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Vidal
played by Sergi Lopez

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Giosué Orefice
played by Giorgio Cantarini



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Selma Jezkova
played by Bjork

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Mamma Roma (1962)
Mamma Roma
played by Anna Magnani

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John Keating
played by Robin Williams

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Cole Sear
played by Haley Joel Osment

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Funny Games (1997)
Paul and Peter
played by Arno Frisch and Frank Giering

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Fargo (1996)
Gaear Grimsrud
played by Peter Stormare



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Col. Hans Landa
played by Christoph Waltz

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Saw (2004)
Jigsaw
played by Tobin Bell

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Mr Blonde
played by Michael Madsen

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Roger O. Thornhill
played by Cary Grant

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Annie Hall (1977)
Annie Hall
played by Diane Keaton

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Sugar Kane Kowalczyk
played by Marilyn Monroe

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Die Hard (1988)
Officer John McClane
played by Bruce Willis

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George Bailey
played by James Stewart

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(1963)
Guido Anselmi
played by Marcello Mastroianni

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Death
played by Bengt Ekerot

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People who added this item 1463 Average listal rating (1060 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.7
First Blood (1982)
John Rambo
played by Sylvester Stallone

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Purple Noon (1960)
Tom Ripley / Philippe Greenleaf
played by Allain Dellon

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Tom Powers
played by James Cagney

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Catherine Tramell
played by Sharon Stone

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Repulsion (1965)
Carole
played by Catherine Deneuve

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Rhett Butler and Scarlett
played by Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh

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John Merrick
played by John Hurt

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Mary Poppins (1964)
Mary Poppins
played by Julie Andrews

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Marcello Clerici
played by Jean-Louis Trintignant

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Amélie (2001)
Amélie Poulain
played by Audrey Tautou

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Truman Burbank
played by Jim Carrey

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Fred Krueger
played by Robert Englund

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People who added this item 1902 Average listal rating (1065 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.7
Seven Samurai (1954)
Kikuchiyo
played by Toshirô Mifune

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Halloween (1978)
Michael Myers
played by Will Sandin (age 6)
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Jack Sparrow
played by Johnny Depp

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Forrest Gump (1994)
Forrest Gump
played by Tom Hanks


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Daniel Plainview
played by Daniel Day-Lewis

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Patrick Bateman
played by Christian Bale

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Anton Chigurh
played by Javier Bardem

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Donnie Darko (2001)
Donnie Darko
played by Jake Gyllenhaal

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V
played by Hugo Weaving

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Pulp Fiction (1994)
Jules Winnfield
played by Samuel L. Jackson

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Harry Potter
played by Daniel Radcliffe

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Holly Golightly
played by Audrey Hepburn

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Edward Scissorhands
played by Johnny Depp

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T.E. Lawrence
played by Peter O'Toole

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Rocky (1976)
Rocky Balboa
played by Sylvester Stallone

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The Terminator
played by Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Alien (1979)
Ripley
played by Sigourney Weaver

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Atticus Finch
played by Gregory Peck

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Blade Runner (1982)
Roy Batty
played by Rutger Hauer

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Rashomon (1950)
Tajômaru
played by Toshirô Mifune

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ok.here they are...
100 best characters in the history of cinema.
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I want from all of you to help me to finish this list.
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Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at Dec 9 13:15
poli pliris lista man!kamia komodia akoma vale mono giati exeis mono ton dude kai ton clousot!px monty pythons, blues brothers, etc. a!kai asxeto... exorcist!!!
Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at Dec 9 13:35
Wow... Awesome list, fella. What do u think about Fredo Corleone (John Cazale) or Tuco (Eli Wallach) from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly? Btw. Why Count Dracula as Lee, not Lugosi? But amazin' list!
Edit: 6 years, 6 months ago
Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at Dec 9 19:07
Amazing list. Again.
Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at Dec 9 19:07
Amazing list. Again.
Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at Dec 9 19:49
I agree with everything but James Dean..he wasn't great at all, but excellent list!
Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at Dec 9 20:00
I watched very few of these actually:P characters from the movies I did watch...eh, I agree with some I guess(Inspector Clouseau-totally first place for me:P).
And I really don't know...maybe add Brandon Lee from The Crow? He's a pretty popular character I think.
Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at Dec 10 13:54
I agree that some movie characters can inspire you to change your life...
Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at Dec 10 22:29
Whoa! Wonderful list! I would make a suggestion but my favorites are already on here.
Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at Dec 12 4:12
wow!! one of the greatest lists!! nice work :)
Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at Dec 12 5:11
Here's a few suggestions which I think are very iconic and unforgettable for anyone who's seen these films and/or know the history of cinéma:

Klaus Kinski as Aguirre in Aguirre
Max Schreck as Nosferatu in Nosferatu
Douglas Rain as Hal in 2001: Space Odyssey
Isabelle Adjani as Anna / Helen in Possession
Louise Brooks as Lulu in Pandora's Box
Paul Newman as Luke in Cool Hand Luke
Gene Hackman as "Popeye" Doyle in French Connection
Takashi Shimura as Kanji Watanabe in Ikiru
Orson Welles as Harry Lime in The Third Man AND as Hank Quinlan in The Touch of Evil
Charlton Heston as Moses in The Ten Commandments
John Cleese as the Black Knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail (yes, this is a bit of a joke because the part is so small but this character really is one of the most fondly remembered in the history of film comedies and very iconic)
Barbara Stanwyck as Phyllis Dietrichson in Double Indemnity (the ultimate femme fatale)
Bibi Andersson & Liv Ullman as Alma and Elisabeth in Persona
Peter Finch as Howard Beale in Network
Melvin van Peebles as Sweetback in Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
Walt Disney as Mickey Mouse in Steamboat Willie
Clarence Nash as Donald Duck in The Wise Little Hen (yes, animation characters but well known and iconic nevertheless)

Here's few for starters. And yes, like Ama said, Giulietta Masina as Gelsomina in La Strada IS a must-add.
Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at Dec 12 9:34
Great lookin' list, only a few that wouldn't get my consideration. (as well as a number that I haven't seen)

My suggestions:
Either Han Solo or the R2D2/C3PO tandem. -- I think Star Wars is big enough that the Rebels should be represented.
Uma Thurman's Beatrix from Kill Bill
Ingrid Bergman from 'Notorious'
Max Fischer from 'Rushmore'
Frank Elgin played by Bing Crosby and his title character wife played by Grace Kelly in 'The Country Girl'

I know there's others. Maybe I'll drop a few by your profile page as I think of 'em.

Good luck!

Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at Dec 13 15:46
how about edward norton in american history x?
Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at Dec 14 0:26
Alain Delon as Jef Costello in "Le Samouraï" and Marlon Brando - Paul from "Last Tango in Paris" could make it to this list.
Posted: 6 years, 3 months ago at Mar 8 3:24
Thanks for asking me for suggestions! Here's what I'd say:

From ALL ABOUT EVE - Margo and Eve
From 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY - HAL 9000
From NETWORK - Howard Beale
From FARGO - Marge
From KILL BILL VOL. 1 & 2 - Beatrix Kiddo a.k.a. The Bride a.k.a. Black Mamba a.k.a. Arlene Machiavelli
From THE WIZARD OF OZ - Dorothy
From SUPERBAD - McLovin
From RUN LOLA RUN - Lola
Posted: 6 years, 3 months ago at Mar 8 4:08
Nicely done!

Suggestions: Kill Bill - Beatrix Kiddo - Uma Thurman
Nosferatu - Count Orlok - Max Schreck
Star Wars - Han Solo - Harrison Ford
Star Wars - Yoda - Frank Oz
Hellraiser - Pinhead - Doug Bradley
Friday the 13th Part III - Jason Voorhees - Richard Brooker (this was the first time Jason wore the hockey mask, which he is most recognized for)
Evil Dead (and II and Army of Darkness) - Ash - Bruce Campbell
Back to the Future - Doc Brown - Christopher Lloyd
Mad Max - Mad Max Rockatansky - Mel Gibson
Clerks - Jay & Silent Bob - Jason Mewes & Kevin Smith
Full Metal Jacket - Gunnery Sgt. Hartman - R Lee Ermey
House of 1000 Corpses - Captain Spaulding - Sid Haig
Frankenstein - The Monster - Boris Karloff
The Invisible Man - The Invisible Man - Claude Rains
Bride of Frankenstein - The Monster's Bride - Elsa Lanchester
The Wolf Man - Lawrence Talbot - Lon Chaney Jr
Posted: 6 years, 3 months ago at Mar 8 13:10
A few suggestions :

- Memento : Leonard
- The Schindler's list : Oscar Schindler
- ET : ET
- Apocalypse now: Colonel Walter E. Kurtz
- Gladiator : Maximus
- Chinatown : J.J. Gittes
- Raging Bull : Jake La Motta
- Black swan : Nina Sayers
- Gran Torino : Walt Kowalski
- The good, the bad and the ugly : Blondie
- Sin City : Marv
- The wizard of Oz : Dorothy Gale
- Snatch : Mickey O'Neil
- Brokeback moutain : Ennis Del Mar / Jack Twist
- District 9 : Wikus Van De Merwe
- Into the wild : Chris McCandless
- Trainspotting : Renton
- Ben Hur : Ben Hur
- The Wrestler : Randy the ram
- The Bourne identity : Jason Bourne

I guess it's enough...

Maybe it could nice if you put you suggested the concerned character.
Posted: 6 years, 2 months ago at Apr 23 20:43
Maybe, if you got time, you can select from my list (100 greatest movie characters of all time)...
Posted: 6 years, 2 months ago at Apr 26 11:38
- Touch of Evil : Hank Quinlan
- Chinatown : J.J. Gittes
- Dr. Strangelove.... : Dr. Strangelove, General 'Buck' Turgidson, Brigadier General Jack Ripper
- Cool Hand Luke : Luke
- Butch Cassidy & Sundance Kid : Butch & Sundance
- The Color of money : Fast Eddie Felson
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Posted: 6 years ago at Jun 20 9:16
Awesome list.
What about some Pixar's Movies? Toy Story perhaps?
Posted: 5 years ago at Jun 7 4:26
Excellent list! (someone likes Marlon Brando haha) ...except that I find Neo from the Matrix a really one-dimensional character, but most of the rest I agree with!

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