AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 HEROES & VILLAINS (2023)

AFI's 100 YEARS...100 HEROES & VILLAINS

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The American Film Institute proudly curates lists to celebrate excellence in the art form. We believe their greatest impact is to inspire personal, passionate discussions about what makes a great film and why and, also, to chart the evolution of the art form. Since its inception, American film has marginalized the diversity of voices that make our nation and its stories strong – and these lists reflect that intolerable truth. AFI acknowledges its responsibility in curating these lists that has reinforced this marginality and looks forward to releasing new lists that will embrace our modern day and drive culture forward.

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Heroes

1. Atticus Finch

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Cast: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton

Directors: Robert Mulligan

Producer: Alan J. Pakula

Writer: Horton Foote

Editor: Aaron Stell, J. Terry Williams

Cinematographer: Russell Harlan

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Pakula-Mulligan Productions, Inc., Brentwood Productions, Inc.

Composer: Elmer Bernstein

2. Indiana Jones

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Cast: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman

Directors: Steven Spielberg

Producer: Frank Marshall, George Lucas, Howard Kazanjian

Writer: Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas, Philip Kaufman

Editor: Michael Kahn

Cinematographer: Douglas Slocombe

Genre: Adventure

Production Company: Lucasfilm, Ltd.

Composer: John Williams [composer]

3. James Bond

Dr. No (1963)

Dr. No (1963)

Cast: Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Joseph Wiseman

Directors: Terence Young

Producer: Harry Saltzman, Albert R. Broccoli

Writer: Richard Maibaum, Johanna Harwood, Berkely Mather

Editor: Peter Hunt

Cinematographer: Ted Moore

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Eon Productions, Ltd.

Composer: Monty Norman

4. Rick Blaine

Casablanca (1942)

Casablanca (1942)

Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid

Directors: Michael Curtiz

Producer: Jack L. Warner, Hal B. Wallis

Writer: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Howard Koch

Editor: Owen Marks

Cinematographer: Arthur Edeson

Genre: Romance

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

Composer: Max Steiner

5. Will Kane

High Noon (1952)

High Noon (1952)

Cast: Gary Cooper, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges

Directors: Fred Zinnemann

Writer: Carl Foreman

Editor: Harry Gerstad, Elmo Williams

Cinematographer: Floyd Crosby

Genre: Western

Production Company: Stanley Kramer Productions, Inc.

Composer: Dimitri Tiomkin

6. Clarice Starling

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Cast: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn

Directors: Jonathan Demme

Producer: Edward Saxon, Kenneth Utt, Ron Bozman, Gary Goetzman

Writer: Ted Tally

Editor: Craig McKay

Cinematographer: Tak Fujimoto

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Strong Heart Productions

Composer: Howard Shore

7. Rocky Balboa

Rocky (1976)

Rocky (1976)

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young

Directors: John G. Avildsen

Producer: Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff, Gene Kirkwood

Writer: Sylvester Stallone

Editor: Richard Halsey, Scott Conrad

Cinematographer: James Crabe

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Chartoff-Winkler Productions, Inc.

Composer: Bill Conti

8. Ellen Ripley

Aliens (1986)

Aliens (1986)

Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Paul Reiser

Directors: James Cameron

Producer: Gale Anne Hurd, Gordon Carroll, David Giler, Walter Hill

Writer: James Cameron, James Cameron, David Giler, Walter Hill

Editor: Ray Lovejoy

Cinematographer: Adrian Biddle

Genre: Science fiction

Production Company: Brandywine, Twentieth Century Fox Productions Ltd

Composer: James Horner

9. George Bailey

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

Directors: Frank Capra

Producer: Frank Capra

Writer: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra

Editor: William Hornbeck

Cinematographer: Joseph Walker, Joseph Biroc, Victor Milner

Genre: Comedy-drama, Fantasy

Production Company: Liberty Films, Inc.

10. T. E. Lawrence

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Cast: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn

Directors: David Lean

Producer: Sam Spiegel, David Lean

Writer: Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson

Editor: Anne V. Coates

Cinematographer: F. A. Young

Genre: Adventure, Biography

Production Company: Horizon Pictures (G.B.), Ltd.

Composer: Maurice Jarre

11. Jefferson Smith

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Cast: Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Claude Rains

Directors: Frank Capra

Producer: Frank Capra

Writer: Sidney Buchman, Lewis R. Foster

Editor: Gene Havlick, Al Clark

Cinematographer: Joseph Walker

Genre: Comedy-drama

Production Company: Columbia Pictures Corp.

Composer: Dimitri Tiomkin

12. Tom Joad

The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Cast: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine

Directors: John Ford

Writer: Nunnally Johnson

Editor: Robert Simpson

Cinematographer: Gregg Toland

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.

Composer: Alfred Newman

13. Oskar Schindler

Schindler's List (1993)

Schindler's List (1993)

Cast: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes

Directors: Steven Spielberg

Producer: Steven Spielberg, Gerald R. Molen, Branko Lustig, Kathleen Kennedy

Writer: Steve Zaillian

Editor: Michael Kahn

Cinematographer: Janusz Kaminski

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Amblin Entertainment

Composer: John Williams [composer]

14. Han Solo

Star Wars (1977)

Star Wars (1977)

Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

Directors: George Lucas

Producer: Gary Kurtz, George Lucas

Writer: George Lucas

Editor: Paul Hirsch, Marcia Lucas, Richard Chew, John Jympson

Cinematographer: Gilbert Taylor

Genre: Adventure, Science fiction

Production Company: Lucasfilm, Ltd.

Composer: John Williams [composer]

15. Norma Rae Webster

Norma Rae (1979)

Norma Rae (1979)

Cast: Sally Field, Ron Leibman, Beau Bridges

Directors: Martin Ritt

Producer: Tamara Asseyev, Alex Rose

Writer: Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr.

Editor: Sidney Levin

Cinematographer: John Alonzo

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.

Composer: David Shire

16. Shane

Shane (1953)

Shane (1953)

Cast: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin

Directors: George Stevens

Producer: George Stevens

Writer: A. B. Guthrie Jr.

Editor: William Hornbeck, Tom McAdoo

Cinematographer: Loyal Griggs

Genre: Western

Production Company: Paramount Pictures Corp.

Composer: Victor Young

17. Harry Callahan

Dirty Harry (1971)

Dirty Harry (1971)

Cast: Clint Eastwood, Harry Guardino, Reni Santoni

Directors: Don Siegel

Producer: Robert Daley, Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel

Writer: Harry Julian Fink, R. M. Fink, Dean Reisner, Harry Julian Fink, R. M. Fink

Editor: Carl Pingitore

Cinematographer: Bruce Surtees

Genre: Drama

Production Company: The Malpaso Company

Composer: Lalo Schifrin

18. Robin Hood

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

Cast: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone

Directors: Michael Curtiz, William Keighley

Producer: Jack L. Warner, Hal B. Wallis

Writer: Norman Reilly Raine, Seton I. Miller

Editor: Ralph Dawson

Cinematographer: Tony Gaudio, Sol Polito

Genre: Adventure

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

Composer: Erich Wolfgang Korngold

19. Virgil Tibbs

In the Heat of the Night (1967)

In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Cast: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates

Directors: Norman Jewison

Producer: Walter Mirisch

Writer: Stirling Silliphant

Editor: Hal Ashby

Cinematographer: Haskell Wexler

Genre: Drama

Production Company: The Mirisch Corp.

Composer: Quincy Jones

20. Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Cast: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross

Directors: George Roy Hill

Producer: John Foreman, Paul Newman, Paul Monash

Writer: William Goldman

Editor: John C. Howard, Richard C. Meyer

Cinematographer: Conrad L. Hall

Genre: Comedy-drama, Western

Production Company: Campanile Productions, Inc.

Composer: Burt Bacharach

21. Gandhi

Gandhi (1982)

Gandhi (1982)

Cast: Ben Kingsley, Rohini Hattangadi, Roshan Seth

Directors: Richard Attenborough

Producer: Richard Attenborough

Writer: John Briley

Editor: John Bloom

Cinematographer: Ron Taylor, Billy Williams

Genre: Biography

Production Company: Goldcrest Films, International Film Investors, National Film Development Corporation of India, Indo-British Films

Composer: Ravi Shankar

22. Spartacus

Spartacus (1960)

Spartacus (1960)

Cast: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons

Directors: Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Mann

Producer: Kirk Douglas, Edward Muhl, Edward Lewis

Writer: Dalton Trumbo

Editor: Robert Lawrence

Cinematographer: Russell Metty

Genre: Epic

Production Company: Universal-International Pictures Co., Inc., Bryna Productions, Inc.

Composer: Alex North

23. Terry Malloy

On the Waterfront (1954)

On the Waterfront (1954)

Cast: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb

Directors: Elia Kazan

Producer: Sam Spiegel

Writer: Budd Schulberg

Editor: Gene Milford

Cinematographer: Boris Kaufman

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Horizon-American Pictures, Inc..

Composer: Leonard Bernstein

24. Thelma Dickerson & Louise Sawyer

Thelma & Louise (1991)

Thelma & Louise (1991)

Cast: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel

Directors: Ridley Scott, Bobby Bass

Producer: Ridley Scott, Mimi Polk

Writer: Callie Khouri

Editor: Thom Noble

Cinematographer: Adrian Biddle

Genre: Adventure, Drama

Production Company: Pathe Entertainment

Composer: Hans Zimmer

25. Lou Gehrig

The Pride of the Yankees (1943)

The Pride of the Yankees (1943)

Cast: Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Babe Ruth

Directors: Sam Wood

Producer: Samuel Goldwyn

Writer: Jo Swerling, Herman J. Mankiewicz

Editor: Daniel Mandell

Cinematographer: Rudolph Maté

Genre: Biography

Production Company: Samuel Goldwyn Productions, Inc.

