Best Characters in the Godfather Triliogy

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The Top Ten

1 Vito Corleone 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! - Nintendonix

I thought Brando was okay and De Niro was unforgettable.

Brando and De Niro just created magic in this movie.

2 Michael Corleone 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 surpasses the Godfather. He has to be higher.

3 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!

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

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4 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.

5 Peter Clemenza
6 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.

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7 Kay Adams-Corleone
8 Constanzia Connie Corleone
9 Rocco Lampone
10 Apollonia Vitelli-Corleone

The Contenders

11 Vincent Corleone

I think he was the coolest Godfather

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12 Moe Greene

Moe Greene Special! Right in the eye!

13 Carmela Corleone
14 Connie Corleone
15 Virgil Sollozzo
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