Los 100 mejores personajes de la historia del cine (segun Premiere magazine)LPC en Filmoteca | Abril 15, 2004
Played by Marlon Brando in The Godfather (1972, dir. Francis Ford Coppola)
With squinty eyes and drooping cheeks, this patriarch’s face seems to be one sad sag; it is, in fact, an impassive mask for a quick mind and a fierce ethos. His talent is for crime, but his passion is for his family. He seems to carry with him a latent sense of tragedy, and as the film continues, that sense manifests itself more and more as Vito realizes that the things he did to protect his family sowed the seeds of its destruction. The most complex mobster ever portrayed onscreen.
Defining Moment: After slapping around cream puff crooner Johnny Fontane with the admonishment “be a man,” Vito tells him, “You look terrible. I want you to eat. I want you to rest well and in a month this Hollywood big shot’s gonna give you what you want.” Ever the wimp, Fontane protests, “Too late, they start shooting in a week.” Vito is unperturbed: “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.”
La lista es algo subjetiva y bastante eclectica, como cuando nos pregunta el director de una exposicion que nos ha parecido y decimos es muy eclectica. Y me sumo con firme decision a la protesta de este lector.
Freddy Who? Freddy K. but not Frankenstein's monster (Karloff) or Dracula (Lugosi)? How's that possible? It's been 70 years since the classic monsters came on the scene and they are still around. Do you really think the same will be true of Freddy? No disrespect meant toward Robert E. , but the other two characters have been "universally" known for decades.