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Coppola has said that Vincent is, roughly speaking, an amalgamation of the five Corleone family males, having Vito's cunning, Michael's ruthlessness, Fredo's sensitivity, Sonny's fiery temper and Tom Hagen's absolute loyalty.