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Iconic Film Characters

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1. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ar... (1981)
Indiana Jones portrayed by Harrison Ford




1. Most famous name in film history?
2. His appearance deserves a whole number:

. Whip
. Fedora Hat
. Gun
. Satchel
. Brown Jacket

3. Usually calm and collected
4. Good with his fists
5. Fantastic stunts
6. One liners
7. Getting chased by a giant boulder
8. Fear of snakes contrasts humourously with a typically brave man.


Also seen in the sequels:

The Temple of Doom (Prequel)
The Last Crusade (Sequel)


Note: I have listed Indiana Jones as number one because I deem him to be the most iconic film character of all time. All other characters are in no particular order.
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2. Eraserhead (1977)
Henry Spencer portrayed by Jack Nance




1. His iconic hair
2. His expression, in the most widely used screenshot (above).
3. Black suit with pens in pocket
4. His presence in one of the most talked about surreal films of all time.


Note: The character that inspired me to actually go ahead and make this list.
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People who added this item 1054  Average listal rating (600 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
3. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Stanley Kowalski portrayed by Marlon Brando




1. Stellaaaaaa
2. His broading appearence
3. Weak shirts ripping due to his muscles more times than normal.
4. It's Marlon Brando for God's sake, need more of a reason?
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4. The Godfather (1972)
Don Vito Coreleone portrayed by Marlon Brando




1. His voice
2. His appearence, over weight with jowels
3. Appearing in what is often classified as the best film of all time.
4. Again, it's Marlon Brando!
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5. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Luke Skywalker portrayed by Mark Hamill




1. Hero of the francise
2. Baby faced, naive appearance.
3. Ending up less famous than Han Solo and actor Harrison Ford.


Also seen in the sequels:

The Empire Strikes Back
The Return of the Jedi


Han Solo portrayed by Harrison Ford




1. Coolest character of the trilogy
2. Witty and sarcastic
3. Embroiled in the infamous Who shot who first argument, involving Greedo after Lucas re-edited the film.


Also seen in the sequels:

The Empire Strikes Back
The Return of the Jedi


Princess Leia Organa portrayed by Carrie Fisher




1. The double bun hairstyle
2. The golden bikini
3. The relationship between her and Han Solo
4. Her unknown incest kiss with Luke.
5. A ballsy female character, preceding Ellen Ripley


Also seen in the sequels:

The Empire Strikes Back
The Return of the Jedi


Obi Wan Kenobi portrayed by Alec Guinness




1. Old and wise
2. Most recognisable name from the trilogy (Apart from Darth Vader).
3. The fact Guinness grew to hate being associated with the character.
4. Brown robes and a beard.


Also seen in the sequels:

The Empire Strikes Back
The Return of the Jedi


Darth Vader voiced by James Earl Jones portrayed by David Prowse




1. His Entire Appearance deserves a whole section:

. Mask
. Cloak
. Well built, daunting
. Heavy Breathing
. Red lightsaber
. Gloved hands
. Almost all black
. Enigmatic

2. One of the most famous villains in film history.
3. Involved in one of the most famous twists in film history.
4. Probably the most famous Star Wars character.


Also seen in the sequels:

The Empire Strikes Back
The Return of the Jedi
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6. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Ba... (1980)
C-3PO portrayed by Anthony Daniels




1. Overtly feminine
2. Often rumoured to be Homo-Sexual
3. Comic relief
4. His friendship with R2-D2


Also seen in:

Episode IV: A New Hope
Episode VI: Return of the Jedi


R2-D2 portrayed by Kenny Baker




1. Communicates through bleeps (Designed by Ben Burtt)
2. Overtly cute, even for a robot.
3. His friendship with C3-PO
4. His complex details


Also seen in:

Episode IV: A New Hope
Episode VI: Return of the Jedi


Chewbacca the Wookie portrayed by Peter Mayhew




1. His purr
2. His furr*
3. Tall
4. Devotion to his master


Also seen in:

