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The 100 Greatest Movie Characters | Empire | 53. Luke

"Sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand." Luke

Played By: Paul Newman
Film: Cool Hand Luke

Why He's On The List: Right up there with R.P.McMurphy among the individualist heroes, Luke is arrested for cutting the heads off of parking meters and comes to represent some kind of hope for the other inmates on his Southern road gang. Again, the likeness to a certain founder of Christianity is inescapable - in fact, we dare say if Jesus came back looking like Paul Newman in this film, he'd probably have a lot more success this time. The performance is spectacular, the role iconic, and Newman's eyes were never bluer.

Finest Hour: Eating fifty hard boiled eggs. In an hour.

The 100 Greatest Movie Characters | Empire | 53. Luke
Paul Newman as Luke

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