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The internet and film magazines are rife with countdowns of cinema’s most iconic roles. There have been some amazing portrayals throughout cinema history of a wide variety of characters, both real-life historical figures and people from fiction, some created solely for a particular film or franchise.

For most actors the opportunity to take on a good role that they will be remembered for is probably a once in a lifetime thing but there are actors who have been fortunate enough to be blessed with several  stand out characters. These are the roles that when we think of our favourite movies, inevitably come to mind. The characters that drew us into cinema in the first place. That without whom, the films they appear in wouldn’t have been anywhere near as memorable.

You could argue that makeup and wardrobe go a long way into bringing these characters to life but »

- Graham Gallagher

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