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‘The Godfather’ 43 Years Later

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Marlon Brando

His Character: Don Vito Corleone

Corleone is a Sicilian immigrant who moves to New York, where he uses an olive oil importing business as a front for his organized crime syndicate that soon blossoms into one of the most powerful crime families in the country.

Life Beyond 'The Godfather':

Named by Time magazine as one of its 100 Persons of the Century in 1999, Brando looms as a giant in the world of cinema. Director Martin Scorsese characterized him as "the marker. There's 'before Brando' and 'after Brando,'" while Jack Nicholson once said, "When Marlon dies, everybody moves up one." Brando died of respiratory failure in 2004 at the age of 80.-XFINITY Entertainment Staff

(Photos: AP Photo/Paramount Pictures; Frank Micelotta, Getty Images)

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