10 Best Movie Characters Of All Time
The 10 best movie characters of all time are characters that are some of the most memorable in movie history. These are characters that make you glad to go to the movies, that you quote when you are with your friends, and, yes, that you sometimes may find yourself imitating as you look in the mirror in the privacy of your own home (and pretend).
- "Vito Corleone". "Vito Corleone" from "The Godfather", who was played by Marlon Brando, takes the top spot in our list. Moviegoers will remember "Corleone" as the man who told the wimpy "Johnny Fontane" to preserve, after slapping him around first, that is.
- "Fred C. Dobbs". "Dobbs" was a character from 1948's "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre". Played by Humphrey Bogart, "Dobbs" is a laborer trudging around Mexico who joins forces with a co-transient to go prospecting for gold.
- "Scarlett O'Hara". "Scarlett" is the much-talked about heroine from the "Gone with the Wind" movie of 1939. A feisty redhead and all-around Southern belle, "Scarlett" was played by Vivien Leigh and is best remembered for her inner conflict between her passion and pride.
- "Norman Bates". "Norman Bates" is the quintessential movie "Psycho" and is played by Anthony Perkins. Always good for some serial killing, "Norman Bates" is most remembered for his infamous speech of rage after "Marion Crane" advises him to get his mother locked away.
- "James Bond". "James Bond" played by Sean Connery and, later, others throughout the subsequent sequels comes in at number five. "James Bond" put the suave into superspy, and Connery was great at portraying such cool, effortless espionage.
- "Annie Hall". The number six spot belongs "Annie Hall" from the 1977 movie of the same name; she was played by Diane Keaton. "Annie Hall" is a character that needed drugs to enjoy sex and went to her shrink five times a week--that's every day of the workweek! Can you say, "Lunatic?!"
- "Indiana Jones". Played by Harrison Ford, "Indian Jones" was the movie character that made you hum that semi-annoying "Indiana Jones" theme all night long. Whether it was his geeky, academic background, his phobia of snakes, or his inability to talk to his own dad, "Jones" was a movie character, but one with down-to-earth problems.
- "Ellen Ripley". "Ellen Ripley" was a movie character made famous by Sigourney Weaver's portrayal of her in the "Alien" series of movies. "Ellen Ripley" has a place in movie history as being the first female action hero, not something that many other characters can boast about.
- "Jeff Spicoli". Played by liberal activist and Democrat-supporter Sean Penn, "Jeff Spicoli" was a movie character in 1982's "Fast Times at Ridgemont High". The epitome of the stoner dude, "Jeff Spicoli" had constant, red eyes from all the pot he was always smoking. Gnarly, dude!
- "Gollum". "Gollum" was a movie character portrayed by Andy Serkis in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy of films. This movie character's defining time on-screen was when he was first introduced as an entity wrestling with himself over whether to betray the Hobbits or not.