Episode IV: A New Hope
Episode VI: Return of the Jedi



Yoda portrayed by Frank Oz




1. Short and Green
2. The way he speaks
3. Old and Wise
4. Adorable
5. Comic relief


Also seen in:

Episode VI: Return of the Jedi


*Yes, the added R is deliberate ;)
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7. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
Jabba the Hutt voiced by Larry Ward




1. Disgusting, slug-like appearance
2. Barely distinguishable words
3. Holding Princess Leia captive


Emperer Palpatine portrayed by Ian McDiarmid/Clive Revill




1. Cloacked, mysterious figure.
2. Old, cracked up face.
3. Harsh raspy voice
4. More Evil than Darth Vader
5. Has the ability to conjure up lightning.


Also seen in

Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Ewoks




1. Cute but ready to kill
2. Far too much screen time arguably made them more famous than they would have been already.
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8. Dr. No (1962)
James Bond portrayed by

Sean Connery
George Lazenby
Roger Moore
Timothy Dalton
Pierce Brosnan
Daniel Craig




1. Suave
2. Gadgets
3. Cars
4. Women
5. Oozes cool
6. Sex symbol
7. Everyman wants to be him
8. Stunts


James Bond Films:

Sean Connery:

Dr. No
From Russia With Love
Goldfinger
You Only Live Twice
Diamonds are Forever
Never Say Never Again (Unofficial)


George Lazenby:

On Her Majesty's Secret Service


Roger Moore:

Live and Let Die
The Man with the Golden Gun
The Spy Who Loved Me
Moonraker
For Your Eyes Only
Octopussy
A View to Kill


Timothy Dalton:

The Living Daylights
Licence to Kill


Pierce Brosnan:

GoldenEye
Tomorrow Never Dies
The World Is Not Enough
Die Another Day


Daniel Craig:

Casino Royale
Quantum of Solace
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9. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Alex DeLarge portrayed by Malcolm McDowell




1. His white overalls, stick on eyelashes and bowler hat
2. His use of the English language
3. His character arch
4. Singing 'Singin' in the rain'
5. The notorious rape scene
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10. Psycho (1960)
Norman Bates portrayed by Anthony Perkins




1. Everybody just knows his name
2. Anxiety
3. Famous quotes
4. Living in a huge, daunting house
5. Has a mother fixation. Most famous Oedipus tale in Film?
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11. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Wo... (1964)
Dr. Strangelove portrayed by Peter Sellers




1. His unkempt hair
2. His thick German accent
3. His mechanical hand
4. Wheelchair bound
5. His tendancy to compulsively 'Heil Hiter'


Marjor 'King' Kong portrayed by Slim Pickens




1. Thick Texan accent
2. Riding the bomb
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12. Citizen Kane (1941)
Charles Foster Kane portrayed by Orson Welles




1. A character that is seen from young age until death.
2. Each stage of the character is played by Welles except for the child.
3. Welles was only 26 when this was released.
4. Saying Rosebud, one of the most famous opening lines of all time.
5. A character in what is often named The best film of all time.

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13. Frankenstein (1931)
Frankenstein's Monster portrayed by Boris Karloff




1. Flat top head
2. Heavey brow
3. Conductors through neck (Often mistaken for bolts)
3. Speechless (First film)
4. Audience feels sympathy for him


Also appears in the sequel:

The Bride of Frankenstein


Note: Only writing about Karloff's portrayal because the Frankenstein's in other films vary in appearance and this is the most iconic. With Dracula, there were several who were portrayed in a similar way.
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14. Dracula (1931)
Dracula portrayed by Bela Lugosi (First official adaption) + Others





Typically characterised as having:

1. A Thick accent
2. A Piercing stare
3. A Cape
4. Fangs
5. Claw-like fingers
6. Introduced the concept of a handsome Dracula (1931 Version Only).
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15. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Hal 9000 voiced by Douglas Rain




