Brando, who won an Oscar for his performance as the mafia boss in the 1972 picture, topped a new Premiere magazine list naming the top 100 film characters ever.
In second place is Humphrey Bogart's Fred C. Dobbs from the 1948 movie The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Vivien Leigh's Scarlett O'Hara from Gone with the Wind is the highest placed female character in third place.
The top 10 greatest characters are:
1. Vito Corleone - The Godfather (1972)
2. Fred C. Dobbs - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
3. Scarlett O'Hara - Gone with the Wind (1939)
4. Norman Bates - Psycho (1960)
5. James Bond -Dr. No (1962)
6. Annie Hall - Annie Hall (1977)
7. Indiana Jones - Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
8. Ellen Ripley - Alien (1979)
9. Jeff Spicoli - Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
10. Gollum - The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001)
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