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Your Funny Uncle -> The Empire Forums Top 100 Movie Characters of All Time! - VOTE NOW! (12/11/2012 1:54:32 PM)

The Empire Forums Top 100 Movie Characters Of All Time

Here is your chance to vote for your favourite movie characters of all time! Hopefully we’ll get a good turnout of votes and help determine just which characters are loved by the Empire elite and why….


1. You must vote for a top 30, top 20 or a top 10. It is up to you whether which of these you choose but be aware that the same points system applies to all so your number 1 will get 30pts. Top 10's (30-21pnts) Top 20's (30-11pnts) and Top 30's (30-1pnts). Here's a handy example of how to vote:

1. Bruce Wayne (30 Points)
2. Batman (29 Points)
3. Darth Vader (28 Points)
4. Luke Skywalker(27 Points)
5. Buzz Lightyear (26 Points)
6. Tyler Durden (25 Points)
7. John McClane (24 Points)
8. James Bond (23 Points)
9. Harry Stamper (22 Points)
10. Harry Potter (21 Points)
11. Martin Riggs (20 Points)
12. V (V for Vendetta) (19 Points)
13. The Joker (Heath Ledger) (18 Points)
14. The Joker (Jack Nicholson) (17 Points)
15. Rocky Balboa (16 Points)
16. Roger Rabbit (15 Points)
17. Rick Blaine(14 Points)
18. Agent Smith (The Matrix) (13 Points)
19. Frodo Baggins (12 Points)
20. Ethan Edwards (11 Points)


2. The votes will be counted by myself

3. If anyone wishes to amend their list before the closing date please quote your original list and post your new one. That is vital as I count as you post and will not be going back to check on lists I have already counted. You can also PM your list to myself.

4. The current closing date is scheduled for the end of February which gives people just over three months to get their votes in.

5. You must have a minimum of 5 posts in the forum to be able to vote.

6. Where possible please give the full name of the character. If the character has been portrayed more than once, please give the name of the actor as well as the character (example with The Joker above). If you think the name of the character could be confused with another then please state the movie in which it appears.

7. Eligible characters can be human, animated, puppets and so forth. If there are any decisions to be made along the way regarding certain characters then they will be decided at the time.

8. There are no rules limiting the amount of characters you can vote for from one particular movie. If you want to vote for 20 Star Wars characters then you are free to do so.

I hope that covers everything,

Thanks




ukacidman -> RE: The Empire Forums Top 100 Movie Characters of All Time! - VOTE NOW! (3/1/2013 7:42:03 AM)

Hmm,. a new list gives me something to ponder over next few days.look out for my list




ElephantBoy -> RE: The Empire Forums Top 100 Movie Characters of All Time! - VOTE NOW! (3/1/2013 2:28:21 PM)

Will have to think about this one..

Should stir up some good debate anyway.




ukacidman -> RE: The Empire Forums Top 100 Movie Characters of All Time! - VOTE NOW! (7/1/2013 6:33:01 PM)

my 30 names is almost ready to be submitted. wil be posted within the couple of days.. can't belive that nobody ahs posted anthing yet.




Gimli The Dwarf -> RE: The Empire Forums Top 100 Movie Characters of All Time! - VOTE NOW! (7/1/2013 8:02:21 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: ukacidman

my 30 names is almost ready to be submitted. wil be posted within the couple of days.. can't belive that nobody ahs posted anthing yet.


I didn't even know this thread existed until just know. I think it got lost when placed with threads that have been stickied for years.




ukacidman -> RE: The Empire Forums Top 100 Movie Characters of All Time! - VOTE NOW! (14/1/2013 7:43:43 PM)

Let me be the first reader to cast his list for all your approval – disapproval.

My top 30 movie characters


1 Tony Stark /Iron man (30 pts)

2Bruce Banner/Hulk – Mark Ruffelo version (29 pts)

