Johnny Fontane from The Godfather and Frank Sinatra have very similar personalities based on the movie. Many people believe that it is the symbolic representation of Sinatra. Ever since the movie came out many people have shifted their opinion on Sinatra and think less highly of him.
Al Martino (1927 - 2009) - Vocalist. A popular singer, he enjoyed a successful recording career in the United States and Europe from the early 1950s into the mid-1970s. He is best known for the top twenty hits "I Love You Because" (1963), "I Love You More and More Every Day" (1964) and "Spanish Eyes" (1965). He is remembered by movie audiences for his role of 'Johnny Fontane' in the 1972 picture "The Godfather" Holy Cross Cemetery Also known as: Holy Cross Cemetery & Mausoleum. 5835 W…
Frank Sinatra—seen here after testifying in front of the House Select Committee on Organized Crime in 1972—was furious that the character of Johnny Fontane (Al Martino) appeared to be based on him. Mario Puzo recalled Sinatra shouting abuse when the two were introduced. "What hurt was that here he was, a northern Italian, threatening me, a southern Italian, with physical violence," Puzzo wrote in New York magazine. "This was roughly equivalent to Einstein pulling a knife on Al Capone."
Don NiRo Corleone Johnny Fontane: Oh, Godfather, I don't know what to do. I don't know what to do. Don Corleone: [shouts] You can act like a man! [slaps Johnny] Don Corleone: What's the matter with you. Is this how you turned out? A Hollywood finocchio that cries like a woman. [Corleone mockingly imitates him sobbing] What can I do? What can I do? What is that nonsense? Ridiculous.
Al Martino (born Jasper Cini,October 7, 1927 – October 13, 2009) was an American singer and actor. He had his greatest success as a singer between the early 1950s and mid 1970s, being described as "one of the great Italian American pop crooners",and also became well known as an actor, particularly for his role as singer Johnny Fontane in The Godfather.
Little known fact: Vic Damone was almost Johnny Fontane. The popular singer was originally cast as Johnny Fontane. He dropped out, attributing his pride in being Italian, though he would later state that it was all about the money.