The 50 greatest movie heroes and baddies of all time revealedNovember 27th, 2007 - 4:12 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, Nov 27 (ANI): Famous archeologist Indiana Jones and Batman’s Joker have been named the greatest hero and greatest villain of all time respectively.
The 50 best movie heroes and villains of all time have been revealed in alist, compiled by Total Film magazine writers.
Harrison Ford’s portrayal of archaeologist Indiana Jones landed him the top spot on the Heroes list, withthe Batman in second place and Sylvester Stallone’s gutsy boxer Rocky Balboa in third.
British spy James Bond bagged the fourth spot, while Superman made it to the fifth position, reports News.com.au.
Top of the villains list is Batman’s arch nemesis The Joker , whowas first played on the big screen by Cesar Romero in the 1966 film Batman: The Movie, and later taken on by Jack Nicholson.
Star Wars villain Darth Vader came second in the list, closely followed by cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter from The Silence of the Lambs. At the fourt place was chainsaw-wielding Leatherface of horror classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, while the fifth spot went to creepy school gardener and dream-walker Freddy Krueger of Nightmare on Elm Street.
Others who made it to the top heroes list include the friendly neighbourhood Spiderman, the Bourne Identitys Jason Bourne, cyborg assassin The Terminator and Legally Blondes Elle Woods.
The top villains list also features The Halloween series Michael Myers, Basic Instincts Catherine Tramell, The Godfathers Michael Corleone, Psychos Norman Bates and Reservoir Dogs Mr Blonde.
The top ten movie heroes of all time are:
1 Indiana Jones 2 Batman 3 Rocky Balboa (Rocky) 4 James Bond 5 Superman 6 Luke Skywalker (Star Wars) 7 Spiderman 8 Neo (The Matrix) 9 Han Solo (Star Wars) 10 The Incredible Hulk/Bruce Banner 11 Donnie Darko 12 Maximus Decimus Meridius (Gladiatior) 13 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 14 Jason Bourne (The Bourne Identity) 15 Spartacus 16 Wolverine (X Men) 17 Samwise Gamgee (Lord of the Rings) 18 George Bailey (It’s a Wonderful Life) 19 Philip Marlowe (Murder, My Sweet) 20 Mr Lee (Enter the Dragon) 21 Cherry Darling (Planet Terror) 22 John McClane (Die Hard) 23 Rick Deckard (Blade Runner) 24 Lassie 25 Dewey Finn (School of Rock) 26 Bree (Transamerica) 27 Mr Davis (12 Angry Men) 28 Thelma and Louise 29 Virgil Tibbs (In the Heat of the Night) 30 Optimus Prime (The Transformers: The Movie) 31 Clarice Starling (The Silence of the Lambs) 32 The Terminator 33 Ashitaka (Princess Mononoke) 34 Elle Woods (Legally Blonde) 35 Father Merrin (The Exorcist) 36 Rooster Cogburn (True Grit) 37 Kenji Watanabe (Ikiru) 38 The Tramp (City Lights) 39 The Man with No Name (A Fistful of Dollars) 40 Ellen Ripley (Alien) 41 Laurie Strode (Halloween) 42 Spongebob Squarepants 43 Rachel Stein/Ellis de Vries (Black Book) 44 Jefferson Smith (Mr Smith goes to Washington) 45 Sheriff John T Chance (Rio Bravo) 46 John Shaft 47 Sarah Connor (The Terminator) 48 David Dunn (Unbreakable) 49 Rick Blaine (Casablanca) 50 Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird)
The top ten movie villains of all time are:
1 The Joker (Batman: The Movie) 2 Darth Vader (Star Wars) 3 Hannibal Lecter (Silence of the Lambs) 4 Leatherface (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) 5 Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street) 6 Nurse Ratched (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) 7 Anton Chigurh (No Country for Old Men) 8 Michael Myers (The Halloween series) 9 Frank Booth (Blue Velvet) 10 Norman Bates (Psycho) 11 Bridget Gregory/Wendy Kroy (The Last Seduction) 12 Jason Vorhees (Friday the 13th series) 13 Saruman the White (The Lord of the Rings) 14 John Doe (Se7en) 15 Baby Jane Hudson (Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?) 16 Peyton Flanders (The Hand That Rocks the Cradle) 17 Gordon Gekko (Wall Street) 18 Alex Forrest (Fatal Attraction) 19 The White Witch (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe) 20 Captain Videl (Pan’s Labyrinth) 21 Annie Wilkes (Misery) 22 Tony Montana (Scarface) 23 Catherine Tramell (Basic Instinct) 24 Michael Corleone (The Godfather) 25 Dr Christian Sezell (Marathon Man) 26 Reverend Harry Powell (The Night of the Hunter) 27 Ray (Nil by Mouth) 28 The Wicked Witch of the West (The Wizard of Oz) 29 John Ryder (The Hitcher) 30 Suzanna Stone Maretto (To Die For) 31 Combo (This is England) 32 General Zod (Superman) 33 Hans Gruber (Die Hard) 34 Patrick Bateman (American Psycho) 35 Ivan Drago (Rocky IV) 36 Daniel Cleaver (Bridget Jones Diary) 37 Verbal Klint/Keyser Soze (The Usual Suspects) 38 Lex Luthor (Superman) 39 Don (Sexy Beast) 40 Begbie (Trainspotting) 41 Phyllis Dietrichsonn (Double Indemnity) 42 Mr Blonde (Reservoir Dogs) 43 Dr Elsa Schneider (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade) 44 Frank (Once Upon a Time in the West) 45 Max Cady (Cape Fear) 46 The Child Catcher (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) 47 The Truck (Duel) 48 Hans Beckert (M) 49 Mrs John Iselin (The Manchurian Candidate) 50 Mr Potter (It’s a Wonderful Life)
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