While growing up, I was obsessed with watching movies. I always liked character-driven films. Characters with powerful perspectives, the strong goal is what attracted me the most. Stories are characters. They happen to people, and people make them happen. Here are the best iconic characters who stayed with me since childhood.
The boxing biopic which is admired by everyone. No one, I repeat no one could’ve done it better than Silvester Stallone. The emotional journey of “Rocky,” was kept with me forever. This film has one of the best visuals of that time.
2. The Godfather – Don Vito Corleone
Don Vito Corleone played by Marlon Brando, the character which won millions of hearts with his dark powerful personality has to make it to my list. This film is the reason why we have dark cinema existing. We can thank Francs Ford Cappola, the director of the film for giving us this iconic character.
3. Taxi Driver – Travis
After Hitchcock’s “Psycho,” if any character made the psycho-thriller character in existence is because of this film. All credit goes to director Martin Scorsese for making it look so real. Taxi-driver, “Travis” played by Robert De Niro is the best “flawed” character of all time who is vulnerable and dangerous all at the same time.
4. Pirates of the Caribbean – Captain Jack Sparrow
Remember Captain Jack? If you haven’t watched the Pirates of Caribbean series, you definitely should. His adventurous aura and witty personality of him is what makes him everyone’s favorite and let’s be honest, we all love Johnny Depp.
I was never a big fan of action-sci-fi and have avoided this film in childhood but when you will watch it, this character will be stuck with you. Terminator is played by Arnold Schwarzenegger and directed by James Cameron, the king of sci-fi.
6. Indiana Jones
Every boy’s favorite character “Indiana Jones” has to be on my list. This iconic character played by Harrison Ford and directed by Star Wars director George Lucas is adventurous, strong but has a complex personality which makes it the most interesting character to date.
7. Goldfinger (1964) – James Bond
Who doesn’t know about James Bond? Bond is an intelligence officer with the Secret Intelligence Service, also known as MI6. He is what every man aspires to be, sophisticated, versatile, extremely intelligent, charming, chivalrous, and above all handsome, He never fails in any mission and he never misses an opportunity to woo girls who dare to come his way.
8. The Dark Knight – Joker
The iconic comic character “Joker” is a gift we all have by DC. Heath Ledger gives justice to this character that no one could’ve given it. Christopher Nolan’s Batman series is an all-time favorite of everyone and we can only thank them for giving it to us.