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Who are your favourite charachters?

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Sorry, but I have no NEW favorites, and if I did . . . !


Marguerite Gautier/Camille(Garbo)

Rita Cavellini/Romance(Garbo)

Manon de Vargnes/Lady of the Tropics(Lamarr)

Tondelayo/White Cargo(Lamarr)

Scarlett O'Hara/Gone With the Wind(Leigh)

Judith Traherne/Dark Victory(Davis)

Stella Dalla/Stella Dallas(Stanwyck)

Peter Blood/Captain Blood(Flynn)

Uncle Elliot/The Razor's Edge(Webb)

Mickey Borden/Four Daughters(Garfield)

Larry Darrell/The Razor's Edge(Power)

Enrico Bandello/Little Ceasar(Robinson)

Sam Spade/Maltese Falcon(Bogart)

Longfellow Deeds/Mr. Deeds Goes to Town(Cooper)


And, fifty others I won't bore you with!

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Fairy Godfather (Ed Wynn) -"Cinderfella"

Wicked Witch of the East (Margaret Hamilton) - "Wizard Of Oz"

Bill Starbuck (Burt Lancaster) - "The Rainmaker"

Cyrano (Jose Ferrer) - "Cyrano De Bergerac"

Julia Packett (Greer Garson) - "Julia Misbehaves"

Alma (Thelma Ritter) - "Pillow Talk"

George Kimball (Rock Hudson) - "Send Me No Flowers"

Father Flanagan (Spencer Tracy) - "Boys Town"

Professor Kelp (Jerry Lewis) - "The Nutty Professor"

Prof. Henry Jarrod (Vincent Price) - "House Of Wax"

King Mongkut (Yul Brynner) - "The King And I"

Dr. Dolittle (Rex Harrison) - "Doctor Dolittle"

George Loomis (Joseph Cotton) - "Niagra"

Klaatu (Michael Rennie) - "The Day The Earth Stood Still"

Regina Lampert (Audrey Hepburn) - "Charade"

Lorenzo Charlton (Tony Randall) - "The Mating Game"

Tambey Tyree (Debbie Reynolds) - "Tammy And The Bachelor"

Big Kahuna (Cliff Robertson) - "Gidget"

Ardeth Bay (Boris Karloff) - "The Mummy"

Richard Nugent (Cary Grant) - "The Bachelor And The Bobbysoxer"

Khoda Khan (Cesar Romero) - "Wee Willie Winkie"

Tess Harding (Katharine Hepburn) - "Woman Of The Year"

Atterbury Dodd (Leslie Howard) - "Stand In"

David Flanner (Franchot Tone) - "Honeymoon"

Paul Lavond (Lionel Barrymore) - "The Devil Doll"

Quasimodo (Charles Laughton) - "The Hunchback Of Notre Dame"

Hubert Sullivan (Danny Kaye) - "The Kid From Brooklyn"

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I don't think I've done this one before, and hardly classic characters, but here are some of my favourites.


Kevin the Scout (Chris Pitt) "Lair of the White Worm"

Kurt Kelly (Lance Fenton) "Heathers"

Scott Wormer (Devon Sawa) "Now and Then"

Bruton the Iguanadon (Voiced by Peter Siaguse) "Dinosaurs"

Edward (Evil Ed) Thompson (Stephen Geoffreys) "Fright Night"

Thomas d'Apcher (Jeremie Renier and Jacques Perrin) "Brotherhood of the Wolf"


And that is all for now.

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Just to name a few..


Harry Powell (Robert Mitchum) - The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Eddie Felson (Paul Newman) - The Hustler (1961)

Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck) - To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Max Cady (Robert Mitchum) - Cape Fear (1962)

Gen. 'Buck' Turgidson (George C. Scott) - Dr. Strangelove (1964)

Dr. Strangelove (Peter Sellers) - Dr. Strangelove (1964)

Harry Palmer (Michael Caine) - The Ipcress File (1965)

Det. Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) - In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Sgt. Oddball (Donald Sutherland) - Kelly's Heroes (1970)

Terry 'The Toad' Fields (Charles Martin Smith) - American Graffiti (1973)

Alias (Bob Dylan) - Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)

Johnny Hooker/Kelly (Robert Redford) - The Sting (1973)

Harry Caul (Gene Hackman) - The Conversation (1974)

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Number one would have to be Orsen Wells as Citizen Kane.

