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    This is something I'd been thinking about, and I don't think it's been done on here. This is far from a complete or coherently ranked list, but a post by JR in the movie thread prompted me to throw this out.

    What are your favorite characters from either movies or TV? I'm thinking not only of a character, but, in the case of movies, specific actor/movie/character combos.

    Here are some examples (again, in no particular order):

    Movies:

    Doc Holliday - Val Kilmer ("Tombstone")
    Dr. Evil - Mike Myers (The "Austin Powers" flicks)
    Hans Gruber - Alan Rickman ("Die Hard")
    Mortimer Brewster - Cary Grant ("Arsenic and Old Lace")
    Elwood P. Dowd - Jimmy Stewart ("Harvey")

    TV:

    Al Swearengen - Ian McShane ("Deadwood")
    Doc Cochran - Brad Dourif ("Deadwood")
    Lester Freeman - Clarke Peters ("The Wire")
    Avon Barksdale - Wood Harris ("The Wire")
    Mayor Richard Wilkins - Harry Groener ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer")
    Arthur "Big Guy" Carlson - Gordon Jump ("WKRP in Cincinnati")


    I'm sure I'm forgetting a bunch. Got any?

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    Too easy...

    Film: Smokey (Chris Tucker) in Friday
    TV: Huey Freeman (Regina King) on The Boondocks

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    Anything withn Nicholas Cage, Richard Dreyfus, or Sam Elliot in it I'm gonna see. (Hey I'm a lightweight)


    As for TV............don't watch it so I can't say. Only tv show I care anything about would be Bones, but that's because her facial structure (seriously) is facinating.
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    Michael Corleone

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    Movie - Rocky
    TV - Corky Thatcher

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    Movie - Bill The Butcher from Gangs of New York
    TV - Al Bundy, funny story, I am absolutely convinced that one of my brothers has accidentally patterned his life after Al Bundy
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    Too easy...

    Film: Smokey (Chris Tucker) in Friday
    TV: Huey Freeman (Regina King) on The Boondocks
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    I was trying to do a Top 10, but can't. So here's a Top 15 (in no particular order):

    Film

    Rick - Humphrey Bogart (Casablanca)
    "Fast" Eddie Felson - Paul Newman (The Hustler)
    Brian Fantana - Paul Rudd (Anchorman)
    Doc Holliday - Val Kilmer (Tombstone)
    Red - Morgan Freeman (Shawshank Redemption)

    William Wallace - Mel Gibson (Braveheart)
    Lil Ze - Leandro Firmino (City of God)
    Beanie - Vince Vaughn (Old School)
    The Dude - Jeff Bridges (The Big Lebowski)
    Trip - Denzel Washington (Glory)

    T.E. Lawrence - Peter O'Toole (Lawrence of Arabia)
    John McClane - Bruce Willis (Die Hard x 4)
    Mickey - Brad Pitt (Snatch)
    Billy Hoyle - Woody Harrelson (White Men Can't Jump)
    Gust Avrakotos - Philip Seymour Hoffman (Charlie Wilson's War)


    TV

    Bodie - J.D. Williams (The Wire)
    Al Swearingen - Ian McShane (Deadwood)
    G.O.B. - Will Arnet (Arrested Development)
    Titus Pullo - Ray Stevenson (Rome)
    Wee-Bey - Hassan Johnson (The Wire)

    Stephen Colbert - Stephen Colbert (The Colbert Report)
    Bunk - Wendell Pierce (The Wire)
    Charlie - Charlie Day (Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
    Barney - Neal Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother)
    Larry David - Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm)

    Jimmy McNulty - Dominic West (The Wire)
    Murray - Rhys Darby (Flight of the Conchords)
    Omar - Michael K. Williams (The Wire)
    George Costanza - Jason Alexander (Seinfeld)
    Creed - Don't Even Wanna Know (The Office)
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    Creed - Don't Even Wanna Know (The Office)
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    Movies

    XXXX- Daniel Craig- Layer Cake
    Travis Bickle- Robert De Niro- Taxi Driver
    Michael Corleone- Al Pacino- Godfather trilogy
    Sean Connery- James Bond- Take your pick of Bond films
    Sir Alec Guinness- Col. Nicholson- Bridge over the river Kwai


    Television
    Michael Shanks- Daniel Jackson- Stargate SG1
    Christopher Judge- Teal'c- Stargate SG1
    Jessica Alba- Max- Dark Angel
    Hugh Laurie- Dr. Gregory House- House
    John Cleese- all of his characters- Monty Pythons Flying Circus
    (Same goes for Eric Idle)
    Rowan Atkinson-Black Adder- Black Adder
    Chris Barrie- Rimmer- Red Dwarf

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    Dwight Yokum as Doyle in Sling Blade is the greatest movie character ever!!!

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    TV:

    Michael Scott - Steve Carrell - The Office
    Jim - John Krasinski - The Office
    Dexter Morgan - Michael Hall - Dexter
    J.D. - Zach Braff - Scrubs

    Movies:
    Lloyd Christmas - Jim Carrey - Dumb and Dumber
    Charlie Fineman - Adam Sandler - Reign Over Me

    Theres more but thats all i can come up with right now.

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    A quick few as yet unmentioned...

