His performance in "Goodfellas" as Tommy DeVito is particularly memorable, earning him an Academy Award. His role in "Casino" is also noteworthy.
In "American Gangster," Washington played the real-life gangster Frank Lucas, delivering a critically acclaimed performance.
Known for his role in "White Heat," Cagney's portrayal of the psychotic Cody Jarrett was groundbreaking for its time and remains influential.
In "Black Mass," Depp portrayed the infamous James Whitey Bulger, showcasing his ability to transform into complex characters.
His role as Bill "The Butcher" in "Gangs of New York" is another example of a powerful gangster portrayal, noted for its intensity and depth.
His portrayal of Michael Corleone in "The Godfather II" stands out as a defining role in his career, showcasing his incredible range and depth as an actor.