Al Pacino traces his ancestry to the actual town of Corleone in Sicily

Jul 06, 2017 2079

BY: Goran Blazeski

Both in reality and fiction the small Sicilian town of Corleone, 37 miles from Palermo, has gained notoriety over the years as a Mafia stronghold. Most people have heard about the town of Corleone, thanks to Mario Puzo’s book The Godfather and Francis Ford Coppola’s classic Godfather trilogy.

Some of the most notorious real-life mafia bosses, including Bernardo Provenzano, Jack Dragna, and Luciano Leggio, have come from Corleone. But its most famous citizen is the fictional character of Vito Corleone, portrayed by Marlon Brando in the film many consider a masterpiece: The Godfather, and Robert De Niro as a young man in Godfather II.

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