this list is dedicated to originality, to attitude. it’s filled with unforgettable film characters that i regarded as the best that has existed in cinema screen history; from alexander delarge to mick travis, from jef costello to vincent vega, from col. walter e. kurtz to col. hans landa, from travis bickle to tyler durden. enjoy! oh, and there will be no real life characters from those biopics. once again, enjoy!
01. ANTOINE DOINEL.
“Oh, I lie now and then, I suppose. Sometimes I’d tell them the truth and they still wouldn’t believe me, so I prefer to lie.”
02. ALEXANDER DELARGE.
“It’s funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you viddy them on the screen.”
03. NORMAN BATES.
“People always mean well. They cluck their thick tongues, and shake their heads and suggest, oh, so very delicately.”
04. TRAVIS BICKLE.
“Thank God for the rain to wash the trash off the sidewalk.”
05. COL. WALTER E. KURTZ.
“Have you ever considered any real freedoms? Freedoms from the opinion of others… even the opinions of yourself?”
06. GUIDO ANSELMI.
“The truth is: I do not know… I seek… I have not yet found. Only with this in mind can I feel alive and look at you without shame.”
“You can’t make an omelet without cracking a few eggs. And humanity is just a cracked egg. And the omelet stinks.”
“The Zone wants to be respected. Otherwise it will punish.”
09. ALVY SINGER.
“What’s with all these awards? They’re always giving out awards. Best Fascist Dictator: Adolf Hitler.”
10. JEFFREY LEBOWSKI (THE DUDE).
“Interactive erotic software. The wave of the future, Dude. One hundred percent electronic! Yeah well, I still jerk off manually.”
11. TYLER DURDEN.
“Fuck damnation, man! Fuck redemption! We are God’s unwanted children? So be it!”
12. FRANK BOOTH.
“Don’t toast to my health, toast to my fuck!”
13. JEF COSTELLO.
“I never lose. Never really.”
14. DON VITO CORLEONE.
“You talk about vengeance. Is vengeance going to bring your son back to you? Or my boy to me?”
15. COL. HANS LANDA.
“I love rumors! Facts can be so misleading, where rumors, true or false, are often revealing.”
16. VINCENT VEGA.
“That’s a pretty fucking good milkshake. I don’t know if it’s worth five dollars but it’s pretty fucking good.”
17. JACK TORRANCE.
“You’ve had your whole fucking life to think things over, what good’s a few minutes more gonna do you now?”
18. HAL 9000.
“I am putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do.”
19. HARRY LIME.
“Oh, I still do believe in God, old man. I believe in God and Mercy and all that. But the dead are happier dead.”
20. J.J. GITTES.
“I goddamn near lost my nose. And I like it. I like breathing through it.”
“Nothing escapes me. No one escapes me.”
22. FERDINARD GRIFFON (PIERROT).
“I think your legs and breasts are very moving.”
23. SANJURO TSUBAKI.
“You tired of being stupid yet?”
24. JULES & JIM.
“We played with life and lost.”
25. ALBERT SPICA.
“I think those Ethiopians enjoy starving. Keeps them thin and graceful.”
26. ASAMI YAMAZAKI.
“Kiri kiri kiri kiri kiri kiri!”
27. MICK TRAVIS.
“There’s no such thing as a wrong war. Violence and revolution are the only pure acts.”
28. TETSUO SHIMA.
“Heh, heh… what’s happened to me? I must be dreaming. I feel like I can take out the world.”
29. FRANK THE BUNNY.
“Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?”
30. DANIEL PLAINVIEW.
“Did you think your song and dance and your superstition would help you, Eli? I am the Third Revelation! I am who the Lord has chosen!”
31. MARK RENTON.
“We would have injected vitamin C if only they had made it illegal!”
32. BARTON FINK.
“Sex? He’s a man! We wrestled!”
33. DAWN WIENER.
“Ring Dings, Pop Tarts, whatever! I can make Jell-O.”
34. SCOTTIE FERGUSON.
“Anyone could become obsessed with the past with a background like that!”
35. VERBAL KINT.
“I believe in God, and the only thing that scares me is Keyser Soze.”
“I guess I’m pretty tough to deal with, huh? A hard case.”
37. BEATRIX KIDDO (THE BRIDE).
“It’s mercy, compassion, and forgiveness I lack. Not rationality.”
38. FRANK T.J. MACKEY.
“Respect the cock! And tame the cunt! Tame it! Take it on head first with the skills that I will teach you at work and say no!”
39. DR. STRANGELOVE.
“Of course, the whole point of a Doomsday Machine is lost, if you keep it a secret! Why didn’t you tell the world, eh?”
40. FRANK BULLITT.
“Look, Chalmers, let’s understand each other… I don’t like you.”
“The only performance that makes it, that makes it all the way, is the one that achieves madness. Am I right? Eh?”
42. WINSTON SMITH.
“Freedom is the freedom to say two plus two equals four. If that is granted all else will follow.”
43. BOBBY EROICA DUPEA.
“I move around a lot, not because I’m looking for anything really, but ‘cause I’m getting away from things that get bad if I stay.”
44. MAX FISCHER.
“My top schools where I want to apply to are Oxford and the Sorbonne. My safety’s Harvard.”
45. OH DAE-SU.
“You need not worry about the future, imagine nothing.”
46. BILLY BROWN.
“There was nobody that I liked because girls stink. They stink. They’re evil. And they’re all bad. They’re backstabbers, like you.”
“Nothing like a little disaster for sorting things out.”
48. DREXL SPIVEY.
“Now I know I’m pretty, but I ain’t as pretty as a couple of titties.”
49. RUPERT PUPKIN.
“I’m gonna work 50 times harder, and I’m gonna be 50 times more famous than you.”
“I scream. You scream. We all scream. For ice cream.”