Greatest Film Characters

Greatest Film Characters
of All-Time

Greatest Film Characters of All-Time
(alphabetical, by character name)
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Greatest Film Characters of All-Time
Film Title
Character Name
Played By

The Star Wars films
C-3PO (See-Threepio)
Anthony Daniels

Nights of Cabiria (1957, It.)
(aka Le Notti di Cabiria)
Maria 'Cabiria' Ceccarelli
Giulietta Masina

Cape Fear (1962)
Max Cady
Robert Mitchum

Cape Fear (1991)
Max Cady
Robert DeNiro

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920, Germ.)
Dr. Caligari
Werner Krauss

Dirty Harry
series of films
Detective 'Dirty Harry' Callahan
Clint Eastwood

Camille (1936)
"Camille" (Marguerite Gautier)
Greta Garbo

Scarface (1932)
Tony Camonte
Paul Muni

Capote (2005)
Truman Capote
Philip Seymour Hoffman

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) and other films in series
Captain America/Steve Rogers
Chris Evans

The Mask (1994)
Tina Carlyle
Cameron Diaz

Carrie (1976)
Carrie (White)
Sissy Spacek

Badlands (1973)
Kit Carruthers
Martin Sheen

Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Minnie Castevet
Ruth Gordon

Dirty Dancing (1987)
Johnny Castle
Patrick Swayze

Moonstruck (1987)
Loretta Castorini

Jules and Jim (1962, Fr.)
(aka Jules et Jim)
Jeanne Moreau

Batman Returns (1992)
Catwoman (Selina Kyle)
Michelle Pfeiffer

The Conversation (1974)
Harry Caul
Gene Hackman

Two Women (1960, It./Fr.)
(aka La Ciociara)
Sophia Loren

In the Company of Men (1997)
Aaron Eckhart

Charlie Chan Carries On (1931)

Charlie Chan in Honolulu (1938)

(Charlie Chan in) The Chinese Ring (1947)
Charlie Chan
Warner Oland (1931-1938) (pictured)

Sidney Toler (1938-1947) (pictured)

Roland Winters (1947-1949)

Being There (1979)
Chance, the Gardener
Peter Sellers

All About Eve (1950)
Margo Channing
Bette Davis

The Thin Man (1934)
Nick & Nora Charles
William Powell and Myrna Loy

Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
Charlotte "Young Charlie" Newton
Teresa Wright

Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
"Uncle Charlie" Oakley
Joseph Cotten

Lost in Translation (2003)
Scarlet Johansson

Cheech & Chong's
Up in Smoke (1978)
and others
Cheech & Chong
Richard "Cheech" Marin and Tommy Chong

Clueless (1995)
Cher (Horowitz)
Alicia Silverstone

the Star Wars films
Peter Mayhew

No Country for Old Men (2007)
Anton Chigurh
Javier Bardem

Spirited Away (2001, Jp./US)
Chihiro (Ogino)
voice of Rumi Hiiragi

Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939)
Mr. Chips (Arthur Chipping)
Robert Donat

Point Blank (1967)
Angie Dickinson

Network (1976)
Diana Christensen
Faye Dunaway

Child's Play (1988)
and others
(aka The Lakeshore Strangler, and Charles Lee Ray)
voice of Brad Dourif

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
'Clementine' Kruczynski
Kate Winslet

Black Narcissus (1947, UK)
Sister Clodagh
Deborah Kerr

The Pink Panther (1963) films
Inspector Jacques Clouseau
Peter Sellers
(also Alan Arkin, Steve Martin)

Inside Daisy Clover (1965)
Daisy Clover
Natalie Wood

True Romance (1993)
Vincenzo Coccotti
Christopher Walken

Coffy (1973)
Pam Grier

True Grit (1969)
Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn
John Wayne

True Grit (2010)
Reuben "Rooster" Cogburn
Jeff Bridges

Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
George M. Cohan
James Cagney

The Killers (1946)
Kitty Collins
Ava Gardner

Conan the Barbarian (1982)
Arnold Schwarzenegger

The Terminator (1984)

series of films
Sarah Connor
Linda Hamilton

Groundhog Day (1993)
Phil Connors
Bill Murray

The Godfather trilogy
Michael Corleone
Al Pacino

The Godfather (1972)
and sequel
Vito Corleone
Marlon Brando

Broadcast News (1987)
Jane Craig
Holly Hunter

Mommie Dearest (1981)
Joan Crawford
Faye Dunaway

"Crocodile" Dundee (1986) and sequels
Michael J. 'Crocodile' Dundee
Paul Hogan

Chinatown (1974)
Noah Cross
John Huston

the Twilight films
Edward Cullen
Robert Pattinson

City Slickers (1991)
Curly (Washburn)
Jack Palance

Gangs of New York (2002)
William 'Bill the Butcher' Cutting
Daniel Day-Lewis

Angel Heart (1987)
Louis Cyphre ("Lucifer")
Robert De Niro

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