See Marlon Brando's 'Godfather' Transformation

See Marlon Brando's 'Godfather' Transformation

Marlon Brando was 47 years old when "The Godfather" was released in March of 1972, so how was he able to turn into such a believable senior citizen to play Vito Corelone? With the help of makeup artist Dick Smith, who transformed Brando from his youthful self to the old-time gangster. To honor Brando's birthday on Thursday, the official Instagram account of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences posted a photo of Brando's conversion. The picture actually comes from "The 'Godfather' Family Album," a book of photographer Steve Schapiro's work. Check out the compilation here, and see Brando as Don Vito below.

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