3 Tommy – ( good fellas)

4 Jessica Rabbit (Rodger Rabbit’s wife)

5 Tyler Durden (fight club)

6 The Joker (Heath Ledger)

007 James Bond (all versions)

8 T 1000 (Terminator 2)

9 Prof Snape (Harry Potter)

10 Quint ( Jaws)

11 Roy Batty ( Blade Runner)

12 The Sergeant Major ( full metal jacket)

13 Ford Fairlayne the rock and roll detective

14 Freddy Krueger (Robert English)

15 Rick Blaine ( Casablanca)

16 Golem ( LOTR)

17 Jules Winnfield (Pulp Fiction)

18 Mr. Pink (Reservoir Dogs)

19 Rorschach ( Watchmen)

20 John Mcclane ( Die Hard)

21 Knives ( Scott Pilgrim)
22 Clarence Bodderick ( Robocop)

23 Bobo Fett ( Empire Strikes Back)

24 Darth Vader ( Star Wars)

25 The Man with no name ( A Fist Full of Dollars etc)

26 Tuco ( The bad) – ( the good ,the bad and the ugly)

27 Hans Grubber ( Die Hard)

28 McCreedy (The Thing)

29 Doc Brown ( Back to the future)

30 ASH ( Evil Dead ) ( 1pt0


they we go.. took a lot of thinking about..
hers hoping there are more lists to follow.




Your Funny Uncle -> RE: The Empire Forums Top 100 Movie Characters of All Time! - VOTE NOW! (15/3/2013 9:27:32 AM)

Well, this was a damp squib of an idea! I think I'll give it a couple of more months and if we haven't got a decent amount of votes then I'll put it down to a bad job.





Chief -> RE: The Empire Forums Top 100 Movie Characters of All Time! - VOTE NOW! (15/3/2013 11:55:26 AM)

First time I've seen this. Totally would have done a list too, no point if no one else is though. [&o]




Your Funny Uncle -> RE: The Empire Forums Top 100 Movie Characters of All Time! - VOTE NOW! (15/3/2013 12:11:46 PM)

I see you take notice of peoples sigs then! [;)]

Come on do it, help us get this ball rolling!




Chief -> RE: The Empire Forums Top 100 Movie Characters of All Time! - VOTE NOW! (15/3/2013 1:05:08 PM)

I didn't ignore your sig, just hadn't seen you post for a while. Forgot you posted here. [sm=whistle.gif]

If I posted now we could just rename the thread Chief's 100 Favourite Movie Characters.




MuckyMuckMan -> RE: The Empire Forums Top 100 Movie Characters of All Time! - VOTE NOW! (15/3/2013 3:52:34 PM)

1. Ellen Ripley (Aliens)

2. Darth Vader (Star Wars)

3. Indiana Jones (Raiders of the Lost Ark)

4. R.P. McMurphy (One flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)

5. The Dude (Big Lebowski)

6. Beetlejuice

7. Kikuchiyo (Seven Samurai)

8. Golem (LOTR)

9. Hudson (Aliens)

10. Terminator

11. Leon

12. Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro)

13. Dae Su Oh (Oldboy)

14. Jeffrey Goines (12 Monkeys)

15. Yoda (Star Wars)

16. MacCready (The Thing)

17. Predator

18. Han Solo (Star Wars)

19. Mr. Blonde (Reservoir Dogs)

20. Marv (Sin City)

21. Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding (Shawshank Redemption)

22. Donkey (Shrek)

23. Guido (Life is Beautiful)

24. Tyler Durdan (Fight Club)

25. Bruce (Jaws)

26. Jeffernson Ramsey (Bowfinger)

27. Buzz Lightyear (Toy Story)

28. Jack Burton (Big Trouble in Little China)

29. Hilts 'Cooler King' (Great Escape)

30. Wall-E











OPEN YOUR EYES -> RE: The Empire Forums Top 100 Movie Characters of All Time! - VOTE NOW! (15/3/2013 4:26:41 PM)

1.Benjamin L. Willard (Apocalypse Now)
2.Det. Jimmy 'Popeye' Doyle (French Connection)
3.Rupert Pupkin (The King of Comedy)
4.Darth Vadar (Star Wars)
5.Ash (Evil Dead)
6.John Merrick (Elephant Man)
7.Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal)
8.Rick Deckard (Blade Runner)
9.Thomas Jerome Newton (The Man Who Fell to Earth)
10.Winston Smith (1984)
11.Michael Corleone (Godfather)
12.Ray (Nil by mouth)
13.Ellen Ripley (Alien)
14.Travis Bickle (Taxi Driver)
15.Jake LaMotta (Raging Bull)
16.Ofelia / Princess Moanna (Pan's Labyrinth)
17.Tetsou (Akira)
18.Roy Batty (Blade Runner)
19.Joker (TDK)
20.The Driver (drive)




Evolved As One -> How weird (20/3/2013 8:21:13 PM)

How strange that Bruce Wayne is better than his alter-ego by a single point? Ironic perhaps?