Composer: Leigh Harline

26. Superman

Superman (1978)

Superman (1978)

Cast: Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve

Directors: Richard Donner

Producer: Pierre Spengler, Ilya Salkind

Writer: Mario Puzo, David Newman, Leslie Newman, Robert Benton, Mario Puzo

Editor: Stuart Baird, Michael Ellis

Cinematographer: Geoffrey Unsworth

Genre: Adventure

Production Company: Dovemead, Ltd., International Film Production Inc.

Composer: John Williams [composer]

27. Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein

All the President's Men (1976)

All the President's Men (1976)

Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden

Directors: Alan J. Pakula

Producer: Walter Coblenz

Writer: William Goldman

Editor: Robert L. Wolfe

Cinematographer: Gordon Willis

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Wildwood Enterprises, Inc.

Composer: David Shire

28. Juror #8

12 Angry Men (1957)

12 Angry Men (1957)

Cast: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley

Directors: Sidney Lumet

Producer: Henry Fonda, Reginald Rose

Writer: Reginald Rose

Editor: Carl Lerner

Cinematographer: Boris Kaufman

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Orion-Nova Productions

Composer: Kenyon Hopkins

29. General George Patton

Patton (1970)

Patton (1970)

Cast: George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Michael Bates

Directors: Franklin J. Schaffner

Producer: Frank McCarthy

Writer: Francis Ford Coppola, Edmund H. North

Editor: Hugh S. Fowler

Cinematographer: Fred Koenekamp

Genre: Biography

Production Company: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.

Composer: Jerry Goldsmith

30. Luke Jackson

Cool Hand Luke (1967)

Cool Hand Luke (1967)

Cast: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, J. D. Cannon

Directors: Stuart Rosenberg

Producer: Gordon Carroll

Writer: Donn Pearce, Frank Pierson

Editor: Sam O'Steen

Cinematographer: Conrad L. Hall

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Jalem Productions, Inc.

Composer: Lalo Schifrin

31. Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich (2000)

Erin Brockovich (2000)

Cast: Julia Roberts, David Brisbin, Dawn Didawick

Directors: Steven Soderbergh

Producer: Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, John Hardy, Carla Santos Shamberg

Writer: Susannah Grant

Editor: Anne V. Coates

Cinematographer: Ed Lachman

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Universal Pictures , Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., Jersey Films

Composer: Thomas Newman

32. Philip Marlowe

The Big Sleep (1946)

The Big Sleep (1946)

Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely

Directors: Howard Hawks

Producer: Jack L. Warner

Writer: William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett, Jules Furthman

Editor: Christian Nyby

Cinematographer: Sid Hickox

Genre: Film noir

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

Composer: Max Steiner

33. Marge Gunderson

Fargo (1996)

Fargo (1996)

Cast: Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

Directors: Joel Coen

Producer: Ethan Coen

Writer: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Editor: Roderick Jaynes

Cinematographer: Roger Deakins

Genre: Comedy-drama, Mystery

Production Company: Working Title Films

Composer: Carter Burwell

34. Tarzan

Tarzan the Ape Man (1932)

Tarzan the Ape Man (1932)

Cast: Neil Hamilton, C. Aubrey Smith, Maureen O'Sullivan

Directors: W. S. Van Dyke

Writer: Cyril Hume

Editor: Ben Lewis, Tom Held

Cinematographer: Harold Rosson, Clyde De Vinna

Genre: Adventure

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

35. Alvin York

Sergeant York (1941)

Sergeant York (1941)

Cast: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie

Directors: Howard Hawks

Producer: Jesse L. Lasky, Hal B. Wallis

Writer: Abem Finkel, Harry Chandlee, Howard Koch, John Huston

Editor: William Holmes

Cinematographer: Sol Polito

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

Composer: Max Steiner

36. Rooster Cogburn

True Grit (1969)

True Grit (1969)

Cast: John Wayne, Glen Campbell, Kim Darby

Directors: Henry Hathaway

Producer: Hal B. Wallis

Writer: Marguerite Roberts

Editor: Warren Low

Cinematographer: Lucien Ballard

Genre: Western

Production Company: Hal Wallis Productions , Paramount Pictures Corp.

Composer: Elmer Bernstein

37. Obi-Wan Kenobi

Star Wars (1977)

Star Wars (1977)

Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

Directors: George Lucas

Producer: Gary Kurtz, George Lucas

Writer: George Lucas

Editor: Paul Hirsch, Marcia Lucas, Richard Chew, John Jympson

Cinematographer: Gilbert Taylor

Genre: Adventure, Science fiction

Production Company: Lucasfilm, Ltd.

Composer: John Williams [composer]

38. The Tramp

City Lights (1931)

City Lights (1931)

Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee

Directors: Charles Chaplin

Writer: Charles Chaplin

Editor: Charles Chaplin

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Cinematographer: Rollie Totheroh, Gordon Pollock, Mark Marklatt

Genre: Comedy-drama

Production Company: Charles Chaplin Productions

Composer: Charles Chaplin

39. Lassie

Lassie Come Home (1943)

Lassie Come Home (1943)

Cast: Roddy McDowall, Donald Crisp, Dame May Whitty

Directors: Fred M. Wilcox

Producer: Samuel Marx, Harry Rapf

Writer: Hugo Butler

Editor: Ben Lewis

Cinematographer: Leonard Smith, Charles P. Boyle

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

Composer: Daniele Amfitheatrof

40. Frank Serpico

Serpico (1973)

Serpico (1973)

Cast: Al Pacino, John Randolph, Jack Kehoe

Directors: Sidney Lumet

Producer: Martin Bregman

Writer: Waldo Salt, Norman Wexler

Editor: Dede Allen

Cinematographer: Arthur J. Ornitz

Genre: Drama

Production Company: De Laurentiis International Manufacturing Company S.p.A., Artists Entertainments Complex, Inc.

Composer: Mikis Theodorakis

41. Charles Edward Chipping

Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)

Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)

Cast: Robert Donat, Greer Garson, Terry Kilburn

Directors: Sam Wood

Producer: Victor Saville

Writer: R. C. Sherriff, Claudine West, Eric Maschwitz

Editor: Charles Frend

Cinematographer: F. A. Young

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

Composer: Louis Levy

42. Father Edward

Boys Town (1938)

Boys Town (1938)

Cast: Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Henry Hull

Directors: Norman Taurog

Producer: John W. Considine Jr., Orville O. Dull

Writer: John Meehan, Dore Schary

Editor: Elmo Veron

Cinematographer: Sidney Wagner

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

Composer: Edward Ward

43. Moses

The Ten Commandments (1956)

The Ten Commandments (1956)

Cast: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter

Directors: Cecil B. DeMille

Producer: Cecil B. DeMille

Writer: Aeneas MacKenzie, Jesse Lasky Jr., Jack Gariss, Fredric M. Frank

Editor: Anne Bauchens

Cinematographer: Loyal Griggs

Genre: Epic

Production Company: Paramount Pictures Corp.

Composer: Elmer Bernstein

44. Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle

The French Connection (1971)

The French Connection (1971)

Cast: Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Roy Scheider

Directors: William Friedkin

Producer: G. David Schine, Philip D'Antoni

Writer: Ernest Tidyman

Editor: Jerry Greenberg

Cinematographer: Owen Roizman

Genre: Drama

Production Company: D'Antoni Productions, Inc.

Composer: Don Ellis

45. Zorro

The Mark of Zorro (1940)

The Mark of Zorro (1940)

Cast: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Basil Rathbone

Directors: Rouben Mamoulian

Producer: Darryl F. Zanuck

Writer: John Taintor Foote, Garrett Fort, Bess Meredyth

Editor: Robert Bischoff

Cinematographer: Arthur Miller

Genre: Adventure

Production Company: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.

Composer: Alfred Newman

46. Batman

Batman (1989)

Batman (1989)

Cast: Jack Nicholson, Michael Keaton, Kim Basinger

Directors: Tim Burton

Producer: Jon Peters, Peter Guber, Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan

Writer: Sam Hamm, Warren Skaaren, Sam Hamm

Editor: Ray Lovejoy

Cinematographer: Roger Pratt

Genre: Adventure

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures , Guber-Peters Company, PolyGram Pictures

Composer: Danny Elfman

47. Karen Silkwood

Silkwood (1983)

Silkwood (1983)

Cast: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher

Directors: Mike Nichols

Producer: Mike Nichols, Michael Hausman, Buzz Hirsch, Larry Cano

Writer: Nora Ephron, Alice Arlen

Editor: Sam O'Steen

Cinematographer: Miroslav Ondricek

Genre: Drama

Production Company: ABC Motion Pictures

Composer: Georges Delerue

48. Terminator

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick

Directors: James Cameron

Producer: James Cameron, Gale Anne Hurd

Writer: James Cameron, William Wisher

Editor: Conrad Buff, Mark Goldblatt, Richard A. Harris

Cinematographer: Adam Greenberg, Mike Benson

Genre: Adventure, Science fiction

Production Company: Carolco, Pacific Western , Lightstorm Entertainment

Composer: Brad Fiedel

49. Andrew Beckett

Philadelphia (1993)

Philadelphia (1993)

Cast: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Jason Robards

Directors: Jonathan Demme

Producer: Edward Saxon, Jonathan Demme, Gary Goetzman, Kenneth Utt, Ron Bozman

Writer: Ron Nyswaner

Editor: Craig McKay

Cinematographer: Tak Fujimoto

Genre: Drama

Production Company: TriStar Pictures , Clinica Estetico

Composer: Howard Shore

50. General Maximus Decimus Meridus

Gladiator (2000)

Gladiator (2000)

Cast: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen

Directors: Ridley Scott

Producer: Douglas Wick, David Franzoni, Branko Lustig, Walter F. Parkes, Laurie MacDonald

Writer: David Franzoni, John Logan, William Nicholson, David Franzoni

Editor: Pietro Scalia

Cinematographer: John Mathieson

Genre: Epic

Production Company: Scott Free Productions

Composer: Hans Zimmer

Villains

1. Dr. Hannibal Lecter

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Cast: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn

Directors: Jonathan Demme

Producer: Edward Saxon, Kenneth Utt, Ron Bozman, Gary Goetzman

Writer: Ted Tally

Editor: Craig McKay

Cinematographer: Tak Fujimoto

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Strong Heart Productions

Composer: Howard Shore

2. Norman Bates

Psycho (1960)

Psycho (1960)

Cast: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin

Directors: Alfred Hitchcock

Producer: Alfred Hitchcock

Writer: Joseph Stefano

Editor: George Tomasini

Cinematographer: John L. Russell

Genre: Horror

Production Company: Shamley Productions, Inc.

