Fact: The Staten Island, New York mansion that doubled as the Corleone family home in The Godfather is on the market. The sprawling pad, where Marlon Brando's Don Corleone died after suffering a heart attack in the 1972 film, is for sale at $2.89 million (Gbp1.9 million). The pad, which boasts an exercise room and game room with pub, was also used as a backdrop for the lavish wedding of Talia Shire's character Connie Corleone.
Fact: A famous Roman cafe which has featured in films like The Godfather: Part Ii and To Rome With Love has been saved from closure. The owners of the Antico Caffe della Pace, near the city's Piazza Navona, faced the prospect of shutting their doors for good earlier this month (Mar14) as landlords announced plans to turn the site into a hotel. However, the media attention garnered by the news has since prompted Italian officials from the Pontifical Teutonic Institute to recognise the diner as a historic landmark and allow it to stay open.
Fact: The Los Angeles mansion where scenes from The Godfather were filmed has been put on the market for a whopping $95 million (£59.4 million). The 29-bedroom estate boasts a nightclub, movie theatre and 40 bathrooms and was previously owned by media mogul William Randolph Hearst. Former U.S. President John F. Kennedy and Jackie Onassis honeymooned at the property back in 1953.
Quote: "I think in the city here it was overrated." The Godfather star Robert Duvall was surprised by how tame Hurricane Irene was when it swept through New York over the weekend (27-28Aug11) after Mayor Michael Bloomberg issued evacuation orders for 270,000 residents of the city as a safety precaution.
Quote: "They're f***ing nuts. You have to either accept that or you do like me: You get married four times. I think after you get divorced twice it should be like driving - you lose your licence." The Godfather actor James Caan is wary of women after his recent split from fourth wife, LINDA STOKES.
Quote: "I had been so conditioned to think the film was bad - too long, too dark, too boring - I didn't think it would have any success." Director Francis Ford Coppola is baffled his 1972 mafia film The Godfather became a classic.
Quote: "I move on when I see myself. A lot of those pictures I saw a lot when I was making them. But The Godfather has such a good story." Al Pacino will only watch himself playing MICHAEL CORLEONE in the 1972 classic.
Fact: California DJ SKEE has remixed JAY-Z'z new AMERICAN GANGSTER album with music from cult film The Godfather. The project is called AMERICAN GODFATHER.
Quote: "It's like three kids with the enthusiasm of how wonderful and magical cinema is; how you can never learn enough and how every time you make a film you learn more. I am struck with the childlike enthusiasm we all have when we discuss the possibilities of what can be done with film." The Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola on his dinner dates with George Lucas and STEVEN SPIELBERG.
Quote: "People think that if you're a well-known filmmaker you can make any film you want. But nobody can do that except maybe Steven Spielberg." The Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola still has difficulties getting his dream projects funded.
Fact: France's Montpellier Opera will honour film-maker Francis Ford Coppola on a specially designated day sharing the director's name. On 19 July (07) the opera house will stage orchestral renditions of popular musical favourites from The Godfather and Apocalypse Now.
Quote: "Those people are terrific on that... This is the way these people are. It might be better than The Godfather." Movie icon Robert Duvall, who played concigliere TOM HAGEN in The Godfathers I and II, is a big fan of TV mobster series The Sopranos.
Quote: <p>"I think, in a sense, it killed the career that he wanted. I think he envisioned more like a Woody Allen career. He wanted to do his own film and The Godfather got in the way." James Caan insists his pal and The Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola's career was ruined by his 1972 gangster epic. </p>