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The Best Movie Characters Of All Time 

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Updated March 10, 2020 1.1M votes 52.8k voters 385.8k views 3,530 items
List of the best movie characters of all time, ranked by film buffs and people like you. This list includes performances by some of the greatest actors of all time in classic films, epic dramas, comedies, action and superhero movies, and many other movie genres. The best characters in film are those unforgettable, magnetic people (or aliens, or self-aware machines) who command the screen. They have spoken some of the most memorable quotes in movie history in ways fans have been trying to emulate ever since. They are famous movie characters that have inspired fan fiction and fan art; iconic movie characters who have inspired fashion and pop culture; popular movie characters that kids and adults alike aspire to be like. Simply put, they are the best characters ever. Vote for your favorites.
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Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time
Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump
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Woody is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time
John Laughlin in Footloose
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Yoda is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time
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R2-D2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time
TobuscusHolmes added Kenny Baker in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

Star Wars

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Batman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time
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Professor Severus Snape ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time
Alan Rickman in Harry Potter Universe
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Dr. Emmett Brown is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time
dgenega5764 added Christopher Lloyd in Back for the Future
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Leia Organa is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time
Carrie Fisher in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
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Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time
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Rocky Balboa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time
Sylvester Stallone in Rocky V
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Obi-Wan Kenobi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time
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Professor Albus Dumbledo... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time
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Luke Skywalker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time
Mark Hamill in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time
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Gandalf is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time
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Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight
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Chewbacca is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time
ChangesDownClub added Peter Mayhew in The Star Wars Holiday Special
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Captain John H. Miller ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time
Tom Hanks in Saving Private Ryan
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Marty McFly is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time
Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future Part III
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Captain America is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time
Chris Evans in Captain America
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Spock is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time
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Norman Bates is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time
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Shrek is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time
Mike Myers in Shrek the Halls
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T-800 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time
Roland Kickinger in Terminator Salvation