Pop culture is filled with characters who have a thirst for adventure. These characters have a strong desire to travel to the farthest reaches of the globe in search of valuable artifacts, important relics, and riches beyond their wildest imaginations. Throughout their adventures, they must face off against adversaries seeking the same treasure for their own nefarious gain. This list of treasure hunter characters will remind you to search for wonder and magic in your own life.
Indiana Jones may be an archaeology professor by day, but by night, he's off trying to find the Ark of the Covenant or the Holy Grail. In case you ever wondered how Scrooge McDuck made his fortune, he's actually a world-renowned treasure seeker, and all the gold in his vault was collected from distant lands. There's also Benjamin Franklin Gates (Nicolas Cage from National Treasure) who stole the Declaration of Independence for the good of society.
The following list has some of the greatest treasure seekers of all time in film and TV, so be sure to vote up the ones you think had the most thrilling adventures.
By the time you reach the end of this list, you will want to embark on your own globe-trotting expedition.
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457Deserving of a treasure?
- Played By: Harrison Ford, Corey Carrier, George Hall, Sean Patrick Flanery, Harrison Ford
- Photo: Universal Pictures
319Deserving of a treasure?
- Played By: John Schneider, Brendan Fraser
Benjamin GatesPhoto: Buena Vista Pictures
3214Deserving of a treasure?
- Played By: Nicolas Cage
- Photo: user uploaded image
3013Deserving of a treasure?
- Played By: Minnie Driver, Angelina Jolie, Rachel Grant, Rachel Appleton, Judith Gibbins