In a poll for British cinema chain UCI, Brando's portrayal of DON VITO CORLEONE in director Francis Ford Coppola's classic topped the list.
Ironically, Robert De Niro's turn as the same character, a younger VITO CORLEONE, in prequel THE GODFATHER PART II was voted into second place.
Alongside The Godfather Part II, De Niro's turns in The Untouchables and CASINO earnt him a total of three nods in the poll.
The Top 10 Movie Gangsters are:
1. DON VITO CORLEONE, THE GODFATHER (1972) - MARLON BRANDO
2. VITO CORLEONE, THE GODFATHER PART II (1974) - ROBERT DE NIRO
4. AL CAPONE, THE UNTOUCHABLES (1987) - ROBERT DE NIRO
5. WILLIAM 'ROCKY' SULLIVAN, ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES (1938) - James CAGNEY
7. BIG CHRIS, LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS (1998) - Vinnie Jones
10. SAM 'ACE' ROTHSTEIN, CASINO (1995) - ROBERT DE NIRO.10/10/2004 21:28
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