Composer: Bernard Herrmann

3. Darth Vader

The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

Directors: Irvin Kershner, Harley Cokliss, John Barry, Peter MacDonald

Producer: Gary Kurtz, George Lucas

Writer: Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas

Editor: Paul Hirsch

Cinematographer: Peter Suschitzky, Chris Menges, Geoff Glover

Genre: Science fiction

Production Company: Chapter II Company (Star Wars Corp.), Lucasfilm Limited

Composer: John Williams [composer]

4. The Wicked Witch of the West

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Cast: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger

Directors: Victor Fleming, King Vidor

Producer: Mervyn LeRoy

Writer: Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, Edgar Allan Woolf, Noel Langley

Editor: Blanche Sewell

Cinematographer: Harold Rosson

Genre: Fantasy, Musical

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

5. Nurse Ratched

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

Cast: Michael Berryman, Peter Brocco, Dean R. Brooks

Directors: Milos Forman

Producer: Saul Zaentz, Michael Douglas

Writer: Lawrence Hauben, Bo Goldman

Editor: Lynzee Klingman, Sheldon Kahn

Cinematographer: Haskell Wexler

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Fantasy Films

6. Mr. Potter

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

Directors: Frank Capra

Producer: Frank Capra

Writer: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra

Editor: William Hornbeck

Cinematographer: Joseph Walker, Joseph Biroc, Victor Milner

Genre: Comedy-drama, Fantasy

Production Company: Liberty Films, Inc.

7. Alex Forrest

Fatal Attraction (1987)

Fatal Attraction (1987)

Cast: Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer

Directors: Adrian Lyne

Producer: Stanley R. Jaffe, Sherry Lansing

Writer: James Dearden

Editor: Michael Kahn, Peter E. Berger

Cinematographer: Howard Atherton

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Jaffe/Lansing Productions

Composer: Maurice Jarre

8. Phyllis Dietrichson

Double Indemnity (1944)

Double Indemnity (1944)

Cast: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson

Directors: Billy Wilder

Producer: B. G. DeSylva, Joseph Sistrom

Writer: Billy Wilder, Raymond Chandler

Editor: Doane Harrison

Cinematographer: John F. Seitz

Genre: Film noir

Production Company: Paramount Pictures, Inc.

Composer: Miklos Rozsa

9. Regan MacNeil

The Exorcist (1973)

The Exorcist (1973)

Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb

Directors: William Friedkin

Producer: William Peter Blatty, Noel Marshall

Writer: William Peter Blatty

Editor: Bud Smith, Evan Lottman, Norman Gay

Cinematographer: Owen Roizman, Billy Williams

Genre: Horror

Production Company: Hoya Productions, Inc.

10. The Queen

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Cast: Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille LaVerne

Producer: Walt Disney

Writer: Ted Sears, Richard Creedon, Otto Englander, Dick Rickard, Earl Hurd, Merrill De Maris, Dorothy Ann Blank, Webb Smith

Genre: Musical

Production Company: Walt Disney Productions, Ltd.

Composer: Frank Churchill

11. Michael Corleone

The Godfather Part II (1974)

The Godfather Part II (1974)

Cast: Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

Directors: Francis Ford Coppola

Producer: Robert Evans, Francis Ford Coppola

Writer: Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo

Editor: Richard Marks

Cinematographer: Gordon Willis

Genre: Drama

Production Company: The Coppola Company

Composer: Nino Rota

12. Alex De Large

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Cast: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates

Directors: Stanley Kubrick

Producer: Stanley Kubrick, Max L. Raab, Si Litvinoff

Writer: Stanley Kubrick

Editor: Bill Butler

Genre: Drama, Fantasy

Production Company: Hawks Films Limited, Polaris Productions, Inc.

13. HAL 9000

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Cast: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester

Directors: Stanley Kubrick

Producer: Stanley Kubrick

Writer: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke

Editor: Ray Lovejoy

Cinematographer: Geoffrey Unsworth

Genre: Science fiction

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.

14. The Alien

Alien (1979)

Alien (1979)

Cast: Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright

Directors: Ridley Scott

Producer: Gordon Carroll, David Giler, Walter Hill, Ronald Shusett

Writer: Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett

Editor: Terry Rawlings, Peter Weatherley

Cinematographer: Derek Vanlint

Genre: Science fiction

Production Company: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.

Composer: Jerry Goldsmith

15. Amon Goeth

Schindler's List (1993)

Schindler's List (1993)

Cast: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes

Directors: Steven Spielberg

Producer: Steven Spielberg, Gerald R. Molen, Branko Lustig, Kathleen Kennedy

Writer: Steve Zaillian

Editor: Michael Kahn

Cinematographer: Janusz Kaminski

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Amblin Entertainment

Composer: John Williams [composer]

16. Noah Cross

Chinatown (1974)

Chinatown (1974)

Cast: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston

Directors: Roman Polanski

Producer: Robert Evans

Writer: Robert Towne

Editor: Sam O'Steen

Cinematographer: John Alonzo, Stanley Cortez

Genre: Mystery, Romance

Production Company: Long Road Productions, Inc.

Composer: Jerry Goldsmith

17. Annie Wilkes

Misery (1990)

Misery (1990)

Cast: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Frances Sternhagen

Directors: Rob Reiner

Producer: Andrew Scheinman, Rob Reiner

Writer: William Goldman

Editor: Robert Leighton

Cinematographer: Barry Sonnenfeld

Genre: Horror

Production Company: Castle Rock Entertainment, Nelson Entertainment

Composer: Marc Shaiman

18. The Shark

Jaws (1975)

Jaws (1975)

Cast: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss

Directors: Steven Spielberg

Producer: Richard D. Zanuck, David Brown, William S. Gilmore Jr.

Writer: Peter Benchley, Carl Gottlieb

Editor: Verna Fields

Cinematographer: Bill Butler

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Universal Pictures , Zanuck/Brown Company

Composer: John Williams [composer]

19. Captain Bligh

Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)

Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)

Cast: Marlon Brando, Trevor Howard, Richard Harris

Directors: Lewis Milestone, Carol Reed

Producer: Aaron Rosenberg

Writer: Charles Lederer, Eric Ambler, William L. Driscoll, Borden Chase, John Gay, Ben Hecht

Editor: John McSweeney Jr.

Cinematographer: Robert Surtees

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Arcola Pictures Corp.

Composer: Bronislau Kaper

20. Man

Bambi (1942)

Bambi (1942)

Cast: Peter Behn, Hardie Albright, Ann Gillis

Writer: Larry Morey, George Stallings, Melvin Shaw, Carl Fallberg, Chuck Couch, Ralph Wright

Genre: Children's works

Production Company: Walt Disney Productions

Composer: Frank Churchill

21. Mrs. John Iselin

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

Cast: Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh

Directors: John Frankenheimer

Producer: George Axelrod, John Frankenheimer, Howard W. Koch

Writer: George Axelrod

Editor: Ferris Webster, Carl Mahakian

Cinematographer: Lionel Lindon

Genre: Drama

Production Company: M. C. Productions

22. Terminator

The Terminator (1984)

The Terminator (1984)

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton

Directors: James Cameron

Producer: Gale Anne Hurd, John Daly, Derek Gibson

Writer: James Cameron, Gale Anne Hurd

Editor: Mark Goldblatt

Cinematographer: Adam Greenberg, Chuck Colwell

Genre: Science fiction

Production Company: Hemdale Productions

Composer: Brad Fiedel

23. Eve Harrington

All About Eve (1950)

All About Eve (1950)

Cast: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders

Directors: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Producer: Darryl F. Zanuck

Writer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Editor: Barbara McLean

Cinematographer: Milton Krasner

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.

Composer: Alfred Newman

24. Gordon Gekko

Wall Street (1987)

Wall Street (1987)

Cast: Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Daryl Hannah

Directors: Oliver Stone

Producer: Edward R. Pressman

Writer: Stanley Weiser, Oliver Stone

Editor: Claire Simpson

Cinematographer: Robert Richardson

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, American Entertainment Partners L.P.

25. Jack Torrance

The Shining (1980)

The Shining (1980)

Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd

Directors: Stanley Kubrick

Producer: Stanley Kubrick, Jan Harlan

Writer: Stanley Kubrick, Diane Johnson

Editor: Ray Lovejoy

Cinematographer: John Alcott

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Hawk Films Ltd.

26. Cody Jarrett

White Heat (1949)

White Heat (1949)

Cast: James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien

Directors: Raoul Walsh

Producer: Louis F. Edelman

Writer: Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts

Editor: Owen Marks

Cinematographer: Sid Hickox

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

Composer: Max Steiner

27. Martians

The War of the Worlds (1953)

The War of the Worlds (1953)

Cast: Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne

Directors: Byron Haskin

Producer: George Pal

Writer: Barré Lyndon

Editor: Everett Douglas

Cinematographer: George Barnes

Genre: Science fiction

Production Company: Paramount Pictures Corp.

