Top 10 Best Movie Characters of the 80s

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Now its time to look at the very best movie characters from the 80's decade (1980-1989).

The Top Ten

1 Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) - Indiana Jones Franchise Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) - Indiana Jones Franchise

Indiana Jones is the man of 80s action films. - Art_Classical

2 Tony Montana (Al Pacino) - Scarface Tony Montana (Al Pacino) - Scarface Antonio Raimundo "Tony" Montana is a fictional character and the villain protagonist of the 1983 film Scarface.

Not the nicest guy in the world but you got to respect a guy who comes from nothing and is willing to do anything to get to the top by any means necessary and who could forget his many one liners. - egnomac

3 Dr. Emmett Doc Brown (Christoper Lloyd) Dr. Emmett Doc Brown (Christoper Lloyd)
4 John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) - First Blood John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) - First Blood 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.
5 Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) - The Shining Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) - The Shining John Daniel Edward "Jack" Torrance is the main antagonist of Stephen King's horror novel The Shining.

If anybody could play a complete nut job on screen it would have to be Jack Nicholson who for him in this movie was just another day at the office. - egnomac

6 Terminator / T-800 (Arnold Schwarzenegger) - The Terminator
7 Sergeant Hartman (Lee Ermey) - Full Metal Jacket

Possibly no other actor could have pulled this role of any better than the late Lee Ermey as the brutal and at times hilarious Sergeant Hartman. - egnomac

8 Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton) - Beetlejuice

Though his name is actually Betelgeuse though pronounced Beetlejuice he was a pretty over the top and very entertaining villain surprisingly not played by Johnny Deep who's been in more Tim Burton movies than anyone else brought to life by none other than Michael Keaton who would go on to play Batman. - egnomac

9 Yoda (Frank Oz) - The Empire Strikes Back Yoda (Frank Oz) - The Empire Strikes Back
10 Freddy Krueger (Robert England) - A Nightmare on Elm Street Freddy Krueger (Robert England) - A Nightmare on Elm Street 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).

Robert England brought a certain charm and and special brand charisma that Jackie Earle Haley just couldn't compete with. - egnomac

The Contenders

11 Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) - Back to the Future Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) - Back to the Future Martin "Marty" Seamus McFly is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the Back to the Future trilogy.
12 E.T. (Pat Welsh) - E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial E.T. (Pat Welsh) - E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
13 Han Solo (Harrison Ford) - The Empire Strikes Back Han Solo (Harrison Ford) - The Empire Strikes Back
14 Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) - Beverly Hills Cop

One of Eddie Murphy's funniest movie roles. - egnomac

15 Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) - The Empire Strikes Back Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) - The Empire Strikes Back
16 Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita) - The Karate Kid
17 Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) - The Empire Strikes Back Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) - The Empire Strikes Back
18 Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) - Evil Dead
19 Darth Vader (James Earl Jones) - Return of the Jedi Darth Vader (James Earl Jones) - Return of the Jedi
20 Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen) - Raiders of the Lost Ark Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen) - Raiders of the Lost Ark
21 Ariel (Jodie Benson) - The Little Mermaid
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Top Remixes

1. Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) - Indiana Jones Franchise
2. Tony Montana (Al Pacino) - Scarface
3. Dr. Emmett Doc Brown (Christoper Lloyd)
egnomac
1. Yoda (Frank Oz) - The Empire Strikes Back
2. E.T. (Pat Welsh) - E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
3. Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) - Back to the Future
BoyGenius234
1. Han Solo (Harrison Ford) - The Empire Strikes Back
2. Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) - Indiana Jones Franchise
3. Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) - Back to the Future
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