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Mob bosses

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by PhilaYank36, May 20, 2007.


Who is a more intimidating, believable actor to be a mob boss?

  1. Robert DeNiro (young Vito Corleone/Al Capone)

    6 vote(s)
  2. Al Pacino (Michael Corleone/Tony Montana)

    4 vote(s)
  3. James Gandolfini (Tony Soprano)

    9 vote(s)
  4. Michael Madsen (Sonny Black)

    2 vote(s)
  5. Jack Nicholson (Frank Costello)

    1 vote(s)
  6. Paul Sorvino (Paulie Cicero)

    6 vote(s)
  7. Marlon Brando (old Vito Corleone)

    7 vote(s)
  8. Too scared to pick one over the other

    1 vote(s)
  1. PhilaYank36

    PhilaYank36 Guest

    I know, this is the third poll of a similar topic I've posted in the last 24 hours. My brain is fried after covering two California League games that scored 56 combined runs in the last two days. Just patronize me. :-X

    This is so damn tough for me to figure out. Michael C. is as heartless as one can be while Tony Montana is one snort away from blowing away half of Miami. Frank Costello came off as just a plain sick fuck in The Departed, but Tony Soprano can go between from being cold, calculated and detached to a full-on blood lust pretty quick. Plus you have to factor in the psychological baggage, too.
  2. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    DeNiro, because his Vito is so true to the spirit of the book.

    He's a very reasonable man. No over-the-top theatrics. But quite capable ot doing what must be done.
  3. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    I would've said Joe Pesci till I realized he never actually played a boss. With that said, I voted for Pacino.
  4. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    I never got the thrill of Scarface, but I would have to vote Pacino for his other roles
  5. PhilaYank36

    PhilaYank36 Guest

  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    No love for Fat Tony?

  7. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    This isn't even a contest.


    "You have to answer for Santino...You fingered Santino for the Barzini people. That little farce you played with my sister, did Barzini kid you that would fool a Corleone?

    "Barzini is dead. So is Phillip Tattaglia. I want to square all the family account tonight. So don't tell me you're innocent. It would be better for you to admit what you did.

    "Don't be so frightened. Do you think I'd make my sister a widow? Do you think I'd make my nephews fatherless? After all, I'm Godfather to one of your kids. No, your punishmen will be that you won't be allowed any work with The Family. I'm putting you on a plane to Vegas to join your wife and kids and then I want you to stay there. I'll send Connie an allowance. That's all. But don't keep saying you're innocent; don't insult my intelligence and make me angry. Who approached you, Tattaglia or Barzini?"[/quote]
  8. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I don't know any mob bosses, so I don't know how real any of these performances were.

    My favorite performance was Sorvino's in Goodfellas.

    Paulie might have moved slow, but it was only because Paulie didn't have to move for anybody.
  9. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Well, he was the de facto boss of Vegas in "Casino."
  10. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Where's Nicholson in The Departed?
  11. John

    John Well-Known Member

    It's in the poll -- Jack Nicholson (Frank Costello).

    Though I wasn't wild about his performance.
  12. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Oops. I totally missed it (obviously). I thought it was a bit of a caricature, but figured it should be on the list.
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