Category: The Godfather

Marlon Brando was the last person to reject an Oscar award. It was the 1973 Best Actor Oscar for his role in The Godfather. He did it to protest the film industry’s poor treatment of Native Americans. When a young Native American woman gave her speech in Brando’s place, part of the crowd booed.

The actor who played Luca Brasi in the Godfather was actually a member of the Colombo crime family sent to monitor the set. Coppola cast him, but due to his nerves, he kept making mistakes and repeating his lines to himself. This was then incorporated into the film as a character trait.