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Your favourite movie character?
« on: July 27, 2005, 06:17:23 am »
With the video game character/weapon threads going on, i'm interested to hear what everyone's favourite movie characters are.  Mine are probably:

Darth Vader (original Star Wars, not Hayden Christensen).

Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean - genious acting by Johnny Depp, he's hilarious in this film.

Tyler Durden - Brad Pitt is excellent in this, as is Norton, but i feel that Pitt's character just beats Norton's.


That's all i can think of for now.  Yours?



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Re: Your favourite movie character?
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2005, 06:55:36 am »
R2-D2, C-3PO as a pair, mostly in IV, V, + VI

Navin Johnson, The Jerk - Steve Martin

Can't think of anything else right now.

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Re: Your favourite movie character?
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2005, 06:58:07 am »
AAARGHHH!  damn popups!   i started a post only to have popups force me to close the window!


anyway.... the little version:

William Hurt ....  Duke Leto Atreides "Frank Herbert's Dune "
          great actor in a great role.
Kurt Russell ....  Snake Plissken "Escape from L.A. / N.Y."
          20th century gunslinger with a dose of bravado
Johnny Depp ....  Raoul Duke/Hunter S. Thompson "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"
          Depp lived in Tompson's basment for months in is effort to get him just right!
Brad Pitt ....  Tyler Durden "Fight Club"
          his preformance is so good as Spoiler:Nortans Id
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Re: Your favourite movie character?
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2005, 07:33:52 am »
Let me bracket a few movies and Years
Quint (Robert Shaw) in Jaws
Porter (Mel Gibson) in Payback
Edward Pierce (Sean Connery) and Agar (Donald Sutherland) from the Great Train Robbery
Jason (James Garner) in Support Your Local Sheriff "I'm just on my way to Austrailia"
'The Drifter' (Clint Eastwood) in High Plains Drifter

I'm trying to come up with favorite female characters for movies (not TV)(rather than run of the mill bimbettes with a couple lines) and I'm drawing a blank, but I'll edit or add later if one sticks out.

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Re: Your favourite movie character?
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2005, 07:39:22 am »
Chili Palmer - John Travolta *I like him in anything really*
Corbin Dallas - Bruce Willis/ Fifth Element
Riddick - Vin Diesel/ Chronicles of Riddick
Aragorn - Viggo Mortenson/ Lord of the Rings
Rick O'Connell - Brendon Frasiar/ The Mummy
Willy Wonka - Gene Wilder/ Willy Wonka the original movie
Madonna as Eva Peron in Evita *the only movie I've liked Maddona in*



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Re: Your favourite movie character?
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2005, 07:53:21 am »
.......

I'm trying to come up with favorite female characters for movies (not TV)(rather than run of the mill bimbettes with a couple lines) and I'm drawing a blank, but I'll edit or add later if one sticks out.

-Lego

might i recomend:

Ellen Ripley- Sigourney Weaver in "Alien/s 3 & Resurrection"
        pure Bad A$#!
Princess Leia- Carrie Fisher in "Star Wars ep:4/5/6/" & 3 ;D
        brother kissing aside, she sure is cute and deadly in that steel bikini ..... "God, how i want to be  C-3PO in some scenes"
Agent Clarice Starling -Julianne Moore/ Jodie Foster in "Hannibal & The Silence of the Lambs"
        much better than Will Graham (William L. Petersen or Edward Norton) at understanding Hannibal (Anthony Hopkins/ Brian Cox)
"6.4 Um's per minute" or "The Speed of Wright

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Re: Your favourite movie character?
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2005, 07:55:23 am »
And LadyM wins the prize for most predictable selection!  ;D

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Re: Your favourite movie character?
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2005, 07:57:26 am »
And LadyM wins the prize for most predictable selection!  ;D

You couldn't have predicted all of mine.. Willy Wonka and Madonna?  :D

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Re: Your favourite movie character?
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2005, 08:01:40 am »
And LadyM wins the prize for most predictable selection!  ;D

You couldn't have predicted all of mine.. Willy Wonka and Madonna?  :D

Not all of them =).

