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The 100 Greatest Movie Characters | Empire | 97. Clarice Starling

"I tried to free them. I opened the gate to their pen, but they wouldn't run. They just stood there, confused. They wouldn't run." Clarice Starling

Played By: Jodie Foster
Film: The Silence Of The Lambs

Why She's On The List: Hannibal Lecter may be the flashier role, but getting the right Starling proved to be an even more crucial piece of the equation; the sequel, Hannibal, is testament to that. Clarice is an exceptionally bright rookie who's way out of her depth and with demons in her past, but though sheer determination and her strange relationship with Lecter, she fights, and eventually overcomes, her fears.

Finest Hour: Terrified, alone and surrounded by darkness, Starling fends off serial killer Jame 'Buffalo Bill' Gumb, shooting him and conquering her fears.

The 100 Greatest Movie Characters | Empire | 97. Clarice Starling
Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling

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