1. Everyone recognises his bright red appearance.
2. Soothing yet menacing voice
3. Being a more human character than the actual humans.
4. Providing the film's most memorable quotes
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16. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Hannibal Lector portrayed by Anthony Hopkins and
Brian Cox in Manhunter (1986)





1. Posh English Accent
2. His stare
3. The noise he makes with his tongue
4. The mask
5. Incredibly smart


Also seen in the sequels:

Hannibal
Red Dragon


Not including Hannibal Rising, as it is a younger Hannibal with different characteristics.
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17. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the... (2001)
Gandalf the Grey/White portrayed by Ian McKellen




1. Most famous wizard in film and Literature history?
2. Long beard
3. His character change from Grey to White.
4. You shall not pass!


Also seen in the sequels:

The Two Towers
The Return of the King
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18. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Gollum/Smeagol portrayed by Andy Serkis




1. Flawless CGI
2. Raspy voice
3. He is both a likeable and hateable character.
4. Split personality


Also seen in the sequels:

The Two Towers
The Return of the King
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19. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the Kin... (2003)
The Eye of Sauron voiced by Sala Baker




1. Huge fiery eye
2. Keeps a constant watch over Mordor
3. A character that strikes fear into the heroes.
4. Like with Gollum, flawless CGI
5. Terrifying wail
6. CGI gives it a lot of emotion and movement, making it even scarier.


Also seen in:

The Fellowship of the Ring
The Two Towers
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20. City Lights (1931)
The Little Tramp portrayed by Charles Chaplin




1. Top hat, cane and suit
2. Adorably child-like
3. Classic slapstick comedy
4. Most memorable Chaplin character
5. Appearing in Romantic Comedies


Films featuring The Tramp Character:

The Tramp (1915)
Shanghaied (1915)
The Floorwalker (1916)
Easy Street (1917)
A Dog's Life (1918)
The Kid (1921)
Nice and Friendly (1922)
The Gold Rush (1925)
The Circus (1928)
City Lights (1931)
Modern Times (1936)


The Tramp also appears occasionally under the names A Tramp, A factory worker, The Derelict, The Lone Prospector and The Star Boarder in the films above.
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21. The Exorcist (1973)
Regan MacNeil portrayed by Linda Blair




1. The instantly recognisable use of Make up
2. The demon's voice (provided by Mercedes McCambride).
3. Crab walking down stairs with blood pouring out of her mouth.
4. That Crucifix scene
5. The throwing up scene
6. Extreme role for a child
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People who added this item 6603  Average listal rating (4380 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.3 
22. Toy Story (1995)
Buzz Lightyear portrayed by Tim Allen




1. His catchphrase To infinity and beyond!
2. Appearing in the first feature length 3D animation.
3. A successful merchendise character


Also seen in the sequels:

Toy Story 2
Toy Story 3


Woody the Cowboy portrayed by Tom Hanks




1. The hero of the most revolutonary animation ever made.
2. The voice work from Tom Hanks
3. Another successful merchendise character


Also seen in the sequels:

Toy Story 2
Toy Story 3
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23. The Shining (1980)
Jack Torrance portrayed by Jack Nicholson




1. Heeeereees Johnny!
2. The 'face in the door' image accompanying the above quote.
3. His Axe
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24. Rocky (1976)
Rocky Balboa portrayed by Sylvester Stallone




1. Uplifting story and character
2. Eye of the Tiger (For Rocky III)
3. His tendancy to say You know? at the end of sentences.
4. Adriannnne
5. He practices on Meat (Sly ended up flattening his knuckles doing this).


