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Who is your all-time favorite movie character?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on June 23, 2011

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“Paul Newman in ‘Cool Hand Luke.’”

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“Yeah-Yeah from ‘The Sandlot.’”

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“Tony Montana from ‘Scarface.’”

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“Marie, the little white cat in ‘The AristoCats.”

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Scott Morgan 3 years, 6 months ago

bold talk for a one eyed fat man........

riverdrifter 3 years, 6 months ago

Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez

Eli Wallach should've gotten Best Supporting Actor in 1966. I couldn't find his best scene in this movie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUslGSoEH8I

RoeDapple 3 years, 6 months ago

I identify best with Chewbacca from Star Wars . . I get my best material from his quotes "Aaaaaarrrgghh" , "Grfff"

or maybe Dr. Smith from Lost in Space (the original series) "Oh, the pain, the pain!"

RoeDapple 3 years, 6 months ago

Shintaro Katsu as "The Blind Swordsman". Yeah, the dude could slice and dice better than Ron Popeil, never get a scratch, then give a mean massage to boot! Plus he could hear a mosquito pass gas from a block away!

RoeDapple 3 years, 6 months ago

Seriously? I absolutely hated Willem Dafoe as Rick Masters in "To Live And Die in L.A.", couldn't wait for him to die. Then when I saw him in "Platoon" I thought 'Good, I hope he gets it here too'. By the time his character, Sgt. Grodin, gets killed I wanted him to live. It dawned on me, he had become the character he was portraying in both movies because of his acting ability. I usually don't see actors as anything other than someone just play acting so I was impressed with him, at least in these two films.

Pete_Schweti 3 years, 6 months ago

William Foster in "Falling Down."

...or Dave Grohl as William Foster. Either will work.

somedude20 3 years, 6 months ago

"When a naked man is chasing a woman through an alley with a butcher knife and a hard-on, I figure he isn't out collecting for the Red Cross."

Kyle Neuer 3 years, 6 months ago

Rutger Hauer as the Hobo With A Shotgun. Or Godzilla.

Julie Craig 3 years, 6 months ago

Zack Mayo - Officer and a Gentleman "I got nowhere else to go!"

Gayle Sayers - Brian's Song

Scott Morgan 3 years, 6 months ago

Warren Beatty, my first serious movie Bonny and Clyde, but his acting in Reds is my favorite.

schula 3 years, 6 months ago

Puzzler -- An Officer and a Gentleman is my most favorite movie of all time! I can watch it over and over again.

RoeDapple 3 years, 6 months ago

Bill Murray as Phil Conners in "Groundhog Day". I can watch it over and over again.''

Bill Murray as Phil Conners in "Groundhog Day". I can watch it over and over again.''

Bill Murray as Phil Conners in "Groundhog Day". I can watch it over and over again.''

Bill Murray as Phil Conners in "Groundhog Day". I can watch it over and over again.''

RoeDapple 3 years, 6 months ago

Bill Murray as Phil Conners in "Groundhog Day". I can watch it over and over again.''

Bill Murray as Phil Conners in "Groundhog Day". I can watch it over and over again.''

Bill Murray as Phil Conners in "Groundhog Day". I can watch it over and over again.''

Bill Murray as Phil Conners in "Groundhog Day". I can watch it over and over again.''

trinity 3 years, 6 months ago

val kilmer's "doc holliday" in tombstone. ohhhhh yeah. you're a daisy if ya do!

RoeDapple 3 years, 6 months ago

Will Smith as Bagger Vance. I like movies about golf

jonas_opines 3 years, 6 months ago

Verbal Kent, I suppose.

"He was like Orca fat!"

I guess I'm hardly on here anymore, but I thought some of you might like to know that as of the 3rd I will no longer be a Lawrencian, moving to Wilmington NC for a job. woot

I fully expect to come back to this site from time to time and hear the same 10 people on the two sides of the aisle saying the exact same thing to each other over and over again! The sense of stability is calming.

schula 3 years, 6 months ago

Jonas -- best of luck to you! I hope all goes well for you in Wilmington, NC. I have been to Charlotte, NC and it is beautiful.

I am moving, too, to Topeka in two weeks. I will still be working in Lawrence (for now) and will still frequent the LJ World.

preebo 3 years, 6 months ago

Uh....The Dude, hands down! Or Your Dudeness or El Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing, man. Looking forward to the showing at the Hall this weekend.

K_Verses_The_World 3 years, 6 months ago

There was no actor anywhere better than the Jack of Hearts

wmathews 3 years, 6 months ago

I guess that was your accomplice in the wood chipper.

Kontum1972 3 years, 6 months ago

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Julie Craig 3 years, 6 months ago

Sean Connery as Jim Malone in "The Untouchables"

Really, Sean Connery any time.

Julie Craig 3 years, 6 months ago

LOL might have to go watch some SNL reruns. . .

somedude20 3 years, 6 months ago

"It looks like this is my lucky day! I'll take "The Rapists" for $200"

wmathews 3 years, 6 months ago

That would be therapists. Not the rapists.

somedude20 3 years, 6 months ago

"You usually drink water out of one of these."

rockchalker52 3 years, 6 months ago

Bond, James Bond.
da dum DAH dum da dum dum

Larry McGlinn 3 years, 6 months ago

Morgan Freeman in just about anything; but, especially as Alex Cross in any one of James Patterson's great stories!

labmonkey 3 years, 6 months ago

Clint Eastwood's character in "Grand Torino."

