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Part of AFI's 100 Years. . .Series, AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes and Villains is a list of the 100 greatest screen characters (50 each in the hero and villain categories) as chosen by the American Film Institute in June 2003.

(The 400 nominated characters)


HeroesVillains
1. Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird1. Dr. Hannibal Lecter, The Silence of the Lambs
2. Indiana Jones, Raiders of the Lost Ark, etc. 2. Norman Bates, Psycho
3. James Bond, Dr. No, etc.3. Darth Vader, Star Wars (first trilogy)
4. Rick Blaine, Casablanca4. The Wicked Witch of the West, The Wizard of Oz
5. Will Kane, High Noon5. Nurse Ratched, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
6. Clarice Starling, The Silence of the Lambs6. Mr. Potter, It's a Wonderful Life
7. Rocky Balboa, Rocky7. Alex Forrest, Fatal Attraction
8. Ellen Ripley, Aliens8. Phyllis Dietrichson, Double Indemnity
9. George Bailey, It's a Wonderful Life9. Regan MacNeil, The Exorcist
10. T. E. Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia10. The Queen, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
11. Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington11. Michael Corleone, The Godfather, Part Two
12. Tom Joad, The Grapes of Wrath12. Alex De Large, A Clockwork Orange
13. Oskar Schindler, Schindler's List13. HAL 9000, 2001: A Space Odyssey
14. Han Solo, Star Wars, etc.14. The Alien, Alien
15. Norma Rae Webster, Norma Rae15. Amon Goeth, Schindler's List
16. Shane, Shane16. Noah Cross, Chinatown
17. Harry Callahan, Dirty Harry, etc.17. Annie Wilkes, Misery
18. Robin Hood, The Adventures of Robin Hood18. The Shark, Jaws
19. Virgil Tibbs, In the Heat of the Night19. Captain Bligh, Mutiny on the Bounty
20. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid20. Man, Bambi
21. Mahatma Gandhi, Gandhi21. Mrs. John Iselin, The Manchurian Candidate
22. Spartacus, Spartacus22. The Terminator, The Terminator
23. Terry Malloy, On the Waterfront23. Eve Harrington, All About Eve
24. Thelma Dickinson and Lousie Sawyer, Thelma & Louise24. Gordon Gekko, Wall Street
25. Lou Gehrig, The Pride of the Yankees25. Jack Torrance, The Shining
26. Superman, Superman, etc26. Cody Jarrett, White Heat
27. Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, All the President's Men27. Martians, The War of the Worlds
28. Juror #8, 12 Angry Men28. Max Cady, Cape Fear
29. General George Patton, Patton29. Reverend Harry Powell, The Night of the Hunter
30. Luke Jackson, Cool Hand Luke30. Travis Buckle, Taxi Driver
31. Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich31. Mrs. Danvers, Rebecca
32. Philip Marlowe, The Big Sleep32. Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, Bonnie and Clyde
33. Marge Gunderson, Fargo33. Count Dracula, Dracula
34. Tarzan, Tarzan the Ape Man34. Dr. Szell, Marathon Man
35. Alvin C. York, Sergeant York35. J.J. Hunsecker, Sweet Smell of Success
36. Rooster Cogburn, True Grit36. Frank Booth, Blue Velvet
37. Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars, etc.37. Harry Lime, The Third Man
38. The Tramp, City Lights38. Caesar Enrico Bandello, Little Caesar
39. Lassie, Lassie Come Home39. Cruella De Vil, 101 Dalmatians
40. Frank Serpico, Serpico40. Freddy Krueger, A Nightmare on Elm Street
41. Arthur Chipping, Goodbye, Mr. Chips41. Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest
42. Father Edward, Boys Town42. Tom Powers, The Public Enemy
43. Moses, The Ten Commandments43. Regina Giddens, The Little Foxes
44. Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle, The French Connection44. Baby Jane Hudson, Whatever Happened To Baby Jane
45. Zorro, The Mark of Zorro45. The Joker, Batman (1989)
46. Batman, Batman (1989)46. Hans Gruber, Die Hard
47. Karen Silkwood, Silkwood47. Tony Camonte, Scarface (1932)
48. The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day48. Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects
49. Andrew Beckett, Philadelphia49. Auric Goldfinger, Goldfinger
50. General Maximus Decimus Meridius, Gladiator50. Detective Alonzo Harris, Training Day
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