Top Ten Greatest Movie Characters

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1The Joker - Heath LedgerThe Joker is a fictional super villain created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson who first appeared in the debut issue of the comic book Batman (April 25, 1940) published by DC Comics . Credit for the Joker's creation is disputed; Kane and Robinson claimed responsibility for the Joker's design, ...read more.

monumental performance, what an amazing character

The best complete performance ever, you'll be always missed, Heath

I was voting on the best quote just before this, where I wrote that NO ONE could have played this role better! Such a shame that we've lost Heath Ledger! They should never attempt a Batman with the Joker again - impossible comparison!

Why is this jared leto jokey HEATH LEDGER JOKER

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2Captain Jack Sparrow - Johnny DeppCaptain Jack Sparrow is a fictional character and the main protagonist in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series.

grestest movie characters of all time
better than will turner

What is rubbish When you say will turner is greatest character. I think it is Act of some foolish girls those have right to Vote. only the Captain jack sparrow is numero uno... What could you wanted more from johnny depp... savvy...

It's stupid to keep will turner at first place when we have jack sparrow here. Johnny Depp acts like he himself is the character, good actor must be in the first place.

Number 1 all the time

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3Darth Vader - James Earl JonesDarth Vader was the original dark lord for Star Wars. Darth Vader ruled with both fear and aggression. Originally Anakin Skywalker a young Jedi who was then seduced by the dark side of the force by Chancellor Palpatine/Darth Sidious. Vader had his limbs cut off by his jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi leaving ...read more.

Darth Vader is arguably the most iconic movie villain of all time. Everyone in the Empire is afraid of him except for the Emperor and Grand Moff Tarkin. James Earl Jones successfully provides the unforgettable voice of Darth Vader. Not to forget the major plot twist "No, I am your father..."

Darth Vader is probably the most iconic movie character ever! He represents evil and he's just kickass in the first three movies, besides, he says one the most famous lines in movie history (No, I am your father). - Nintendonix

No-one can top Darth Vader probably because of his famous line " Luke I am your father also how he is a part of the biggest icons ever the star wars trilogy and how he is so hard core

" I am your Father"

Join me and together we can role the gaming as father and son

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4Indiana Jones - Harrison FordDr. Henry Walton "Indiana" Jones, Jr., often shortened to "Indy", is the title character of the Indiana Jones franchise.

Indiana Jones is the classic movie hero! OBVIOUSLY he should be number one! The only people that I think could compete with Indiana Jones himself are Vito Corleone and Darth Vader. - higgsboson2142

No no NO, orlando bloom will turner, don't make me laugh, the worst list ever, at least Indiana jones is in it

If adventure had a name... It would be Indiana Jones! Harrison Ford did an amazing job with such an amazing kick-butt character!

Archeology has never looked this fascinating because of Jones

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5Vito Corleone - Marlon BrandoVito Andolini Corleone is a fictional character in Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather and in Francis Ford Coppola's film series based on the novel, where he was portrayed by Marlon Brando in The Godfather and, as a young man, by Robert De Niro in The Godfather Part II.

Marlon Brando was a fantastic actor and was perfect in this role. He should be higher, this role was some of the greatest acting in any movie. Actually number should be every characer played by Marlon Brando.

Marlon Brando is such a great actor, especially in gangster/mobster movies. He's a classic.

Marlon Brando was the best ever

The only character on which two oscar winner made

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6Han Solo - Harrison FordHan Solo is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, portrayed in films by Harrison Ford. In the original film trilogy, Han and his co-pilot, Chewbacca, become involved in the Rebel Alliance which opposes the Galactic Empire.

Han Solo is the coolest character in Star Wars. He is also the second most impactful Star Wars Character beaten only by Darth Vader. Harrison Ford does a spectacular performance for Han Solo

How is Indiana Jones higher, he's better in Star Wars.

We like him because he's poor and he is not mary sue

Money smuggler that became a hero!

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7Forrest Gump - Tom HanksForrest Gump is a fictional character who first appears in the 1986 novel by Winston Groom. Forrest Gump also appeared on screen in the 1994 film of the same name directed by Robert Zemeckis.

Are you Kidding' me!? This is your #1 Spot right here!
Forrest Gump (1994) is an Epic Phenomenon! The Greatest movie Character of All-time tied with Judah Ben Hur of the Legendary Ben Hur (1959). - Nirmal1991USA

Phenomenal Character, Legendary Epic & Breathtaking Masterpiece!

His story is so moving. He went through so much to get Jenny!

I totally in love with forrest gump

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8James Bond - Daniel CraigV2 Comments
9Tony Montana - Al PacinoAntonio Raimundo "Tony" Montana is a fictional character and the villain protagonist of the 1983 film Scarface.

NOTHING BUT A BUNCH OF ****ING COCK-A-ROACHES!
Love the way he pronounces it

How is The Joker (as amazing and captivating Heath's performance was) above the absolute GREATEST movie criminals ever. - SuperMugen95

Six words will forever keep his place in cinematic history.