Anyway, I'll come back with a top 10 soon. [:D]




ADStoney -> RE: How weird (31/3/2013 9:41:21 AM)

1. Roy Batty (Blade Runner)

2. Patrick Bateman (American Psycho)

3. Snake Plissken (Escape from New York)

4. The Man With No Name (A Fistful of Dollars)

5. Nosferatu (Max Schreck – Nosferatu)

6. Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins – Silence of the Lambs)

7. Michael Corleone (The Godfather)

8. Darth Vader (The Empire Strikes Back)

9. The Joker (Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight)

10. James Bond (Sean Connery – From Russia with Love)

11. Indiana Jones (Raiders of the Lost Ark)

12. Yojimbo (Yojimbo)

13. George Smiley (Gary Oldman - Tinker Tailor)

14. Lt. Frank Drebin (The Naked Gun)

15. Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)

16. Terminator (Arnold Schwarzeneggar – The Terminator)

17. Hit-Girl (Kick Ass)

18. Travis Bickle (Taxi Driver)

19. Magneto (Michael Fassbender – X-Men: First Class)

20. Dignam (The Departed)

21. Barnes (Platoon)

22. Harmonica (One Upon a Time in the West)

23. Daniel Plainview (There Will Be Blood)

24. The Dude (Big Lebowski)

25. Aragorn (Lord of the Rings)

26. The Joker (Jack Nicholson - Batman)

27. Quint (Jaws)

28. Ash ( Evil Dead II )

29. The Comedian (Watchmen)

30. Jack Torrance (The Shining)




ElephantBoy -> RE: How weird (21/4/2013 1:35:47 PM)

If this stays open for awhile I will try and get my votes in.




Your Funny Uncle -> RE: How weird (31/5/2013 9:33:32 AM)

Looks like I might have to give this up as a bad job....




Artoo -> RE: The Empire Forums Top 100 Movie Characters of All Time! - VOTE NOW! (21/6/2013 2:00:32 PM)

If this is still open I'll throw in my top 30...

1) Superman
2) Indiana Jones
3) Malcolm Reynolds (Firefly, Serenity)
4) Rocky Balboa
5) Luke Skywalker
6) Ash (Evil Dead)
7) Yoda
8) Richard B Riddick (Pitch Black, TCOR, Riddick)
9) Batman
10)Gandalf
11) Wolverine
12) Ellen Ripley
13) Darth Vader
14) The Joker (Heath Ledger)
15) Jason Bourne
16) Professor X
17) Sarah Connor
18) V (V for Vendetta)
19) Martin Riggs
20) John McClane
21) Neo (Matrix)
22) Han Solo
23) Hulk
24) Dr Peter Venkman
25) Magneto
26) Axl Foley
27) Thor
28) John Rambo
29) Aragorn
30) Ethan Hunt




Your Funny Uncle -> RE: The Empire Forums Top 100 Movie Characters of All Time! - VOTE NOW! (9/8/2013 9:14:57 AM)

Moved this to Lists in the hope it will attract more votes [&:]




MovieAddict247 -> RE: The Empire Forums Top 100 Movie Characters of All Time! - VOTE NOW! (9/8/2013 9:20:58 AM)

Oooh, tricky - will definitely send in a list though.




ElephantBoy -> RE: The Empire Forums Top 100 Movie Characters of All Time! - VOTE NOW! (10/8/2013 12:40:59 PM)

Will try and get a list in, no promises though. Shame as it is a good idea.




Chris Boomen -> RE: The Empire Forums Top 100 Movie Characters of All Time! - VOTE NOW! (1/5/2014 4:37:27 PM)

Whether this is still open or not. My 30 names. They could, just as much, been shuffled around another couple times with thin their 10ts, but still.