Composer: Leith Stevens

28. Max Cady

Cape Fear (1962)

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Cape Fear (1962)

Cast: Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen

Directors: J. Lee Thompson

Producer: Sy Bartlett

Writer: James R. Webb

Editor: George Tomasini

Cinematographer: Sam Leavitt

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Melville-Talbot Productions

Composer: Bernard Herrmann

29. Reverend Harry Powell

The Night of the Hunter (1955)

The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Cast: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish

Directors: Charles Laughton

Producer: Paul Gregory

Writer: James Agee, Charles Laughton

Editor: Robert A. Golden

Cinematographer: Stanley Cortez

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Paul Gregory Productions

Composer: Walter Schumann

30. Travis Bickle

Taxi Driver (1976)

Taxi Driver (1976)

Cast: Robert DeNiro, Jodie Foster, Albert Brooks

Directors: Martin Scorsese

Producer: Michael Phillips, Julia Phillips

Writer: Paul Schrader

Editor: Tom Rolf, Melvin Shapiro

Cinematographer: Michael Chapman

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Bill/Phillips Productions, Italo-Judeo

Composer: Bernard Herrmann

31. Mrs. Danvers

Rebecca (1940)

Rebecca (1940)

Cast: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders

Directors: Alfred Hitchcock

Producer: David O. Selznick

Writer: Robert E. Sherwood, Joan Harrison, Barbara Keon, Philip MacDonald, Michael Hogan

Editor: Hal C. Kern

Cinematographer: George Barnes

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Selznick International Pictures, Inc.

Composer: Franz Waxman

32. Clyde Barrow & Bonnie Parker

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

Cast: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard

Directors: Arthur Penn

Producer: Warren Beatty

Writer: David Newman, Robert Benton

Editor: Dede Allen

Cinematographer: Burnett Guffey

Genre: Biography, Drama

Production Company: Tatira-Hiller Productions

Composer: Charles Strouse

33. Count Dracula

Dracula (1931)

Dracula (1931)

Cast: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners

Directors: Tod Browning

Producer: Carl Laemmle Jr.

Editor: Milton Carruth

Cinematographer: Karl Freund

Genre: Horror

Production Company: Universal Pictures Corp.

34. Dr. Szell

Marathon Man (1976)

Marathon Man (1976)

Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider

Directors: John Schlesinger

Producer: Robert Evans, Sidney Beckerman

Writer: William Goldman

Editor: Jim Clark

Cinematographer: Conrad L. Hall

Genre: Drama

Composer: Michael Small

35. J.J. Hunsecker

Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

Cast: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison

Directors: Alexander Mackendrick

Producer: James Hill, Harold Hecht, Burt Lancaster, James Hill, Tony Curtis

Writer: Clifford Odets, Ernest Lehman

Editor: Alan Crosland Jr.

Cinematographer: James Wong Howe

Genre: Film noir

Production Company: Hecht-Hill-Lancaster, Norma-Curtleigh Productions

36. Frank Booth

Blue Velvet (1986)

Blue Velvet (1986)

Cast: Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper

Directors: David Lynch

Producer: Fred Caruso, Richard Roth

Writer: David Lynch

Editor: Duwayne Dunham

Cinematographer: Frederick Elmes

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Blue Velvet Productions

Composer: Angelo Badalamenti

37. Harry Lime

The Third Man (1949)

The Third Man (1949)

Cast: Joseph Cotten, Valli, Orson Welles

Directors: Carol Reed

Producer: Carol Reed

Writer: Graham Greene

Editor: Oswald Hafenrichter

Cinematographer: Robert Krasker

Genre: Adventure

Production Company: London Film Productions, Ltd.

38. Caesar Enrico Bandello

Little Caesar (1931)

Little Caesar (1931)

Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Glenda Farrell

Directors: Mervyn LeRoy

Writer: Francis Edwards Faragoh

Editor: Ray Curtiss

Cinematographer: Tony Gaudio

Genre: Drama

Production Company: First National Pictures, Inc.

39. Cruella De Vil

One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)

One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)

Cast: Rod Taylor, J. Pat O'Malley, Betty Lou Gerson

Directors: Wolfgang Reitherman, Hamilton S. Luske, Clyde Geronimi

Writer: William Peed

Editor: Donald Halliday, Roy M. Brewer Jr.

Genre: Comedy

Production Company: Walt Disney Productions

Composer: George Bruns

40. Freddy Krueger

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Cast: John Saxon, Ronee Blakley, Heather Langenkamp

Directors: Wes Craven

Producer: Robert Shaye, Stanley Dudelson, Joseph Wolf

Writer: Wes Craven

Editor: Rick Shaine

Cinematographer: Jacques Haitkin

Genre: Horror

Production Company: New Line Cinema , Media Home Entertainment, Inc., Smart Egg Pictures

Composer: Charles Bernstein

41. Joan Crawford

Mommie Dearest (1981)

Mommie Dearest (1981)

Cast: Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Steve Forrest

Directors: Frank Perry

Producer: Frank Yablans, David Koontz, Terence O'Neill

Writer: Frank Yablans, Frank Perry, Tracy Hotchner, Robert Getchell

Editor: Peter E. Berger

Cinematographer: Paul Lohmann

Genre: Biography, Melodrama

Production Company: Frank Yablans Presentation, Inc., Dunaway/O'Neill Associates, Inc.

Composer: Henry Mancini

42. Tom Powers

The Public Enemy (1931)

The Public Enemy (1931)

Cast: James Cagney, Jean Harlow, Edward Woods

Directors: William A. Wellman

Writer: Kubec Glasmon, John Bright, Harvey Thew

Editor: Edward M. McDermott

Cinematographer: Dev Jennings

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

43. Regina Giddens

The Little Foxes (1941)

The Little Foxes (1941)

Cast: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright

Directors: William Wyler

Producer: Samuel Goldwyn

Writer: Lillian Hellman

Editor: Daniel Mandell

Cinematographer: Gregg Toland

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Samuel Goldwyn Productions, Inc.

Composer: Meredith Willson

44. Baby Jane Hudson

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

Cast: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono

Directors: Robert Aldrich

Producer: Robert Aldrich, Kenneth Hyman

Writer: Lukas Heller

Editor: Michael Luciano

Cinematographer: Ernest Haller

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Associates & Aldrich Co., Inc.

Composer: Frank De Vol

45. The Joker

Batman (1989)

Batman (1989)

Cast: Jack Nicholson, Michael Keaton, Kim Basinger

Directors: Tim Burton

Producer: Jon Peters, Peter Guber, Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan

Writer: Sam Hamm, Warren Skaaren, Sam Hamm

Editor: Ray Lovejoy

Cinematographer: Roger Pratt

Genre: Adventure

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures , Guber-Peters Company, PolyGram Pictures

Composer: Danny Elfman

46. Hans Gruber

Die Hard (1988)

Die Hard (1988)

Cast: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Alexander Godunov

Directors: John McTiernan

Producer: Lawrence Gordon, Joel Silver, Charles Gordon

Writer: Jeb Stuart, Steven E. de Souza

Editor: Frank J. Urioste, John F. Link

Cinematographer: Jan de Bont

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Gordon Company , Silver Pictures

Composer: Michael Kamen

47. Tony Camonte

Scarface (1932)

Scarface (1932)

Cast: Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Karen Morley

Directors: Howard Hawks

Writer: Ben Hecht, Fred Pasley

Editor: Edward Curtiss

Cinematographer: Lee Garmes, L. W. O'Connell

Genre: Drama

Production Company: The Caddo Co., Inc.

Composer: Adolph Tandler

48. Verbal Kint

The Usual Suspects (1995)

The Usual Suspects (1995)

Cast: Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Benicio Del Toro

Directors: Bryan Singer

Producer: Bryan Singer, Michael McDonnell

Writer: Christopher McQuarrie

Editor: John Ottman

Cinematographer: Newton Thomas Sigel

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Blue Parrot

Composer: John Ottman

49. Auric Goldfinger

Goldfinger (1964)

Goldfinger (1964)

Cast: Sean Connery, Gert Fröbe, Honor Blackman

Directors: Guy Hamilton

Producer: Harry Saltzman, Albert R. Broccoli

Writer: Richard Maibaum, Paul Dehn

Editor: Peter Hunt

Cinematographer: Ted Moore

Genre: Adventure, Drama

Production Company: Danjaq, S. A., Eon Productions, Ltd.

Composer: John Barry

50. Alonzo Harris

Training Day (2001)

Training Day (2001)

Cast: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn

Directors: Antoine Fuqua

Producer: Jeffrey Silver, Bobby Newmyer

Writer: David Ayer

Editor: Conrad Buff

Cinematographer: Mauro Fiore

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Training Day Productions

Composer: Mark Mancina

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Heroes

1. Atticus Finch

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Cast: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton

Directors: Robert Mulligan

Producer: Alan J. Pakula

Writer: Horton Foote

Editor: Aaron Stell, J. Terry Williams

Cinematographer: Russell Harlan

Production Company: Pakula-Mulligan Productions, Inc., Brentwood Productions, Inc.

2. Indiana Jones

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Cast: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman

Directors: Steven Spielberg

Producer: Frank Marshall, George Lucas, Howard Kazanjian

Writer: Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas, Philip Kaufman

Editor: Michael Kahn

Cinematographer: Douglas Slocombe

Production Company: Lucasfilm, Ltd.

3. James Bond

Dr. No (1963)

Cast: Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Joseph Wiseman

Directors: Terence Young

Producer: Harry Saltzman, Albert R. Broccoli

Writer: Richard Maibaum, Johanna Harwood, Berkely Mather

Editor: Peter Hunt

Cinematographer: Ted Moore

Production Company: Eon Productions, Ltd.

4. Rick Blaine

Casablanca (1942)

Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid

Directors: Michael Curtiz

Producer: Jack L. Warner, Hal B. Wallis

Writer: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Howard Koch

Editor: Owen Marks

Cinematographer: Arthur Edeson

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

5. Will Kane

High Noon (1952)

Cast: Gary Cooper, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges

Directors: Fred Zinnemann

Writer: Carl Foreman

Editor: Harry Gerstad, Elmo Williams

Cinematographer: Floyd Crosby

Production Company: Stanley Kramer Productions, Inc.

6. Clarice Starling

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Cast: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn

Directors: Jonathan Demme

Producer: Edward Saxon, Kenneth Utt, Ron Bozman, Gary Goetzman

Writer: Ted Tally

Editor: Craig McKay

Cinematographer: Tak Fujimoto

Production Company: Strong Heart Productions

7. Rocky Balboa

Rocky (1976)

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young

Directors: John G. Avildsen

Producer: Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff, Gene Kirkwood

Writer: Sylvester Stallone

Editor: Richard Halsey, Scott Conrad

Cinematographer: James Crabe

Production Company: Chartoff-Winkler Productions, Inc.

