Friday, April 10, 2009

Favorite Film Characters Meme (Part II)

Wrapping up the "ten favorite film characters" meme, for which I was tagged by Culture Snob: I’m presenting the whole list in one place here, the last five are new today. (And these are ten OF my favorites, and not in any particular order!) (I know, I know, typical Libra...):

1. Scarlet O’Hara (Vivien Leigh) from Gone With the Wind (1939)

2. Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen) from Reservoir Dogs (1992)

3. Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck) in in 1963's To Kill A Mockingbird

4. Maude (Ruth Gordon) in Harold and Maude, 1971

"... Play as well as you can. Go team, go! Give me an L. Give me an I. Give me a V. Give me an E. L-I-V-E. LIVE! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room."

5. Alvy Singer (Woody Allen), in Annie Hall, 1977

6. Randy 'The Ram' Robinson (Mickey Rourke) in The Wrestler, 2008

7. Tommy DeVito, Goodfellas, 1990, played by Joe Pesci

8. Ron Burgundy, Anchorman, played by Will Farrell, 2004

9. Wall-E.

10. Klaus Kinski’s
Don Lope de Aguirre, in Aquirre, Wrath of God, 1972

I came into this world in the form of a human, but the sun, the stars, the wind, fire, deserts, forests, mountains, skies, oceans, and clouds were trapped inside me.” -- Klaus Kinski

More favorites, just as loved as the others: Chaplin’s Little Tramp; Layne in River’s Edge, played by Crispin Glover; Brad Pitt’s Mickey in Snatch; Ray Eddy, played by Melissa Leo in Frozen River; Robert Ford, played by Casey Affleck, in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford; Uma Thurman’s Beatrix Kiddo in Kill Bill; Diane Keaton as Annie Hall.

I'd love to hear about some of your favorites!


  1. Impressive list! I talked my fascination with Mr. Blonde in your earlier post, and Glover's Layne is one that's stuck with me since high school...

    I just saw Aguirre last year, and since then I've been wanting to learn more about the love/hate relationship between Kinski and director Werner Herzog. Have you seen the documentary My Best Fiend? I hope to soon.

    Also, you must watch this clip from a director who worked with Kinski on an '80s horror film:

  2. I have seen My Best Friend, loved every bizarre moment of it! Kinski and Herzog are two of my favorite film people, they were made for each other.

    I just took a look at the youtube piece, i'd never seen that! Thanks for posting it!

  3. Awesome list, you're such a badass!

    Squish here - you may remember me as the originator of the Favorite Characters meme that Culture Snob tagged you with. I'm writing you today to let you know about the Trip To The Moon Blog-A-Thon happening at on the week of November 29th, in honour of the re-launch of the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Blog Club.

    Whether you want to join the Film Club, merely want to participate in the reviewing of George Méliès' A Trip To The Moon (1902) aka Le voyage dans la lune, or just read and discuss, feel free to swing by and learn more about the event.

    As for the club itself, the address is simple:

    Squish, of Filmsquish


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