The Godfather Part II is a 1974 crime drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a script co-written with Mario Puzo. The film is both a sequel and a prequel to The Godfather, chronicling the story of the Corleone family following the events of the first film while also depicting the rise to power of the young Vito Corleone. The film stars Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, John Cazale, Talia Shire, and Lee Strasberg.
It is ranked as the third best movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database, with the movie's predecessor, The Godfather, ranked as #1, and the American Film Institute lists it as #32. The Godfather Part II was nominated for eleven Academy Awards and won six, including the Best Picture Award and the Best Supporting Actor Award for Robert De Niro.
The Godfather Part II has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.
Al Pacino as Michael Corleone
Robert De Niro as young Vito Corleone
Diane Keaton as Kay Corleone
Robert Duvall as Tom Hagen
John Cazale as Fredo Corleone
Talia Shire as Connie Corleone
Lee Strasberg as Hyman Roth
Michael V. Gazzo as Frankie Pentangeli
Morgana King as Mama Carmella Corleone
G.D. Spradlin as Senator Pat Geary
Richard Bright as Al Neri
Marianna Hill as Deanna Corleone
Troy Donahue as Merle Johnson
Dominic Chianese as Johnny Ola
Joe Spinell as Willie