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  • 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.
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