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Godfather Dopplegangers

May 22, 2006   

We watched Godfather last night. I had seen it before about 10 years ago and I recall it being incredible. Luckily, I had forgotten enough of it that it felt like watching it for the first time again. It was great.

The level of acting talent involved with the movie was incredible. However, sometimes it was distracting because I kept thinking of more contemporary/younger/random other actors & actresses that resembled the actors/actresses in the movie.

Disclaimer: These are not original comparisons and I know that people have made them countless times in the past (with one notable exception).

For example, seeing Al Pacino at that age reminded me of Andy Garcia. Of course, it’s really that Andy Garcia reminds me of Al Pacino, but you get the idea that I kept thinking of the wrong people as I was watching it. The woman who played Connie (the Corleon daughter whose wedding is taking place at the beginning of the movie) reminds me of Annabella Sciorra. The one that Seppo felt was insane was my thinking that Robert Duvall‘s character reminded me of a taller Peter MacNicol‘s John Cage. Heh. There were more, but they were less interesting. *cough*

Now that I have mentioned movies and dopplegangers in the same breath, I have virtually guaranteed that A_B will comment on this, possibly on the fact I’m comparing these great actors with lesser actors. *waits* 😀

For the record, there is no real comparison to be made, acting-skill-wise. These people were incredible.

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6 Comments
Seppo
May 22, 2006 at 6:20 pm

Personally, Al Pacino at that age reminded me more of Matthew Broderick. Something about the eyes.

hapacheese
May 22, 2006 at 6:33 pm

Actually, I went back and watched Dragonslayer about a year ago only to be surprised that not only did the main character *look* like Peter MacNicol, it *was* Peter MacNicol.

Becky in Oakland
May 22, 2006 at 8:09 pm

I’ll never be able to think of Peter MacNicol as anyone other than the guy who tended to Vigo in Ghostbusters II.

A_B
May 23, 2006 at 12:11 am

You are comparing great actors with lesser actors.

A_B
May 23, 2006 at 12:17 am

“However, sometimes it was distracting because I kept thinking of more contemporary/younger/random other actors & actresses that resembled the actors/actresses in the movie.”

Interesting …

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Andre Alforque
May 23, 2006 at 9:11 am

I’ve never watched The Godfather start to finish. What is it: some kind of gangster movie?

It’s interesting that actors these days act like other actors from years past. Like when I watched “The Producers” in Los Angeles: Jason Alexander was playing Nathan Lane playing Max Bialystock. Why can’t actors these days just claim something as their own? Oh, wait: they can’t act!

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