Late actor Marlon Brando has been voted the best movie gangster of all time, for his role in 1972 classic The Godfather.

In a poll for British cinema chain UCI, Brando's portrayal of DON VITO CORLEONE in director Francis Ford Coppola's classic topped the list.

Ironically, Robert De Niro's turn as the same character, a younger VITO CORLEONE, in prequel THE GODFATHER PART II was voted into second place.

Alongside The Godfather Part II, De Niro's turns in The Untouchables and Casino earnt him a total of three nods in the poll.

The Top 10 Movie Gangsters are:

1. DON VITO CORLEONE, THE GODFATHER (1972) - MARLON BRANDO

2. VITO CORLEONE, THE GODFATHER PART II (1974) - ROBERT DE NIRO

3. Henry Hill, Goodfellas (1990) - Ray Liotta

4. AL CAPONE, THE UNTOUCHABLES (1987) - ROBERT DE NIRO

5. WILLIAM 'ROCKY' SULLIVAN, ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES (1938) - James CAGNEY

6. ANTONIO TONY MONTANA, Scarface (1983) - Al Pacino

7. BIG CHRIS, LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS (1998) - Vinnie Jones

8. HAROLD SHAND, The Long Good Friday (1980) - Bob Hoskins

9. DON LOGAN, Sexy Beast (2000) - Ben Kingsley

10. SAM 'ACE' ROTHSTEIN, CASINO (1995) - ROBERT DE NIRO.

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