The 100 Greatest Movie Characters

Here are the 100 most memorable, well-crafted, mesmerizing, hilarious, or just plain bad-ass characters of the past 60 years.

  1. Vito Corleone-The Godfather
  2. Hannibal Lector- Silence of the Lambs
  3. James Bond- Goldfinger
  4. Michael Corleone- The Godfather
  5. The Joker- The Dark Knight
  6. Gollum- Lord of the Rings
  7. Daniel Plainview- There Will Be Blood
  8. The Dude- The Big Lebowski
  9. Luke- Cool Hand Luke
  10. Darth Vader- Star Wars
  11. Rocky- Rocky
  12. The Man With No Name- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  13. Quint- Jaws
  14. Forrest Gump- Forest Gump
  15. Indiana Jones- Raiders of the Lost Ark
  16. Tony Montana- Scarface
  17. Marty McFly- Back to the Future
  18. Han Solo- Star Wars
  19. E.T.- E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial
  20. Red Redding- The Shawshank Redemption
  21. Anton Chigurh- No Country For Old Men
  22. Travis Bickle- Taxi Driver
  23. Wooderson- Dazed and Confused
  24. Hal 9000- 2001: A Space Odyssey
  25. Ron Burgundy- Anchorman
  26. Jules Winnfield- Pulp Fiction
  27. Frank Booth- Blue Velvet
  28. Beatlejuice- Beatlejuice
  29. Dr. Strangelove- Dr. Strangelove
  30. Frank Costello- The Departed
  31. Jake LaMotta- Raging Bull
  32. Popeye Doyle- The French Connection
  33. Tyler Durden- Fight Club
  34. Hans Landa- Inglourious Bastards
  35. The Terminator- The Terminator
  36. Harry Callahan- Dirty Harry
  37. Ellen Ripley-Alien
  38. Edward Scissorhands- Edward Scissorhands
  39. John Doe- Se7en
  40. RP McMurphy- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  41. Detective Alonzo Harris- Training Day
  42. Butch Cassidy- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  43. Jack Torrence- The Shining
  44. Carl Spackler- Caddyshack
  45. Mr. Miyagi- The Karate Kid
  46. Mr. Blonde- Reservoir Dogs
  47. Walter E. Kurtz- Apocalypse Now
  48. Ferris Bueller- Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  49. Derek Zoolander- Zoolander
  50. Bluto- Animal House
  51. Tommy DeVito- Goodfellas
  52. Jake Gittes- Chinatown
  53. Mad Max- Mad Max
  54. Vinny Gambini- My Cousin Vinny
  55. Max Cady- Cape Fear
  56. Lee Grossman-Tropic Thunder
  57. Shaft- Shaft
  58. Kevin McCallister- Home Alone
  59. William Wallace- Braveheart
  60. Spicoli- Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  61. John McClain- Die Hard
  62. Oskar Schindler-Schindler’s List
  63. Marge Gunderson- Fargo
  64. Alex Forrest- Fatal Attraction
  65. Howard Beale- Network
  66. Amelie- Amelie
  67. Bill ‘The Butcher’ Cutting- Gangs of New York
  68. Axel Foley- Beverly Hills Cop
  69. Michael- The Deer Hunter
  70. Alan- The Hangover
  71. Patrick Bateman- American Psycho
  72. Harmonica- Once Upon a Time in the West
  73. Frank Serpico- Serpico
  74. Ace Ventura- Ace Venture: Pet Detective
  75. Raymond Babbitt- Rain Man
  76. Wall-E- Wall-E
  77. Phil Conners- Groundhog Day
  78. Freddy Krueger- A Nightmare on Elm Street
  79. Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade- Scent of a Woman
  80. Rooster Cogburn- True Grit
  81. Ratso Rizzo- Midnight Cowboy
  82. Stifler- American Pie
  83. Austin Powers- Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
  84. William ‘Bill’ Munny- Unforgiven
  85. General George S. Patton- Patton
  86. The Bride- Kill Bill
  87. Alex Delarge- A Clockwork Orange
  88. Ben Braddock- The Graduate
  89. Napoleon Dynamite- Napoleon Dynamite
  90. Leonard Shelby- Memento
  91. Sgt. Elias Grodin- Platoon
  92. Raoul Duke- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  93. FBI Special Agent Paul Smecker- The Boondock Saints
  94. Keyser Soze/Verbal Kint- The Usual Suspects
  95. V- V for Vendetta
  96. George Hanson- Easy Rider
  97. Peter Venkman- Ghostbusters
  98. Max Fischer- Rushmore
  99. Derek Vinyard- American History X
  100. Annie Wilkes- Misery

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