Robert Duvall says money was the reason he didn’t appear in Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather: Part III.”
“If they paid (Al) Pacino twice what they paid me, that’s fine, but not three or four times, which is what they did,” the 73-year-old actor tells “60 Minutes II” correspondent Charlie Rose in an interview airing Wednesday on CBS.
“(Coppola) came to my farm, parked his car ... went in the kitchen. (I) said, ‘I know you always wanted the crab cake recipe, let me cook it for you.’ Oh, he loves to eat, so I cooked the crab cake ... and he wrote it down ... and he forgot it, so he called twice. He was ... more concerned that he forgot the crab cake recipe than would I be in ‘Godfather III.”’
Duvall was nominated for a supporting-actor Oscar for his role as Tom Hagen in 1972’s “The Godfather.” He also starred in 1974’s “The Godfather: Part II.”
He won a best-actor Oscar for 1983’s “Tender Mercies.” His other films include “Apocalypse Now,” “The Apostle” and “A Civil Action.”