Some of the main cast members of "The Godfather" include Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall and James Caan. Other cast members include John Cazale, Talia Shire and Abe Vigoda. Richard S. Castellano and Diane Keaton also star in the movie.
The plot of "The Godfather" focuses on the Corleone crime family, controlled by patriarch Vito Corleone, played Marlon Brando. The film chronicles the ascension to power of Vito's youngest son, Michael, played by Al Pacino. James Caan plays Vitos oldest son, the hot-headed Sonny, and John Cazale plays his second son, the timid Fredo. Robert Duvall plays Tom Hagen, the adopted son of the Corleone family. Vito also has a daughter, Connie, played by Talia Shire. Gianni Russo plays Connie's husband, Carlo. Diane Keaton plays Kay Adams, the love interest and eventual wife of Michael.
Other cast members of "The Godfather" include Sterling Hayden, who plays the corrupt police captain McClusky, and Abe Vigoda, who plays Tessio. Richard S. Castellano plays Clemenza, a friend of Vito and an associate of the Corleone crime family. Many of the film's cast members, including Pacino, Keaton and Shire, appear in "The Godfather: Part II" and "The Godfather: Part III," sequels to the film.