So, there I was… minding my own business… when I was ambushed and tagged by that no-good ruffian, Ben Willoughby, to name ten of my favourite Movie/TV characters.
It took a while for me to narrow the list down. It’s not as easy as you think and in several cases I could list a fair few characters just from one movie/show (which is a testament to the quality of the writing). Anyway, in no particular order, here are ten characters that stood out…
– Faun –
“El Laberinto del Fauno”
“I have so many names, names that only the wind and the trees can pronounce.”
– Hazel –
“All the world will be your enemy, Prince of a Thousand enemies. And when they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you; digger, listener, runner, Prince with the swift warning. Be cunning, and full of tricks, and your people will never be destroyed.”
– Pinhead –
“Oh, no tears please, for it’s a waste of good suffering.”
– Indiana Jones –
“Raiders of the Lost Ark”
“You want to talk to God? Let’s go see him together, I’ve got nothing better to do.”
– Léon –
“Léon: The Professional”
[referring to his plant] “It’s my best friend. Always happy. No questions.”
– Snake Plissken –
“Escape from New York”
“Sad story. You got a smoke?”
– Gabriel –
“Do you know how you got that dent, in your top lip? Way back, before you were born, I told you a secret, then I put my finger there and I said “Shhhhh!”
– Eric Draven –
“Mother is the name for God on the lips and hearts of all children.”
– Mr. Croup and Mr. Vandemar –
Mr. Croup: “Well bless my little black soul, Mr. Vandemaar. Do you see what I see? I spy with my little eye something that’s going to be…”
Mr. Vandemaar: “Dead in a minute, Mr. Croup.”
– Sherlock Holmes –
“The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” [ITV – Jeremy Brett]
“I never make exceptions. An exception disproves the rule.”
There, all done. So many missing from that list.
And… before you say it… I know that Mr. Croup and Mr. Vandemar are actually two characters, but… you can’t have one without the other. They are two halves of the same and in any case, I don’t care!
If you want to have a go at listing your own 10 then go ahead and then tag up to 10 other people to do the same. Those that I’ve clubbed and tagged will be mentioned via Twitter.