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Vito Corleone ist eine fiktive Figur in Mario Puzos Roman The Godfather von und in den ersten beiden von Francis Ford Coppolas Filmtrilogie. Vito wurde ursprünglich von Marlon Brando in dem Film The Godfather von und später von Robert De. Vito wird auf Sizilien in der Stadt Corleone geboren. Sein Vater hat Kontakte zum lokalen Mafiaboss Don Ciccio. Eines Tages lässt dieser Vitos Vater Antonio. Während Don Vito sich nur langsam erholt, startet sein ältester Sohn Santino „​Sonny“ Corleone einen Rachefeldzug gegen die Tattaglias. Michael, Vitos jüngster. Für die Rolle des jungen Vito Corleone war ursprünglich Marlon Brando vorgesehen, der die Rolle schon im ersten Film gespielt hatte. Nachdem dieser sich aber. Das mit dem Attentat war rein geschäftlich.“ ~ Virgil Sollozzo über Vito Corleone. Vito Corleone (*7. Dezember in Corleone als Vito Andolini †

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Hagen agrees, but warns Sollozzo that the Don's fanatically loyal hitman, Luca Brasi , will likely come after Sollozzo.

Sollozzo merely tells him to "let me worry about Luca", not telling him that he already killed him hours earlier.

Just as Hagen is released, Sollozzo finds out the Don survived. Enraged, he makes a second attempt two days later. The Don is at the French Hospital being guarded by men from Tessio's regime.

However, Sollozzo has police Captain Mark McCluskey — who has been on the take for many years — throw Tessio's men in jail, leaving the Don unguarded.

Unfortunately for Sollozzo and McCluskey, Vito's youngest son Michael comes to visit his father just minutes before the attack is due.

Realizing that his father is in danger, Michael has a nurse help him move the Don to another room and pretends to stand guard outside the hospital with Enzo the baker, a man who had come to visit the Don in gratitude for his earlier assistance in allowing him to stay in America.

Injuries from the attack put Vito out of action for the next 3 years, during which Sonny serves as acting head of the family.

Sonny determines that Paulie took money from Sollozzo in return for betraying the Don, and orders him killed. He also gets word the Tattaglias had killed Luca Brasi, and orders Tessio's men to kill the family's underboss, Bruno Tattaglia, when the Tattaglias refused to turn him over.

Michael persuades Sonny to allow him to avenge their father by killing Sollozzo and McCluskey himself, noting that as a longtime non-combatant he would be little suspected and that the otherwise off-limits action of killing a police captain was justified by the fact that McCluskey is serving as Sollozzo's bodyguard.

Also, Michael points out, the family's media contacts can spread word of McCluskey's corruption. A year later, Sonny himself is assassinated in a plot instigated by his sister abusive husband Carlo Rizzi, in revenge for beating up after first learning of his abuse.

This forces Vito to resume command. He ordered that no inquiries be made, and also ordered that no vengeance should be sought.

With the Don incapacitated, the other families had moved in on his business interests, as well as his labor rackets.

With the Don's return, rival families now started reconsidering their moves. After Sonny's funeral and other formalities, Vito orders Hagen to contact Emilio Barzini , the second most powerful Mafia chieftain in the country, in order to arrange a meeting of heads of all the families in America except the Chicago Outfit considered the "black sheep" of the underworld.

The meeting takes place in the board room of a Manhattan bank whose president was a close friend of the Corleones. In that meeting, Vito renounces all vengeance regarding his son's death, and reluctantly agrees to the drug operations.

However, he says he only accepts this for "selfish reasons" in order to bring Michael back from exile in Sicily. He then says that, should anything happen to Michael or his other remaining children, he will exact indiscriminate vengeance upon all of the Dons.

Though it pains him to do this, he gains the knowledge that both Tattaglia and Sollozzo were merely pawns in a bigger plot to destroy the family started by Barzini himself, aided and abetted by the other dons.

After Michael's return from Sicily, Vito installs him in the family business. After Michael's marriage to long-time girlfriend Kay Adams, Vito goes into semi-retirement.

Michael becomes operating head of the family, with Vito as an informal consigliere. Michael sends Hagen to Las Vegas to act as the family's lawyer there and lay the groundwork for a planned move of most operations there after Vito's death.

Clemenza and Tessio request permission to break off and form their own families after the move to Las Vegas.

