For over a century, movies have inspired and captured our imaginations.  We countdown our favorite movie characters who have intrigued, confused, amused and amazed us with their unique individuality.

Honorable mentions: Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump, Burce Willis as John McClane, Al Pacino as Michael Corleone, Julia Roberts as Vivian Ward, Jonny Depp as Edward Scissorhands, Jeff Bridges as The Dude, Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy.

And for our top 15…


15. Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort (The Wolf of Wall Street)


14. Morgan Freeman as Red (The Shawshank Redemption)


13. Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark (Ironman)


12. Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto (The Fast & The Furious)


11. Kevin Spacey as Lester Burnham (American Beauty)


10. Al Pacino as Tony Montana (Scarface)


9. Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig as James Bond (The Bond Series)


8. Marlon Brando as Vito Corleone (The Godfather)


7. Christopher Waltz as Colonel Hans Landa (Inglorious Basterds)


6. Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal, The Silence of the Lambs)


5. Denzel Washington as Alonso (Training Day)

“Wanna go to jail or you wanna go home?!”


4. Heather Ledger as The Joker (The Dark Knight)



3. Matt Damon as Jason Bourne (The Bourne Identity, Supremacy, Ultimatum)

“I can tell you the license plate numbers of all six cars outside. I can tell you that our waitress is left-handed, and the guy sitting up at the counter weighs two hundred fifteen pounds and knows how to handle himself. I know the best place to look for a gun is the cab of the gray truck outside, and at this altitude, I can run flat out for a half mile before my hands start shaking. Now why would I know that? How can I know that and not know who I am?”


2. Russell Crowe as Maximum Decimus Meridius (Gladiator)

“My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.”


1. Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden (Fight Club)

“It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.”