8. Ellen Ripley

Aliens (1986)

Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Paul Reiser

Directors: James Cameron

Producer: Gale Anne Hurd, Gordon Carroll, David Giler, Walter Hill

Writer: James Cameron, James Cameron, David Giler, Walter Hill

Editor: Ray Lovejoy

Cinematographer: Adrian Biddle

Production Company: Brandywine, Twentieth Century Fox Productions Ltd

9. George Bailey

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

Directors: Frank Capra

Producer: Frank Capra

Writer: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra

Editor: William Hornbeck

Cinematographer: Joseph Walker, Joseph Biroc, Victor Milner

Production Company: Liberty Films, Inc.

10. T. E. Lawrence

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Cast: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn

Directors: David Lean

Producer: Sam Spiegel, David Lean

Writer: Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson

Editor: Anne V. Coates

Cinematographer: F. A. Young

Production Company: Horizon Pictures (G.B.), Ltd.

11. Jefferson Smith

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Cast: Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Claude Rains

Directors: Frank Capra

Producer: Frank Capra

Writer: Sidney Buchman, Lewis R. Foster

Editor: Gene Havlick, Al Clark

Cinematographer: Joseph Walker

Production Company: Columbia Pictures Corp.

12. Tom Joad

The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Cast: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine

Directors: John Ford

Writer: Nunnally Johnson

Editor: Robert Simpson

Cinematographer: Gregg Toland

Production Company: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.

13. Oskar Schindler

Schindler's List (1993)

Cast: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes

Directors: Steven Spielberg

Producer: Steven Spielberg, Gerald R. Molen, Branko Lustig, Kathleen Kennedy

Writer: Steve Zaillian

Editor: Michael Kahn

Cinematographer: Janusz Kaminski

Production Company: Amblin Entertainment

14. Han Solo

Star Wars (1977)

Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

Directors: George Lucas

Producer: Gary Kurtz, George Lucas

Writer: George Lucas

Editor: Paul Hirsch, Marcia Lucas, Richard Chew, John Jympson

Cinematographer: Gilbert Taylor

Production Company: Lucasfilm, Ltd.

15. Norma Rae Webster

Norma Rae (1979)

Cast: Sally Field, Ron Leibman, Beau Bridges

Directors: Martin Ritt

Producer: Tamara Asseyev, Alex Rose

Writer: Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr.

Editor: Sidney Levin

Cinematographer: John Alonzo

Production Company: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.

16. Shane

Shane (1953)

Cast: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin

Directors: George Stevens

Producer: George Stevens

Writer: A. B. Guthrie Jr.

Editor: William Hornbeck, Tom McAdoo

Cinematographer: Loyal Griggs

Production Company: Paramount Pictures Corp.

17. Harry Callahan

Dirty Harry (1971)

Cast: Clint Eastwood, Harry Guardino, Reni Santoni

Directors: Don Siegel

Producer: Robert Daley, Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel

Writer: Harry Julian Fink, R. M. Fink, Dean Reisner, Harry Julian Fink, R. M. Fink

Editor: Carl Pingitore

Cinematographer: Bruce Surtees

Production Company: The Malpaso Company

18. Robin Hood

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

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Cast: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone

Directors: Michael Curtiz, William Keighley

Producer: Jack L. Warner, Hal B. Wallis

Writer: Norman Reilly Raine, Seton I. Miller

Editor: Ralph Dawson

Cinematographer: Tony Gaudio, Sol Polito

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

19. Virgil Tibbs

In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Cast: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates

Directors: Norman Jewison

Producer: Walter Mirisch

Writer: Stirling Silliphant

Editor: Hal Ashby

Cinematographer: Haskell Wexler

Production Company: The Mirisch Corp.

20. Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Cast: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross

Directors: George Roy Hill

Producer: John Foreman, Paul Newman, Paul Monash

Writer: William Goldman

Editor: John C. Howard, Richard C. Meyer

Cinematographer: Conrad L. Hall

Production Company: Campanile Productions, Inc.

21. Gandhi

Gandhi (1982)

Cast: Ben Kingsley, Rohini Hattangadi, Roshan Seth

Directors: Richard Attenborough

Producer: Richard Attenborough

Writer: John Briley

Editor: John Bloom

Cinematographer: Ron Taylor, Billy Williams

Production Company: Goldcrest Films, International Film Investors, National Film Development Corporation of India, Indo-British Films

22. Spartacus

Spartacus (1960)

Cast: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons

Directors: Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Mann

Producer: Kirk Douglas, Edward Muhl, Edward Lewis

Writer: Dalton Trumbo

Editor: Robert Lawrence

Cinematographer: Russell Metty

Production Company: Universal-International Pictures Co., Inc., Bryna Productions, Inc.

23. Terry Malloy

On the Waterfront (1954)

Cast: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb

Directors: Elia Kazan

Producer: Sam Spiegel

Writer: Budd Schulberg

Editor: Gene Milford

Cinematographer: Boris Kaufman

Production Company: Horizon-American Pictures, Inc..

24. Thelma Dickerson & Louise Sawyer

Thelma & Louise (1991)

Cast: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel

Directors: Ridley Scott, Bobby Bass

Producer: Ridley Scott, Mimi Polk

Writer: Callie Khouri

Editor: Thom Noble

Cinematographer: Adrian Biddle

Production Company: Pathe Entertainment

25. Lou Gehrig

The Pride of the Yankees (1943)

Cast: Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Babe Ruth

Directors: Sam Wood

Producer: Samuel Goldwyn

Writer: Jo Swerling, Herman J. Mankiewicz

Editor: Daniel Mandell

Cinematographer: Rudolph Maté

Production Company: Samuel Goldwyn Productions, Inc.

26. Superman

Superman (1978)

Cast: Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve

Directors: Richard Donner

Producer: Pierre Spengler, Ilya Salkind

Writer: Mario Puzo, David Newman, Leslie Newman, Robert Benton, Mario Puzo

Editor: Stuart Baird, Michael Ellis

Cinematographer: Geoffrey Unsworth

Production Company: Dovemead, Ltd., International Film Production Inc.

27. Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein

All the President's Men (1976)

Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden

Directors: Alan J. Pakula

Producer: Walter Coblenz

Writer: William Goldman

Editor: Robert L. Wolfe

Cinematographer: Gordon Willis

Production Company: Wildwood Enterprises, Inc.

28. Juror #8

12 Angry Men (1957)

Cast: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley

Directors: Sidney Lumet

Producer: Henry Fonda, Reginald Rose

Writer: Reginald Rose

Editor: Carl Lerner

Cinematographer: Boris Kaufman

Production Company: Orion-Nova Productions

29. General George Patton

Patton (1970)

Cast: George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Michael Bates

Directors: Franklin J. Schaffner

Producer: Frank McCarthy

Writer: Francis Ford Coppola, Edmund H. North

Editor: Hugh S. Fowler

Cinematographer: Fred Koenekamp

Production Company: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.

30. Luke Jackson

Cool Hand Luke (1967)

Cast: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, J. D. Cannon

Directors: Stuart Rosenberg

Producer: Gordon Carroll

Writer: Donn Pearce, Frank Pierson

Editor: Sam O'Steen

Cinematographer: Conrad L. Hall

Production Company: Jalem Productions, Inc.

31. Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich (2000)

Cast: Julia Roberts, David Brisbin, Dawn Didawick

Directors: Steven Soderbergh

Producer: Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, John Hardy, Carla Santos Shamberg

Writer: Susannah Grant

Editor: Anne V. Coates

Cinematographer: Ed Lachman

Production Company: Universal Pictures , Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., Jersey Films

32. Philip Marlowe

The Big Sleep (1946)

Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely

Directors: Howard Hawks

Producer: Jack L. Warner

Writer: William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett, Jules Furthman

Editor: Christian Nyby

Cinematographer: Sid Hickox

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

33. Marge Gunderson

Fargo (1996)

Cast: Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

Directors: Joel Coen

Producer: Ethan Coen

Writer: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Editor: Roderick Jaynes

Cinematographer: Roger Deakins

Production Company: Working Title Films

34. Tarzan

Tarzan the Ape Man (1932)

Cast: Neil Hamilton, C. Aubrey Smith, Maureen O'Sullivan

Directors: W. S. Van Dyke

Writer: Cyril Hume

Editor: Ben Lewis, Tom Held

Cinematographer: Harold Rosson, Clyde De Vinna

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

35. Alvin York

Sergeant York (1941)

Cast: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie

Directors: Howard Hawks

Producer: Jesse L. Lasky, Hal B. Wallis

Writer: Abem Finkel, Harry Chandlee, Howard Koch, John Huston

Editor: William Holmes

Cinematographer: Sol Polito

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

36. Rooster Cogburn

True Grit (1969)

Cast: John Wayne, Glen Campbell, Kim Darby

Directors: Henry Hathaway

Producer: Hal B. Wallis

Writer: Marguerite Roberts

Editor: Warren Low

Cinematographer: Lucien Ballard

Production Company: Hal Wallis Productions , Paramount Pictures Corp.

37. Obi-Wan Kenobi

Star Wars (1977)

Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

Directors: George Lucas

Producer: Gary Kurtz, George Lucas

Writer: George Lucas

Editor: Paul Hirsch, Marcia Lucas, Richard Chew, John Jympson

Cinematographer: Gilbert Taylor

Production Company: Lucasfilm, Ltd.

