Some movie characters become icons within minutes of appearing on-screen, while others earn legendary status by the time the credits roll. There is no recipe for creating a memorable character, a number of elements have to fall into place. At the very least you need an actor willing to embody the part, with the script and direction just as important in establishing the iconography as the performance. A list of iconic movie characters could easily span hundreds of entries, so this article will instead cast its gaze on the characters that owned the screen from the second that they appeared. It is a list that spans decades, covers multiple genres, avoids the gratuitous and of course contains a few spoilers. So read on, and see if you agree with this take on the 20 most epic character introductions in movie history. Do you agree with the choices in the article? Do they merit their place on the list? Are there any characters that you would have included? As always, sound off in the comments below.
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