Michael's bodyguards Al Neri and Rocco Lampone are chosen to be the future caporegimes of the family. At the end of the novel, Vito dies of a heart attack while playing with his grandson Anthony in his garden.

His last words in the novel are, "Life is so beautiful. Vito tells Michael some days before his death that Barzini would set Michael up to be killed under cover of a meeting "to fix up things.

At the funeral, Tessio tells Michael that he had set up a meeting on his territory in Brooklyn, where Michael would presumably be safe.

However, Michael had anticipated this and has Tessio killed, as well as Dons Barzini and Tattaglia and in the film, Dons Cuneo and Stracci as well and Carlo Rizzi as well after getting him to confess to his part in Sonny's death, thus avenging his father and brother.

Vito Corleone appears in the videogame adaptation of the first film. He is voiced by Doug Abrahams, but his likeness is that of Marlon Brando.

In it, he sends the player on some missions. He first appears in the introduction cutscene set in , in which his loyal soldier Johnny Trapani is murdered by men working for Emilio Barzini.

Vito comforts Johnny's son Aldo Trapani , and assures him that one day he will be able to take his revenge. In , on the day of his daughter Connie's wedding, he is visited by Johnny's widow Serafina, who reveals that Aldo has fallen in with the wrong crowd and is worried for him.

Due to Johnny's loyalty to the family, something of which Vito hasn't forgotten, he sends Luca Brasi to track down Aldo.

Luca finds Aldo and saves him from being severally harmed by thugs, and begins to teach him the ropes, and with that Aldo becomes an enforcer for the Corleone family.

After Vito is shot down by gangsters at the market, Aldo escorts his ambulance to the hospital to stop any further assassination attempts en route.

At the hospital, Aldo stands guard at the door, and then later teams up with Vito's son Michael Corleone to kill off gangsters trying to claim Vito Corleone's life, which they do with great success.

After being discharged, Vito has Aldo brought into the family as a made man. Following his eldest son Sonny's death, Vito has Aldo promoted to Capo.

The player can do a couple of favours for Don Corleone, one which involves paying off an official, and another breaking up a union strike at a warehouse.

Despite being a mobster who committed numerous crimes from blackmail to murder, Vito was a loyal and caring man who was protective and loving towards his family, whom he valued above all else.

He was loyal to his friends, valuing friendship almost as much as family. He demanded respect for his status, wishing to be referred to as "Godfather" and "Don Corleone", even by his closest associates.

Despite this his reputation was for his compassion, unlike many other Mafia leaders who wished to be feared.

He was a highly intelligent and logical, understanding the opportunities and results of events in the future like a master chess player as well as being a wise adviser of Michael.

Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki. Contents [ show ]. With Fanucci dead, Vito earned the respect of the neighborhood, becoming known as a "Man of Respect" in the neighborhood, and was soon asked to intercede in local disputes, gaining a reputation for never turning down someone who came to him for help and for being able to "reason" with "unreasonable" people.

Vito, Clemenza and Tessio eventually took over the neighborhood, treating it with a great deal more respect than Fanucci did. With the profits he was gaining, Vito started an olive oil importation business, Genco Pura , with his old friend Genco Abbandando.

The company eventually becomes the biggest olive oil importer in the nation, thanks to Vito's "reasoning" with store owners.

While a excellent moneymaker in its own right, in the later years he used it as a legal front for his growing organized crime syndicate , while amassing a fortune with its illegal operations, which started during Prohibition , when he used his olive oil trucks to smuggle alcohol in from Canada.

Vito soon started to protect small neighborhood speakeasies, learning early the value of political protection. In , Vito returned to Sicily for the first time since leaving 21 years earlier, taking his wife and three children, Santino, Fredo and Michael , then an infant.

They toured the countryside, taking in the local culture, eating at family banquets and finally visiting the town of Corleone.

Vito also quietly located and killed the thugs who Don Ciccio had sent to kill him as a child during his exodus from Sicily. He and his partner, Tommasino then set up a meeting with the aging Don Ciccio under the pretense of gaining his blessing for the olive oil business.

When the nearly-deaf Ciccio asked that Vito approach him, Vito reveals his father's name and his birth name right before stabbing and slashing the old don in the chest, avenging his murdered family.

As they retreat, Ciccio's guards open fire, hitting Tommasino, paralyzing him for life. Vito manages to get Tommasino and himself into their car and they escape.