Also seen in the sequels:

Rocky II
Rocky III
Rocky IV
Rocky V
Rocky Balboa
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25. The Big Lebowski (1998)
Jeff Lebowski a.k.a "The Dude" portrayed by Jeff Bridges




1. Laid back
2. Wearing his grey robe and sunglasses even when outside.
3. The quintessential lazy guy
4. Pop culture figure, appearing on T-Shirts etc
5. The Coen Brothers' most well known character.
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26. Batman (1989)
The Joker portrayed by Jack Nicholson and
Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight (2008)





1. Most famous Batman villain in the comics and the films.
2. Clown make up and constant smile
3. 'Smile' caused by injury, the story differs.
4. Exaggerated mannerisms
5. Charismatic
6. Smart purple suit
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People who added this item 1723  Average listal rating (1141 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.6 
27. The Evil Dead (1981)
Ash Williams portrayed by Bruce Campbell




1. An everyman caught up in horrific circumstances.
2. Reversed the Last Girl Standing ideology.
3. His chainsaw and gun (Second film)
4. Rubber faced
5. Arguably the most famous horror character that that isn't the villain.


Also seen in the sequels:

Evil Dead II
Army of Darkness
a.k.a The Medieval Dead

Image from Evil Dead II
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People who added this item 3490  Average listal rating (2163 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.3 
28. Scarface (1983)
Tony Montana portrayed by Al Pacino




1. The focus of one of the most iconic closing scenes of all time.
2. Say hello to my little friend!
3. Cuban accent
4. Huge guns and mountains of cocaine
5. Pacino's most recognisable role
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People who added this item 4086  Average listal rating (2522 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
29. Taxi Driver (1976)
Travis Bickle portrayed by Robert De Niro




1. Mohican
2. Both a villain and a hero
3. You talking to me? is so well known that, as a result, Bickle is too.
4. Inspiring the real life assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan.
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People who added this item 1280  Average listal rating (809 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.8 
30. Dirty Harry (1971)
Harry Callahan portrayed by Clint Eastwood




1. Complete Badass
2. An arsenal of famous quotes
3. Well, do ya punk?
4. Remarkably youthful for a 41 year old

(I suppose I have a bit of a man crush on Eastwood)


Also seen in the sequels:

Magnum Force
The Enforcer
Sudden Impact
The Dead Pool
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People who added this item 4648  Average listal rating (3175 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 8.1 
31. The Terminator (1984)
T-800 Terminator portrayed by Arnold Schwarznegger




1. Having only 15 lines but each one memorable (First film).
2. Daunting
3. Cool and careless
4. His character arch from the first and second film.
5. A machine covered with flesh
6. I'll be back...You better believe him


Also seen in the sequels:

Judgement Day
Rise of the Machines
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32. Alien (1979)
Ellen Ripley portrayed by Sigourney Weaver




1. Ballsy female hero, the quintessential icon of Girl Power.
2. White tank top
3. Uses massive guns
4. Get away from her you bitch!


Also seen in the sequels

Aliens
Alien³
Alien Ressurection
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33. First Blood (1982)
John Rambo portrayed by Sylvester Stallone




1. Well known name
2. High death counts (except the first one)
3. Good with traps and weapons
4. Almost always shirtless
5. Red bandana


Also seen in the sequels:

First Blood: Part 2
Rambo III
Rambo (a.k.a Rambo IV)
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34. Pulp Fiction (1994)
Jules Winnfield portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson




1. Afro
2. Having the best lines in the film
3. The bible speech
4. Generally being a badass
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35. Metropolis (1927)
Robot Maria portrayed by Brigitte Helm




1. Most common character associated with the film.
2. Appearing as just a machine and a machine with flesh.
3. Part of a revolutionary Science Ficion film.

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36. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
E.T voiced by Pat Welsh + others




1. A memorable look; short, brown, extendable neck.
2. E.T Phone Hoooome
3. A character that moves an audience to tears.
4. Glowing finger
5. Strange voice
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37. The Matrix (1999)
Thomas A. Anderson "Neo" portrayed by Keanu Reeves




1. Ability to slow bullets
2. The iconic bullet dodge scene
3. His trenchcoat
4. His sunglasses
5. Keanu Reeves is actually good...


