Directors Favorite movie characters

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  1. Bobby K

    Bobby K Auditioning

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    I'd like to see a list of fellow forum members' favorite movie characters:

    For me i'd say (to just name a few):

    Al Pacino - Ricky Roma - Glen Gary Glenross
    Tommy Lee Jones - Sam Gerard - The Fugitive
    Alec Baldwin - Dr. Jed Hill - Malice
    Daniel Day-Lewis - Bill "The Butcher" Cutting - Gangs...
     
  2. Elinor

    Elinor Supporting Actor

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    Sigourney Weaver, Ripley in Alien

    Margaret Hamilton, WW of the West in Wizard of Oz

    Linda Hamilton, Sarah Conner in Terminator 2
     
  3. JonZ

    JonZ Lead Actor

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    -Darth Vader - The Empire Strikes Back
    -Bill the Butcher' Cutting - Gangs Of New York
    -Vito and Michael Corleone - Godfather parts 1 & 2
    -Lt Colonel Bill Kilgore - Apocalyse Now
    -HAL 9000 - 2001 A Space Odyssey
    -Tuco Benedito and Joe/Blondie- The Good The Bad & The Ugly
    -Ma Chao-hsing - Shaw Bros Shaolin films
    -Anyone Toshiro Mifuni played
     
  4. Jed M

    Jed M Cinematographer

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    Sean Penn - Jeff Spicoli - Fast Times at Ridgemont High
    Harrison Ford - Indiana Jones - Raiders of the Lost Arc
    Leslie Nielsen - Frank Drebin - Naked Gun
    Kevin Spacey - Lester Burnham - American Beauty
    Bob Gunton - Warden Samuel Norton - Shawshank Redemption
    Steven Root - Milton Waddams - Office Space
    Faye Dunaway - Joan Crawford - Mommy Dearest
    Jack Nicholson - Jack Torrance - The Shining
     
  5. Walter Kittel

    Walter Kittel Producer

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    More of a favorite films list, for me:

    Ellwood P. Dowd - James Stewart - Harvey
    Lucas 'Cool Hand' Jackson - Paul Newman - Cool Hand Luke
    Alexander de Large - Malcolm McDowell - A Clockwork Orange
    Frank - Henry Fonda - Once Upon A Time In The West
    Tuco - Eli Wallach - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
    Charlie Allnut - Humphrey Bogart - The African Queen
    Insp. Jacques Clouseau - Peter Sellers - The Pink Panther series.
    Douglas 'Doug' Roberts - Henry Fonda - Mister Roberts
    HAL - Douglas Rain - 2001: A Space Odyssey

    - Walter.
     
  6. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    double post
     
  7. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    Off the top of my head and in no order:


    Dr. David Huxley (Cary Grant) in Bringing Up Baby
    Clive Candy (Roger Livesey) in The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
    Hopsie Pike (Henry Fonda) in The Lady Eve
    Lt. Doug Roberts (Henry Fonda) in Mister Roberts
    Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) in The Producers
    Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder) in The Producers
    Ransom Stoddard (James Stewart) in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
     
  8. Brook K

    Brook K Lead Actor

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    Kanji Watanabe (Takashi Shimura) - Ikiru
    Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) - The Maltese Falcon
    Sgt. Heppelfinger (William Demarest) - Hail The Conquering Hero
    Egbert Souse (W.C. Fields) - The Bank Dick
    William Canfield Jr. (Buster Keaton) - Steamboat Bill, Jr.)
    Erwin/Elvira Weishaupt (Oskar Spengler) - In A Year With 13 Moons
    L.B. Jeffries (Jimmy Stewart) - Rear Window
    Alex DeLarge (Malcolm McDowell) - A Clockwork Orange
    C.K. Dexter Haven (Cary Grant) - The Philadelphia Story
    George M. Cohen (James Cagney) - Yankee Doodle Dandy
    The Dude (Jeff Bridges) - The Big Lebowski
    Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Leaud) - The 400 Blows, Antoine et Collette, Stolen Kisses, Bed And Board (I pretend Love on the Run doesn't exist)
    Seymour Moskowitz (Seymour Cassel) - Minnie & Moskowitz

    I could probably do this all day...
     
  9. Blaine Skerry

    Blaine Skerry Second Unit

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    Kit Carruthers(Martin Sheen) - BADLANDS
    Matthew Harrison Brady(Fredric March) - INHERIT THE WIND
    Henry Drummond(Spencer Tracy) - INHERIT THE WIND
    Klaatu(Michael Rennie) - THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL
    Eddie Dane(J.E. Freeman) - MILLER'S CROSSING
    Johnny Caspar(John Polito) - MILLER'S CROSSING
    Amelie Poulain(Audrey Tautou) - AMELIE

    That'll do for a start. Great fun, wot!
     
  10. JonZ

    JonZ Lead Actor

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    "Kanji Watanabe (Takashi Shimura) - Ikiru"

    My favorite performance by any actor in a film.Just magnificent.
     
  11. DavidBC

    DavidBC Second Unit

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    [I just started typing and so many characters I love just came to me!]

    Annie Hall - Diane Keaton, Annie Hall
    The Bride - Elsa Lanchester, The Bride of Frankenstein
    Baby Jane Hudson - Bette Davis, What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?
    Billie Dawn - Judy Holliday, Born Yesterday
    Mrs. Iselin - Angela Lansbury, The Manchurian Candidate
    Lily Bart - Gillian Anderson, The House of Mirth
    Sugar Kane (formerly Sugar Kowalczyk) - Marilyn Monroe, Some Like It Hot
    Cathy Whitaker - Julianne Moore, Far From Heaven
    Lili Von Schtupp - Madeline Kahn,
    Blazing Saddles
    Trixie Delight - Madeline Kahn, Paper Moon
    Jane Craig - Holly Hunter, Broadcast News
    Janey Carver - Sigourney Weaver, The Ice Storm
    Albert Brooks - Albert Brooks, Real Life

    and of course, Harpo Marx in anything
     

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