45 years after making movie lovers a film they couldn't refuse, the cast of The Godfather reunited on Saturday for an emotional anniversary.>> Well, it's a true story.>> Led by director Francis Ford Coppola the cast recounted their experience on the 1972 Oscar winner. Diane Keaton who played Kay Adams Corleone the wife of Al Pacino's character Michael Corleone, that she watched the film recently for the first time in 30 years.
>> It was so astonishing, Francis, it was so beautiful, and everybody is so great in it. And the music is so, every choice you made was so authentically brilliant.>>
>> An authentic brilliance that Coppola described as a struggle to achieve, he said he was almost fired several times.
>> Two kids and one on the way, and I was totally broke, and I knew that if they fired me, then they'd have to pay me, but if I quit, they wouldn't. So I thought it was all over.>> Coppola also struggled with studio executives about hiring both Pacino and Marlon Brando.
Brando, who died in 2004, had a reputation for being difficult. But Coppola said it wasn't the case, citing the movie's opening scene.>> He just wants to hear louder or not so loud, or he wants to be told where the camera frame is gonna be and then he proceeds.
Or you could put props to him, like I put that cat in his hand, and he just would use whatever.>> Did you literally pick that cat up and put it in his hands?>> That was a studio cat, one take, only one take.>> One take that helped give rise to one of cinema's greatest mafia classics.