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Who was the King of the "Mobster Movies" ?

Updated on May 13, 2015

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A great classic of a man that never compromised and never backed down!

The hated mad men that we seem to always love!

Mob movies are among the most popular in the action genre. Shoot outs, surprise hits, and showdowns with the law, have been a big part of American film history. Whether they were bootleggers, smugglers, or just plain thugs, Americans as a whole, love these bad guys! Why? It may be because there is a lot of reality in gangster movies that hit close to home in different parts of our country. Maybe it is because Hollywood tends to load these movies with great actors, scenes, and one liners. Tell me why you think it is in the comments below!

Below are my nominees in alphabetical order. Please vote in the poll and leave a comment for me.

Out of these six actors, who do you think ruled the roost ?

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Who is the real crime boss in Hollywood? You decide from my top 6!

Al Pacino- He was famous for The Godfathers, Carlito's Way, Dick Tracy, of course Scarface and several others. Whether playing the boss or just a member of the family, Al was no one to mess with. He plays a tough as nails criminal as well as a determined cop. Scarface and The Godfather movies will never be forgotten.

Edward G. Robbinson - Born Emanuel Goldenberg, he was best known for playing Rico in Little Caesar, and Rocco in Key Largo. Though he was usually cast with stars like Bogart, McQueen, and Sinatra, Edward always found a way to stand out.

James Cagney- This dirty rat was best known for White Heat, and Taxi. In Taxi, he never actually said "You dirty rat". It was dubbed because he didn't want those words to come out of his mouth. He was the original tough guy in Hollywood.

Joe Pesci- Even though he was in many funny movies, he made a name for himself as a feisty gangster is several crime flicks. Whether he was beating up an obnoxious gambler in Casino or wacking someone made in Goodfellas, Joe always played a unique and likable bad guy.

Marlon Brando- Best known for "making offers" in The Godfather, Marlon was this big bad guy that you did not want to meet in a dark alley...ever! His roles in Along the Waterfront, The Godfather, The Freshman, and others made him a big screen legend. Though his career took a little bit of a nose dive toward the end, he will be remembered as an icon in organized crime.

Robert De Niro- Though he has 7 movies coming out in 2013, he is best known for playing the mob boss or hit man over the past few decades. He was fun as Paul Vitti in Analize This and That, and though he smiled a lot, he was deadly in Good Fellas, Heat, The Godfather 2, The Untouchables, and Once upon A Time in America. De Niro stands out in every movie he has ever been in, no matter who he plays.

There you have it. Please leave a comment below and tell me who you think is the king of the hill!

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Who is the king of ganster movies?

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    • MikeSyrSutton profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from An uncharted galaxy

      That is why I encourage people to vote in the poll.

    • mckbirdbks profile image


      8 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      I have to admit James Cagney came to mind before Marlon Brando.

    • Robwrite profile image


      8 years ago from Oviedo, FL

      Of the actors you mentioned, I'd go with Pacino. Still, I think James Cagney was the king of the screen gangsters.


    • shiningirisheyes profile image

      Shining Irish Eyes 

      8 years ago from Upstate, New York

      I am a fan of them all but I have to vote Joe Pesci.

      Good article


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