Also seen in the sequels:

The Matrix Reloaded
The Matrix Revolutions


Thanks to:

SJMJ91 for reminding me to include Neo.
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People who added this item 2536  Average listal rating (1509 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.6 
38. Pinocchio (1940)
Pinocchio voiced by Dickie Jones




1. Famous for his nose growing when he lies
2. A character in one of the darkest Disney films
3. Most famous Disney character?

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People who added this item 2235  Average listal rating (1358 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.4 
39. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Frank N. Furter portrayed by Tim Curry




1. Cross dressing
2. Good singing voice
3. The main role in one of the most famous Midnight Movies of all time.

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40. Forrest Gump (1994)
Forrest Gump portrayed by Tom Hanks





1. His southern accent
2. His extraordinary encounters
3. Life is like a box of chocolates...

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41. Die Hard (1988)
John McClane portrayed by Bruce Willis




1. Yipee Kie Yay Motherf*cker
2. Action hero of the 1980's. An Everyman.
3. Tank top
4. Witty one liners


Also seen in the sequels:

Die Hard 2: Die Harder
Die Hard With a Vengeance
Die Hard 4.0
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42. Little Caesar (1931)
Caesar Enrico Bandello portrayed by Edward G. Robinson




1. The first mainstream portrayal of a Gangster
2. Robinson's unique nasally voice
3. Tendancy to say See? a lot
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43. Carrie (1976)
Carrie White portrayed by Sissy Spacek




1. Having pig blood dumped on her
2. Her telekinetic powers
3. Having a religious nut for a mother
4. Having a period in the school shower
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44. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the B... (2003)
Captain Jack Sparrow portrayed by Johnny Depp




1. Flamboyant
2. Often drunk
3. Exaggerated speech
4. But where has all the rum gone?


Also seen in the sequels:

Dead Man's Chest
At World's End

and the upcoming

On Stranger Tides
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6 Slasher Icons

Horror is one of the largest, most diverse and most successful genres of all time. From the 1970's onwards, several classic icons of horror have been intorduced to popular culture, mostly through the horror sub-genre Slasher.

Just to clarify, I haven't included Black Christmas for a number two reasons:

1. The killer itself isn't iconic, just the film
2. I haven't seen the film

Yes, it is often regarded as the first real Slasher film other than Pyscho but unlike those listed below, the killer isn't iconic, just the film.
People who added this item 1512  Average listal rating (927 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.5 
45. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
Leatherface portrayed by Gunnar Hanson




1. Chainsaw Wielding Maniac
2. His disfigured face, covered wtih the droed skin of his victims.
3. His kills are not actually too gory but are horrifying in other ways.
4. One of the first maniacs of the 70's generation of killers.
5. His slaughterhouse apron
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People who added this item 1983  Average listal rating (1316 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.9 
46. Halloween (1978)
Michael Myers portrayed by Nick Castle, Dick Warlock+ Others




1. The most memorable masked maniac
2. Often associated with being the first slasher film villain.
3. Not actually being the first but arguably the most successful.
4. His mask, based on the face of William Shatner.
5. Kills primarily with a butcher knife
6. Indestructable
7. Real face only seen once
8. Black overalls


Also seen in the sequels

Halloween II
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
Halloween: Resurrection


Note: Halloween III: Season of the Witch is unrelated to Myers.
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47. Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982)
Jason Vorhees portrayed by Steve Daskewisz, Warrington Gillette, Richard Brooker, Kane Hodger + Others




1. Hockey Mask*
2. Machete as chosen weapon
3. Killing teenagers stupid enough to go to the same camp.
4. Tall and overpowering
5. Starring in the most sequels out of all of the slasher icons.
6. Raggy clothes
7. Deformed face
8. Pillowcase mask appearing before Hockey mask.
9. Outside of film rivalry with other icon of the 80's Freddy Krueger, later starring in a crossover.


