It was later explained that one reason for the estragment was that Tony had admired the Cuban gangsters, who often partnered with the American Mafia.
As the Mafia built big casinos in Havana, making it the "Latin Las Vegas" and their attire and lifestyles were flashy, Tony wished to become like them.
He achieved international acclaim and recognition for his breakthrough role as Michael Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather (1972).
He received his first Oscar nomination and would reprise the role in the equally successful sequels The Godfather Part II (1974) and The Godfather Part III (1990).
Tony is impatient and wants it all however, including Frank's empire and his mistress Elvira Hancock.While Tony's father had a good relation with his kids, he did not have an ideal relationship as a husband and head of the household. [chuckles] Manny: I mean, look at the way he dresses, man. One day Tony's father abandoned his family, so Mrs. However, Tony proves somewhat a copycat of his father, abandoning them 5 years prior to the events of the film. Pacino's performance as Michael Corleone is now regarded as one of the greatest screen performances in film history.Pacino received his first Best Actor Oscar nomination for Serpico (1973); he was also nominated for The Godfather Part II, Dog Day Afternoon (1975) and ...