Best Characters in the Godfather Triliogy

The Top Ten

Vito Corleone Vito Andolini Corleone is a fictional character in Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather and in Francis Ford Coppola's film series based on the novel, where he was portrayed by Marlon Brando in The Godfather and, as a young man, by Robert De Niro in The Godfather Part II.

Simply the best character ever in the series, and one of the most fabulous characters in cinema history!

I thought Brando was okay and De Niro was unforgettable.

Brando and De Niro just created magic in this movie.

The real OG in this movie

Michael Corleone Michael Corleone is the main character in Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather and the three films based upon it, all directed by Francis Ford Coppola.

He took the family to a different level. He is unquestionably the best.

He surpasses the Godfather. He has to be higher.

His father is not so cool as him!

Cold hearted..methodical..somewhat paranoid...killing fredo was unnecessary

Tom Hagen

Tom, along with Vito are the only major characters that don't have a major flaw. Sonny is a great character, but his hot heated attitude can make him come off as a jerk at times. Fredo is also great but obviously lacks intelligence and strength. (I'm counting this as Fredos flaw rather than betrayal because I really don't think fredo intended to betray Michael, he was simply lied to by Roth and Ola which I chalk up to as dumbness.) Michael is obviously an outstanding character as well but by end of the second movie he has become unbelievably cold hearted given how his character started out. Tom doesn't have a major flaw, he's smart, a voice of reason, loyal, etc. At no point did he make a major mistake, or commit any act of betrayal. Tom is the most underrated character by far.

Tom may have done morally questionable things working in the family business but he was the sort of friend you wanted in your corner He,s a loyal hard working and Smart guy yet Tom,s also not afraid to tell you when your wrong as he desperately tried to persuade Sonny to think pragmatically and raised moral objections to Michael,s plan to kill Hyman Roth Tom and the corleones in general can also be counted on to Honor their deals so as far as Criminals involved in plotting mass murder go Tom,s a stand up guy

Layal to a fault...smart..and dependable...Not a war time consigliere..lacked ability to make hard choices

Better than Michael

Santino Sonny Corleone

He was hot-headed, but also loyal and very protective of his family. He's an amazing character in the trilogy.

The coolest mob character ever!

One of the best!

He beats up carlo rizzi after rizzi beats up sonnys sister! Sonny is classic!

Peter Clemenza

He, one of the coolest character in the Trilogy,

Loyal...loyal and loyal...he would cook dinner for you then kill you in a heartbeat if given the order

Fredo Corleone

I like Fredo, because he actually is a pretty sad, realistic and magnificent character. He would be second or third spot, if I were to make a list. I don't know. I usually do not like his type, but somehow, I love Fredo...

My one respect for him is he almost killed Kay. Also rest in peace John Cazale.

Frank Pentangeli

He got screwed..he deserved better after a lifetime of loyalty to the corleone family..Michael should have helped him

Moe Greene

" I'm Moe Greene! I made my bones when you were going out with cheerleaders ".

I got a business to run

Paulie Gatto
Licio Lucchesi

The Contenders

Salvatore Tessio

Smart...calculated...no nonsense...should have stayed loyal..

Philip Tattaglia
Hyman Roth
Kay Adams-Corleone
Ottilio Cuneo
Connie Corleone
Anthony Stracci
Emilio Barzini
Apollonia Vitelli-Corleone

Sweet..innocent..gorgeous... I just liked looking at her lol

Virgil Sollozzo
Vincent Corleone

Hot headed.like his father..ruthless like Michael..charming like vito...he had a little of everyone..his temper like his dads would have been his downfall

I think he was the coolest Godfather

Should be under the top 5

Captain Mark McCluskey
Joey Zasa
Luca Brasi

Awesome caracter...would have loved for him to stick around longer...

Constanzia Connie Corleone
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