Empire's 100 Greater Movie Characters

______no5

The Angel Of The Odd
An interesting on-line poll. I'm happy to see The Dude, Jack Sparrow & Ellen Ripley so high, but Darth Vader & Han Solo rankings are kind of exaggerating.
Tony Montana & Rick Blaine should have made the Top 10, while Vito Corleone as played by Brando, should definitely top the list.
I'm working on my own Top 10, not that easy... What's your thoughts about the list??

http://www.empireonline.com/100-greates ... lt.asp?c=1
 

______no5

The Angel Of The Odd
Good point.  :)

100. Martin Riggs - Lethal Weapon 1-4
99. Hal-9000 - 2001: A Space Odyssey
98. Charles Foster Kane - Citizen Kane
97. Clarice Starling - The Silence Of The Lambs
96. Ethan Edwards - The Searchers
95. Freddy Krueger - A Nightmare On Elm Street 1-6, Wes Craven's New Nightmare
94. Buzz Lightyear - Toy Story 1 & 2
93. Martin Q. Blank - Grosse Pointe Blank
92. Randal Graves - Clerks
91. Scarlett O'Hara - Gone With The Wind
90. The Wicked Witch Of The West - The Wizard Of Oz
89. Princess Leia Organa - Star Wars Episode IV-VI
88. Jessica Rabbit - Who Framed Roger Rabbit
87. Dracula - Dracula
86. Roy Batty - Blade Runner
85. Vincenzo Coccotti - True Romance
84. Agent Smith - The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions
83. Mr. Blonde - Reservoir Dogs
82. Marv - Sin City
81. Wolverine - X-Men, X-Men 2, X-Men: The Last Stand
80. Norman Bates - Psycho
79. Boba Fett - The Empire Strikes Back, Return Of The Jedi
78. Axel Foley - Beverly Hills Cop
77. Ed - Shaun Of The Dead
76. Dr. Emmett Brown - Back To The Future 1-3
75. Marge Gunderson - Fargo
74. E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial
73. Jack Torrance - The Shining
72. V - V for Vendetta
71. Snake Plissken - Escape From New York, Escape From L.A.
70. Atticus Finch - To Kill A Mockingbird
69. Keyser Soze - The Usual Suspects
68. Napolean Dynamite - Napolean Dynamite
67. Frank Booth - Blue Velvet
66. The Bride - Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2
65. White Goodman - Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
64. Withnail - Withnail & I
63. Wall-E - Wall-E
62. Mathilda - Leon
61. R.P. McMurphy - One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
60. Ace Ventura - Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
59. Tommy Devito - Goodfellas
58. Rick Blaine - Casablanca
57. Brick Tamland - Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy
56. Juno MacGuff - Juno
55. Lt. Frank Drebin - The Naked Gun
54. Luke Skywalker - Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Return Of The Jedi
53. Luke - Cool Hand Luke
52. George Bailey - It's A Wonderful Life
51. Mal Reynolds - Serenity
50. Quint - Jaws
49. Walter Sobchak - The Big Lebowski
48. Tony Stark - Iron Man
47. Blade - Blade, Blade II, Blade: Trinity
46. Anton Chigurh - No Country For Old Men
45. Amelie Poulain - Amelie
44. Peter Venkman - Ghostbusters
43. The Man With No Name - The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
42. Alex DeLarge - A Clockwork Orange
41. Mary Poppins - Mary Poppins
40. Patrick Bateman - American Psycho
39. Marty McFly - Back to The Future 1-3
38. Donnie Darko - Donnie Darko
37. Edward Scissorhands - Edward Scissorhands
36. Harry Potter - Harry Potter 1-6
35. Maximus Decimus Meridius - Gladiator
34. Rocky Balboa - Rocky 1-6
33. Tequila - Hard Bioled
32. Jason Bourne - The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum
31. Aragorn - The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
30. Jigsaw - Saw 1-5
29. Daniel Plainview - There Will Be Blood
28. Gandalf - The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
27. Tony Montana - Scarface
26. Ron Burgundy - Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy
25. Yoda - The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi
24. Ash - Evil Dead I, II & Army of Darkness
23. Harry Callahan - Dirty Harry
22. Ellis 'Red' Redding - The Shawshank Redemption
21. Michael Corleone - The Godfather Parts I-III
20. Forrest Gump - Forrest Gump
19. Jules Winnfield - Pulp Fiction
18. Travis Bickle - Taxi Driver
17. Hans Gruber - Die Hard
16. Neo - The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions
15. Ferris Bueller - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
14. The Terminator - The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
13. Gollum - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Return of the King
12. John McClane - Die Hard 1-4
11. James Bond - Goldfinger
10. Vito Corleone - The Godfather
9. Ellen Ripley - Alien 1-4
8. Captain Jack Sparrow - Pirates Of The Caribbean 1-3
7. The Dude - The Big Lebowski
6. Indiana Jones - Indiana Jones 1-4
5. Dr. Hannibal Lecter - The Silence Of The Lambs, Hannibal, Red Dragon
4. Han Solo - Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Return Of The Jedi
3. The Joker - The Dark Knight
2. Darth Vader - Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jed, Revenge of the Sith
1. Tyler Durden - Fight Club
 

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
Thanks mate!

