Music Tracks Movies
- Atticus Finch, Gregory Peck in To Kill a Mockingbird Admittedly a cliché to call Atticus the embodiment of integrity and strength. If the cliché fits though.
- Scrooge, Alastair Sim in A Christmas Carol I can watch this movie in the middle of July and feel as 'giddy as a drunken man' watching Sim's performance.
- Frank Booth, Dennis Hopper in Blue Velvet "What kind of beer do you like neighbor?" Crazy drug fiend. And oh so suave.
- Roy Battey, Rutger Hauer in Blade Runner "All these memories lost. Like tears in rain. Time to die." Tormented and heart-wrenchingly beautiful. He just wanted more life. Maybe my singular favorite on this list.
- Count Dracula, Louis Jourdan in Count Dracula 1977 PBS version. The dude had it going on as the vampire. Seductive. Even at nearly 60 years old.
- Jules Winnfield, Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction A bible-quoting bad motherfu**er.
- Priss, Daryl Hannah in Blade Runner Roy's beloved.
- Max Cady, Robert Mitchum in Cape Fear (1962) I will never understand why Scorcese chose to re-make this film. I love Robert Dinero, but attempting to match Robert Mitchum's Max Cady? Please. Some things should just not be tampered with.
- Maximus, Russell Crowe in Gladiator Strenth and honor. He had my allegiance from the start.
- Harry Powell, Robert Mitchum in Night of the Hunter Insane. Plainly, spiritually insane.
- Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega, Michael Madsen in Reservoir Dogs All the way psychotic. But Michael Madsen is just one of those actors you can't take your eyes off. Especially here.
- Ellis Boy "Red" Redding, Morgan Freeman in The Shawshank Redemption I will not use the work 'integrity.' Oops.
- Gillian Holroyd, Kim Novak in Bell, Book and Candle Novak as a witch after Jimmy Stewart. The first part of that works enchantingly well.
- Madeleine Elster/Judy Barton, Kim Novak (again) in Vertigo And here we have Stewart after Novak. I can understand his obsession. (What I don't buy, again, is Jimmy Stewart as love interest. Ditto in Rear Window with Grace Kelly.)
- James Bond, Sean Connery in all those Bond films. And I include this character without being a fan of the films.
- Rhett Butler, Clark Gable in Gone With the Wind Along with Connery's Bond, the quintessential male film characters.
- Corky, Gina Gershon in Bound That face! Tough and beautiful.
- Violet, Jennifer Tilly in Bound A body like a brick house and a voice like Betty Boop.