But yeah, all you need is Legolas - Orlando Bloom and you'll have the whole set in there :P.

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Re: Your favourite movie character?
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2005, 08:05:19 am »
Well when you got Viggo there who notices Orlando?  ;D

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Re: Your favourite movie character?
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2005, 08:08:53 am »
Hmm... i don't know about you but i'd take them both!

Kidding, Orlando tends to appeal to more women than Viggo i find (don't see why though, he looks about 12).

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Re: Your favourite movie character?
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2005, 08:09:45 am »

might i recomend:

Ellen Ripley- Sigourney Weaver in "Alien/s 3 & Resurrection"
Princess Leia- Carrie Fisher in "Star Wars ep:4/5/6/" & 3 ;D
Agent Clarice Starling -Julianne Moore/ Jodie Foster in "Hannibal & The Silence of the Lambs"

None of those characters really stick out in my mind, they aren't really anything outstanding or awe-inspiring. I'm sure I'll come up with one, but the ;eye-candy' aspect just doesn't work in my opinion. Angelina Joile in 'Pushing Tin' is memorable to me only because I knew someone just like her, but that really isn't noteworthy here.

Somehow I don't think Steve would go for a 'Hot Acting Totty' thread like they had over on the Silent Hunter 3 board.

-Lego
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Re: Your favourite movie character?
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2005, 08:14:12 am »
Viggo all the way, I like him in Hildago too. Orlando is just too young looking as is Leonardo DiCaprio.

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Re: Your favourite movie character?
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2005, 09:37:08 am »
Kevin Spacey's Verbal Kent in Unusual Suspects
Bruce Campbell's Ashley Webster in The Evil Dead series
David Hayter's Solid Snake in the Metal Gear Solid series (come on, they're practically movies!)
Tim Currey's Butler in Clue
Madeline Kahn's Mrs. White in Clue

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Re: Your favourite movie character?
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2005, 10:34:05 am »
• jeffrey goines - brad pitt - 12 monkeys

it's my favorite caracter ever... brad pitt plays the mental patient perfect...

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Re: Your favourite movie character?
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2005, 11:28:18 am »
Viggo all the way, I like him in Hildago too. Orlando is just too young looking as is Leonardo DiCaprio.

My wife totaly agrees, Viggo all the way.  Did not like him in Hildago as much, she likes the beard and long hair.  Also, great with Corben Dallas, I love that movie.  Chris Tukker as Ruby Rode was great to.  "I don't want one position, I want all position!"  Lelu was frinking hot too.

Other actors I like
Iam Mckelllen (Gandalf, LOTR)  "So do all who come to live in such times.  All we can do is to decided what to do with the time that is given us."
David Spade (Kuzco, Emperor's New Groove)  "Winna, Lossa!"
Eartha Kitt (Ysma, Emperor's New Groove) "IT'S DINNER TIME!"
Jodie Foster (Ellie Arroway, Contact)  Can't think of a single line, but she was really good.
Tom Hanks (Every single movie he is in) 

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Re: Your favourite movie character?
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2005, 01:30:34 pm »
Forest Gump- Tom Hanks
Vincent Vega- John Travolta
Pai Mei- Gordon Liu
Gandalf- Ian McKellen
and plenty others I can't recall
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Re: Your favourite movie character?
« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2005, 03:01:57 am »
Scarlett Johannson/Bill Murray  -  Lost in Translation

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« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2005, 04:57:07 am »
Scarlett Johannson/Bill Murray  -  Lost in Translation

Never seen it - is that film actually any good?

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Re: Your favourite movie character?
« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2005, 06:47:52 am »
In my opinion, no could hardly stay focused enough to finish watching it, but that's my opinion.

The giant penguin - Billy Madison, who played the penguin?

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Re: Your favourite movie character?
« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2005, 10:11:01 am »
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Never seen it - is that film actually any good?

