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#1 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 09:51 PM

I just watched a show on Bravo where they counted down the best 100 best TV charatures and thought this would be a fun subject for discussion. Name your 10 best Charatures and if there are 2 or more( up to 4) that play off of each other in the same film, that can count as one. ( they did that in the Bravo thing so I figure it's only fair that we get to do it to). For me it's
1: Bond, James Bond
2: Don Vito Corleone'-The Godfather
3: Dracula
4: Sam Spade-The Maltese Falcon
6:Ret Butler-Gone With the Wind
7:The Terminator
8:Jack Torrance-The Shining
9:Darth Vader
10:Ripley- Alien
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#2 Oliver Ojeil

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 12:11 AM

Don Vito Corleone -- Marlon Brando
Don Vito Corleone -- Robert De Niro
Melena -- Monica Bellucci
Cpt. Jack Sparrow -- Johny Depp
John Milton -- Al Paccino
Hannibal Lecter -- Anthony Hopkins
Gollum -- Andy Serkis
Maria -- Pupella Maggio (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso)
Modigliani -- Andy Garcia
King Kong -- Andy Serkis


Edited by Oliver S, 27 May 2006 - 12:12 AM.

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#3 Chris Cooke

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 12:32 AM

Don Vito Corleone -- Marlon Brando
Don Vito Corleone -- Robert De Niro
Melena -- Monica Bellucci
Cpt. Jack Sparrow -- Johny Depp
John Milton -- Al Paccino
Hannibal Lecter -- Anthony Hopkins
Gollum -- Andy Serkis
Maria -- Pupella Maggio (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso)
Modigliani -- Andy Garcia
King Kong -- Andy Serkis


Jesus Christ - Jim Caviezal
William Wallace - Mel Gibson
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#4 David Sweetman

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 12:47 AM

I've just got one.

Ethan Edwards - played by John Wayne, in The Searchers.


"We'll find 'em, Marty. Sure as the turnin' of the earth."

Freakin hardcore.
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#5 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 01:00 AM

Ethan Edwards


I agree with that one. Off the top of my head, here are a few...

Ethan Edwards
Charles Foster Kane
Harry Lime
HAL 9000
Henry II (from The Lion in Winter)
Elenor of Acquitaine ( " )
Hannibal Lecter
Johnny Grey (Buster Keaton's The General)
Almost everyone in "Dr. Strangelove"
Shimura and Mifune's characters in "Seven Samurai"
Steve McQueen's character in "The Great Escape"
King Kong
Sigmund Freud & Sherlock Holmes (in "The Seven Percent Solution")
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#6 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 01:46 AM

I also have to add Travis Bickle from taxi Driver, I know that's 11 but what the Hell, It's my tread :D
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Posted 27 May 2006 - 04:55 AM

Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting from Gangs Of New York
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#8 Alex Wuijts

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 05:27 AM

Some that haven't been mentioned:

the shark in Jaws
Rocky
Rambo
Terry Malloy (Brando) in On the Waterfront
Colonel Walter E. Kurtz in you know what
Adenoid Hynkel (Chaplin) in The Great Dictator
Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre) in Fritz Lang's M
Cesare (Conrad Veidt) in Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari
The possessed Regan (Linda Blair) in the Exorcist
Popeye (Gene Hackman) in The French Connection
The Dude in the Big Lebowski

that's also eleven :P
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#9 Joe Taylor

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 12:34 PM

Tucho - Good, the Bad, The Ugly
Tommy - Good Fellas
Kit - Bad Lands
Blue Duck - Lonesome Dove
Linda Manz - Days of Heaven
Harry Caul - Conversation
Jackie - State of Grace
Two Related Pyschos - History of Violence
McCabe & Mrs. Miller - McCabe & Mrs. Miller
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Posted 27 May 2006 - 12:37 PM

Little Bill.
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#11 Leslie Frid

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 12:43 PM

Now guys, i know that some may not agree....but since i grew up pretty much obsessed to the bone with these three films, i have to add:

Han solo
Chewbacca
Obi wan kenobi
r2-d2
c3p0.....ok, i know he is pretty annoying...but what a legendary character
the emperor
Darth vader but he has already been mentioned


predator
alien
indiana jones

Ash from army of darkness

the captian from Das Boot i think is a great character....lots of conflict going on inside him between wanting to succeed with the mission, keeping his crew safe, and being frustrated at the way things are run

Mr Smith from the matrix

the balrog from LOTR

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#12 Jonathan Spear

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 12:43 PM

In no particular order..

