I got to thinking last night about what makes a movie really memorable. Sure, you can go on about cinematography, special effects, story lines and dialogue. Those are extremely important, after all. But what I usually remember the most are the characters that populate the stories. They guide us through their little worlds. We love them and we hate them. We cheer them on and we burn them in effigy. They make us laugh, cry, think, and inevitably applaud. Sometimes they let us down and we just don't connect with or believe in them, but this isn't about those disappointing ones. I've got here a list of some of the characters that have really left their mark on me and the actors who brought them to life in all my years as a dedicated movie buff.
Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow (The Pirates of the Caribbean)
Heath Ledger as the Joker (The Dark Knight)
Matthew McConaughey as Tip Tucker (Larger Than Life)
Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly (Breakfast at Tiffany's)
Glenn Close as Cruella De Vil (101 Dalmatians)
Scarlett Johansson as Purslane Hominy Will (A Love Song For Bobby Long)
Well, there you have it, my list. You can disagree with me if you like, as it all comes down to opinion, but when I think "memorable characters" it's always these six that come to mind first. Do you have any favorites? I'm open to comments, and I'd love to hear from you!