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Posted: 5/20/2005 6:07:38 PM EDT
"As far back as I could remember,I always wanted to be a gangster"

Goodfellas just came on,(one of the few I havent got on video,so I scramble for the TIVO!) and I was wondering........if you could pick one gangster's life to live out,except for the violent end,

WHO WOULD YOU BE ???

a Corleone?

Tony Montana?

a Soprano?

Al Capone?

Who?
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 6:09:06 PM EDT
What you don't see in the movies could fill volumes.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 6:13:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
What you don't see in the movies could fill volumes. hinking.gif



Now Im not advocating the gangster lifestyle( especially with vivid recolections of the end of Casino and Joe Pesci's intimate knowledge of a baseball bat), Im wondering about the PRE-violent endings.


Hey........its good to wonder about something besides zombies.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 6:17:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/20/2005 6:18:42 PM EDT by Eric_Mayer]
James Cagney - "White Heat"

"Look Ma, I'm on top of the world!!"

Can't get any better than that.

Eric

Link Posted: 5/20/2005 6:18:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Eric_Mayer:
i.imdb.com/mptv1.gif

James Cagney - "White Heat"

"Look Ma, I'm on top of the world!!"

Can't get any better than that.

Eric hr


Classic!!
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 6:19:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By submoa1:

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
What you don't see in the movies could fill volumes.



Now Im not advocating the gangster lifestyle( especially with vivid recolections of the end of Casino and Joe Pesci's intimate knowledge of a baseball bat), Im wondering about the PRE-violent endings.


Hey........its good to wonder about something besides zombies.



Hollywood makes organized crime look like fun, I have a problem with that. I'm sure not all of them have violent endings and not all of them end up rich either. I think Goodfellas is a decent depiction overall in that era of organized crime.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 6:20:06 PM EDT
Let's see.........Tony had it awful rough for the first 26 years or so. The next two damn near got him killed constantly. And his life was falling apart almost as soon as he got situated.

Go Corleone/Andolini. Not Sonny, not Fredo. Tom Hagen. Smart, strong, vital to and a member of the family.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 6:20:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 6:22:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:

I'm sure not all of them have violent endings and not all of them end up rich either.



Whitey Bulger!

Link Posted: 5/20/2005 6:23:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/20/2005 6:24:36 PM EDT by VTwin60]
another for Cagney! That man was the straight heat! No one that is NO ONE even comes close to portraying the old 20's gangsters.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 6:23:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ben70:

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:

I'm sure not all of them have violent endings and not all of them end up rich either.



Whitey Bulger!





I was thinking more of Donnie"the rat bastard" Brasco

You guys heard of him?
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 6:25:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:

Hollywood makes organized crime look like fun, I have a problem with that. I'm sure not all of them have violent endings and not all of them end up rich either.





Agreed. You can be one of the cops if ya like. No problem.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 6:27:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/20/2005 6:28:12 PM EDT by submoa1]

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:

Originally Posted By Ben70:

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:

I'm sure not all of them have violent endings and not all of them end up rich either.



Whitey Bulger!

hr



I was thinking more of Donnie"the rat bastard" Brasco

You guys heard of him?


Donnie Brasco is a great movie.

h.gifIm Bennie Blanco from the Bronx"
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 6:32:13 PM EDT
And "Whitey" Bulger is currently the reigning hide & seek champion in real life.

When a lower level mob goon is dragged in by the feds, they spill their guts about burying dead bodies in the berms at ... crap, forgot which gun club and I don't want to say the wrong one. Let's just say their berms get moved around every month.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 6:32:59 PM EDT
Honorable mention:
Edward G Robinson

From Little Caesar:


He could have given Cagney a run for the money.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 6:38:20 PM EDT
My great aunt was picked up by Al Capone once. She said he wasn't all that special.

As far as Hollyweird gangstas, I would be Frank Sinatra and have fun with the Rat Pack.

CW
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 6:38:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GiggleSmith:
Honorable mention:
Edward G Robinson

He could have given Cagney a run for the money.



He was the 'heavy' in Key Largo too, wasnt he?
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 6:40:47 PM EDT
Scarface
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 6:42:01 PM EDT
Vito Corleone
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 6:42:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/20/2005 6:53:32 PM EDT by StonerStudent]

Originally Posted By VTwin60:
another for Cagney! That man was the straight heat! No one that is NO ONE even comes close to portraying the old 20's gangsters.





Tommy Udo...........you know what I do with squealers ? hehehehehe
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 6:49:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 6:51:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/20/2005 6:52:11 PM EDT by submoa1]
What about Bruce Willis in "Last Man Standing", Mr. twin 1911s , John Smith??
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 6:51:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/20/2005 6:53:28 PM EDT by VTwin60]

Originally Posted By GiggleSmith:
Honorable mention:
Edward G Robinson

From Little Caesar:
www.meredy.com/vinbw/littlecaesar.jpg

He could have given Cagney a run for the money.



bleah bleah its curtains for you shee? bleah bleah.....of course how could I foget him.....OK so Cagney and Edward G.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 6:53:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Eric_Mayer:
James Cagney - "White Heat"

"Look Ma, I'm on top of the world!!"

