Sometimes the most important people don’t show up until late in the game. When we think we understand the story and all of its characters, someone often shows up and changes everything (often when we least expect it). This is as true in life as it is in film - we never know the who, what, where, when, and why of introductions until they've already happened.
There are a surprising number of major movie characters who don't show up until fairly late in the film. To clarify, this does not include cameos or major stars who just show up for a bit part - the key here is that the characters themselves are hugely important, but the movies just take their sweet time introducing them. What’s that saying? Good (or bad) things come to those who wait... until the second half of the movie.
Remember to vote up your favorite late-arriving characters.
- 177 VOTESPhoto: 20th Century Fox
- 286 VOTESPhoto: DreamWorks Pictures
- Photo: Paramount Pictures
- 485 VOTESPhoto: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring / New Line Cinema
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Clarence, 'It's a Wonderful Life'Photo: RKO Radio Pictures