Pacino to Star in Gotti Movie: Who Gave the Most Legendary Mobster Performance?
As Don Vito Corleone in "The Godfather," Brando masterfully changed his appearance and his voice to deliver such iconic lines as "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse."
We've always felt that Pacino's understated brilliance as Michael Corleone in "The Godfather" was unfairly overshadowed by Brando's showier performance. (Warning: Scene contains violence.)
We're still frustrated about that final scene too, but Gandolfini's portrayal of Tony Soprano on "The Sopranos" may have been the best television performance of all time.
He wasn't nominated for any big awards, but in our opinion, Liotta's portrayal of real-life mobster Henry Hill is one of the most memorable in movie history.
Pesci won the Oscar for his performance as insecure Tommy DeVito in "Goodfellas." (Warning: scene contains foul language and violence.) Honorable mention goes to his performance as slimy Nicky Santoro in "Casino."
Robert De Niro
De Niro nailed his performance as the young Vito Corleone in "The Godfather: Part II" -- and he has the Oscar to prove it.
Sounds kind of cool, right? Well, it would be, except his co-stars are John Travolta, Kelly Preston and ... Lindsay Lohan.
Now, as much as we love to pick on Lohan, she has turned in some more-than-decent performances. But something about this cast just feels wrong.
"Al Pacino is one of the finest actors of all time, and will bring an unsurpassed level of reality and excitement to the film," Fiore Films CEO and "Gotti" executive producer Marc Fiore said in a statement. "We are very pleased to have Al join the extraordinary team that we are assembling to make this movie."
Pacino will play one of the Gotti family's underbosses and advisers, Neil Dellacroce.
Frankly, we've always felt that Pacino's acting in "The Godfather" was as good or better than Marlon Brando's, even though Brando won the Oscar for that film and Pacino was only nominated (Pacino won later, for "Scent of a Woman").
From Pacino to Brando to James Gandolfini, click through our slideshow and let us know: Who gave the most legendary mobster performance?
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