38. The Tramp

City Lights (1931)

Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee

Directors: Charles Chaplin

Writer: Charles Chaplin

Editor: Charles Chaplin

Cinematographer: Rollie Totheroh, Gordon Pollock, Mark Marklatt

Production Company: Charles Chaplin Productions

39. Lassie

Lassie Come Home (1943)

Cast: Roddy McDowall, Donald Crisp, Dame May Whitty

Directors: Fred M. Wilcox

Producer: Samuel Marx, Harry Rapf

Writer: Hugo Butler

Editor: Ben Lewis

Cinematographer: Leonard Smith, Charles P. Boyle

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

40. Frank Serpico

Serpico (1973)

Cast: Al Pacino, John Randolph, Jack Kehoe

Directors: Sidney Lumet

Producer: Martin Bregman

Writer: Waldo Salt, Norman Wexler

Editor: Dede Allen

Cinematographer: Arthur J. Ornitz

Production Company: De Laurentiis International Manufacturing Company S.p.A., Artists Entertainments Complex, Inc.

41. Charles Edward Chipping

Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)

Cast: Robert Donat, Greer Garson, Terry Kilburn

Directors: Sam Wood

Producer: Victor Saville

Writer: R. C. Sherriff, Claudine West, Eric Maschwitz

Editor: Charles Frend

Cinematographer: F. A. Young

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

42. Father Edward

Boys Town (1938)

Cast: Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Henry Hull

Directors: Norman Taurog

Producer: John W. Considine Jr., Orville O. Dull

Writer: John Meehan, Dore Schary

Editor: Elmo Veron

Cinematographer: Sidney Wagner

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

43. Moses

The Ten Commandments (1956)

Cast: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter

Directors: Cecil B. DeMille

Producer: Cecil B. DeMille

Writer: Aeneas MacKenzie, Jesse Lasky Jr., Jack Gariss, Fredric M. Frank

Editor: Anne Bauchens

Cinematographer: Loyal Griggs

Production Company: Paramount Pictures Corp.

44. Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle

The French Connection (1971)

Cast: Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Roy Scheider

Directors: William Friedkin

Producer: G. David Schine, Philip D'Antoni

Writer: Ernest Tidyman

Editor: Jerry Greenberg

Cinematographer: Owen Roizman

Production Company: D'Antoni Productions, Inc.

45. Zorro

The Mark of Zorro (1940)

Cast: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Basil Rathbone

Directors: Rouben Mamoulian

Producer: Darryl F. Zanuck

Writer: John Taintor Foote, Garrett Fort, Bess Meredyth

Editor: Robert Bischoff

Cinematographer: Arthur Miller

Production Company: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.

46. Batman

Batman (1989)

Cast: Jack Nicholson, Michael Keaton, Kim Basinger

Directors: Tim Burton

Producer: Jon Peters, Peter Guber, Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan

Writer: Sam Hamm, Warren Skaaren, Sam Hamm

Editor: Ray Lovejoy

Cinematographer: Roger Pratt

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures , Guber-Peters Company, PolyGram Pictures

47. Karen Silkwood

Silkwood (1983)

Cast: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher

Directors: Mike Nichols

Producer: Mike Nichols, Michael Hausman, Buzz Hirsch, Larry Cano

Writer: Nora Ephron, Alice Arlen

Editor: Sam O'Steen

Cinematographer: Miroslav Ondricek

Production Company: ABC Motion Pictures

48. Terminator

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick

Directors: James Cameron

Producer: James Cameron, Gale Anne Hurd

Writer: James Cameron, William Wisher

Editor: Conrad Buff, Mark Goldblatt, Richard A. Harris

Cinematographer: Adam Greenberg, Mike Benson

Production Company: Carolco, Pacific Western , Lightstorm Entertainment

Cast: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Jason Robards

Directors: Jonathan Demme

Producer: Edward Saxon, Jonathan Demme, Gary Goetzman, Kenneth Utt, Ron Bozman

Writer: Ron Nyswaner

Editor: Craig McKay

Cinematographer: Tak Fujimoto

Production Company: TriStar Pictures , Clinica Estetico

50. General Maximus Decimus Meridus

Gladiator (2000)

Cast: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen

Directors: Ridley Scott

Producer: Douglas Wick, David Franzoni, Branko Lustig, Walter F. Parkes, Laurie MacDonald

Writer: David Franzoni, John Logan, William Nicholson, David Franzoni

Editor: Pietro Scalia

Cinematographer: John Mathieson

Production Company: Scott Free Productions

Villains

1. Dr. Hannibal Lecter

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Cast: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn

Directors: Jonathan Demme

Producer: Edward Saxon, Kenneth Utt, Ron Bozman, Gary Goetzman

Writer: Ted Tally

Editor: Craig McKay

Cinematographer: Tak Fujimoto

Production Company: Strong Heart Productions

2. Norman Bates

Psycho (1960)

Cast: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin

Directors: Alfred Hitchcock

Producer: Alfred Hitchcock

Writer: Joseph Stefano

Editor: George Tomasini

Cinematographer: John L. Russell

Production Company: Shamley Productions, Inc.

3. Darth Vader

The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

Directors: Irvin Kershner, Harley Cokliss, John Barry, Peter MacDonald

Producer: Gary Kurtz, George Lucas

Writer: Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas

Editor: Paul Hirsch

Cinematographer: Peter Suschitzky, Chris Menges, Geoff Glover

Production Company: Chapter II Company (Star Wars Corp.), Lucasfilm Limited

4. The Wicked Witch of the West

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Cast: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger

Directors: Victor Fleming, King Vidor

Producer: Mervyn LeRoy

Writer: Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, Edgar Allan Woolf, Noel Langley

Editor: Blanche Sewell

Cinematographer: Harold Rosson

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

5. Nurse Ratched

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

Cast: Michael Berryman, Peter Brocco, Dean R. Brooks

Directors: Milos Forman

Producer: Saul Zaentz, Michael Douglas

Writer: Lawrence Hauben, Bo Goldman

Editor: Lynzee Klingman, Sheldon Kahn

Cinematographer: Haskell Wexler

Production Company: Fantasy Films

6. Mr. Potter

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

Directors: Frank Capra

Producer: Frank Capra

Writer: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra

Editor: William Hornbeck

Cinematographer: Joseph Walker, Joseph Biroc, Victor Milner

Production Company: Liberty Films, Inc.

7. Alex Forrest

Fatal Attraction (1987)

Cast: Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer

Directors: Adrian Lyne

Producer: Stanley R. Jaffe, Sherry Lansing

Writer: James Dearden

Editor: Michael Kahn, Peter E. Berger

Cinematographer: Howard Atherton

Production Company: Jaffe/Lansing Productions

8. Phyllis Dietrichson

Double Indemnity (1944)

Cast: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson

Directors: Billy Wilder

Producer: B. G. DeSylva, Joseph Sistrom

Writer: Billy Wilder, Raymond Chandler

Editor: Doane Harrison

Cinematographer: John F. Seitz

Production Company: Paramount Pictures, Inc.

9. Regan MacNeil

The Exorcist (1973)

Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb

Directors: William Friedkin

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Producer: William Peter Blatty, Noel Marshall

Writer: William Peter Blatty

Editor: Bud Smith, Evan Lottman, Norman Gay

Cinematographer: Owen Roizman, Billy Williams

Production Company: Hoya Productions, Inc.

10. The Queen

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Cast: Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille LaVerne

Producer: Walt Disney

Writer: Ted Sears, Richard Creedon, Otto Englander, Dick Rickard, Earl Hurd, Merrill De Maris, Dorothy Ann Blank, Webb Smith

Production Company: Walt Disney Productions, Ltd.

11. Michael Corleone

The Godfather Part II (1974)

Cast: Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

Directors: Francis Ford Coppola

Producer: Robert Evans, Francis Ford Coppola

Writer: Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo

Editor: Richard Marks

Cinematographer: Gordon Willis

Production Company: The Coppola Company

12. Alex De Large

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Cast: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates

Directors: Stanley Kubrick

Producer: Stanley Kubrick, Max L. Raab, Si Litvinoff

Writer: Stanley Kubrick

Editor: Bill Butler

Production Company: Hawks Films Limited, Polaris Productions, Inc.

13. HAL 9000

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Cast: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester

Directors: Stanley Kubrick

Producer: Stanley Kubrick

Writer: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke

Editor: Ray Lovejoy

Cinematographer: Geoffrey Unsworth

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.

14. The Alien

Alien (1979)

Cast: Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright

Directors: Ridley Scott

Producer: Gordon Carroll, David Giler, Walter Hill, Ronald Shusett

Writer: Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett

Editor: Terry Rawlings, Peter Weatherley

Cinematographer: Derek Vanlint

Production Company: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.

15. Amon Goeth

Schindler's List (1993)

Cast: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes

Directors: Steven Spielberg

Producer: Steven Spielberg, Gerald R. Molen, Branko Lustig, Kathleen Kennedy

Writer: Steve Zaillian

Editor: Michael Kahn

Cinematographer: Janusz Kaminski

Production Company: Amblin Entertainment

16. Noah Cross

Chinatown (1974)

Cast: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston

Directors: Roman Polanski

Producer: Robert Evans

Writer: Robert Towne

Editor: Sam O'Steen

Cinematographer: John Alonzo, Stanley Cortez

Production Company: Long Road Productions, Inc.

17. Annie Wilkes

Misery (1990)

Cast: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Frances Sternhagen

Directors: Rob Reiner

Producer: Andrew Scheinman, Rob Reiner

Writer: William Goldman

Editor: Robert Leighton

Cinematographer: Barry Sonnenfeld

Production Company: Castle Rock Entertainment, Nelson Entertainment

18. The Shark

Jaws (1975)

Cast: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss

Directors: Steven Spielberg

Producer: Richard D. Zanuck, David Brown, William S. Gilmore Jr.

Writer: Peter Benchley, Carl Gottlieb

Editor: Verna Fields

Cinematographer: Bill Butler

Production Company: Universal Pictures , Zanuck/Brown Company

19. Captain Bligh

Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)

Cast: Marlon Brando, Trevor Howard, Richard Harris

Directors: Lewis Milestone, Carol Reed

Producer: Aaron Rosenberg

Writer: Charles Lederer, Eric Ambler, William L. Driscoll, Borden Chase, John Gay, Ben Hecht

Editor: John McSweeney Jr.

