Francis Ford Coppola, Al Pacino, and Robert De Niro came together at the Oscars for the 50th anniversary of the legendary film.
The 94th Academy Awards paid tribute to “The Godfather”, which recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of its release.
The film’s director, Francis Ford Coppola, and star Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, who starred in “The Godfather Part II” in 1974, took the stage together at the Oscars and thanked the “legends” who contributed to the film.
Following the introduction of Sean “Diddy” Combs, Coppola, 82, Pacino, 81, and DeNiro, 78, walked together on stage and received a standing ovation from the attendees.
For Francis Ford Coppola, DeNiro, and Pacino, “I feel like moments like this need to be intimate and brief, and I’m so grateful that my wonderful friends came here to help me celebrate with you. 50 years ago we really started this project with the most extraordinary collaborators, many of them legends and so many. I can’t list them all, but you know them all well.”
“So I’ll only thank two people from the bottom of my heart,” Coppola continued, thanking Mario Puzo, author of The Godfather, and Robert Evans, the film’s late producer. Coppola ended his speech by thanking him and saying, “Long live Ukraine.”