Moviedom's most memorable character name
James Bond -
"The name's Bond, James Bond." Sean Connery introduced 007 on screen in 'Dr. No' (1962).
Forrest Gump -
Tom Hanks played the gentle titular character in 'Forrest Gump' (1994). The role won him the Oscar for Best Actor.
Beatrix "The Bride" Kiddo -
Uma Thurman portrayed Beatrix "The Bride" Kiddo in 'Kill Bill: Volume 1' (2003) and 'Kill Bill: Volume 2' (2004).
Travis Bickle -
Travis Bickle is the troubled cabbie and war veteran portrayed by Robert De Niro in 'Taxi Driver' (1976).
Ellen Ripley -
Sigourney Weaver's Ellen Ripley first confronted the chest-busting creature from outer space in 'Alien' (1979).
Captain Jack Sparrow -
Johnny Depp introduced Captain Jack Sparrow in 'The Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl' (2003).
Hannibal Lecter -
One of cinema's scariest characters, Hannibal Lecter is chillingly portrayed by Anthony Hopkins in 'The Silence of the Lambs' (1991).
Rocky Balboa -
Sylvester Stallone punched his way to stardom as Rocky Balboa in 'Rocky' (1976), and continued making a hit in five sequels.
Ace Ventura -
Jim Carrey is Ace Venture, a private eye specializing in tracking down animals, and who made his debut in 'Ace Ventura: Pet Detective' (1994).
Katniss Everdeen -
Jennifer Lawrence is Katniss Everdeen in 'The Hunger Games' (2012) and throughout the film series.
Ferris Bueller -
Ferris Bueller, played by Mathew Broderick, skips school for a some time out in Chicago in 'Ferris Bueller’s Day Off' (1986).
Tony Montana -
Tony Montana, portrayed by Al Pacino in 'Scarface' (1983), is not a guy you want to cross.
Donnie Darko' -
Jake Gyllenhaal's titular character in 'Donnie Darko' (2001) is a troubled teen induced into committing a series of crimes.
Wednesday Addams -
Two movies, 'The Addams Family' (1991) and 'Addams Family Values' (1993), see Christina Ricci portray the seriously weird Wednesday Addams.
Atticus Finch -
Atticus Finch is the name given to Gregory Peck's brave lawyer in 'To Kill a Mockingbird' (1962). He took home the Oscar for Best Actor for the role.
Ellis Boyd Redding, better known as "Red," is the contraband smuggler played by Morgan Freeman in 'The Shawshank Redemption' (1994).
Snake Plissken -
Former Special Forces soldier Snake Plissken is portrayed by Kurt Russell in 'Escape from New York' (1981) and again in 'Escape from L.A.' (1996).
Marge Gunderson -
Marge Gunderson—"Margie"—is portrayed by Frances McDormand in 'Fargo' (1996). She won the Oscar for Best Actress for the role.