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Al Pacino turns 76: Remembering 20 epic lines from his iconic role in the Godfather

April 25, 2016

The American actor, filmmaker and screenwriter, Al Pacino turns 76 today. He is timeless in his prolific film and stage career ruling over Hollywood for almost half a century. We wish him many happy returns of the day. On this birthday of his, we at Creative Lichens reintroduce Pacino as Michael Corleone to you! Remembering one of his most iconic roles in the Godfather as Michael, here are timeless 20 epic lines from his dialogues.

  1. “Just when I thought that I was out they pull me back in.”
  2. “Don’t tell me you’re innocent. Because it insults my intelligence and makes me very angry.”
  3. “Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgment.”
  4. “There are many things my father taught me here in this room. He taught me: keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.”
  5. “I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart!”
  6. “Get him a drink. Don’t be afraid, Carlo. Come on, you think I’d make my sister a widow? I’m godfather to your son.”
  7. “Ah, that little farce you played with my sister. You think that would fool a Corleone?”
  8. “All right. This one time I’ll let you ask me about my affairs.”
  9. “He knows how grateful you are. That’s why he’d like to ask a favour.”
  10. “I’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse.”
  11. “Luca Brasi held a gun to his head, and my father assured him that either his brains or his signature would be on the contract.”
  12. “Barzini is dead. So is Phillip Tattaglia. Moe Greene. Stracci. Cuneo. Today I settled all family business so don’t tell me that you’re innocent. Admit what you did.”
  13. “Fredo, you’re my older brother, and I love you. But don’t ever take sides with anyone against the Family again. Ever.”
  14. “…and if I ever need any guidance, which’s a better consiglieri than my father?”
  15. “It’s not personal, Sonny. It’s strictly business.”
  16. “I saw a strange thing today. Some rebels were being arrested. One of them pulled the pin on a grenade. He took himself and the captain of the command with him. Now, soldiers are paid to fight; the rebels aren’t.”
  17. “If anything in this life is certain, if history has taught us anything, it is that you can kill anyone.”
  18. “We’re both part of the same hypocrisy, senator, but never think it applies to my family.”
  19. “I trust these men with my life, Senator. To ask them to leave would be an insult.”
  20. “I’m here, Pop. I’ll take care of you now. I’m with you now. I’m with you.”

We love you to the moon and back, Pacino. Happy birthday to you, have a bombastic one!

-By Saneya Arif

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