‘The Godfather’ star James Caan reflects on Sonny’s iconic moments as film marks 50th anniversary
James Caan arrives for "The Godfather" 50th anniversary premiere screening event at Paramount Theatre in Hollywood, Florida, on Feb. 22, 2022. - Chris Delmas/AFP/Getty Images North America/TNS

For James Caan, “The Godfather” remains the don of all movies five decades after its premiere. The actor, who provided some of the most memorable movie moments in history through his portrayal of quick-tempered Sonny Corleone, never considered how big “The Godfather” would become while he was shooting the Oscar-winning mobster film directed by Francis Ford Coppola. But as “The Godfather” celebrates its 50th anniversary, Caan’s still glad Coppola made him an offer he couldn’t refuse: to join a mob of movie masters making the one of the greatest films of all time. “Francis’ genius was not just i...