Pacino grandfather born in Corleone

Al Pacino has broken more than three decades of silence by revealing his grandfather was born in Corleone, Sicily - the town his character's family in The Godfather hailed from and was named after.

Al Pacino has broken more than three decades of silence by revealing his grandfather was born in Corleone, Sicily - the town his character's family in The Godfather hailed from and was named after.

Pacino played mob boss Michael Corleone in director Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 classic and its 1974 and 1990 sequels.

During an appearance on US TV show Inside the Actors Studio, which aired on Monday, Pacino finally laid bare the secret of his grandfather James' birthplace.

He said: "He came here from Sicily when he was four. (It's) really a big secret. I will say it as I've kept it quiet for so long, but he was born in Corleone."

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