So, where's the special 25th Anniversary Edition? 25 years ago to the day, The Godfather had it's world premiere in New York, where a lucky audience could see for the very first time the movie that is still at the top of the IMDB top 250 of Best Movies. Lead actor Marlon Brando wasn't too happy to do publicity at the time the movie was released, as he realised a deal that he made with producer Robert Evans would cost him dearly. Brando had signed on to do the picture for 50.000 dollars, as well as a percentage of the gross, but some time before the movie was released he sold back his rights to the percentage, as he needed the money to clear up some 'woman problems'. Right before the movie was released, Brando started to realise the error of his ways, as the movie was gearing up to be a huge hit, and Brando would miss out on what was probably his biggest paycheck. Angry, Brando decided not to do any publicity for the film, and also decided not to do the sequel. Of course, in 1990, he would parody his own role in the movie The Freshman, where he plays a character so much like his character in The Godfather, that Matthew Broderick's young hero is afraid that he is actually the real thing.