15 Recent Movie Characters Destined To Be Iconic

The new breed of icons you'll be talking about for decades...

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Movies would be nothing without great characters. Throughout Hollywood history we can rattle off dozens of fictional names that will only scratch the surface of greats that lay beneath and yet they don't get awards ceremonies to celebrate their brilliance. Surely there ought to be statues handed out to the likes of Harry Potter, Indiana Jones and Ripley, or your cult heroes like Jules Winnfield and Alex DeLarge. All are timeless, all are icons.

When we talk about being an 'icon', you have to take into account longevity. A character could have been created two years ago and already forgotten about, or fifty years ago and still be at the forefront of the industry. It's the latter group we class as icons and there are some recent characters who should definitely ascend to that sort of status.


Thanks to the combination of great writing, great stories and great performances, this group of characters will be talked about for decades even as more new ones are added to the pile. They captured that intangible magic that means the difference between goodness and greatness and generations to come will still acknowledge as much...

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