The 100 Greatest Film Characters of All Time (according to Premiere magazine)

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  1. Jon_Are

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    From the current issue of Premiere, here is the list of the 100 greatest movie characters of all time (I thought it would be more fun to identify them by character name only):

    100. Roger Kint
    99. Kevin McCallister
    98. Antoine Doinel
    97. Ace Ventura
    96. Tommy DeVito
    95. Oda Mae Brown
    94. Rose Sayer
    93. Harry Lime
    92. Dil
    91. Mrs. Iselin
    90. John Malkovich
    89. Sandy Olsson
    88. Raymond Babbitt
    87. Jack Sparrow
    86. Melanie Daniels
    85. Stanley Kowalski
    84. Darth Vader
    83. William Cutting
    82. Jack Torrance
    81. Aurora Greenway
    80. Sam Spade
    79. Hans Beckert
    78. Max Rockatansky
    77. Annie Wilkes
    76. Tony Manero
    75. Dr. Strangelove
    74. Tony Montana
    73. Norma Rae
    72. Lloyd Dobler
    71. Harry Powell
    70. Judy Benjamin
    69. Terry Malloy
    68. Alex DeLarge
    67. Jacques Clouseau
    66. Navin Johnson
    65. Edward Scissorhands
    64. Rocky Balboa
    63. Carrie White
    62. John Shaft
    61. J.J. Hunsecker
    60. George Bailey
    59. Bill Kilgore
    58. Phyliss Dietrichson
    57. Tom Powers
    56. Alan Swann
    55. The Dude
    54. Frank Booth
    53. Ninotchka
    52. Howard Beale
    51. Freddy Krueger
    50. Blondie
    49. Chance the Gardener
    48. John Blutarsky
    47. Mrs. Robinson
    46. John McClane
    45. Mary Poppins
    44. Jules Winnfield
    43. Forrest Gump
    42. Harry Callahan
    41. Jane Craig
    40. The Terminator
    39. Michael Dorsey
    38. Willy Wonka
    37. Jake Gittes
    36. Alex Forrest
    35. Dr. Evil
    34. Bonnie Parker
    33. Ratso Rizzo
    32. Holly Golightly
    31. Norma Desmond
    30. King Kong
    29. Daphne / Jerry
    28. Captain Quint
    27. Marge Gunderson
    26. E.T.
    25. Gordon Gekko
    24. The Little Tramp
    23. Ethan Edwards
    22. Travis Bickle
    21. Susan Vance
    20. Virgil Tibbs
    19. Rick Blaine
    18. Carl Spackler
    17. Dorothy Gale
    16. Robin Hood
    15. Hannibal Lecter
    14. Randle Patrick McMurphy
    13. Atticus Finch
    12. Charles Foster Kane
    11. Margo Channing
    10. Gollum
    9. Jeff Spicoli
    8. Ellen Ripley
    7. Indiana Jones
    6. Annie Hall
    5. James Bond
    4. Norman Bates
    3. Scarlett O'Hara
    2. Fred C. Dobbs
    1. Vito Corleone

    Jon
     
  2. Steve Christou

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    Interesting list Jon, not sure why you spoilered it.
    Vito Corleone number one, okay, played by two actors Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro, hmmm I would have chosen Michael Corleone instead, a great story arc running thru three movies and powerfully played by Al Pacino.

    btw where's Tony Montana? [​IMG]

    ps. James Bond 007 should be number one IMO.[​IMG]
     
  3. Ryan Belfast

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    I Agree! Bond should be Number 1.
     
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    No Tarzan? I guess he's not politically correct anymore.
     
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    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Some good choices, and not surprisingly for a list like this, some horrible ones.

    I despise Scarlett O'Hara, but I can at least understand why she's on this list. But Annie Hall? There are far more interesting female characters from romantic comedies than her. Hell, she's basically a foil for Woody Allen's character in that movie. She gets #6 and (unless I missed it) no Woody Allen character even made the list? [​IMG]
     
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    I am equally puzzled by Annie Hall, what the hell is so remarkable about her?! And I love the movie.

    About Blondie, I would have put Tuco instead, methinks he made the movie.

    Steve, Tony Montana is on the list.

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    WTF? Harry Lime at 93? [​IMG]

    I also question the ranking of Annie Hall. And where the hell is HAL?
     
  8. Jon_Are

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    Underneath Dr. Strangelove but on top of Norma Rae.[​IMG]

    The Vito Corleone role is specific to Brando. I agree that Michael C. should be on there as well. Shoot, even Fredo belongs.

    I don't think they should have included the likes of Gollum, E.T., and King Kong (although, since they did choose to include non-humanoids, HAL absolutely belongs).

    Jon
     
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    heh, Kevin McCallister, wow, that was a surprise [​IMG]

    Adam
     
  10. Steve Christou

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    Well say hallo to my leedle friend there he is at no.74 he should have been at no.6 in place of Annie Hall.[​IMG]





    hmmmm... where's Howard T.Duck on the list? tsk tsk, I give up!



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    Yeah, I gotta think there were characters more worthy of inclusion than Kevin McCallister. For example, no Superman?

    ???
     
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    Hello, Darth Vader #84? What's up with him not being in the top 10? Is Jeff Spicoli really a better character than Darth Vader?
     
  13. WillG

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    Also, where was Han Solo?

    I would have liked to see Frank the Tank on there as well.
     
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    Annie Hall and Kevin McCallister are strange ones here.
     
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    Kaiser Soze I thought he'd make the list.

    edit: Ernst Stavro Blofeld or Auric Goldfinger or any of the Bond villains for that matter.
     
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    John Kilduff Screenwriter

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    No Martin Riggs, Marty McFly, Emmett "Doc" Brown, Roger Rabbit, Ariel, or David St. Hubbins?

    Sincerely,

    John Kilduff...

    What about Tess McGill, Matty Walker, Clark Griswold or Snow White? Don't they count?
     
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    He's in there, #46

    Would have thought that Snake Plissken and Tyler Durden might have made viable candidates. Bill Foster (Falling Down) would have made a good addition had the film not made him legitamely crazy by the end.

    How about Dr. Peter Venkman or Vincent LaGuardia Gambini?

    I would even go as far as to say the T-Rex from Jurassic Park.
     
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    Well, I'd certainly have him ranked higher than 84, way too far down IMO.
     
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    He's #100- under his alias Roger [Verbal] Kint.

    Id Put Atticus Finch higher...
     
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    I wasn't so much contesting Kevin McCallister as I was surprised they thought to include him. Home Alone is an iconic film moment for an entire generation that came of age in the nineties--and it still holds up as very fun viewing, though it must be seen with the fam, preferably with youngsters that haven't seen it a bajillion times (cause I watched it a lot when I was little).

    I'd have Atticus Finch Number 1, the AFI got that dead right. [​IMG] and Where's Han Solo? Not to mention Luke.

    Annie Hall though is something of an odd choice, she's a great character, but number 8?

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