1. Leeloo (5th element)
2. Edward Scissorhands
3. Walter Sobcek
4. Jessica Rabbit
5. Salierri (from Amadeus)
6. Cptn. John H. Miller
7. Indiana Jones
8. Westley (from the Princess Bride)
9. Gandalf
10. Briar Rose (I'm madly in love with her.. and yes.. I know she's not real)
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#13 Hal Smith

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 01:30 PM

Gosh! Everyone's being so SERIOUS. :)

My votes? The entire cast of "Young Frankenstein" and - of course - Jake and Elwood. I guess I just plain like comedic characters.
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Posted 28 May 2006 - 02:59 AM

1: Marv...(Mickey Rourke in Sin City)
2: Ripley... ( Sigourney Weaver in Aliens)
3: The Terminator... (BIG ARNIE)
4: Seven Of NIne... (Voyager) OUCH!!!!
5: Forest Gump...(run Forest, run)
6: Babe...(the pig)
7: T-REX... (Jurasic Park)
8: Hawkeye...(Last Of The Mohicans)
9: Jake The Muss...(Once Were Warriors)

And finally...Eugene Martone
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#15 Dan Goulder

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Posted 28 May 2006 - 10:58 AM

Tucho - Good, the Bad, The Ugly

Here's one vote for 'The Cowboy' from Mulholland Drive.
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#16 Dan Salzmann

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Posted 28 May 2006 - 03:02 PM

Johnny Boy-the DeNiro character in "Mean Streets"
Ratso Rizzo-Dustin Hoffman in "Midnight Cowboy"
BadAss Baduski-Jack Nicholson in "The Last Detail"
The mother in "Requiem For a Dream"
The Walter Mathau character in "Taking of Pelham 123"
Dustin Hoffman in "Dog Day Afternoon"
Al Pacino In "Scarface"
Richard Edson in "Stranger than Paradise"
Laurence Olivier in "Marathon Man"
Jason Robards in "A Thousand Clowns"

And I know it's three more but...
Peter Seller's in "The Party" and "Dr. Strangelove"
Alec Guiness in "Kind Hearts and Coronets"
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#17 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 28 May 2006 - 10:44 PM

Dustin Hoffman in "Dog Day Afternoon"


Actually that was also Pacino
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#18 Andy O'Neil

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Posted 28 May 2006 - 11:39 PM

Harry Caul (The Conversation) - Gene Hackman
HAL (2001: A Space Odyssey) - Douglas Rain (voice)
Krystyna (Knife in the Water) - Jolanta Umecka
Ted Kramer (Kramer vs. Kramer) - Dustin Hoffman
Léon (Léon) - Jean Reno
Frank T. J. Mackey (Magnolia) - Tom Cruise
Jules Winnfield (Pulp Fiction) - Samuel L. Jackson
Colonel Walter E. Kurtz (Apocalypse Now) - Marlon Brando
Ripley (Alien) - Sigourney Weaver
Jack Torrance (The Shining) - Jack Nicholson
Roy Neary (Close Encounters of the Third Kind) - Richard Dreyfuss
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#19 Adam White

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 12:37 PM

A few to add

Doc Holiday (Val Kilmer) Tombstone
David Dunn (Bruce Willis) Unbreakable
Captain Esteban Pasquale (Basil Rathbone) The Mark of Zorro
Snak Pliskin (Kurt Russell) Escape from New York
Ragnar (Ernest Borgnine) Vikings
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Posted 02 June 2006 - 11:03 AM

A few to add

Doc Holiday (Val Kilmer) Tombstone
David Dunn (Bruce Willis) Unbreakable
Captain Esteban Pasquale (Basil Rathbone) The Mark of Zorro
Snak Pliskin (Kurt Russell) Escape from New York
Ragnar (Ernest Borgnine) Vikings




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