Vito and his family soon after depart Sicily. By the early s , Vito Corleone had established the Corleone family along with old friends Peter Clemenza and Salvatore Tessio , who would become his caporegimes.

Genco Abbandando would become the first consigliere of the family. By this time, everyone, even his closest friends, were referring to him respectfully as "Don Corleone" or "The Godfather".

He soon intervened in a problem involving a dangerous thug named Luca Brasi , making the man his personal enforcer.

During the Great Depression , when most people demeaned themselves to make mere pennies a day, Don Corleone offered good-paying, secure jobs to anyone willing to work for him.

Anyone who came to him for help, Don Corleone helped with goodwill and encouraging words. He planned for the future by financing the education and careers of bright young neighborhood boys who would soon become lawyers, assistant DA's, even judges.

Large numbers of grateful Italians asked his advice on who to vote for in office elections, giving him a great deal of political power.

He even hired a lawyer to organize a system of police payoffs, and insisted on paying as many officers as possible, whether they were needed at the moment or not.

When Prohibition ended, a large source of the Mafia's revenue was gone. Don Corleone decided to offer a partnership with Salvatore Maranzano , the big shot gan gleader who controlled all the gambling in Manhattan.

Vito offered a political umbrella which would help Maranzano expand his rackets into new areas, and Vito would get a share of the profits.

However, the short-sighted and short-tempered Maranzano, thinking that Vito was trying to forcibly buy him out, declared war on the "upstart" Corleone, touching off the Olive Oil War.

When the war started, it seemed that Maranzano had the upper hand, with business contacts, and alliances with the Tattaglia family and Al Capone in Chicago.

However, the Corleones were far better organized, had far greater intelligence contacts, had greater political power and police protection, and had deceived Maranzano into believing that Tessio's operation in Brooklyn was a separate gang.

The War turned into a stalemate until Maranzano called on Al Capone to send his two best gunmen after Vito.

Thanks to their contacts in the telegraph business the Corleones learned of this early on, and Don Corleone sent his enforcer Luca Brasi to intercept and eliminate the hitmen in a most horrifying fashion.

Brasi and several men abducted the two hitmen, drove to a warehouse, tied them up, and Luca personally hacked one of the men to pieces with an axe, while the other swallowed his gag in terror and suffocated.

Vito sent a letter to Capone a few days later, the message being clear: you can either join me, or else stay out of my way.

Not wanting to lose any more valuable men, Capone decided to remain neutral. The incident was a turning point in the War; Maranzano had severely underestimated just how powerful and crafty the Corleone family really was, and was soon losing soldiers who had lost faith in his ability to win.

While Clemenza's regime hacked away at Maranzano's power structure and in the process gaining loyalty of the unions who had been oppressed by Maranzano's thugs , Vito then sent in the held-back Tessio regime for the deathblow.

By New Year's Eve , the Corleones eliminated Maranzano and his empire, and established themselves as the most powerful of the families in New York.

While he oversaw a business founded on gambling, bootlegging, and murder, he was known as a kind, generous man who lived by a strict moral code of loyalty to friends and, above all, family.

He tried to spread these values throughout the New York crime world; he disagreed with many of the vicious crimes carried out by gangs and so sought to control crime in New York by either consuming or eliminating rival gangs.

Known as the Pacification of New York , the area of the city was left under the control of Five Families.

He also disapproved of hard drugs, such as those peddled by his fellow Don, Philip Tattaglia , which led to a deep resentment between the two that would continue for years.

A straitlaced man concerning sexual matters, he also held himself above prostitution, another reason for his intense dislike of Tattaglia, whose primary business was prostitution.

Don Corleone was also said to be able to find multiple profits and opportunities in everything. An example of this occurred when his daughter Connie became engaged to a friend of her brother's, a hoodlum from Nevada named Carlo Rizzi.

The Don sent several men on his payroll to Nevada to learn about Rizzi, and came back with information regarding legalized gambling there, which the Corleone family capitalized on in the years to come.

By this time, he was married with four children, and had several godchildren as well, including big-time singer and actor Johnny Fontane , as well as Nino Valenti.

He also agreed, at the urging of his eldest son Santino, to take in the orphan Tom Hagen , and though he treated him like a son, he never officially adopted him out of respect for Tom's parents.