Well, I would call this a "100 Greater Movie Charachters of the last 35 years" or so, simply because this is the period where most characters come from. Just a couple of older ones.

E.g. I miss Sherlock Holmes who was portrayed well, more than once and many other older fantastic roles.

From this list, I like the characters from LOTR, Star Wars & Indiana Jones the most.

Gandalf and Yoda would lead my list (from this selection). :)
 

______no5

The Angel Of The Odd
Forostar said:
Well, I would call this a "100 Greater Movie Charachters of the last 35 years" or so, simply because this is the period where most characters come from. Just a couple of older ones.

E.g. I miss Sherlock Holmes who was portrayed well, more than once and many other older fantastic roles.
Yes, exactly. I guess it's the internet generation that speaks here.
Like Maradona is bigger than Pele in internet polls, while Pele bigger in classic journalists' ones...
Now you mentioned it, Hercules Poirot is also missing from the list.

Forostar said:
From this list, I like the characters from LOTR, Star Wars & Indiana Jones the most.

Gandalf and Yoda would lead my list (from this selection). :)
I don't see why. These characters have nothing special really, in the way that Marlon Brando's Vito Corleone or Humfrey Bogart's Rick have.
I'd named them iconic characters but certainly not that great. Enough to be in the Top 100, but for Top 10??
I want something more deep for the Top 10, based in the power of performance as well.
 

Cornfed Hick

Ancient Mariner
Where is Bluto Blutarsy?????!!! 

I'm okay with nos. 1 and 2, but the omission of Bluto (John Belushi's character in Animal House) and the elevation of Heath Ledger's overrated Joker in the VERY overrated Dark Knight to no. 3 seriously hurt the credibility of this list.  But, I love lists! 
 

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
I am not worthy!  :D

The photo rules doesn't it? Well, I think it indeed fits better in the other topic. I'll move it.
 

Onhell

Infinite Dreamer
What the hell is Boba Fett doing on there? I'm a HUGE Star Wars fan, but I have NEVER understood people's obsession with what amounts to a MINOR character in the original Trilogy. He has like two lines, stands around looking cool and THAT's IT... great character my ass.
 

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
Onhell said:
What the hell is Boba Fett doing on there? I'm a HUGE Star Wars fan, but I have NEVER understood people's obsession with what amounts to a MINOR character in the original Trilogy. He has like two lines, stands around looking cool and THAT's IT... great character my ass.
Hahaha, this will be my sig.  :ok:
 

Perun

Dominus et deus
Staff member
Onhell said:
What the hell is Boba Fett doing on there? I'm a HUGE Star Wars fan, but I have NEVER understood people's obsession with what amounts to a MINOR character in the original Trilogy. He has like two lines, stands around looking cool and THAT's IT... great character my ass.
Two reasons: The Star Wars Holiday Special which introduced him as a character and remains the only segment of the programme which is deemed watchable, and the fact that he was a major focus in a number of early extended universe releases. That obsession is deeply rooted in Star Wars lore, so many people may not even remember where it originated from (similar to our Adrian Smith thing, I would assume).

Which doesn't mean I approve of him being on that list, but that's a different story.
 

______no5

The Angel Of The Odd
What??
C'mon man, thing about the masterpieces and major characters that didn't even make it in the list!! Lawrence of Arabia, Walter Matthau's Pirate, Superman & how many more...
Dude did just fine! He's ranked higher from Vito Corleone, for f**k's sake!
 

Onhell

Infinite Dreamer
Perun said:
Two reasons: The Star Wars Holiday Special which introduced him as a character and remains the only segment of the programme which is deemed watchable, and the fact that he was a major focus in a number of early extended universe releases. That obsession is deeply rooted in Star Wars lore, so many people may not even remember where it originated from (similar to our Adrian Smith thing, I would assume).

Which doesn't mean I approve of him being on that list, but that's a different story.
Again... what is he doing on that list? these are great characters from MOVIES... not from extended universe "lore" predating the films... ARRRRGGGHHH. Not to mention Lucas regrets that said holiday special and has dedicated his life to destroying any living copy of it... much like the rest of his movies :p

Forostar said:
Hahaha, this will be my sig.  :ok:
hahaha, glad I could help
 
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