Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather has become popular for bringing legends like Al Pacino to the spotlight and each and every actor succeeded in their roles, making their characters icons in the movie landscape that has permitted them to stay relevant almost 50 years later.
While Vito and Michael are remembered the most for being the series protagonists, Sonny has stayed notable because of him bringing a distinct mixture of comedy, action, and emotion to the story, all thanks to the amazing acting of the great James Caan.
Sonny Corleone Always Looked To His Father
“So? What’s Your Answer Gonna Be, Pop?”
The people who watch the movie first time would expect it to building up to show Sonny as being resentful for having to listen Vito’s every command, except it turned out he generally had just love and regard for his dad.
Not once did Sonny at any point talk back to Vito and would scold without argument. Here, one could see that Sonny truly wanted the narcotics deal but kept himself calm and asked his dad for the go-ahead. It demonstrated how Vito’s word would always be final for Sonny.
Sonny Corleone Prepares For War
“We’re Going To The Mattresses!”
This Sonny Corleone quote from The Godfather has been made popular in pop culture in a kind of sarcastic sense as it’s used when somebody needs to look tough however doesn’t exactly manage to come across that way. In any case, Sonny seemed like a total badass when he uttered it.
Never Let It Be Said That Sonny Corleone Did Not Love His Family
“Mike, Let Me Look At You…You’re Beautiful, Beautiful. You’re Gorgeous.”
Sonny had some sort of hidden respect for Michael from the beginning, albeit the latter had never proven himself as a tough guy to Sonny until this point. It happened when Michael was punched by McClusky, giving him a sore injury on his face.
Sonny Corleone Is All About Business
“Tom, This Is Business And This Man Is Taking It Very, Very Personal.”
The last thing one would have expected was to see Sonny and the others break into happy chuckling, but that was their response when Michael came up with the idea of shooting Solozzo and McClusky.
James Caan Improvises One Of Sonny Corleone’s Best Moments
“Hey! Come Here. Come Here. Come Here!”
This scene is made even more entertaining by the behind-the-scenes fact that it was improvised by the actor. As it worked out, Sonny was angered when the FBI patrolled the Corleone estate during his sister’s wedding and afterward needed to vent the anger.