I really enjoyed it but it's a slow movie and not much happens.  Scarlett Johotness and Bill Murray do some exquisite acting, though.  Not for everyone but I like it a lot. -leeman

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Re: Your favourite movie character?
« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2005, 08:23:19 pm »
Given my avatar, I suppose Captain Jack Sparrow counts as anti-climactic... :)

Some others (I'm not gonna go with characters from books that became movies, so Gandalf is out even though Ian MacKellan knocked that role out of the park and should've got the Oscar over Jim Broadbent for Fellowship of the Ring)

* Darth Vader
* I just always dug Apollo Creed from the first two Rocky movies. After that, the franchise got a bit silly.
* Pick any of the major players in "Unforgiven" -- William Munny (Clint Eastwood), Little Bill (Gene Hackman), English Bob (Richard Harris) -- they were all great
* OK, I'll cheat a little and go with a historical figure -- Val Kilmer's Doc Holliday in "Tombstone" cracks me up. Played with a similar combination of badass and just a little crazy as Captain Jack
* I always appreciated Alan Rickman in the original "Die Hard" as one of the few movie villans who wasn't a complete moron.

Probably think of 10 more after I hit "Post", but that'll do for now.

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Re: Your favourite movie character?
« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2005, 11:04:55 pm »
Scarlett Johannson/Bill Murray  -  Lost in Translation

Never seen it - is that film actually any good?

Yea. And Scarlett Johanson is beautiful. ANYWAYS.

There's also uhm, EVERYONE IN MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL.

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« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2005, 05:34:38 am »
* OK, I'll cheat a little and go with a historical figure -- Val Kilmer's Doc Holliday in "Tombstone" cracks me up. Played with a similar combination of badass and just a little crazy as Captain Jack
* I always appreciated Alan Rickman in the original "Die Hard" as one of the few movie villans who wasn't a complete moron.

Probably think of 10 more after I hit "Post", but that'll do for now.

Hah, yeah Doc Holiday is great - "I'll be your huckelberry."  I like Powers Boothe in it too as Wild Bill or whatever his name is.

Alan Rickman is one of my favourite actors i love him in whatever he's in.

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« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2005, 07:15:39 am »
Willie - Billy Bob Thornton "Bad Santa"

 ;D
he is so funny and so terrible (good at being bad) in it that he jut makes the idea of a drunk/ criminal/ santa.

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« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2005, 10:35:43 pm »
Mr Kerrigan - The Caste (Best Aussie movie ever) "Tell em his dreamin."

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« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2005, 04:44:16 pm »
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« Reply #27 on: August 21, 2005, 03:17:44 am »
Baron Harkonnen - Tell me what's cooler than an evil, flying, obese homosexual with a skin infection?
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« Reply #28 on: August 21, 2005, 05:14:18 am »
Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber in Die Hard. He's masterful. He would have gotten away with it to, if the movie was written today and not when it was (80's i think). Damn "good guys must always win law".

Also Gene Wilder's Willy Wonka and John Malchovich's Cirius Grissam in Con Air for: "Nothing makes me sadder than the agent who lost his bladder in the aiiiirplane!"

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« Reply #29 on: August 21, 2005, 07:35:32 am »
Sergeant Hartman. There were some great lines in Full Metal Jacket that I'm sure Steve would frown upon if I repeated.

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« Reply #30 on: August 21, 2005, 01:23:35 pm »
Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber in Die Hard. He's masterful.

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Re: Your favourite movie character?
« Reply #31 on: August 21, 2005, 07:25:38 pm »
Will Ferrell as Ron Burgandy in Anchorman

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« Reply #32 on: August 22, 2005, 05:52:59 am »
lol, I was at a conference on broadcasting in Monterey, and this local newscaster was on the stage.  Well this guy's personality was just soo tempting and I was like "I'm an Anchorman!".  The people around me were laughing like hell, and the dude just kinda paused for half a second in the middle of a word with his eyebrow twitching.  It was the best ever!
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a tiger with no taste for bone
I'm the wonderful wonderful wizard who's waltzing alone