My Favorite Screen Characters

I was tagged by Susan Kicklighter in this blog hop, but this subject is fun for everyone. Even if you’re not a blogger, you can leave your top ten favorite screen characters from movie or television in the comments section.

It’s really difficult to narrow it down. I wonder if it’s the actors who make me fall in love with the character rather than the writing. I guess good screen characters are a perfect synergy of acting, directing, and writing.

Anyway, here is a list off the top of my head in no particular order except I’m saving my all-time favorite for last *sigh*.

1. FRANK N. FURTER from ROCKY HORROR

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World’s most lovable drag queen.

 

 

2. ELAINE BENES from SEINFELD

 

 

 

3. GENE WILDER’s WILLY WONKA

Gene wilder's Willy Wonka

Even when I was ten I thought Willy Wonka was sexy. Must be the top hat.

 

 

 

4. SATINE from MOULIN ROUGE

Satine Moulin Rouge

A tragic heroine at her best.

 

 

 

5. THE DUDE from THE BIG LEBOWSKI

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I love ALL the characters in this movie. White Russian, anyone?

 

 

 

6. VIVIAN WARD from PRETTY WOMAN

Vivian Ward Pretty Woman

Impossible not to fall in love with a hooker fairy tale.

 

 

 

7. COUNT DRACULA in BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA

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“See me. See me now…”

 

 

 

8. JEN YU from CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON

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Kicks ass on so many levels.

 

 

 

9. MARQUIS DE SADE from QUILLS

Marquis de Sade Quills

A true writer pens his novel on bedsheets with his own blood.

 

 

 

10. VICOMTE de VALMONT in DANGEROUS LIAISONS

Vicomte de Valmonte Dangerous Liaisons

This is one movie I can recite quotes from (besides Dracula). LOVE, LOVE, LOVE HIM!

 

Disclaimer: I totally ganked these pictures from obscure places on the web. Apologies if I’m infringing any copyrights.

 

So who are your favorite all time screen characters?

I tagged some new bloggers who I thought would enjoy this, but if you’re not into blog hops, just ignore. If I didn’t tag you, you’re still free to take it and run with it!

Rules: Name your ten faves, tag ten bloggers, link back to this post http://wp.me/p4qRsP-ja

Deranged Writers (each of you!)

AR Rivera

June Hur

Madhuri Blaylock

Debbie Herbert

Kinneret

ThePDXFiles

Jade Scanlon

JeffreyNBaker

Chantelle Atkins

 

And to all of my regular buddies who don’t have blogs (you know who you are), leave your list of faves in the comments section.

 

Thanks again to Susan Kicklighter for giving me an excuse to blog about my favorite characters.

13 comments

  1. This is a tough one. I don’t watch television anymore, unless I’m in a bar; because when my old television went kaput I didn’t replace it when I found out that I got so much more blogging and writing done without a television. And I haven’t been to a movie in years; although I use to make underground Super 8 films. Let’s just say I like to watch The Doors on YouTube. I did see that dance Elaine did and it was a hoot!

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  2. I see we have seen many of the same movies — but I have to admit, I’ve never seen VICOMTE de VALMONT in DANGEROUS LIAISONS…so guess what I’m putting on my Netflix list?

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  3. Old movie favorite, Gary Cooper, who did not like the character Sergeant York.
    Anthony Quinn, Zorba the Greek- How he taught up tight person to love life
    Favorite movie, The God Father
    Favorite mini series, Thorn Birds
    Tv show, NCIS–show was nothing special, but the casting was perfect. Loved the characters. Nothing really good on TV
    Seinfield, you had to laugh. Love Crammer too
    Sam Elliot- No great roles, but the sexiest voice ever.
    I agree with you on pretty women. It was enjoyable,
    I liked Meet Joe Black, far fetched but entertaining, Just like Ghost.

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    1. I thought about the Godfather and Scarface too. I didn’t see Zorba the Greek, but I saw Anthony Quinn in A Man of Passion about a womanizing painter. Loved that. Ghost is a classic too. I loved Whoopie in that one.

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