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

Stella Dallas (1937)
Stella Dallas
Barbara Stanwyck

Klute (1971)
Bree Daniels
Jane Fonda

The Birds (1963)
Melanie Daniels
Tippi Hedren

Rebecca (1940)
Mrs. Danvers
Judith Anderson

Some Like It Hot (1959)
Jack Lemmon

Donnie Darko (2001)
Donnie Darko
Jake Gyllenhaal

Planet Terror (2007)
Cherry Darling
Rose McGowan

King Kong (1933)
Ann Darrow
Fay Wray

Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949, UK) (aka Noblesse Oblige)

D'Ascoyne Family Members (8):

  • Young Ascoyne D'Ascoyne
  • Young Henry D'Ascoyne
  • Reverend Lord Henry D'Ascoyne
  • Lady Agatha D'Ascoyne
  • Admiral Lord Horatio D'Ascoyne
  • General Lord Rufus D'Ascoyne
  • Ethelred D'Ascoyne, 8th Duke of Chalfont
  • Lord Ascoyne D'Ascoyne (Banker)


Alec Guinness

Lord Ascoyne D'Ascoyne

Admiral Lord Horatio D'Ascoyne

General Lord Rufus D'Ascoyne

Lady Agatha D'Ascoyne

Bull Durham (1988)
"Crash" Davis
Kevin Costner

Manhattan (1979)
Isaac ("Ike") Davis
Woody Allen

Born Yesterday (1950)
Emma 'Billie' Dawn
Judy Holliday

A Clockwork Orange (1971, UK)
Alex de Large
Malcolm McDowell

The Seventh Seal (1957, Swe.) (aka Det Sjunde Inseglet)
Bengt Ekerot

Blade Runner (1982)
Rick Deckard
Harrison Ford

Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Norma Desmond
Gloria Swanson

One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961) (aka 101 Dalmatians)
Cruella de Vil
voice of Betty Lou Gerson; also Glenn Close (1996 live-action film)

Notorious (1946)
T.R. Devlin
Cary Grant

GoodFellas (1990)
Tommy DeVito
Joe Pesci

Rebecca (1940)
Mrs. de Winter (the 2nd)
Joan Fontaine

The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
Susie Diamond
Michelle Pfieffer

Double Indemnity (1944)
Phyllis Dietrichson
Barbara Stanwyck

The Crying Game (1992, UK)
Jaye Davidson

The Grifters (1990)
Lilly Dillon
Anjelica Huston

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
Fred C. Dobbs
Humphrey Bogart

Say Anything... (1989)
Lloyd Dobler
John Cusack

Dodsworth (1936)
Fran Dodsworth
Ruth Chatterton

Meet John Doe (1941)
John Doe (aka John Willoughby)
Gary Cooper

Finding Nemo (2003)
voice of Ellen Degeneres

Horror of Dracula (1958, UK)
Count Dracula
Christopher Lee

Dracula (1931)
Count Dracula
Bela Lugosi

Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) and other Naked Gun films
Lt. Frank Drebin
Leslie Nielsen

the series of Nancy Drew films of the late 1930s
Nancy Drew
Bonita Granville

Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Shosanna Dreyfus
Melanie Laurent

Drive (2011)
Ryan Gosling

Inherit the Wind (1960)
Henry Drummond
Spencer Tracy

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Blanche DuBois
Vivien Leigh

The Big Lebowski (1998)
The Dude
(aka Jeff Lebowski)
Jeff Bridges

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
and franchise films
Professor Albus Dumbledore
Richard Harris/Michael Gambon

Isadora (1968, UK) (aka The Loves of Isadora)
Isadora Duncan
Vanessa Redgrave

Gone Girl (2014)
Amy Dunne
Rosamund Pike

Red River (1948)
Thomas Dunson
John Wayne

Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Robert "Bobby" Eroica Dupea
Jack Nicholson

Fight Club (1999)
Tyler Durden
Brad Pitt

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