Best Classic Movie Characters

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The Top Ten

1 James Bond James Bond Royal Navy Commander James Bond is a fictional character created by British journalist and novelist Ian Fleming in 1953. He is the protagonist of the James Bond series of novels, films, comics and video games.
2 Vito Corleone Vito Corleone Vito 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.
3 Forrest Gump Forrest Gump Forrest 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.

I am not sure if this movie is classic or not. - catwalk

The character certainly is outstanding, unique, well-known and easily recognizable - Billyv

4 Ellen Ripley Ellen Ripley Ellen Louise Ripley is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Alien film series played by American actress Sigourney Weaver.
5 Man With No Name (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) Man With No Name (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly)

Character of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - catwalk

He is a great character.So my vote goes for him.His shot at the end of the movie was so awesome - zxm

6 Indiana Jones Indiana Jones Dr. Henry Walton "Indiana" Jones, Jr., often shortened to "Indy", is the title character of the Indiana Jones franchise.
7 Iron Man Iron Man Iron Man is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, as well as its associated media. The character was created by writer and editor Stan Lee, developed by scripter Larry Lieber, and designed by artists Don Heck and Jack Kirby. He made his first appearance ...read more.
8 Elizabeth Swann Elizabeth Swann
9 Ragetti Ragetti
10 Pintel Pintel

The Contenders

11 Norman Bates Norman Bates Norman 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.
12 Hannibal lecter Hannibal lecter

Completely badass

13 The Terminator The Terminator The Terminator (Known as the T-800, or Cyberdyne Systems Model 101) is the titular fictional autonomous cyborg from the Terminator franchise portrayed by both Arnold Schwarzenegger and numerous actor stand-ins digitally overlayed with Schwarzenegger's likeness. ...read more.
14 Rambo Rambo John James Rambo is a fictional character in the Rambo saga. He first appeared in the 1972 novel First Blood by David Morrell, but later became more famous as the protagonist of the film series, in which he was played by Sylvester Stallone.
15 Pepper Potts Pepper Potts
16 Joshamee Gibbs Joshamee Gibbs
17 Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland) - The Wizard of Oz Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland) - The Wizard of Oz
18 Davy Jones Davy Jones Davy Jones is a fictional villain character in the Pirates of the Caribbean feature film series, who first appears in the second film, Dead Man's Chest and returns in the series' third installment, At World's End.
19 Michael Corleone Michael Corleone Michael 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.

If his father is here then he also deserves to be here - zxm

20 Luke Skywalker Luke Skywalker Luke Skywalker is a fictional character appearing as the central protagonist of the original film trilogy, and as a supporting character in the sequel trilogy of the Star Wars universe created by George Lucas.

You can get more classic than this.

I meant can't, "You can't get more classic than this".

21 Commodore Norrington Commodore Norrington
22 Rocky Balboa Rocky Balboa
23 Randle McMurphy
24 Will Turner Will Turner William "Will" Turner is a fictional character and main protagonist in the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films.
25 Darth Vader Darth Vader Darth 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.
26 Marty McFly Marty McFly Martin "Marty" Seamus McFly is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the Back to the Future trilogy.
27 Ash Williams (Army of Darkness) Ash Williams (Army of Darkness) Ashley James "Ash" Williams is a fictional character and the protagonist of The Evil Dead franchise. Created by Sam Raimi, he is portrayed by Bruce Campbell and is the only character to appear in each entry of the series, including an after-credits scene appearance for the remake-continuation film.
28 The Wolfman
29 Chucky Chucky Charles Lee Ray is a fictional character and the titular antagonist of the Child's Play horror film series.
30 John McClane John McClane John McClane is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Die Hard film series. He is portrayed by Bruce Willis.

Perhaps the most iconic action hero ever!

31 J.P. McMurphy
32 Rick Blaine
33 T.E. Lawrence (of Arabia)
34 Charles Foster Kane
35 Jason Voorhees Jason Voorhees Jason Voorhees is a character from the Friday the 13th series. He first appeared in Friday the 13th as the young son of camp cook-turned-murderer, Mrs. Voorhees.

Best horror movie villain ever! Theirs even going to be a new one in 2017

36 Ian Malcolm
37 Freddy Krueger Freddy Krueger Fred "Freddy" Krueger is the main antagonist of the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series. He first appeared in Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984).

While I think Jason is the better character, theirs much more to this performance.

38 Princess Leia Princess Leia Princess Leia Organa, later known as General Leia Organa, is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, portrayed in films by Carrie Fisher.
39 Han Solo Han Solo Han 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.
40 Alan Grant
41 The Joker The Joker The 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.
42 Batman Batman Batman aka Bruce Wayne is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, and first appeared in Detective Comics #27. In film, he has been portrayed by Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, ...read more.
43 Two Face Two Face Two-Face/Harvey Dent is a fictional villain from DC Comics. Harvey Dent was one of Gotham's most trusted citizens until he had acid poured on his face making him go insane and become a criminal by the name Two-Face. In film, he has been portrayed by Billy Dee Williams in Batman, Tommy Lee Jones in Batman ...read more.
44 Doc Brown
45 Chewbacca Chewbacca Chewbacca, nicknamed "Chewie", is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. He is a Wookiee, a tall, hirsute biped and intelligent species from the planet Kashyyyk. Chewbacca is the co-pilot of the Millenuim Falcon, and is best friends with Han Solo.
46 Boba Fett Boba Fett Boba Fett is a fictional character in the Star Wars series. In The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, he is a bounty hunter hired by Darth Vader and also employed by Jabba the Hutt.
47 Hans Gruber Hans Gruber
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