While he loved all of them, he was most proud of Michael , an intelligent college graduate who's future the Don had "special plans" for.

Unfortunately Michael and everyone else assumed these "plans" as involving the "family business", and often defied his father, enlisting in the Marine corps against his father's wishes and becoming a decorated World War II veteran.

In actuality, Don Corleone had wished for a life away from the "family business" for his son, for him to gain power publicly and legitimately, like a governor or senator.

It wasn't until after Michael had voluntarily took over as Don that his father explained this to him, exposing the grand irony: both had tried to keep him out of the Mafia, yet he still wound up following in his father's footsteps.

In December , Vito was nearly killed in an assassination attempt after he refused the request of Virgil Sollozzo to invest in a heroin operation and use his political contacts for the operation's protection.

The deal would also involve an alliance between the Corleone and Tattaglia families that Vito would rather have avoided.

He was supposed to be driven back to his Long Beach home by his regime man Paulie Gatto along with his son Fredo. When the Don found that Paulie was not there, Fredo let him know that Paulie had bunked his duty of that day due to a cold.

The Don was ambushed and shot down by two hitmen as he purchased oranges from a stall. Fredo fumbled with his gun, and failed to defeat the hitmen, falling to the sidewalk and sobbing as his father lay in a pool of blood, unconscious.

The assassination attempt is simultaneous to other multi-directional attacks on the family: Vito's most trusted and feared enforcer Luca Brasi was sent to infiltrate the Tattaglia family several weeks earlier, but was taken by surprise and murdered in a nightclub by Tattaglia's son Bruno , Tattaglia associate Sollozzo and an unnamed hitman.

Following the assassination, Tom Hagen was kidnapped and told to reason with Santino , who was now the acting head of the family. Sollozzo was unaware that Vito had survived and was furious when he discovered this fact.

There was a second attempt on his life at the hospital , which was foiled by Michael, who had his father taken to another ward and scared off Sollozzo and his assassins with the help of Enzo Aguello , which was avenged against Vito's wishes by the murder of Bruno Tattaglia.

Michael had to flee to Sicily after assassinating Sollozzo and his bodyguard Captain McCluskey something which greatly disappointed the Don , and Sonny waged a destructive and costly war on the other families, nearly wiping out the Tattaglias, but without Don Vito's skills, he could not manage a complete victory, and he was eventually assassinated on the Jones Beach Causeway.

Vito was summoned back into active service and he surprised the other families when he immediately sued for peace and promised, he would not seek vengeance on the condition that his son Michael be allowed to return home alive and unharmed.

He then became semi-retired, acting as a consigliere of sorts to his son Michael. They both plan the destruction of Barzini and his allies, which would be carried out once Vito would die realizing, that Barzini would move against the family after his death with the purpose of conquering it.

The two of them surmised that someone in the family would betray Michael in this event by setting up a meeting with Don Emilio Barzini , Vito's main rival and the mastermind behind the Sollozzo scheme.

In , he died of a heart attack at age 67, while playing with his grandson Anthony in his garden. His funeral was attended by members of the Families from across the country, as well as floods of well-wishers.

Before he died he transferred nearly all of his political contacts to his son, which would prove to be crucial in the revenge scheme, Michael orchestrated to wipe out Barzini later.

He appears in flashbacks which detail his motivations and his criminal enterprise's rise to power, as well as his relationship with his family.

Not long after, Johnny is ambushed in an alleyway by Emilio Barzini. His son Aldo wanders up to the scene, but Vito shields him from the body, promising him that when the time is right, he will take his revenge.

After recovering, Aldo performs a couple of favors for him. He is present during Aldo's initiation ceremony to become a Made Man.

Once he recovers from his wounds, Vito has Aldo inducted into the family as a soldato as well as asking him to perform several favors such as breaking up a strike at the Verona Warehouse.

Vito is last seen after the meeting of the Dons following Sonny's death, where he encourages Michael to make Aldo his new caporegime.

Vito was known to be very loyal and generous to his friends and allies, but would always get vengeance if betrayed. He was also a very loving and caring father and husband to his family.

Having lost his entire family to outside forces as a child, Vito valued family above all else, and since he had survived on the kindness of strangers in his flight from Sicily, he viewed friendship and goodwill almost as important as family.

