Best crime boss of Gotham? why?

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  1. Damiean Dark

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    Tom Wilkinson as Falcone? (BB)

    Jack Palance as Carl Grissom? (B89)

    Tom Vernon as Rupert Thorn? (BTAS)

    Why??
     
  2. CFE

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    Rupert Thorne, because he's not dead (Grissom) or in a state of perpetual fear and psychologically broken (Falcone).

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  3. Bat Attack

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    :up: I agree.
     
  4. Why Are You Crouching Spock?

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    Bane.

    Why?

    He broke the bat and made all the other crime bosses his *****es.
     
  5. The Chairman

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    Grissom, because he was portrayed by the human personification of badass that was Jack Palance.
     
  6. The Joker

    The Joker The Clown Prince of Crime

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    Not in the Batman movies. He was Poison Ivy's ******ed servant in the movies.
     
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    Honestly none of them were anything to speak home about in the movies. The closest would be Carl Grissam because he was played by Jack Palance. The character just served his purpose in the first 20 minutes and left(or died, if you will). Tom Wilkinson was decent as Falcone but his level of power seemed anything but intimidating. Rachel says in the movie that Falcone has half the city bought and paid for, but all I saw was a broken down Gotham, all on it's own, and a Mob boss that falsely thought he ran it.
     
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    Ill say Grissom too for all B89 fantasy elements the old style gangster outfit ruled by Grissom seemed the most authentic of the mob bosses to rule gotham. Grissom was an old man but a ruthless one i loved the way he looks at jack napier and alicia when she enters the room and he tells her to wait in the other room that little smile is brilliant its not the fact he really cares for her he doublecrosses napier its purely a power thing i could imaging carl grissom the godfather for some reason.
     
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    When they do The Sullivan Irish Mob I'll vote for Mickey. But until then Alberto Falcone was the best in terms of acting and storyline. Another victory for Batman Begins to be honest. I just didn't know that Wilkinson could play a Mafioso so well, it was a big surprise.
     
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    Did you really like falcone? as a great fan of the comics falcone i was terribly dissapointed. Wilkinson is a fine actor but i think he was terrible he didnt look anything like a italian american mafioso but that could have been forgiven if the acting was realistic it wasnt. The exaggerated accent was so cliche and for the most powerful man in Gotham (which in batmans universe is one of the most well known citys in the USA) falcone came off as an ass he was just completely unthreatening. Jack Palance's small cameo in B89 was far more realistic which is surprising considering B89's fantasy elemen as opposed to BB realism.
     
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    I loved the gangsters in Batman'89, but they only had a very small part in the film as a whole. The mob bosses seriously looked and felt like they stepped straight out of an old gangster noir film complete with pinstripe suits and fedoras.

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    The thing I liked most about B'89, if above all else, was how it blended the the 30/40s style with the then current style, the 80s, but the latter now makes film feel half dated. Though I will definitely say, if it were all 80s style and didn't contain the 30/40s then the entire movie would probably be outdated.
     
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    Grissom. he was a theif, and a terrorist, but on the other hand he had a tremendous singing voice.
     
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    And was played by Jack motherf**king Palance. :up:

    Gotta give it to Grissom. Would give it to Wilconson as Falcone if Falcone was written like he was in the comics and not a stereotypical mafioso.
     
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    It shows that all the screen time and words in the world cant beat just good acting with the right actor int he right role Grissom had very little screentime compared to Falcone but was miles better imo.

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    Alberto was nowhere to be found in "Begins" :huh:

    Oh I see...you meant Carmine Falcone.

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    That's very true.

    I liked Falcone. But, I enjoyed Grissom alot more in his short screen time. Palance is just a class act.
     
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    Falcone WAS a stereotypical mafioso in the comics. :huh:
     
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    Okay, point taken, but I thought he was a better character when he had his family around him.
     
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    Falcone was a more incognito boss in his way of being around, thus being interesting. But Grissom was just badass, you can feel his prestance and authority.
     
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    Jack Palance was the mob boss R.I.P. nuff said.
     
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    I just watched Armande Asante in Hoffa (the one with Jack Nicholson) THATS how Falcone shuld have been played charismatic,intmidating and looks like an italian american Wilconson looked like what he is an english theater actor trying to play a mafioso and failing just remembering that accent makes me wince.
     

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