Cinematographer: Robert Surtees

Production Company: Arcola Pictures Corp.

20. Man

Bambi (1942)

Cast: Peter Behn, Hardie Albright, Ann Gillis

Writer: Larry Morey, George Stallings, Melvin Shaw, Carl Fallberg, Chuck Couch, Ralph Wright

Production Company: Walt Disney Productions

21. Mrs. John Iselin

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

Cast: Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh

Directors: John Frankenheimer

Producer: George Axelrod, John Frankenheimer, Howard W. Koch

Writer: George Axelrod

Editor: Ferris Webster, Carl Mahakian

Cinematographer: Lionel Lindon

Production Company: M. C. Productions

22. Terminator

The Terminator (1984)

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton

Directors: James Cameron

Producer: Gale Anne Hurd, John Daly, Derek Gibson

Writer: James Cameron, Gale Anne Hurd

Editor: Mark Goldblatt

Cinematographer: Adam Greenberg, Chuck Colwell

Production Company: Hemdale Productions

23. Eve Harrington

All About Eve (1950)

Cast: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders

Directors: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Producer: Darryl F. Zanuck

Writer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Editor: Barbara McLean

Cinematographer: Milton Krasner

Production Company: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.

24. Gordon Gekko

Wall Street (1987)

Cast: Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Daryl Hannah

Directors: Oliver Stone

Producer: Edward R. Pressman

Writer: Stanley Weiser, Oliver Stone

Editor: Claire Simpson

Cinematographer: Robert Richardson

Production Company: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, American Entertainment Partners L.P.

25. Jack Torrance

The Shining (1980)

Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd

Directors: Stanley Kubrick

Producer: Stanley Kubrick, Jan Harlan

Writer: Stanley Kubrick, Diane Johnson

Editor: Ray Lovejoy

Cinematographer: John Alcott

Production Company: Hawk Films Ltd.

26. Cody Jarrett

White Heat (1949)

Cast: James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien

Directors: Raoul Walsh

Producer: Louis F. Edelman

Writer: Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts

Editor: Owen Marks

Cinematographer: Sid Hickox

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

27. Martians

The War of the Worlds (1953)

Cast: Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne

Directors: Byron Haskin

Producer: George Pal

Writer: Barré Lyndon

Editor: Everett Douglas

Cinematographer: George Barnes

Production Company: Paramount Pictures Corp.

28. Max Cady

Cape Fear (1962)

Cast: Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen

Directors: J. Lee Thompson

Producer: Sy Bartlett

Writer: James R. Webb

Editor: George Tomasini

Cinematographer: Sam Leavitt

Production Company: Melville-Talbot Productions

29. Reverend Harry Powell

The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Cast: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish

Directors: Charles Laughton

Producer: Paul Gregory

Writer: James Agee, Charles Laughton

Editor: Robert A. Golden

Cinematographer: Stanley Cortez

Production Company: Paul Gregory Productions

30. Travis Bickle

Taxi Driver (1976)

Cast: Robert DeNiro, Jodie Foster, Albert Brooks

Directors: Martin Scorsese

Producer: Michael Phillips, Julia Phillips

Writer: Paul Schrader

Editor: Tom Rolf, Melvin Shapiro

Cinematographer: Michael Chapman

Production Company: Bill/Phillips Productions, Italo-Judeo

31. Mrs. Danvers

Rebecca (1940)

Cast: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders

Directors: Alfred Hitchcock

Producer: David O. Selznick

Writer: Robert E. Sherwood, Joan Harrison, Barbara Keon, Philip MacDonald, Michael Hogan

Editor: Hal C. Kern

Cinematographer: George Barnes

Production Company: Selznick International Pictures, Inc.

32. Clyde Barrow & Bonnie Parker

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

Cast: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard

Directors: Arthur Penn

Producer: Warren Beatty

Writer: David Newman, Robert Benton

Editor: Dede Allen

Cinematographer: Burnett Guffey

Production Company: Tatira-Hiller Productions

33. Count Dracula

Dracula (1931)

Cast: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners

Directors: Tod Browning

Producer: Carl Laemmle Jr.

Editor: Milton Carruth

Cinematographer: Karl Freund

Production Company: Universal Pictures Corp.

34. Dr. Szell

Marathon Man (1976)

Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider

Directors: John Schlesinger

Producer: Robert Evans, Sidney Beckerman

Writer: William Goldman

Editor: Jim Clark

Cinematographer: Conrad L. Hall

35. J.J. Hunsecker

Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

Cast: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison

Directors: Alexander Mackendrick

Producer: James Hill, Harold Hecht, Burt Lancaster, James Hill, Tony Curtis

Writer: Clifford Odets, Ernest Lehman

Editor: Alan Crosland Jr.

Cinematographer: James Wong Howe

Production Company: Hecht-Hill-Lancaster, Norma-Curtleigh Productions

36. Frank Booth

Blue Velvet (1986)

Cast: Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper

Directors: David Lynch

Producer: Fred Caruso, Richard Roth

Writer: David Lynch

Editor: Duwayne Dunham

Cinematographer: Frederick Elmes

Production Company: Blue Velvet Productions

37. Harry Lime

The Third Man (1949)

Cast: Joseph Cotten, Valli, Orson Welles

Directors: Carol Reed

Producer: Carol Reed

Writer: Graham Greene

Editor: Oswald Hafenrichter

Cinematographer: Robert Krasker

Production Company: London Film Productions, Ltd.

38. Caesar Enrico Bandello

Little Caesar (1931)

Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Glenda Farrell

Directors: Mervyn LeRoy

Writer: Francis Edwards Faragoh

Editor: Ray Curtiss

Cinematographer: Tony Gaudio

Production Company: First National Pictures, Inc.

39. Cruella De Vil

One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)

Cast: Rod Taylor, J. Pat O'Malley, Betty Lou Gerson

Directors: Wolfgang Reitherman, Hamilton S. Luske, Clyde Geronimi

Writer: William Peed

Editor: Donald Halliday, Roy M. Brewer Jr.

Production Company: Walt Disney Productions

40. Freddy Krueger

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Cast: John Saxon, Ronee Blakley, Heather Langenkamp

Directors: Wes Craven

Producer: Robert Shaye, Stanley Dudelson, Joseph Wolf

Writer: Wes Craven

Editor: Rick Shaine

Cinematographer: Jacques Haitkin

Production Company: New Line Cinema , Media Home Entertainment, Inc., Smart Egg Pictures

41. Joan Crawford

Mommie Dearest (1981)

Cast: Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Steve Forrest

Directors: Frank Perry

Producer: Frank Yablans, David Koontz, Terence O'Neill

Writer: Frank Yablans, Frank Perry, Tracy Hotchner, Robert Getchell

Editor: Peter E. Berger

Cinematographer: Paul Lohmann

Production Company: Frank Yablans Presentation, Inc., Dunaway/O'Neill Associates, Inc.

42. Tom Powers

The Public Enemy (1931)

Cast: James Cagney, Jean Harlow, Edward Woods

Directors: William A. Wellman

Writer: Kubec Glasmon, John Bright, Harvey Thew

Editor: Edward M. McDermott

Cinematographer: Dev Jennings

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

43. Regina Giddens

The Little Foxes (1941)

Cast: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright

Directors: William Wyler

Producer: Samuel Goldwyn

Writer: Lillian Hellman

Editor: Daniel Mandell

Cinematographer: Gregg Toland

Production Company: Samuel Goldwyn Productions, Inc.

44. Baby Jane Hudson

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

Cast: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono

Directors: Robert Aldrich

Producer: Robert Aldrich, Kenneth Hyman

Writer: Lukas Heller

Editor: Michael Luciano

Cinematographer: Ernest Haller

Production Company: Associates & Aldrich Co., Inc.

45. The Joker

Batman (1989)

Cast: Jack Nicholson, Michael Keaton, Kim Basinger

Directors: Tim Burton

Producer: Jon Peters, Peter Guber, Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan

Writer: Sam Hamm, Warren Skaaren, Sam Hamm

Editor: Ray Lovejoy

Cinematographer: Roger Pratt

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures , Guber-Peters Company, PolyGram Pictures

46. Hans Gruber

Die Hard (1988)

Cast: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Alexander Godunov

Directors: John McTiernan

Producer: Lawrence Gordon, Joel Silver, Charles Gordon

Writer: Jeb Stuart, Steven E. de Souza

Editor: Frank J. Urioste, John F. Link

Cinematographer: Jan de Bont

Production Company: Gordon Company , Silver Pictures

47. Tony Camonte

Scarface (1932)

Cast: Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Karen Morley

Directors: Howard Hawks

Writer: Ben Hecht, Fred Pasley

Editor: Edward Curtiss

Cinematographer: Lee Garmes, L. W. O'Connell

Production Company: The Caddo Co., Inc.

48. Verbal Kint

The Usual Suspects (1995)

Cast: Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Benicio Del Toro

Directors: Bryan Singer

Producer: Bryan Singer, Michael McDonnell

Writer: Christopher McQuarrie

Editor: John Ottman

Cinematographer: Newton Thomas Sigel

Production Company: Blue Parrot

49. Auric Goldfinger

Goldfinger (1964)

Cast: Sean Connery, Gert Fröbe, Honor Blackman

Directors: Guy Hamilton

Producer: Harry Saltzman, Albert R. Broccoli

Writer: Richard Maibaum, Paul Dehn

Editor: Peter Hunt

Cinematographer: Ted Moore

Production Company: Danjaq, S. A., Eon Productions, Ltd.

50. Alonzo Harris

Training Day (2001)

Cast: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn

Directors: Antoine Fuqua

Producer: Jeffrey Silver, Bobby Newmyer

Writer: David Ayer

Editor: Conrad Buff

Cinematographer: Mauro Fiore

Production Company: Training Day Productions

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Which character is voted the AFI's #1 hero? ›

1. Atticus Finch. In a small Alabama town in 1932, widowed lawyer Atticus Finch strives to create an atmosphere free from hatred and prejudice for his two children, six-year-old Scout, a tomboy, and her ten-year-old brother, Jem.