Vito was very grief-stricken after Sonny died, knowing that either his civilian son Michael would take the reins, or, as he saw it, his too-gentle and weak son Fredo.

Vito was very handy with a gun, and knew how to disperse with one. He was very smart and logical as a mafioso, always knowing when to take a deal or not, and how to go about doing so.

Vito had the foresight of a master chess player, able to predict the ramifications and possible opportunities from seemingly random events years in advance and was known to use reason to solve problems and only use violence as the last possible resort.

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Though it pains him to do this, he gains the knowledge that both Tattaglia and Sollozzo were merely pawns in a bigger plot to destroy the family started by Barzini himself, aided and abetted by the other dons.

After Michael's return from Sicily, Vito installs him in the family business. After Michael's marriage to long-time girlfriend Kay Adams, Vito goes into semi-retirement.

Michael becomes operating head of the family, with Vito as an informal consigliere. Michael sends Hagen to Las Vegas to act as the family's lawyer there and lay the groundwork for a planned move of most operations there after Vito's death.

Clemenza and Tessio request permission to break off and form their own families after the move to Las Vegas. Michael's bodyguards Al Neri and Rocco Lampone are chosen to be the future caporegimes of the family.

At the end of the novel, Vito dies of a heart attack while playing with his grandson Anthony in his garden. His last words in the novel are, "Life is so beautiful.

Vito tells Michael some days before his death that Barzini would set Michael up to be killed under cover of a meeting "to fix up things. At the funeral, Tessio tells Michael that he had set up a meeting on his territory in Brooklyn, where Michael would presumably be safe.

However, Michael had anticipated this and has Tessio killed, as well as Dons Barzini and Tattaglia and in the film, Dons Cuneo and Stracci as well and Carlo Rizzi as well after getting him to confess to his part in Sonny's death, thus avenging his father and brother.

Vito Corleone appears in the videogame adaptation of the first film. He is voiced by Doug Abrahams, but his likeness is that of Marlon Brando.

In it, he sends the player on some missions. He first appears in the introduction cutscene set in , in which his loyal soldier Johnny Trapani is murdered by men working for Emilio Barzini.

Vito comforts Johnny's son Aldo Trapani , and assures him that one day he will be able to take his revenge.

In , on the day of his daughter Connie's wedding, he is visited by Johnny's widow Serafina, who reveals that Aldo has fallen in with the wrong crowd and is worried for him.

Due to Johnny's loyalty to the family, something of which Vito hasn't forgotten, he sends Luca Brasi to track down Aldo. Luca finds Aldo and saves him from being severally harmed by thugs, and begins to teach him the ropes, and with that Aldo becomes an enforcer for the Corleone family.

After Vito is shot down by gangsters at the market, Aldo escorts his ambulance to the hospital to stop any further assassination attempts en route.

At the hospital, Aldo stands guard at the door, and then later teams up with Vito's son Michael Corleone to kill off gangsters trying to claim Vito Corleone's life, which they do with great success.

After being discharged, Vito has Aldo brought into the family as a made man. Following his eldest son Sonny's death, Vito has Aldo promoted to Capo.

The player can do a couple of favours for Don Corleone, one which involves paying off an official, and another breaking up a union strike at a warehouse.

Despite being a mobster who committed numerous crimes from blackmail to murder, Vito was a loyal and caring man who was protective and loving towards his family, whom he valued above all else.

He was loyal to his friends, valuing friendship almost as much as family. He demanded respect for his status, wishing to be referred to as "Godfather" and "Don Corleone", even by his closest associates.

Despite this his reputation was for his compassion, unlike many other Mafia leaders who wished to be feared.

He was a highly intelligent and logical, understanding the opportunities and results of events in the future like a master chess player as well as being a wise adviser of Michael.

Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki. Contents [ show ]. Vito's final moments - playing with his grandson, Anthony.

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Vito interpreted his ability to low-ball Fanucci as a sign of the latter's weakness, thus confirming his suspicion of Fanucci's vulnerability.

Vito then allowed Fanucci to leave the building, so witnesses could confirm that he left alive. Vito had chosen the day of a major festival to spy on and follow Fanucci from the rooftops as Fanucci went home, and surprised him at the door to his apartment.

He shot Fanucci three times with a muffled pistol, as the din from the festival and the towel Vito had wrapped the muzzle of his pistol in drowned out the noise from the gunshots.