    Patton - George C Scott
    Quint - Jaws



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    I was trying to do a Top 10, but can't. So here's a Top 15 (in no particular order):

    Film

    Brian Fantana - Paul Rudd (Anchorman)
    Red - Morgan Freeman (Shawshank Redemption)
    Mickey - Brad Pitt (Snatch)


    TV

    Barney - Neal Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother)

    Omar - Michael K. Williams (The Wire)
    I can't believe I forgot Mickey and Omar...I love the pikey subtitles on "Snatch", especially the one that just goes: ?????

    I also have to add:

    Neil Patrick Harris as "Neil Patrick Harris" in "Harold and Kumar go to White Castle."

    And the Tom Cruise character in "Tropic Thunder" was a lot of fun, too...but probably not list worthy.

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    James Gandolfini ... Tony Soprano
    Edie Falco ... Carmela Soprano
    Michael Imperioli ... Christopher Moltisanti
    Lorraine Bracco ... Dr. Jennifer Melfi
    Tony Sirico ... Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri
    Steve Van Zandt ... Silvio Dante
    Dominic Chianese ... Corrado 'Junior' Soprano

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    TV
    Lucas Buck - Gary Cole
    Gul Dukat - Mark Alaimo
    Wayoon - Jeffery Combs
    Quark - Armin Shimerman
    Stringer Bell - Idris Elba
    G'Kar - Andreas Katsulas
    Andy Taylor - Andy Griffith
    Barney Fife - Don Knotts
    Al Bundy - Ed O'Neill
    Seth Bullock - Timothy Olyphant

    Movies

    Gandalf - Ian McKellen
    Forrest Gump - Tom Hanks
    George Patton - George C Scott
    Indiana Jones - Harrison Ford
    Marko Ramius - Sean Connery
    Hannibal Lecter - Anthony Hopkins
    Luther Heggs - Don Knotts
    Mat Helms - Dean Martin
    John Stryker - John Wayne

    God this is very hard to narrow down.

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    Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris) - How I Met Your Mother


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    "Dirty" Harry Callahan - Clint Eastwood
    The man with no name - Clint Eastwood

    Two iconic ones right there.
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    TV:

    Dawn Wells - Mary Ann
    Jimmy Walker - JJ AKA "Kid Dynamite"
    Carroll O'Connor - Archie Bunker
    I'm very in tune with Count's Richard Wilkins the Third - great villain
    James Marsters - Spike/William the Bloody - especially pre-chip and post-soul
    Telly Savalas - Kojak
    John de Lancie - Q

    Film:

    I'm also big on Ian McKellan as Gandolph
    Craig Bierko - Timothy
    Viggo Mortenson - Nikolei
    Naomi Watts - Betty Elms/Diane Selwyn (if you've seen this you'll know it isn't for her dialogue)
    Dustin Hoffman - Ted Kramer
    Robert Duvall - Lt. Colonel Bill Kilgore
    Eric Idle - Sir Robin (could've picked about 3 actors from this)
    Mandy Patinkin - Inigo Montoya
    Sigourney Weaver - Ripley, but only the first time
    Willem Dafoe - Sgt. Elias Grodin
    Richard Gere - Zack Mayo
    Morgan Freeman - Detective William Somerset
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    This is kinda opposite, but I have to say that I've never wanted to see a character killed (and killed slowly and brutally) than George Hearst in Deadwood.

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    Reading these lists makes me think I should really watch those HBO shows...my list just has lots of cartoons...

    TV:
    Michael Emerson - Benjamin Linus (Lost)
    Alessandro Juliani / Kappei Yamaguchi - L (Death Note)
    Brent Spiner - Data (Star Trek: TNG)
    Jonathan Frakes - David Xanatos (Gargoyles)
    Billy West - Phillip J. Fry (Futurama)
    Armin Shimerman - Quark (Star Trek: DS9)
    Mary McDonnell - Laura Roslin (Battlestar Galactica)
    Rainn Wilson - Dwight Schrute (The Office)
    Steven Rattazzi - Dr. Byron Orpheus (The Venture Brothers)
    Kyle MacLachlan - Special Agent Dale Cooper (Twin Peaks)

    Will maybe add a film list later.

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    The James Garner post:

    TV:
    Jim Rockford (Rockford Files)
    Bret Maverick (Maverick, Bret Maverick)

    Movies:
    Flight Lt. Hendley "The Scrounger" (The Great Escape)
    Jason McCullough (Support Your Local Sheriff)
    Murphy Jones (Murphy's Romance)

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    Dang - can't believe I forgot this one from TV:

    Robert Conrad - both as Pappy Boyington & Jim West - ya gotta love any show where they spend at least 1 entire scene per episode on a really poorly choreographed fist fight!
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    Movies:

    "The Joker"- Heath Ledger
    "Lenny"- John Malkovich
    "Dr. Evil"- Mike Meyers
    "The Butcher"- Daniel Day Lewis
    "Navin Johnson"- Steve Martin (The Jerk)
    "David Dunn"- Bruce Willis (Unbreakable)

    TV:

    "Liz Lemmon"- Tina Fey (30 Rock)

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    TV

    Movies
    Luther Heggs - Don Knotts
    Wow, I thought I was the only Chicken fan in the world. The organ music scene scared the heck out of me as a kid.

    Oops, forgot to add to the list.
    Movies
    Martin Q Blank - John Cusack- Grosse Pointe Blank
    Harry Washello - Anthony Edwards - Miracle Mile
    William Munny - Clint Eastwood - Unforgiven
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