1 Marlon Brando
Marlon 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. He died on July 1, 2004 at the age of 80.
The star in the gangster.
2 Al Pacino
Alfredo James "Al" (April 25, 1940) Pacino is an American actor and filmmaker. Pacino has had a career spanning more than five decades, during which time he has received numerous accolades and honors.
Maybe not the most badass. Certainly the most credible boss in movie.
3 Robert De Niro
Robert Anthony De Niro Jr. (born August 17, 1943) is an American actor and producer. He is particularly known for his nine collaborations with filmmaker Martin Scorsese, and is the recipient of various accolades, including two Academy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. In 2009, De Niro received the Kennedy Center Honor, and received a Presidential Medal of Freedom from U.S. President Barack Obama in 2016. ...read more.
He did a great job and won an oscar for Godfather Part 2 and was in multiple other gangster films such as Goodfellas, Casino, and Untouchables.
Scorsese is king of the gangster film and Dinero is his go to man. His killer role in The Godfather part 2 doesn't hurt either.
Robert de Niro was a very good actor, if I ever made a movie in his time, there is no doubt he would be the main character.
4 Joe Pesci
Joseph Frank "Joe" Pesci is an Italian-American actor, comedian and musician, known for playing tough, volatile characters, in a variety of genres.
The epitome of a gangster. If I were to say to someone 'that mob/gangster actor' I'd put my money on that most people will think of Joe Pesci
Some great actors playing mobsters on this list but I have to say, I think Joe Pesci is the greatest of all time. Joe is the only actor that really scares the hell out of me.
List should be
1. Robert De Niro
2. Joe Pesci
3. Al Pacino
Just consider Pesci's performance and impact in Goodfellas which is one of the greatest movies of all time.
Very hard to pick against bob and Al but this guy plays a mobster like nobody else.
5 James Gandolfini
You might argue and say he was not the best but if you watch The Sopranos from day one and watched Tony develop it would be impossible to name a better tough guy. He was the bear. He didn't just give orders he was it. He could kill with his bare hands. Watching him drive threw Jersey in the opening credits smoking a big cigar it doesn't get better. From him being so true on camera as Tony, so believable he did for T.V. what the God Father did for movies. He changed what we watched on T.V. for years. Lets also take into factor that these other guys were in movies that last a few hours. God Father had 3 parts 3 hours each. The most out of all the mob movies. The sopranos has 6 long seasons spanned out over many many years. He stuck with that part day in and out and millions of people waited for every seconed.
... He is amazing... I loved all his work he played in my favorite move... I love him greatest actor of his time but now I hate him yes hate him but still the best nah just joking I don't even know who he is... Which means I hate him... I did this to get the little bar line in the blue... He is a good actor vote for him
He should be number one! I Loved him in The Sopranos. He had the attitude, the walk & the talk! Definitely one of the top best mobster actors.
6 Frank Vincent
People forget about raging bull. Mob or connected.
Simply the greatest of all time!
7 Chazz Palminteri
8 Ray Liotta
Raymond Allen Liotta (December 18, 1954 - May 26, 2022) was an American actor and producer. He was known for playing Shoeless Joe Jackson in Field of Dreams (1989), Henry Hill in Goodfellas (1990), and Tommy Vercetti in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002). ...read more.
9 Joe Viterelli
10 James Caan
James Edmund Caan was 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.
11 Steve Buscemi
Steven Vincent "Steve" Buscemi is an American actor, comedian, director, and former firefighter. Buscemi has starred and supported in numerous successful Hollywood and indie films.
12 Johnny Depp
John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor, producer, and musician. He has won the Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor.
His role in a movie is often rather big. His character is often on the "loopy side" and his character being in a darker state of mind, etc.
13 Jack Nicholson
John Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937) is an American actor and filmmaker, who has performed for over 60 years. Nicholson is known for playing a wide range of starring or supporting roles, including satirical comedy, romance and dark portrayals of antiheroes and psychopathic characters. In many of his films, he has played the "eternal outsider, the sardonic drifter," someone who rebels against the social structure.
Not Italian, no tough guy cred. Sorry, he's got his own set of coglioni, love the Jack but he's not an Italian mobster. Good job in the Boston movie though.
He played Jimmy Hoffa in Hoffa. Jimmy Hoffa was the leader of a notorious gang called the Teamsters
14 Vincent Pastore
15 Andy Garcia
Andrés Arturo García Menéndez, professionally known as Andy García, is a Cuban American actor and director.
Always loved this guy...
16 Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken is an American actor of screen and stage who has appeared in more than 100 films and television shows.
17 Costas Mandylor
18 Michael Madsen
Michael Søren Madsen (born September 25, 1958) is an American actor, producer, director, writer, poet and photographer. He starred in feature films including Thelma & Louise, Reservoir Dogs, Wyatt Earp, Free Willy, Species, Donnie Brasco, Sin City, Kill Bill and The Hateful Eight. He guest starred in numerous television series, and is also credited with voice work in several video games, including Grand Theft Auto III, True Crime: Streets of L.A., Dishonored, Dishonored 2, DRIV3R, The Walking Dead: Season Two and Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
19 Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (born November 11, 1974) is an American actor and film producer. Known for his work in biopics and period films, he is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and three Golden Globe Awards. As of 2019, his films have grossed over $7.2 billion worldwide, and he has been placed eight times in annual rankings of the world's highest-paid actors. ...read more.
20 Cillian Murphy
Cillian Murphy is an Irish actor of stage and screen. Since making his debut in his home country in the late 1990s, Murphy has also become a presence in British and American cinemas noted by critics for his performances in a wide range of roles.
21 Gary Oldman
Gary Leonard Oldman is an English actor, filmmaker, musician, and author. Renowned for his "big" acting style, Oldman is one of the most celebrated thespians of his generation, with a diverse career encompassing theatre, film, and television. He has received a Golden Globe award and an Academy Award: best leading actor as Winston Churchill in the historical war drama Darkest Hour.
Jackie Flannery in 'State of Grace'.
22 Alan Ford