Marlon Brando as Vito Corleone in “The Godfather” (1972)
"I knew Santino was going to have to go through all this and Fredo… well, Fredo was… But I never, I never wanted this for you. I work my whole life, I don’t apologize, to take care of my family. And I refused to be a fool dancing on the strings held by all of those big shots. That’s my life, I don’t apologize for that. But I always thought that when it was your time, that you would be the one to hold the strings. Senator Corleone, Governor Corleone, something. Well, there wasn’t enough time, Michael, wasn’t enough time"