The God Father - What You Don't Know
I'll bet you don't know about the scene from The God Father where a cat is sitting on Don Corleone's lap.
Brando and Cat
I did not know this - but a cat almost ruined the filming of the scene from The God Fathere where Don Corleone calmly explains his idea of “friendship” for the undertaker Bonasera, the first nearly-full body shot of the Don reveals an unexpected guest – a gray and white cat sitting in Marlon Brando’s lap. “The cat in Marlon’s hands was not planned for,” director Francis Ford Coppola said later. “I saw the cat running around the studio and took it and put it in his hands without a word.” Brando apparently loved children and animals and it became part of the scene. But it also nearly ruined the shots. When the sound crew listened to Brando’s dialogue, they couldn’t understand a word he was saying and feared they would have to use subtitles. The problem wasn’t Brando, but the cat, whose purring wrecked the sound. You can still hear it on the soundtrack.
I wonder if the cat knows how famous he is now? Glad that Marlon liked kitties. I'll have to listen for the purring on the soundtrack.