Al Pacino reveals he was almost fired from the classic movie The Godfather; Here's why

Legendary actor Al Pacino recalls being fired from Francis Ford Coppola's Hollywood classic film, The Godfather.

Originally released in 1972, the popular mafia crime film was met with

rave reviews and quickly rose the box office chart to the top with nearly USD 86 million, as per Screenrant.

In the epic historical drama, Pacino plays Michael Corleone, criminal boss Vito Corleone's (Marlon Brando) youngest son.

When Michael returned from WWII, he had no desire to be involved in his family's illegal enterprise.

However, after two assassination attempts on his father and the murder of his oldest brother,

Michael became too involved in the Corleone family's clandestine enterprises.

By the end of the film, Micheal has accepted his role as the new boss of his family's criminal company.

Now, Pacino recounts being nearly fired from The Godfather at a Tribeca Film Festival discussion.