Best Characters in the Godfather Triliogy


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 Tom Hagen

Better than Michael

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

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.

4 Santino Sonny Corleone

Great character! - CedreticFomento

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!

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5 Peter Clemenza

He, one of the coolest character in the Trilogy,

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.

RIP - BeatlesFan1964

7 Moe Greene

I got a business to run

" I'm Moe Greene! I made my bones when you were going out with cheerleaders ". - anthonybecerra831

Moe Greene Special! Right in the eye!

8 Frank Pentangeli

Excellent character. Way more interesting than Clemenza. - gaali121

9 Kay Adams-Corleone
10 Paulie Gatto

The Contenders

11 Licio Lucchesi
12 Philip Tattaglia
13 Salvatore Tessio
14 Ottilio Cuneo
15 Constanzia Connie Corleone
16 Hyman Roth
17 Apollonia Vitelli-Corleone
18 Connie Corleone
19 Anthony Stracci
20 Emilio Barzini
21 Rocco Lampone
22 Virgil Sollozzo
23 Captain Mark McCluskey
24 Vincent Corleone

I think he was the coolest Godfather

Should be under the top 5

25 Luca Brasi
26 Joey Zasa
27 Carmela Corleone
28 Jack Woltz
29 Johnny Fontane
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