Classic gangster movie The Godfather has topped yet another poll to find the best film ever.

Readers of men's magazine ESQUIRE voted the Marlon Brando cult favourite the Best Film in the magazine's current 'Greatest' issue - giving it 15 per cent of the vote and edging out runner-up Casablanca.

Meanwhile, in other Greatest lists in the magazine, THE Beatles beat off Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin to claim Greatest Rock Band; Seinfeld beat THE SIMPSONS as the Greatest TV Show, and Homer Simpson was named Best Cartoon Character.

Also honoured were Meryl Streep (Greatest Actress), Robert De Niro (Greatest Actor), Steven Spielberg (Greatest Director) and Cindy Crawford (Greatest Model).

17/09/2003 21:17