*Hockey mask aquired in the 3rd installment, hence why I have chosen that as the film to represent Jason on this list, considering most of his iconography came began in this film.

Also seen in:

Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th Part 2
Friday the 13th Part III
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (IV)
Friday the 13th V: A New Beginning
Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood
Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhatten
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday
Jason X


Freddy and Jason Crossover:

Freddy vs. Jason
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48. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Freddy Krueger portrayed by Robert Englund




1. Knife-fingered glove
2. Red and green striped jumper
3. Burnt face
4. Fedora hat
5. A slasher film icon that speaks
6. Kills victims in their dreams
7. Witty (More so in the sequels)
8. Becoming a dark-comedy character as the sequels go on.
9. Outside of film rivalry with other icon of the 80's Jason Voorhees, later starring in a crossover.


Also seen in the sequels:

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (6)
Wes Craven's New Nightmare (7)


Freddy and Jason Crossover:

Freddy vs. Jason
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49. Child's Play (1988)
Charles Lee Ray "Chucky" voiced by Brad Dourif




1. Scariest doll on earth?*
2. Messy ginger hair
3. Just being a killer doll is iconic enough
4. Dungarees
5. Appearance gradually deteriorating as the sequels pile up
6. Like with Krueger, he is a comedy villain in the two latest films.


*You'd be lying if you said this doll has never freaked you out. Even if he didn't scare you when watching the films, seeing his face on Video and DVD covers when you were younger would have been enough, right?

Also seen in the sequels:

Child's Play 2
Child's Play 3
The Bride of Chucky
The Seed of Chucky
Rossjm's rating:

People who added this item 3033  Average listal rating (1981 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 7.2 
50. Scream (1996)
"Ghostface" portrayed by Various




1. Long and creepy Ghost resembling mask
2. Inept and clumsy yet clever and cunnining
3. For all 3: Portrayed by several people, more than 1 villain
4. Having one of the best opening kills of all time.


Also seen in the sequels

Scream 2
Scream 3


and the upcoming

Scream 4
Rossjm's rating:


 

The film world is full of iconic, memorable and instantly recognisable film characters. Most of these you will have heard of even if you haven't seen the film. I have provided in this list characters I deem iconic and my reasons for why I think the character is iconic. This may include overall appearance (Eg. Alex DeLarge's stick on Eyelashes), actions and scenes and anything else that comes to mind. This list is in no particular order.

Sometimes, if the character appears in sequels, I will list it. However, some sequels I don't deem significent (Like The Exorcist and Psycho) and sometimes there are lots of sequels (Several are unofficial) so I won't list those either.

Some characters may not appear on here if I haven't seen the film they appear in. I also wanted to keep this list from growing too large, otherwise it just becomes a handful and could risk becoming repetitive.

Thanks! Rossjm :)

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Comments

Posted: 4 years, 1 month ago at Sep 15 11:06
You could add the overall appearance (shirtless, curly long hair, red band, explosive arrows, etc.) of Rambo to his trademarks.
Otherwise, a fun list.
Posted: 4 years, 1 month ago at Sep 15 11:11
Ah yes of course. I was thinking I needed to do more on his appearence. I will do that now, thanks for the suggestion!
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Jan 10 16:31
You forgot Zombie's Halloween movies, Elm Street -remake and Friday-reboot. You forgot to mention also the other movies where's Leatherface
Posted: 3 years, 6 months ago at Mar 28 14:14
Amazing List!

Yes, Jack Nance Is Surreal Legend!

And Maybe You Wanna Add Graf Orlok, Th Wolfman & Rick Blaine... After All He Is Iconic!

And Maybe Christopher Reeve's Superman? Even RoboCop Is Iconic!
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Feb 12 20:38
Norman Bates
Also seen in the sequels:
"Psycho II"
"Psycho III"
"Psycho IV: The Beginning"
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at May 6 16:26
Well done!
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at May 14 2:17
Robocop

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