Best Gangster Movie Actors

The best actors who have been known to play roles in movies as a gangster/mobster. This list is judged only by their acting skill in Mob movies. Other genres of movies aren't included in judging these actors for this particular list. They also have had to play in a fair amount of Mob movies to be included in this list.

The Top TenXW

1Robert De Niro
2Al Pacino
3Marlon BrandoMarlon Brando, Jr. was an American actor, film director, and activist. He is credited with bringing a gripping realism to film acting, and is often cited as one of the greatest and most influential actors of all time.
4Samuel L. JacksonSamuel Leroy Jackson is an American actor and film producer. He achieved prominence and critical acclaim in the early 1990s with films such as Jungle Fever, Patriot Games, Amos & Andrew, True Romance, Jurassic Park and his collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino including Pulp Fiction, Jackie more.
5Joe PesciJoseph Frank "Joe" Pesci is an Italian-American actor, comedian and musician, known for playing tough, volatile characters, in a variety of genres.
6Jack NicholsonJohn Joseph "Jack" Nicholson is an American actor and filmmaker, having performed for nearly 60 years.
7Christopher Walken
8Harvey KeitelHarvey Keitel is an American actor and producer. An Oscar and Golden Globe Award nominee, he has appeared in films such as Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets and Taxi Driver, Ridley Scott's The Duellists and Thelma & Louise, Peter Yates' "Mother, Jugs & Speed", Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs and Pulp more.
9James CaanJames Edmund Caan is an American actor. After early roles in films such as El Dorado, Caan came into prominence in the 1970s with significant roles in films such as Brian's Song, The Godfather, The Gambler, Funny Lady and A Bridge Too Far.
10Ray Liotta

The Contenders

11James Cagney
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