Top Ten Mob Actors

Many people have played mobsters and here are my top 10.

The Top Ten

1 Marlon Brando 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.

Vito's perfect bland of commanding, imposing, yet soothing and analythical nature makes him unforgettable still 40 years later - Enmanu16

HELLO!? He made the GodFather what it is.

The star in the gangster.

2 Al Pacino Al Pacino Alfredo James "Al" 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.

Should be # 1 how is he not?! He should be ranked #1 actor in general - steelers1979

hands down for his performance... SCARFACE, GODFATHER, CARLIO'S WAY - denverdez

Maybe not the most badass. Certainly the most credible boss in movie.

The Godfather, Donnie Brasco - Shakester

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3 Robert Dinero

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.

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.

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.

The Godfather, Analyze This, Casino, Goodfellas, The Untouchables - Shakester

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4 Joe Pesci 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.

Funny how? Like I'm a clown, I'm here to amuse you?

Unbelievable in Goodfellas!

Casino, Goodfellas, Bronx Tale - Shakester

This man bears the demeanor of a gangster, definitely one of the best tough-guy actors of all time

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5 James Gandolfini James Gandolfini

... 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.

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.

6 Frank Vincent

People forget about raging bull. Mob or connected.

The Sopranos, Casino, Goodfellas, Wise Guys - Shakester

7 Joe Viterelli

Mobsters, Analyze This, Wannabes, Mickey Blue Eyes - Shakester

8 Chazz Palminteri

Bronx Tale, Analyze That, Boss of Bosses, - Shakester

9 Ray Liotta Ray Liotta

Great performance in Goodfellas

10 James Caan James Caan James 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.

The Godfather, Mickey Blue Eyes, This Thing of Ours - Shakester

The Contenders

11 Vincent Pastore

The Sopranos, This Thing of Ours, - Shakester

12 Johnny Depp Johnny Depp John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II 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.

Donnie Brasco, Public Enemies and now Black Mass.

13 Costas Mandylor

Mobsters, Bonanno - The Godfather Story - Shakester

14 Jack Nicholson 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 more.

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 - Draco

15 Andy Garcia Andy Garcia Andrés Arturo García Menéndez, professionally known as Andy García, is a Cuban American actor and director.

Always loved this guy...

16 Michael Madsen 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 more.
17 Alan Ford
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