1. Cosmo Brown - Singin' in the Rain (30pts)
2. The Joker (Heath ledger) - The Dark Knight (29pts)
3. Scar - The Lion King (28pts)
4. Alien - Spring Breakers (27pts)
5. Owen - The Way Way Back (26pts)
6. Alex Delarge - A Clockwork Orange (25pts)
7. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Amadeus (24pts)
8. Anna - Frozen (23pts)
9. Tommy Conlon - Warrior (22pts)
10. Cpt. Jack Sparrow - Pirates of the Carribean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (21pts)
11. Derek Vinyard - American History X (20pts)
12. Charles Chaplin - Chaplin (19pts)
13. V - V for Vendetta (18pts)
14. Forrest Bondurant - Lawless (17pts)
15. Hannibal Lector - Silence of the lambs (16pts)
16. Thor - Thor (15pts)
17. Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) - Sherlock Holmes (14pts)
18. Lt. Aldo Raine - Inglorious Basterds (13pts)
19. Jack Skeleton - The Nightmare Before Christmas (12pts)
20. Hit-Girl - Kick-Ass (11pts)
21. Tony Stark/Iron Man - Iron Man Trilogy (10pts)
22. Dr. King Schultz - Django Unchained (9pts)
23. Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) - Miracle on 34th Street [1947] (8pts)
24. Gary King - The World's End (7pts)
25. Pat Solitano Jr. - Silver Linings Playbook (6pts)
26. Dory - Finding Nemo (5pts)
27. Batman/Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) - Dark Knight Trilogy (4pts)
28. Maximus - Gladiator (3pts)
29. The Mask - The Mask (2pts)
30. Austin Powers - Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1pt)

Runner up:
The box (Se7en)

Interesting noticings / potential discussion points:
While going through my IMDB list, sorted on imdb rating, to make sure I would not miss a character I noticed something, which may sound obvious but that I had never thought about.
I noticed that my favorite movies consist of an ensemble of great characters, rather than having one really great character. Exceptions exist for outstanding performances, of course. But I figured that I could not name a personal favorite character out of a lot of my favorite movies. While I had no trouble picking the best character out of a movie, which I thougt was average to good. Somewhat more interesting, there were instances where I highly disliked a movie but could immediately think of the character I enjoyed the most. Perhaps not too weird of a point, but something I felt worth noting.
Something else I noticed was that Pixar does not put out particularly strong characters, rather than a really strong ensemble. However, they do keep their ensemble small enough that there is no fatigue in the amount of characters.

My major noticing was, however, something I kind of knew already. Characters are more to be admired for what happens to them than what they do. There are so many characters who I wanted to pick, but that are not per se great characters. We just admire them for what has happened to them. Adam in 50/50 for example, he barely does anything than reacting to his cancer. There are no instances that he says or does something that makes his persona extraordinary. Kind of like why I think Lupita Nyong'O won her oscar.




Beetlejuice! -> RE: The Empire Forums Top 100 Movie Characters of All Time! - VOTE NOW! (1/5/2014 7:10:22 PM)

I'm in, here ya go....

  1. Jules Winfield (Samuel L. Jackson) - Pulp Fiction
  2. Totoro - My Neighbour Totoro
  3. Mr. Pink (Steve Buscemi) - Reservoir Dogs
  4. No Face - Spirited Away
  5. The Joker (Heath Ledger) - The Dark Knight
  6. Batman / Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) - Dark Knight Trilogy
  7. Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton) - Beetlejuice
  8. Gandalf (Ian McKellen) - The Lord of the Rings Trilogy / The Hobbit
  9. Howl (Christian Bale) - Howl's Moving Castle
  10. Edward Scissorhands (Johnny Depp) - Edward Scissorhands
  11. Jack Skellington (Chris Sanderson / Danny Elfman) - The Nightmare Before Christmas
  12. Sam Lowry (Jonathan Pryce) - Brazil
  13. Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem) - No Country for Old Men
  14. Jeffrey Goines (Brad Pitt) - 12 Monkeys
  15. Jack Vincennes (Kevin Spacey) - L.A. Confidential
  16. The Bride (Uma Thurman) - Kill Bills
  17. Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving) - The Matrix Trilogy
  18. Elle Driver (Daryl Hannah) - Kill Bills
  19. Carl Fredrickson (Edward Asner) - Up
  20. Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) - The Godfather Trilogy
  21. Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) - Inception
  22. Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey) - American Beauty
  23. Gollum (Andy Serkis) - The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  24. Nausicaa (Alison Lohman) - Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
  25. J.J. Gittes (Jack Nicholson) - Chinatown
  26. Sulley (John Goodman) - Monsters, Inc.
  27. Frank T.J. Mackey (Tom Cruise) - Magnolia
  28. Maximus (Russell Crowe) - Gladiator
  29. King Theoden (Bernard Hill) - The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  30. Rex (Wallace Shawn) - Toy Story Trilogy




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