After the hit, Vito retrieved the money Fanucci had taken earlier in the day and then destroyed the gun, dismantling it and dropping it down vent pipes of the apartment building.

Despite all the precautions he had taken to ensure that he wouldn't be suspected, it turned out that the police thought Fanucci was scum and were in no hurry to find his killer, believing it was a routine gangland execution.

With Fanucci dead, Vito earned the respect of the neighborhood, becoming known as a "Man of Respect" in the neighborhood, and was soon asked to intercede in local disputes, gaining a reputation for never turning down someone who came to him for help and for being able to "reason" with "unreasonable" people.

Vito, Clemenza and Tessio eventually took over the neighborhood, treating it with a great deal more respect than Fanucci did. With the profits he was gaining, Vito started an olive oil importation business, Genco Pura , with his old friend Genco Abbandando.

The company eventually becomes the biggest olive oil importer in the nation, thanks to Vito's "reasoning" with store owners.

While a excellent moneymaker in its own right, in the later years he used it as a legal front for his growing organized crime syndicate , while amassing a fortune with its illegal operations, which started during Prohibition , when he used his olive oil trucks to smuggle alcohol in from Canada.

Vito soon started to protect small neighborhood speakeasies, learning early the value of political protection.

In , Vito returned to Sicily for the first time since leaving 21 years earlier, taking his wife and three children, Santino, Fredo and Michael , then an infant.

They toured the countryside, taking in the local culture, eating at family banquets and finally visiting the town of Corleone.

Vito also quietly located and killed the thugs who Don Ciccio had sent to kill him as a child during his exodus from Sicily. He and his partner, Tommasino then set up a meeting with the aging Don Ciccio under the pretense of gaining his blessing for the olive oil business.

When the nearly-deaf Ciccio asked that Vito approach him, Vito reveals his father's name and his birth name right before stabbing and slashing the old don in the chest, avenging his murdered family.

As they retreat, Ciccio's guards open fire, hitting Tommasino, paralyzing him for life. Vito manages to get Tommasino and himself into their car and they escape.

Vito and his family soon after depart Sicily. By the early s , Vito Corleone had established the Corleone family along with old friends Peter Clemenza and Salvatore Tessio , who would become his caporegimes.

Genco Abbandando would become the first consigliere of the family. By this time, everyone, even his closest friends, were referring to him respectfully as "Don Corleone" or "The Godfather".

He soon intervened in a problem involving a dangerous thug named Luca Brasi , making the man his personal enforcer. During the Great Depression , when most people demeaned themselves to make mere pennies a day, Don Corleone offered good-paying, secure jobs to anyone willing to work for him.

Anyone who came to him for help, Don Corleone helped with goodwill and encouraging words. He planned for the future by financing the education and careers of bright young neighborhood boys who would soon become lawyers, assistant DA's, even judges.

Large numbers of grateful Italians asked his advice on who to vote for in office elections, giving him a great deal of political power.

He even hired a lawyer to organize a system of police payoffs, and insisted on paying as many officers as possible, whether they were needed at the moment or not.

When Prohibition ended, a large source of the Mafia's revenue was gone. Don Corleone decided to offer a partnership with Salvatore Maranzano , the big shot gan gleader who controlled all the gambling in Manhattan.

Vito offered a political umbrella which would help Maranzano expand his rackets into new areas, and Vito would get a share of the profits.

However, the short-sighted and short-tempered Maranzano, thinking that Vito was trying to forcibly buy him out, declared war on the "upstart" Corleone, touching off the Olive Oil War.

When the war started, it seemed that Maranzano had the upper hand, with business contacts, and alliances with the Tattaglia family and Al Capone in Chicago.

However, the Corleones were far better organized, had far greater intelligence contacts, had greater political power and police protection, and had deceived Maranzano into believing that Tessio's operation in Brooklyn was a separate gang.

The War turned into a stalemate until Maranzano called on Al Capone to send his two best gunmen after Vito. Thanks to their contacts in the telegraph business the Corleones learned of this early on, and Don Corleone sent his enforcer Luca Brasi to intercept and eliminate the hitmen in a most horrifying fashion.

Brasi and several men abducted the two hitmen, drove to a warehouse, tied them up, and Luca personally hacked one of the men to pieces with an axe, while the other swallowed his gag in terror and suffocated.

