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


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