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Empire's 100 greatest film characters

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People who added this item 1799  Average listal rating (1247 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.6 
100. Lethal Weapon (1987)
Martin Riggs



"You have the right to remain unconscious. Anything you say ain't gonna be much."
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People who added this item 3446  Average listal rating (2097 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
99. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Hal-9000



"I'm afraid. I'm afraid, Dave. Dave, my mind is going. I can feel it. I can feel it. My mind is going. There is no question about it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I'm a... fraid."
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People who added this item 2233  Average listal rating (1296 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.5 
98. Citizen Kane (1941)
Charles Foster Kane



"You're right, I did lose a million dollars last year. I expect to lose a million dollars this year. I expect to lose a million dollars next year. You know, Mr. Thatcher, at the rate of a million dollars a year, I'll have to close this place in...60 years."

People who added this item 5640  Average listal rating (3861 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.6 
97. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Clarice Starling



"You see a lot, Doctor. But are you strong enough to point that high-powered perception at yourself? What about it? Why don't you--why don't you look at yourself and write down what you see? Or maybe you're afraid to."
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People who added this item 600  Average listal rating (419 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
96. The Searchers (1956)
Ethan Edwards



"Injun will chase a thing till he thinks he's chased it enough. Then he quits. Same way when he runs. Seems like he never learns there's such a thing as a critter that'll just keep comin' on. So we'll find 'em in the end, I promise you. We'll find 'em. Just as sure as the turnin' of the earth."

People who added this item 2309  Average listal rating (1454 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.5 
95. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Freddy Krueger



"You're all my children now!"

People who added this item 6460  Average listal rating (4302 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.3 
94. Toy Story (1995)
Buzz Lightyear



"To infinite and beyond!"
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People who added this item 626  Average listal rating (406 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.4 
93. Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
Martin Q. Blank



"They all have husbands and wives and children and houses and dogs, and, you know, they've all made themselves a part of something and they can talk about what they do. What am I gonna say? "I killed the president of Paraguay with a fork. How've you been?"

People who added this item 2012  Average listal rating (1282 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.9 
92. Clerks (1994)
Randall Graves



"This job would be great if it wasn't for the fucking customers."
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People who added this item 2122  Average listal rating (1221 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
91. Gone with the Wind (1939)
Scarlett O'Hara



"I'm going to live through this and when it's all over, I'll never be hungry again. No, nor any of my folk. If I have to lie, steal, cheat or kill. As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again."

People who added this item 3224  Average listal rating (2068 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.1 
90. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
The Wicked Witch of the West



"Just try and stay out of my way. Just try! I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!"
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People who added this item 5019  Average listal rating (3378 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.6 
89. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
Princess Leia Organa
(there are quite a few from Star Wars IV, V, and VI, and Listal still doesn't let you put movies on twice!)



"Why, you stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking... Nerf herder!"

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People who added this item 3187  Average listal rating (2113 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.7 
88. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)
Jessica Rabbit



"I'm not bad; I'm just drawn that way."
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People who added this item 706  Average listal rating (416 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.7 
87. Dracula (1931)
Dracula



"Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make."

People who added this item 3656  Average listal rating (2372 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
86. Blade Runner (1982)
Roy Batty



"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time... like tears in rain. Time... to die."
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People who added this item 1487  Average listal rating (928 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
85. True Romance (1993)
Vincenzo Coccotti



"I'm the Anti-Christ. You got me in a vendetta kind of mood. You tell the angels in heaven you never seen evil so singularly personified as you did in the face of the man who killed you."
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People who added this item 8768  Average listal rating (5190 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.7 
84. The Matrix (1999)
Agent Smith



"You hear that Mr. Anderson? That is the sound of inevitability. It is the sound of your death. Goodbye, Mr. Anderson."
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People who added this item 4491  Average listal rating (2944 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
83. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Mr. Blonde



"Are you gonna bark all day, little doggie, or are you gonna bite?"
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People who added this item 5643  Average listal rating (3776 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.2 
82. Sin City (2005)
Marv



"I'll stare the bastard in the face as he screams to God, and I'll laugh harder when he whimpers like a baby. And when his eyes go dead, the hell I send him to will seem like heaven after what I've done to him. I love you, Goldie."
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People who added this item 5927  Average listal rating (4019 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.4 
81. X-Men (2000)
Wolverine



"You know, sometimes when you cage the beast, the beast gets angry."
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People who added this item 3379  Average listal rating (2146 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.6 
80. Psycho (1960)
Norman Bates



"We all go a little mad sometimes."
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People who added this item 4525  Average listal rating (3059 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.4 
79. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
Boba Fett



"He's no good to me dead."
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People who added this item 1569  Average listal rating (1027 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 7.3 
78. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Axel Foley



"Disturbing the peace? I got thrown out of a window! What's the fuckin' charge for getting pushed out of a moving car, huh? Jaywalking?"
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People who added this item 3320  Average listal rating (2286 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
77. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Ed



"Who died and made you fucking king of the zombies?"

People who added this item 3635  Average listal rating (2468 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.4 
76. Back to the Future Part III (1990)
Dr. Emmett Brown



"Great Scott!"
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People who added this item 2848  Average listal rating (1863 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
75. Fargo (1996)
Marge Gunderson



"For what? For a little bit of money. There's more to life than a little money, you know. Don'tchya know that? And here ya are, and it's a beautiful day. Well, I just don't understand it."

People who added this item 5691  Average listal rating (3758 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.9 
74. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
E.T.



