"I give hope to men. I keep none for myself." Aragorn
Played By: Viggo Mortensen
Film: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Why He's On The List: Like Gandalf, Aragorn undergoes considerable development across the Rings trilogy, but it's in Return Of The King that Aragorn must confront his destiny, and ergo that's when the character has most to do. Mortensen owns the part by this stage, and reliably provides great work in a monumental role that requires as much quiet expression from his eyes as it does from being able to swing a sword.
Finest Hour: Leading the charge on the armies of Mordor.