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


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#1 of 61 Jon_Are

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Posted March 24 2004 - 12:15 AM

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

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#2 of 61 Steve Christou

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Posted March 24 2004 - 12:38 AM

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? Posted Image

ps. James Bond 007 should be number one IMO.Posted Image

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Posted March 24 2004 - 12:45 AM

I Agree! Bond should be Number 1.
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#4 of 61 Richard Gilmore

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Posted March 24 2004 - 12:53 AM

No Tarzan? I guess he's not politically correct anymore.

#5 of 61 george kaplan

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Posted March 24 2004 - 01:05 AM

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? Posted Image
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Posted March 24 2004 - 01:35 AM

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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Posted March 24 2004 - 02:17 AM

WTF? Harry Lime at 93? Posted Image

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

#8 of 61 Jon_Are

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Posted March 24 2004 - 03:14 AM

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btw where's Tony Montana?

Underneath Dr. Strangelove but on top of Norma Rae.Posted Image

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).

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Posted March 24 2004 - 04:47 AM

heh, Kevin McCallister, wow, that was a surprise Posted Image

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#10 of 61 Steve Christou

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Posted March 24 2004 - 05:14 AM

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.Posted Image





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



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Posted March 24 2004 - 05:44 AM

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Kevin McCallister, wow, that was a surprise


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

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Posted March 24 2004 - 06:37 AM

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 of 61 WillG

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Posted March 24 2004 - 06:40 AM

Also, where was Han Solo?

I would have liked to see Frank the Tank on there as well.
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#14 of 61 Dome Vongvises

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Posted March 24 2004 - 08:19 AM

Annie Hall and Kevin McCallister are strange ones here.

#15 of 61 Blaine Skerry

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Posted March 24 2004 - 10:48 AM

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.

#16 of 61 John Kilduff

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Posted March 24 2004 - 02:02 PM

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

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What about Tess McGill, Matty Walker, Clark Griswold or Snow White? Don't they count?
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#17 of 61 WillG

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Posted March 24 2004 - 03:37 PM

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What about John McClane,


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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#18 of 61 Casey Trowbridg

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Posted March 24 2004 - 04:00 PM

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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?

Well, I'd certainly have him ranked higher than 84, way too far down IMO.

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Posted March 24 2004 - 04:07 PM

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Kaiser Soze I thought he'd make the list.


He's #100- under his alias Roger [Verbal] Kint.

Id Put Atticus Finch higher...
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Posted March 24 2004 - 06:28 PM

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. Posted Image 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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