A Tribute to the Godfather – 25 Images of Vito Corleone

The groundbreaking Godfather trilogy is the first of its kind to shed the mafia family under a different light. Unlike most crime films during its time, the mafia as a group was depicted as slick but uncouth criminals who break the law whenever they have the chance. However, the Corleone family, the main protagonists in Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpieces, work within a code of honor that justifies the crimes they commit. The depth and psychology that support their way of life has made the members of the family some of the best movie characters in history.

When talking about the Corleone family, it begins with the man who started it all – Vito Corleone. Moviegoers were helplessly drawn with how Corleone rose to the top of New York’s organized crime landscape and has fathered the most feared mafia family in the city. It didn’t hurt either that Marlon Brando played the role in the first installment of the trilogy, which helped the character further his status as a film icon.

To celebrate one of film’s most enduring and popular mafia figures, below are 25 images of fan art in different media.

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Vito Corleone channels his inner sinister in this Rorschach test-style digital art, with shadow-covered eyes and a frown that could make the toughest mafiosi scamper in fear.

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Marlon Brando took ownership of Vito Corleone with his intense facial expressions as captured in this pop art.

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Vito Corleone seems to be one of the few befitting popular figures to appear in the iconic Obama poster created by Shepard Fairey.

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Minimalist design takes the form of a triangle in different shades. The result is a unique and creative look at the Don.

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Entitled “Omerta,” this elegant digital art perfectly captured Don Corleone as a man who has lived a life of crime with a certain dignity and class above all.

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Only a man like Vito Corleone could have made the phrase featured above as one of the most memorable lines in the history of film.

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Red, white, and black all over, Don Corleone is the epitome of an articulate crime syndicate leader.

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The minimalist-inspired vector act in red understates Don Corleone and the blood he has shed in his lifetime.

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Despite his menacing demeanor, Vito Corleone’s strong sense of family has kept him grounded from being a man of not only the mob, but also the house, as shown in the high-detailed artwork with the quote above.

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The impact of Godfather has extended overseas, where Marlon Brando’s face as Vito Corleone is artistically designed on the walls of Berlin.

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Another streamlined image of Don Corleone, with slick hair and eyes hiding underneath the shadows, graces this post.

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Don Corleone gets the wall treatment at Vitoria, Basque County in Spain where this shot has been taken.

A wider look into the Corleone graffiti art in Berlin, complete with the red rose on his left breast.

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The red rays emanating from the eyes of Vito Corleone in this startling portrait captures the fear he strikes into the hearts of his enemies.

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An excellent take on Vito Corleone using techniques in illustration and Photoshop. The marks in shades of white and grey give breadth and dimension to his facial features.

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Wisdom does not escape the Don, as this design evoking Vito Corleone in side view and in red silhouette show the perilous path that men have to take.

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In the world of the mafia, everything is black and white – either you kill or be killed. That adage is more than adequately expressed in this grim digital art.

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This design combines the use of vector art and quotations – complete with typography – to achieve the desired effect, which is to display Vito Corleone in his most chilling form.

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A more vibrant but equally stunning look at the Don in this don-corleone-1ture collage of an art work.

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Aside from a gun, words are Vito Corleone’s next best weapon. Carlson Grier, creator of LA Pop Art, makes use of Micrography to write the Don’s image in different words.

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In one of the trilogies most memorable scenes, this schmaltzy pop art features the young Vito Corleone, played by Robert de Niro, taking a gun with its nozzle wrapped in towel to silence the fire and proceeding with his first kill.

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Vito Corleone, embellished in makeshift suit and hair, as well as a snazzy ribbon tie, goes into photo taken using a Sony DSC-W35.

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Corleone undergoes the pencil on a sketch book in this comic rendition of an unrelenting and unfazed mob boss.

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Martin Missfeldt takes the task of speedpainting Don Corleone using his skills with the pencil and a graphics editing program, resulting into this finely detailed masterwork.

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The glossy fan art shows the affinity between Vito Corleone and the cat he’s carrying – both share a hidden ferociousness when provoked.

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