Vito sent a letter to Capone a few days later, the message being clear: you can either join me, or else stay out of my way.

Not wanting to lose any more valuable men, Capone decided to remain neutral. The incident was a turning point in the War; Maranzano had severely underestimated just how powerful and crafty the Corleone family really was, and was soon losing soldiers who had lost faith in his ability to win.

While Clemenza's regime hacked away at Maranzano's power structure and in the process gaining loyalty of the unions who had been oppressed by Maranzano's thugs , Vito then sent in the held-back Tessio regime for the deathblow.

By New Year's Eve , the Corleones eliminated Maranzano and his empire, and established themselves as the most powerful of the families in New York.

While he oversaw a business founded on gambling, bootlegging, and murder, he was known as a kind, generous man who lived by a strict moral code of loyalty to friends and, above all, family.

He tried to spread these values throughout the New York crime world; he disagreed with many of the vicious crimes carried out by gangs and so sought to control crime in New York by either consuming or eliminating rival gangs.

Known as the Pacification of New York , the area of the city was left under the control of Five Families.

He also disapproved of hard drugs, such as those peddled by his fellow Don, Philip Tattaglia , which led to a deep resentment between the two that would continue for years.

A straitlaced man concerning sexual matters, he also held himself above prostitution, another reason for his intense dislike of Tattaglia, whose primary business was prostitution.

Don Corleone was also said to be able to find multiple profits and opportunities in everything. An example of this occurred when his daughter Connie became engaged to a friend of her brother's, a hoodlum from Nevada named Carlo Rizzi.

The Don sent several men on his payroll to Nevada to learn about Rizzi, and came back with information regarding legalized gambling there, which the Corleone family capitalized on in the years to come.

By this time, he was married with four children, and had several godchildren as well, including big-time singer and actor Johnny Fontane , as well as Nino Valenti.

He also agreed, at the urging of his eldest son Santino, to take in the orphan Tom Hagen , and though he treated him like a son, he never officially adopted him out of respect for Tom's parents.

While he loved all of them, he was most proud of Michael , an intelligent college graduate who's future the Don had "special plans" for.

Unfortunately Michael and everyone else assumed these "plans" as involving the "family business", and often defied his father, enlisting in the Marine corps against his father's wishes and becoming a decorated World War II veteran.

Remember me. Forgot your password? Log in. Don Vito Corleone character. Total quotes: Don't forget that. Tagged: Traitor , Warning.

Very much. Tagged: Love , paternal love , Father Son. I won't forget it. Ask your friends in the neighborhood about me. They'll tell you I know how to return a favor.

Tagged: favor , Reciprocity. He'll set up a meeting with someone that you absolutely trust, guaranteeing your safety.

And at that meeting, you'll be assassinated. Tagged: Assassination , Murder. Vito Corleone : You're happy, I'm happy.

Tagged: angel , Happy. Is vengeance going to bring your son back to you? Or my boy to me? Tagged: Vengeance , Futility.

Tagged: old habits , Women , Children , careless. Isn't she beautiful? Vito Corleone : She's very beautiful.

To you, she's beautiful. For me, there's only my wife and son. Tagged: Wife , Son , Children. Don' worry. Tagged: offer you can't refuse.

We need him now. Now, you owe your Don a service. He has no doubt that you will repay him. In one hour he will be at your funeral parlor to ask for your help.

Be there to greet him. Bonasera : Yes. What do you want me to do? I don't want his mother to see him this way.

Tagged: Revenge , Massacre , Loss of a Child. America has made my fortune. And I raised my daughter in the American fashion.

I gave her freedom but I taught her never to dishonor her family. She found a 'boy friend,' not an Italian. She went to the movies with him.

She stayed out late. I didn't protest. Two months ago he took her for a drive, with another boy friend.

They made her drink whiskey and then they tried to take advantage of her. She resisted. She kept her honor.

So they beat her. Like an animal. When I went to the hospital her nose was broken. Her jaw was shattered, held together by wire.

She couldn't even weep because of the pain. But I wept. Why did I weep? She was the light of my life. A beautiful girl. Now she will never be beautiful again.

These two boys were brought to trial. The judge sentenced them to three years in prison, and suspended the sentence.

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  1. Jetzt kann ich an der Diskussion nicht teilnehmen - es gibt keine freie Zeit. Sehr werde ich bald die Meinung unbedingt aussprechen.

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