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The 25 Most Badass Gangsters In TV History

25. Al Capone from The Untouchables (1993-1994, CBS)

Played by: William Forsythe

This particular interpretation of The Untouchables wasn’t as great as the earlier ‘50s version, nor did it live up to the 1987 movie. Yet William Forsythe’s turn as the legendary Al Capone stood out amongst a sea of mediocrity. Forsythe’s performance was quiet, yet intense. At any moment you knew he could completely boil over, and just by looking at the burly shoulders of Capone, you knew he meant business.

It’s always tricky to bring such a well-known historical figure to the small screen, but Forsythe pulled this role off brilliantly. He’s the type of imposing presence that Capone must have been back in his prime. The simmering anger he put into his performance jumped right off the screen and made every episode completely unpredictable.

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