John Lennon Turned Down A-List Actor Before Death

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The official Instagram account for late The Beatles icon John Lennon posted the following photo. The photo, which dated from March 24, 1977, is from acclaimed  Frances Ford Coppola. Coppola is widely considered to be one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, giving the public such films as The Godfather; The Godfather Part II; Apocalypse Now and Patton. John Lennon looked strung out on heroin in this sad photo.

In this photo, Coppola writes how he wanted to get the famed Beatles member involved for Apocalypse Now, wanting to meet with him sometime in either California or New York. The letter stated the following. Michael Jackson revealed this disturbing John Lennon secret.

Dear John:⠀

We’ve never met but, of course, I’ve always enjoyed your work.⠀

I am presently in the Philippines making “APOCALYPSE NOW”. I’ve been here eight months, expect to be here another, several months. I live inside a volcano, which is a jungle paradise, where there are beautiful mineral springs; and thought of ever you were in the Far East or if ever you would enjoy spending a little time talking about things in general and some distant future projects that I have in mind, please, I would love to cook dinner for you and just talk, listen to music and talk about movies.⠀

If coming to the Far East is difficult, then someday in the future, either in Los Angeles, San Francisco or New York, I would like to meet you.⠀

Sincerely,⠀

Francis Coppola

John Lennon discussing haters and ‘mistresses’ was recently detailed. While Lennon would eventually have a meeting with the iconic director, a user on the John Lennon Instagram page, vermaria86 posted The Beatles icon’s response to Coppola which explains why he did move forward this endeavor, stating:

“Dear Frank,

Having given a lot more thought to this idea, I realize that due to my work schedule I really don’t have the time for such a big new project.

I love the book but it would take to much energy etc.

Best wishes to you, it was nice meeting you

Love

John Lennon”

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