"E.T. phone home."
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People who added this item 5432  Average listal rating (3621 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.5 
73. The Shining (1980)
Jack Torrance



"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."
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People who added this item 6372  Average listal rating (4177 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.2 
72. V for Vendetta (2005)
V



"Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin van-guarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition."
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People who added this item 1141  Average listal rating (761 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.2 
71. Escape from New York (1981)
Snake Plisskin



"I don't give a fuck about your war - or your President!"

People who added this item 1528  Average listal rating (887 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.4 
70. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Atticus Finch



"You never really understand a person until you see things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it."

People who added this item 3094  Average listal rating (2031 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.7 
69. The Usual Suspects (1995)
Keyser Soze



"The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist. And like that, poof. He's gone."
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People who added this item 2116  Average listal rating (1390 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.9 
68. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
Napolean Dynamite



"Well, I have all your equipment in my locker. You should probably come get it cause I can't fit my numchucks in there anymore."
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People who added this item 1929  Average listal rating (1149 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
67. Blue Velvet (1986)
Frank Booth



"Baby wants to fuck! Baby wants to fuck Blue Velvet!"

People who added this item 7017  Average listal rating (4559 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.2 
66. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
The Bride



"As I lay in the back of Buck's truck, trying to will my limbs out of entropy, I could see the faces of the cunts that did this to me and the dicks responsible. Members all of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad. When fortune smiles on something as violent and ugly as revenge, it seems proof like no other, that not only does God exist, you're doing His will."
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People who added this item 2108  Average listal rating (1419 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.7 
65. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
White Goodman



"Here at Globo Gym, we understand that "Ugliness" and "Fatness" are genetic disorders, much like baldness or necrophilia, and it's only your fault if you don't hate yourself enough to do something about it."
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People who added this item 408  Average listal rating (218 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.9 
64. Withnail & I (1987)
Withnail



"Right, here's the plan. First, we go in there and get wrecked, then we eat a pork pie, then we drop some Surmontil-50's each. That way we'll miss out on Monday and come up smiling Tuesday morning."

People who added this item 4259  Average listal rating (2823 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.5 
63. WALL·E (2008)
Wall-E



"Ta-da!"

People who added this item 3761  Average listal rating (2542 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.6 
62. Léon: The Professional (1994)
Mathilda



"Is life always this hard, or is it just when you're a kid?"
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People who added this item 3753  Average listal rating (2411 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.8 
61. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
R.P. McMurphy



"They was giving me ten thousand watts a day, you know, and I'm hot to trot! The next woman takes me on's gonna light up like a pinball machine and pay off in silver dollars!"

People who added this item 4021  Average listal rating (2695 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.9 
60. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Ace Ventura



"Like…a…glove!"
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People who added this item 3456  Average listal rating (2205 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.8 
59. GoodFellas (1990)
Tommy DeVito



"You mean, let me understand this cause, ya know maybe it's me, I'm a little fucked up maybe, but I'm funny how, I mean funny like I'm a clown, I amuse you? I make you laugh, I'm here to fuckin' amuse you? What do you mean funny, funny how? How am I funny?"
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People who added this item 2758  Average listal rating (1605 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.6 
58. Casablanca (1942)
Rick Blaine



"I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world."
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People who added this item 160  Average listal rating (88 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating 6.2 
57. Wake-Up Ron Burgundy (2004)
Brick Tamland



"I'm Brick Tamland. People seem to like me because I am polite and I am rarely late. I like to eat ice cream and I really enjoy a nice pair of slacks. Years later, a doctor will tell me that I have an I.Q. of 48 and am what some people call mentally retarded."

People who added this item 4323  Average listal rating (2851 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.6 
56. Juno (2007)
Juno MacGuff



"I am giving you the gift of life, screaming, pooping life, and you don't even have to be there when it comes out all covered in blood and guts."
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People who added this item 1438  Average listal rating (985 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.6 
55. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squa... (1988)
Lt. Frank Drebin



"No... you're right, Ed. A parachute not opening... that's a way to die. Getting caught in the gears of a combine... having your nuts bit off by a Laplander, that's the way I wanna go!"
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People who added this item 4884  Average listal rating (3271 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.8 
54. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Ba... (1980)
Luke Skywalker



"The Force runs strong in my family. My father has it. I have it. And... my sister has it. Yes. It's you, Leia."
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People who added this item 785  Average listal rating (485 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.2 
53. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Luke



"Yeah, well sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand."

People who added this item 1788  Average listal rating (1099 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.7 
52. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
George Bailey



"Help me, Clarence! Get me back! Get me back, I don't care what happens to me! Get me back to my wife and kids! Help me Clarence, please! Please! I wanna live again. I wanna live again. Please, God, let me live again."

People who added this item 1657  Average listal rating (1057 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
51. Serenity (2005)
Mal Reynolds



"This is how it is. Anybody doesn't wanna fly with me any more, this is your port of harbor. There's a lot of fine ways to die. I ain't waiting for the Alliance to choose mine."


 

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Posted: 1 year, 2 months ago at Feb 20 0:09
im glad that tyler took #1 and to see the joker in the top five, as well! well done, my man!

also glad to see marv up there, ron burgundy, and brick tamland, napoleon dynamite, travis bickle and jules Winnfield, too. also, dont put a picture for the usual suspects, because that is a spoiler.
Posted: 1 year, 2 months ago at Feb 20 0:45
Well, the top 3 wouldn't be in my own top 50 and tyler wouldn't make my top 100 but that's just me. ;) There are quite a few characters on this list that Would make my own though. Interesting...

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