Say hello to my little friend

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10Tyler Durden - Brad Pitt

He's basically a philosopher. Everything he say takes some time to process, but once it sinks in, it really changes you. Also, he's not just a character but a figment of "Jack's" imagination.

I'm a huge joker fan, but surely this character must be in top5... Brad Pitt at his best

He is the best movie character because everyone wants to look like him he is the ultimate movie character

Sometimes to do good you gotta be the bad guy.

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11Homer Simpson - Dan CastellanetaHomer Jay Simpson is the protagonist of the American animated television series The Simpsons as the patriarch of the eponymous family.

Homer Simpson will forever be the King of Cartoons. He is absolutely hilarious, and he can manage that without being super inappropriate or sex jokes. (We're looking at you, Family Guy. ) The Joker wasn't that great. He did an above average job on the character, besides The Joker isn't supposed to creep you out and give you nightmares, he's supposed to have a cartoony feel.

He is the funniest guy going around. Long live the Simpsons movie and may there be a sequel.

He's animated, for crying out loud! At least the five ahead of him are real roles that required acting and not just a voice over. Hannibal Lecter not in the top five is just wrong. Watch Silence of the Lambs and then just try to forget him!

Spider pig, spider pig does whatever a spider pig does

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12James Bond - Sean Connery

Definitely the greatest in all its incarnations. - Szonana

13Norman Bates - Anthony PerkinsNorman Bates is a character created by writer Robert Bloch as the main character in his novel Psycho, and portrayed by Anthony Perkins as the primary antagonist of the 1960 film of the same name directed by Alfred Hitchcock and its sequels.

Norman bates was based off a real life serial killer named Ed Gein, who was also the inspiration for leatherface in the Texas chainsaw massacre, and buffalo bill in the silence of the lambs. although, ed gein never wore a body suit out of people's skin, he did wear a mask out of leather which was the inspiration for leatherface.

One of the scariest characters in cinema history.

14Jules Winnfield - Samuel L. Jackson

Not quite for the reason you think. While Jules is credibly scary and intimidating, certainly more competent than his useless buddy Vincent, he's also smart enough to think outside the box.
In fact, Jules has the best development out of all the characters in the movie. Over time, he develops a conscience and decides that being a mob boss' thug just isn't for him. Best of all? He faced down a restaurant robber without firing a single shot.

Wow only 0.2%... The problem with this is that very less people have seen 'Pulp Fiction' Jules is one of the most humorous and iconic characters of all time... Shame on this list... He should at least get a spot in Top 10

The Joker and Han Solo are fantastic, but Jules is still the best. You read the bible, Ringo? - jarjar36

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15Legolas - Orlando BloomLegolas is a character in J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium. He is a Sindarin Elf of the Woodland Realm and one of nine members of the Fellowship of the Ring.

The lord of the rings knocks the pirates of the carribean's socks off!

He is a great person why?
1. He has Lego in his name and I love Lego!
2. He never dies well he survives almost anything
3. he can whoop some butt of the enemies in the movie franchise
4. I like his bone and arrows 0_0

He can take down anything that's in his way. Orcs, trolls, wargs, even giant elephants.

Legolas is awesome

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16Hannibal Lector - Anthony Hopkins

Why are you not voting for me, Clarice?

Are you serious?!?! Why is Hannibal Lecter #24?! Hopkins and Ledger should be rivaling or the top spot. Come on now. Hannibal wasn't even the main antagonist of Silence of the Lambs, yet he stole the spotlight and will forever be the face of that movie.

Hannibal Lector is an incredible, psychopathic and clever character the fact that he is only number 10 is very surprising and weird, also the way he is a psychiatrist makes him an even more dangerous man, in my opinion he truly is the ultimate movie character

The women who played a journalist in that movie was actually scared of him when making the movie. - birdechosplash

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17Tony Stark - Robert Downey Jr.

I'm sorry but 59! Tony Stark is the most charismatic, funniest, and best super hero character of ALL time. This guy is just amazing and to see cartoon characters ahead of him is just insulting. Epic character!

Tony so does not deserve being 20th :( he is the most charismatic, attractive, the funniest character ever! - littlerunaway

Love you, the king of machines
. The genius behind iron man, my and everyone's favorite is anthony Howard stark and will always be a legend through the generations

I hate iron man

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18Michael Corleone - Al PacinoMichael Corleone is the main character in Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather and the three films based upon it, all directed by Francis Ford Coppola.

Michael Corleone should ranked far higher than 18. He is one of the greatest characters in cinematic history. He was the don.

19Batman - Christian Bale

Love you Bruce Wayne.. And don't mind this list, because v know you r the best, other than Tony stark

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20Katniss Everdeen - Jennifer Lawrence

15 that is way too high for her I found this series and the character overrated There are characters way better than her: Hermione Granger, Finnick Odair,Clove, Cato, Harry Potter, Severus Snape, Darth Vader, Han Solo, Legolas, Gandalf, and much more. Let me guess I am getting hate for offending your precious character and book just go read Battle Royal which The Hunger Games just ripped off

You really feel what she's going through, yet you can't help but cheer when she makes it. What a spirit! What an incredible character!

The Girl on Fire needs to be higher than 21

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