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LeBron loves 'The Godfather'

LeBron loves 'The Godfather'

LeBron James acknowledges he's been watching "The Godfather" movies during the NBA Finals, and calls the trilogy "great."

LeBron James told ESPN’s Chris Broussard that he watched The Godfather Part II before his 41-point Game 5 outburst. He claims he’s watched a Godfather movie six times since the playoffs began because they settle him down and he’s in the midst of a self-imposed social media ban.

The Godfather is a 1972 American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Albert S. Ruddy, based on Mario Puzo's best-selling novel of the same name. It stars Marlon Brando and Al Pacino as the leaders of a fictional New York crime family. The story, spanning 1945 to 1955, chronicles the family under the patriarch Vito Corleone, focusing on the transformation of Michael Corleone (Pacino) from reluctant family outsider to ruthless Mafia boss.

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The film was the highest-grossing film of 1972 and was for a time the highest grossing film ever made. It won the Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor (Brando) and Best Adapted Screenplay (for Puzo and Coppola). Its seven other Oscar nominations included Pacino, James Caan and Robert Duvall for Best Supporting Actor and Coppola for Best Director. It was followed by sequels The Godfather Part II (1974) and Part III in (1990).

The Godfather is widely regarded as one of the greatest films in world cinema and one of the most influential, especially in the gangster genre. It was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 1990 and is ranked the second greatest film in American cinema (behind Citizen Kane) by the American Film Institute.

The Godfather is the best trilogy in the history of cinema and The Godfather Part I and Part II are the best movies ever, in my opinion. I watch the Godfather trilogy every year and I read the book, of course.