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The Best Movie Characters Of All Time 

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Updated May 25, 2020 1.1M votes 59k voters 413.4k views 3,521 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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Yoda is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time
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Woody is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time
John Laughlin in Footloose
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Gandalf is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time
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Luke Skywalker is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Obi-Wan Kenobi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time
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Batman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time
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Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time
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Rocky Balboa is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time
Sylvester Stallone in Rocky V
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R2-D2 is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Leia Organa is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight
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Chewbacca is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time
ChangesDownClub added Peter Mayhew in The Star Wars Holiday Special
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Marty McFly is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time
Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future Part III
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Professor Severus Snape ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time
Alan Rickman in Harry Potter Universe
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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time
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Professor Albus Dumbledo... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time
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Dr. Emmett Brown is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time
dgenega5764 added Christopher Lloyd in Back for the Future
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Terminator is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time
Roland Kickinger in Terminator Salvation
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Norman Bates is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time
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Captain John H. Miller ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time
Tom Hanks in Saving Private Ryan
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Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time
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Han Solo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time
Harrison Ford in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
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Spock is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movie Characters Of All Time