Now we look at the best movie characters who defined the 1970's decade (1970-1979).
1 Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) - The Godfather
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.
Marlon Brando's most iconic role as the head of the Corleone family who will make you an offer you can't refuse and if you do he'll put a horse's head in your bed. - egnomac
2 Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) -Rocky
3 Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) - Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory
Gene Wilder will always stand as the definitive Willy Wonka - egnomac
4 Luke Skywalker (Mark Hammel) - Star Wars: A New Hope
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.
5 Alex DeLarge (Malcom McDowell) - A Clock Work Orange
6 Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen) - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
7 Frank Pentangeli (Michael V. Gazzo) - The Godfather: Part II
8 Moe Greene (Alex Rocco) - The Godfather
9 Grand Moff Tarkin (Peter Cushing) - Star Wars
10 Dr. Frank N. Furter (Tim Curry) - The Rocky Horror Picture Show
No other actor could have possibly pulled of this role any better than Tim Curry who was really into the role. - egnomac
11 Captain Arthur Dallas (Tom Skerritt) - Alien
12 Hsiao Mi (Han Ying-Chieh) - The Big Boss
13 Han (Shih Kien) - Enter The Dragon
14 Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) - Alien
Ellen Louise Ripley is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Alien film series played by American actress Sigourney Weaver.
15 Jaws - Jaws
The one movie character who made thousands of people afraid to go in the water. - egnomac
16 Sal Naturile (John Cazale) - Dog Day Afternoon
17 Quint (Robert Shaw) - Jaws
18 John Bluto Blutarsky - National Lampoon's Animal House
The most memorable and funniest character in the whole movie despite only having the least amount of dialogue. - egnomac
19 Louis Dega (Dustin Hoffman) - Papillon
20 Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) - Rocky
21 Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) - The Godfather
22 Darth Vader (James Earl Jones) - Star Wars: A New Hope
23 Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) - Star Wars
Princess Leia Organa, later known as General Leia Organa, is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, portrayed in films by Carrie Fisher.