Matthew McCounaghey as Wooderson in "Dazed and Confused."

Charles Bronson's characters in "Hard Times," "The Dirty Dozen,".... anything Charles Bronson really.

Scott Morgan 3 years, 6 months ago

I once dated a gal many moons ago who thought Charles Bronson was the sexiest man alive. Never figured that one out, in both cases.

trinity 3 years, 6 months ago

"it'd be a lot cooler if you did"!!! :) LUV wooderson!

labmonkey 3 years, 6 months ago

Oh... and Darrel Hammond as Sean Connery.

Kontum1972 3 years, 6 months ago

Brando, Last Tango in Paris...it sizzled...

BorderRat 3 years, 6 months ago

Mandy Patinkin: "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

Scott Morgan 3 years, 6 months ago

Often told I always prefer back in the day entertainment. Oh, where did I put that Byrds album?

but,

I marveled at this younger actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in Capote and raved but didn't recognize him at first in Charlie Wilson's War.

The guy who played the Jew Hunter in Inglorious Bastards was a role one can't forget too soon. Christoph something?

somedude20 3 years, 6 months ago

Nor have they said Bill Paxton in "Club Dread"

scopi_guy 3 years, 6 months ago

Dawn Davenport She passed notes and ate a meatball sandwich, right out in class Definately Dawn Davenport

riverdrifter 3 years, 6 months ago

Jackie Gleason as Minnesota Fats in The Hustler.

rockchalker52 3 years, 6 months ago

John McClane in Die Hard

"Yippee-ki-yay, Emmer Effer."

Bill Lee 3 years, 6 months ago

Nora Charles (Myrna Loy) from the Thin Man movies.

rockchalker52 3 years, 6 months ago

I'm glad you're ok, autie. Were your feet slick from the saltwater?

Pitt_Mackeson 3 years, 6 months ago

Bill Murray as Carl Spackler in Caddyshack: License to kill gophers by the government of the United Nations. Man, free to kill gophers at will. To kill, you must know your enemy, and in this case my enemy is a varmint. And a varmint will never quit - ever. They're like the Viet Cong - Varmint Cong. So you have to fall back on superior intelligence and superior firepower. And that's all she wrote.

trinity 3 years, 6 months ago

you are so right! "skin that smokewagon&get to work!" :) ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh LOVE that movie!

riverdrifter 3 years, 6 months ago

Autie don't get to inspect my weather station 30' up. No log chains, see.

Armored_One 3 years, 6 months ago

Top Dollar and Eric Draven - The Crow Auntie Mame (Rosalin Russell's version) - Auntie Mame Michael Myers - Halloween Jason Vorhees - Friday the 13th Freddy Krueger - A Nightmare on Elm Street

I'd be here for days typing if I wanted to make a full and complete list

RoeDapple 3 years, 6 months ago

Leon (Jean Reno) in The Professional.

TopJayhawk 3 years, 6 months ago

Yes it is the Duke in anything. Specifically Rooster Cogburn.....John Anderson in the Cowboys. And let's not forget John Books in the Shootist. Now those are all movies with heart and soul...

Kathryne Hepburn always said John Wayne was the best actor Hollywood had ever seen, and that includes her beloved Spencer Tracy.

trinity 3 years, 6 months ago

oh my-morgan freeman in Shawshank-"get busy livin' or get busy dyin'". wowzer.

Alfred_W 3 years, 6 months ago

"I never did introduce myself. Del Griffith. American Light and Fixture-- Director of sales, shower curtain ring division. I sell shower curtain rings."

RIP John Candy

beatrice 3 years, 6 months ago

I can't decide: Jodi Foster as Clarice Starling in "Silence of the Lambs." Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal Lecter in "Silence of the Lambs." Dennis Hopper as Frank Booth in "Blue Velvet." Al Pacino as Michael Corleone in "The Godfather" movies. Frances McDormand as Marge Gunderson in "Fargo."

Honorable mention: Steve Buscemi as Mr. Pink in "Reservoir Dogs." Robert Shaw as Sam Quint in "Jaws." Emilo Estevez as Otto in "Repo Man."

Ron Holzwarth 3 years, 6 months ago

James Stewart as George Bailey in 'It's a Wonderful Life'.

Or maybe Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine in 'Casablanca'.

gkerr 3 years, 6 months ago

One of my favorites if not The favorite was James Dean as Jett Rink in Giant. Gkerr

camper 3 years, 6 months ago

John Wayne.

Also liked Jennifer Jones in "Love is a many splendored thing"

Jersey_Girl 3 years, 6 months ago

Bluto - "Animal House" Silent Bob - "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back"

jayhawklawrence 3 years, 5 months ago

I think I have to agree with the call on Cool Hand Luke.

For a time, I wanted to be Cool Hand Luke.

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