Can't get any better than that.

Eric




Absolutely the best…
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 6:58:57 PM EDT
John Dillinger
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 7:18:49 PM EDT
Chili Palmer.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 12:19:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By VTwin60:

Originally Posted By GiggleSmith:
Honorable mention:
Edward G Robinson

From Little Caesar:
www.meredy.com/vinbw/littlecaesar.jpg

He could have given Cagney a run for the money.



bleah bleah its curtains for you shee? bleah bleah.....of course how could I foget him.....OK so Cagney and Edward G.



Now there's a pair of actors that were actors. They definitely don't make them like that anymore.

And I nominate as the 3rd best. Richard Widmark - How can you forget the scene in Kiss of Death where he pushes the little old lady in the wheelchair down the stairs and giggles while doing it
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 12:28:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Stealth:
warriorsmovie.co.uk/cast/images/luther.jpg

members.aol.com/blckcof/playay.wav


He was a murderous punk, but he wasn't a Mobster.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 12:53:57 AM EDT
Clyde!!!!! Got to do his thing AND had a woman to do it with.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 5:46:06 AM EDT
Al Swearengen
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 6:43:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PaDanby:

Originally Posted By VTwin60:

Originally Posted By GiggleSmith:
Honorable mention:
Edward G Robinson

From Little Caesar:
www.meredy.com/vinbw/littlecaesar.jpg

He could have given Cagney a run for the money.



bleah bleah its curtains for you shee? bleah bleah.....of course how could I foget him.....OK so Cagney and Edward G.



Now there's a pair of actors that were actors. They definitely don't make them like that anymore.

And I nominate as the 3rd best. Richard Widmark - How can you forget the scene in Kiss of Death where he pushes the little old lady in the wheelchair down the stairs and giggles while doing it




Yep.....That would be Tommy Udo [which I beleive was Richard Widmarks first roll]
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 7:08:09 AM EDT
DeNiro as Capone in The Untouchables..."TEAMWORK!"
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 7:12:44 AM EDT
William Shatner





CW
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 7:17:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By submoa1:
"As far back as I could remember,I always wanted to be a gangster"

Goodfellas just came on,(one of the few I havent got on video,so I scramble for the TIVO!) and I was wondering........if you could pick one gangster's life to live out,except for the violent end,

WHO WOULD YOU BE ???

a Corleone?

Tony Montana?

a Soprano?

Al Capone?

Who?




Rico from "Little Caesar" ya muggs...

The all time archtype gangster.

Link Posted: 5/21/2005 7:19:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Rakky:
Clyde!!!!! Got to do his thing AND had a woman to do it with.



And was bisexual who liked threeways with other dudes...
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 7:27:02 AM EDT
Ice T and 50 Cent?????
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 7:59:04 AM EDT
Tony Montana was the toughest. "I TAKE YOUR FUCKIN' BULLETTS!!!!!!!"

Michael Corleone was the smartest....

Jules "Bad Motherfucker" Winfield was also one of the best....

...but everyone knows that the greatest of all was Keyser Soze.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:06:27 AM EDT
Keyser Soze doesn't exist
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:16:06 AM EDT
TONY MONTANA of course!!!

i mean the guy's best friend gets chainsawed in front of him, and he spits on the guy and tells him to go f- himself!!!!
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:18:22 AM EDT
"Say hello to my little friend!"

"I'm Tony Montana! You f*** with me, you f*** with the best!"
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:21:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheFreepster:
Keyser Soze doesn't exist



"The greatest trick the devil ever pulled, was convincing the world he didn't exist."
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:23:16 AM EDT
Nicky Santoro

"There's alot of holes in the desert, and there's alot of problems burried in those holes. But you gotta do it right see, you gotta have the hole already dug before you go out there with a package in the trunk or else you're talkin about a half hour of diggin and who knows who could come along in that time. Next thing you know you gotta dig a few more holes. You could be there all fuckin' night!"
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:35:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/21/2005 8:36:31 AM EDT by submoa1]

Originally Posted By 91stsps:
Ice T and 50 Cent?????



I was asking for gangsters..............not gangstas, and definately not punk-az beeotch crackheads.
Although Ice-T was rather suave as King James.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:38:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/21/2005 8:47:26 AM EDT by submoa1]

Originally Posted By RiffRandall:
Al Swearengen hr


[Mr.Woo] Swegin....cukssuka!! [Mr.Woo]
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:38:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/21/2005 8:39:46 AM EDT by WdpIan]

Originally Posted By Stealth:
warriorsmovie.co.uk/cast/images/luther.jpg

members.aol.com/blckcof/playay.wav




Warriors! Come out and Plaaaayyyeeeaaay!

Id want to be:
1: Henry Hill
or
2: Tony Montana
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 10:22:27 AM EDT
Tony Montana

"I neva fucked anybody over in my life, who didn't have it comin' to 'im, you got that? All I have in this world is my balls, and my word, and I don't break 'em for no one, jou understand?"

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