As one of the few cast members to appear in all three segments of “The Godfather” trilogy, Al Pacino certainly has the authority to declare which one is the “capo di tutti capi.”

In this interview for Yahoo! Movies, the Oscar-winning actor singles out his favorite: “Part 2 is more personal, especially for Francis [Ford Coppola, the trilogy’s director]. But Part 1 is a great story — it’s mesmerizing from the moment it starts. … So in the end, Part 1 is the more entertaining.”

Judge for yourself when “The Godfather Live,” featuring members of the CSO playing Nino Rota’s immortal score as the film screens above the stage, comes to Symphony Center for two SCP Special Event concerts Feb. 3-4. (Don’t forget the cannolis.)