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


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#1 of 61 OFFLINE   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 Jon

#2 of 61 OFFLINE   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.

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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 OFFLINE   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 OFFLINE   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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#7 of 61 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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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 OFFLINE   Jon_Are

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Posted March 24 2004 - 03:14 AM


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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#9 of 61 OFFLINE   Adam_S

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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 OFFLINE   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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#11 of 61 OFFLINE   WillG

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Posted March 24 2004 - 05:44 AM

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?

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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 OFFLINE   Dome Vongvises

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Posted March 24 2004 - 08:19 AM

Annie Hall and Kevin McCallister are strange ones here.

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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.

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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? Sincerely, John Kilduff... What about Tess McGill, Matty Walker, Clark Griswold or Snow White? Don't they count?
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Posted March 24 2004 - 03:37 PM

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 OFFLINE   Casey Trowbridg

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Posted March 24 2004 - 04:00 PM

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

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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