Humphrey Bogart/ Rick in Casablanca

Katherine Hepburn/Queen Elanore in Lion in Winter

Erroll Flynn as Robin Hood

Erroll Flynn as Captin Blood

Cary Grant as Mortimer Brewster

Peter Sellers as Chance Gardner

Jimmy Stewart as Shep Henderson in Bell,Book and Candle

Jack Lemon as Mr. Roberts

Bettie Davis as Julie in Jezabel

Christopher Reeve as Richard Collier in Somewhere in time

Whoopi Goldberg as Celie in the Color Purple

Leslie Howard as the Scarlet Pimpernal

Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch

The computer Hal in 2001

Gollum in the Lord of the Rings Triology

Greta Garbo in Anna karenina and Camille

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Elwood P. Dowd in "Harvey"

Long John Willoughby in "Meet John Doe"

Nick Charles in the "Thin Man"

Bill Cole played by Melvyn Douglas in "Mr. Blandings"

Sully Sullivan in "Sullivan's Travels"

Walter Eckland in "Father Goose"

Kid Twist in "The Sting"

Bick Benedict in "Giant"

Barton Keyes in "Double Indemnity"

Howard in "The Treasure of Sierra Madre"

Rupert Cadell in "Rope"

Arthur Keats in "The Postman Always Rings Twice"


Jean Harrington in "The Lady Eve"

The Girl in "The Seven Year Itch"

Bonnie Collins in "Diamond Horseshoe"

Angela Vickers in "A Place in the Sun"

Rosalind Van Hoorn in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"

Lucy Warriner in "The Awful Truth"


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Errol Flynn as Robin Hood - The Adventures Of Robin Hood

Errol Flynn as Peter Blood - Captain Blood

Errol Flynn as Captain Courtney - Dawn Patrol

Errol Flynn as Geofrey Thorpe - The SeaHawk

Errol Flynn as Geofrey Vickors - Charge Of The Light Brighde


Well you get the idea I think. ;-)

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I'll throw in my two cents:


Ringo Baker (William Elliott) - The Savage Horde

Sergeant Tyree (Ben Johnson) - She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

Vance Irby (Randolph Scott) - Virginia City

Sergeant Alvin York (Gary Cooper) - Sergeant York

Cambreau (Ian Hunter) - Strange Cargo

Robin Hood (Errol Flynn) - The Adventures of Robin Hood

Gloves Donahue (Humphrey Bogart) - All Through the Night

Captain Renault (Claude Rains) - Casablanca

Frank Skeffington (Spencer Tracy) - The Last Hurrah

Billy Randolph (Wayne Morris) - Brother Rat

Annie Johnson (Juanita Moore) - Imitation of Life

Ma Kettle (Marjorie Main) - Take your pick

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Interesting question!


For my list, I will cite the actor and the movie only, since, in most cases, I do not recall the name of the character portrayed by the actor.


For listing uniformity's sake then, even though I know, for example, that George C. Scott portrayed Patton in Patton and Wallace Beery portrayed Pancho Villa in Pancho Villa and Humphrey Bogart portrayed Captain Queeg in The Caine Mutiny, I will still just list the actor's name and the movie - kindly understand as well that I just do not memorize character names, so I do apologize for that.


I will list the male characters first, then, the female characters, saving the best

for last - normally, the ladies are first, but I'm saving the best for last this time!


Male Characters:


Humphey Bogart in The Caine Mutiny

Humphrey Bogart in The Treasure of Sierra Madre

Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca

Humphrey Bogart in The Roaring Twenties


Wallace Beery in Pancho Villa

Wallace Beery in Min and Bill

Wallace Beery in Dinner at Eight


Clark Gable in Mutiny on the Bounty


Richard Pryor in Jo-Jo Dancer


George C. Scott in Patton


Errol Flynn in Robin Hood


Spencer Tracy in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World


Charles Laughton in Ruggles of Red Gap


W. C. Fields in every W. C. Fields comedy


Kirk Douglas in Paths of Glory




Female Characters:


Marilyn Monroe in every movie she ever made!


Bette Davis in every movie she ever made!


Marie Dressler in Min and Bill

Marie Dressler in Dinner at Eight


Doris Day in Calamity Jane


Dorothy Dandridge in Carmen Jones


Eartha Kitt in Anna Lucasta


Shirley Maclaine in Irma La Douce


Susan Hayward in I Want to Live


Judy Garland in the Wizard of Oz




Because of this very interesting post, I am inspired to post a query regarding "B" movies - watch for it!


Have a good one!

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