Who is the number 1 villain of all time? ›

Hannibal Lecter

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Top 50 Greatest Heroes and Villains
RankHeroes
1.Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird
2.Indiana Jones, Raiders of the Lost Ark
3.James Bond, Dr. No
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Who is the most loved villain? ›

The Best Movie Villains Of All Time
  1. Darth Vader. The Star Wars trilogy (1977-1983) Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge Of The Sith (2005), Rogue One (2016)
  2. The Joker. Batman (1966), Batman (1989), The Dark Knight (2008), Joker (2019) ...
  3. Loki. ...
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  5. Hannibal Lecter. ...
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35 Greatest Movie Villains of All Time, Ranked
  • The Joker. ...
  • Bottom Line: The Joker. ...
  • Hans Gruber. ...
  • Bottom Line: Hans Gruber. ...
  • Darth Vader. ...
  • Bottom Line: Darth Vader. ...
  • Hannibal Lecter. ...
  • Bottom Line: Hannibal Lecter. Hannibal "the Cannibal" Lecter was a psychopathic psychiatrist with a literally bloodthirsty appetite for human flesh.
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Who is Disney's #1 villain? ›

1. Scar (The Lion King) Simba's scheming uncle, THE LION KING'S Scar, had designs on the royal throne of Pride Rock.

Who is the most loved villain in Marvel? ›

1. Thanos (Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame)

Who is the baddest villain in Disney? ›

Based on our research, the evilest Disney supervillain of all time is Scar. His greed and jealousy turned him into a ruthless murderer. Scar even killed his own family just to have power and the throne. The part where he killed Mufasa, the Lion King, is one iconic scene.

Who is No 1 hero in the world? ›

Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office
RankNameMovies
1Scarlett Johansson33
2Robert Downey, Jr.43
3Samuel L. Jackson64
4Chris Hemsworth25
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Is Thanos the best villain of all time? ›

Thanos was the main threat in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, and also played an important role in films like Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers. These are the worst things that Thanos has done, proving that he is the best villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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The 25 greatest villain names of all time
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The Best Villain Performances in Cinematic History, Ranked
  • 4/9 Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurh - No Country for Old Men (2007)
  • 3/9 Sir Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter - The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  • 2/9 Ralph Fiennes as Amon Goeth - Schindler's List (1993)
  • 1/9 Christoph Waltz as Col.
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Why do I like villains? ›

Studies have proven that we are more likely to sympathize with characters who are similar to us. Good guys are often portrayed in movies as nearly perfect, and it's hard to relate to them. We all have our own imperfections and a dark side. So, villains are often more realistic than good guys are.

Are there any male Disney villains? ›

Gaston, Jafar and Judge Claude Frollo are currently the only three male Disney Villains to have an obsession with the female lead of their respective films (Belle for Gaston, Jasmine for Jafar, and Esmeralda for Frollo).

Who is the baddest villain in DC? ›

Darkseid

Darkseid is, perhaps, DC's ultimate expression of evil. Obsessed with his quest for the Anti-Life Equation, the mad god and lord of Apokolips is possessed of power beyond measure, and a contempt for all whom he sees as beneath his strength.

Does Joker ever become good? ›

Joker remains one of the evilest bad guys in all DC, but there have been a few times in history that he has done good things, and even acted heroic. One thing that has always defined Joker in DC comics, movies, and TV shows, is that he is not a good person.

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I considered Tai lung is best villain in kungfu Panda series. He is powerful and a good opponent to Panda. The fight scene between Panda and Tai lung is awesome.

What makes Joker a villain? ›

He is the agent of chaos, and he needs no other reason, Joker sees the world as one cruel joke, with corrupt authority figures as its head. He holds no one and nothing dear and that leaves him with no weakness, he simply has no reason, not cross every line there is; he does whatever amuses him.

Who's the scariest Disney villain? ›

10 Scariest Villains In Disney Movies
  • 8/10 Shan Yu (Mulan)
  • 7/10 Mor'Du (Brave)
  • 6/10 Lady Tremaine (Cinderella)
  • 5/10 Chernabog (Fantasia)
  • 4/10 Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty)
  • 3/10 The Horned King (The Black Cauldron)
  • 2/10 The Evil Queen (Snow White)
  • 1/10 Claude Frollo (The Hunchback Of Notre Dame)
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Who is the most evil MCU villain? ›

Though Thanos is widely regarded as the evilest villain, looking at the complexities of his logic leads to the realization that there's not much evil in his plan. Thanos's end goal was to prevent overpopulation and the dwindling of resources by cutting the number of people in half.

Who is Thor's arch nemesis? ›

Loki – Thor's archenemy and adoptive brother. The son of Laufey, ruler of the Frost Giants of Jotunheim, one of the "Nine Worlds" of the Asgardian cosmology. He is a master of spellcasting and trickery. Lorelei – The sister of Amora the Enchantress, who possesses some skills in Asgardian magic and seduction.

What is the darkest Disney cartoon? ›

Arguably the darkest film in the entire Disney animated canon is the 1996 film The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The movie opens with Frollo killing Quasimodo's mother and attempting to kill an infant Quasimodo before he's forced to stop.

Who is the meanest Disney character? ›

Maleficent – Perhaps the meanest character in Disney's history is Maleficent. The evil mistress from “Sleeping Beauty” puts a curse on Aurora after she isn't invited to her christening.

Who was the first female Disney villain? ›

The Evil Queen, also known as the Wicked Queen, Queen Grimhilde, or just the Queen, is a fictional character who appears as the main antagonist in Walt Disney Productions' first animated feature film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) and remains a villain character in their extended Snow White franchise.

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Mohanlal. Mohanlal is referred as the god of acting. His talent of natural acting is amazing. He received these awards and honours as a part of this.

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Forbes publishes yearly lists of the highest-paid actors and actresses based on total earnings from 1 June the previous year to 1 June the current year.
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Highest annual earnings.
RankActorEarnings
1Mark Wahlberg$68 million
2Dwayne Johnson$65 million
3Vin Diesel$54.5 million
4Adam Sandler$50.5 million
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With a worldwide gross of over USD 1.3 billion, Top Gun: Maverick is the highest-grossing film of 2022. With this one film, Tom Cruise sits at the very top of the list of highest-paid actors in the world with a stratospheric earning of over USD 100 million reportedly.

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Thanos is usually portrayed as a villain, although many stories depict him as believing his actions to be justified.
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Thanos
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceThe Invincible Iron Man #55 (February 1973)
Created byJim Starlin Mike Friedrich
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Will Thanos return in MCU? ›

The writer and artist also discussed how the MCU's Multiverse could pave the way for ”the possibility of bringing back Thanos.” “I've heard Marvel may want to use some other characters I've done. I think they're running out. Now that they've got this multiverse, there's the possibility of bringing back Thanos.

Why do people love Thanos? ›

Thanos respects opponents who fight him honorably (that is, without trickery, as Loki did at the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War), and so he will not kill them unless he thinks it is necessary. Since he never saw the Avengers as being a serious threat to achieving his goal, he had no reason to kill them all.

Who is the baddest super villain? ›

Strongest Supervillains In History Ranked
  • Brainiac (DC) DC Comics.
  • Doomsday (DC) DC Comics. ...
  • Thanos (Marvel) Marvel Comics. ...
  • Surtur (Marvel) Marvel Comics. ...
  • Hela (Marvel) Marvel Comics. ...
  • General Zod (DC) DC Comics. ...
  • The Redeemer (Image) Image Comics. ...
  • Ozymandias (DC) DC Comics. ...
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What villain is stronger than Thanos? ›

Thanos isn't a cosmic being; instead, he's just another mortal who's very hard to kill. Therefore, Korvac is someone who is stronger than Thanos and sits above him in the pecking order.

Who is the greatest female star of all time? ›

The Top Ten: American Film Institute's Greatest Female Screen Legends
RankActress
1.Katharine Hepburn
2.Bette Davis
3.Audrey Hepburn
4.Ingrid Bergman
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Who is the biggest name in Hollywood? ›

Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office
RankNameWorldwide Box Office
1Scarlett Johansson$14,522,750,835
2Robert Downey, Jr.$14,396,065,966
3Samuel L. Jackson$14,364,968,305
4Chris Hemsworth$11,945,886,832
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Who was the most popular male movie star in 1948? ›

Bing Crosby

Who is the most loved actor in Hollywood? ›

popularity is the % of people who have a positive opinion of a all-time actor/actress. Find out more
  • 1 Betty White85%
  • 2 Robin Williams84%
  • 3 Morgan Freeman84%
  • 4 Denzel Washington80%
  • 5 Harrison Ford77%
  • 6 Sean Connery77%
  • 7 Keanu Reeves76%
  • 8 Tom Hanks75%

Who is the most loved actor in the world? ›

Dwayne Johnson

American veteran actor Swayne Johnson is the most popular actor in the world of 2022.

Who is the most famous actor alive? ›

popularity is the % of people who have a positive opinion of a contemporary actor. Find out more
  • 1 Morgan Freeman84%
  • Samuel L. Jackson79%
  • 3 Denzel Washington79%
  • 4 Keanu Reeves78%
  • 5 Bruce Willis77%
  • 6 Harrison Ford76%
  • 7 Tom Hanks76%
  • 8 Steve Martin75%

What was the highest grossing film of 1949? ›

Samson and Delilah

Who was the most famous actress in 1940s? ›

1.Lauren Bacall

Considered by many now to be the most iconic of all 1940s actresses, 'Betty' Bacall is also one of the most beautiful, and in old age she was just as striking.

Who was the heartthrob of the 40s? ›

The Heartthrob: Frank Sinatra

His capacity for dramatic roles would become increasingly clear in the following decade, but the 40s saw him at the height of his romantic popularity among female fans, nicknamed the 'bobby soxers'. Before Elvis or The Beatles, Sinatra-mania was in full flow.

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