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List of famous male gangsters, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male gangsters list contains the most prominent and top males known for being gangsters. There are thousand of males working as gangsters in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic gangsters have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a gangster then the people below should give you inspiration.

These people, like Salvatore Messina and Tommy Lucchese include images when available.

While this isn't a list of all male gangsters, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male gangsters?" and "Who are the best male gangsters?"
Al Capone is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Gangsters
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Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone was an American gangster who attained fame during the Prohibition era. His seven-year reign as crime boss ended when he was 33 years old. Born in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City to Italian immigrants, Capone was a Five Points Gang member who became a bouncer in ...more

Age: Died at 48 (1899-1947)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Gangster, Mafioso, Racketeering

Credits: The Diary of a Slumlord

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Machine Gun Kelly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Gangsters
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George Francis Barnes Jr., better known as "Machine Gun Kelly", was an Irish American gangster during the prohibition era. His nickname came from his favorite weapon, a Thompson submachine gun. His most infamous crime was the kidnapping of oil tycoon and businessman Charles F. Urschel in July 1933 ...more

Age: Died at 54 (1900-1954)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Gangster

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Reginald Kray is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Gangsters
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One of the Kray Twins ...more

Age: Died at 67 (1933-2000)

Birthplace: Hoxton, London, United Kingdom

Profession: Gangster

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Dean O'Banion is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Gangsters
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Charles Dean O'Banion was an Irish-American mobster who was the main rival of Johnny Torrio and Al Capone during the brutal Chicago bootlegging wars of the 1920s. The newspapers of his day made him better known as Dion O'Banion, although he never went by that first name. He led the North Side Gang ...more

Age: Died at 32 (1892-1924)

Birthplace: Maroa, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Gangster, Racketeering, Rum-running

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