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Notorious gangsters and the actors who played them

Espresso Logo By Graeme Carey of Espresso | Slide 1 of 21: The first gangster film was 1927’s Underworld, which inspired a trio of popular gangster pictures in the early ’30s: Little Caesar (1931), The Public Enemy (1931), and Scarface (1932). Since then it has been one of the most popular genres in cinema, producing such classics as The Godfather (1972), Scarface (1983), and Goodfellas (1990). And the more true to life the movie is, the better. Here are some of the most notorious gangsters of all time, and the actors who portrayed them.

Notorious gangsters and the actors who played them

The first gangster film was 1927’s Underworld, which inspired a trio of popular gangster pictures in the early ’30s: Little Caesar (1931), The Public Enemy (1931), and Scarface (1932). Since then it has been one of the most popular genres in cinema, producing such classics as The Godfather (1972), Scarface (1983), and Goodfellas (1990). And the more true to life the movie is, the better.

Here are some of the most notorious gangsters of all time, and the actors who portrayed them.

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