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The 100 Greatest Movie Characters | Empire | 71. Snake Plissken

"I don't give a fuck about your war - or your President!" Snake Plissken

Played By: Kurt Russell
Film: Escape From New York, Escape From L.A.

Why He's On The List: It takes more than an eye-patch to make an icon, something John Carpenter and eternal muse Kurt Russell understood all too well when creating Snake Plissken. But it sure does help. As does nicking a horde of characteristics from great movie tough guys - Eastwood's voice, Marvin's pissed-off attitude - and blending it with Russell's natural charisma. The result? A true one-off: a cranky, hard-as-nails, nihilistic badass that nobody in their right mind would mess with. But we'd heard he was dead.

Finest Hour: His smirk at the movie's end.

The 100 Greatest Movie Characters | Empire | 71. Snake Plissken
Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken

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