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AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains (2003)

The American Film Institute celebrates 100 years of film by recognizing the top 50 film heroes and top 50 film villains of all time.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Villain #20 - "Man" from Bambi (1942) - is the only character on the list that does not appear on-screen. See more »

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Harrison Ford: Whoever decided that Indiana Jones should wear a felt hat and a leather jacket in the jungles should have been shot.
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Features Jaws (1975) See more »

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Picky Picky
29 September 2003 | by (Shermer, Illinois) – See all my reviews

I estimate only 40% of viewers can actually agree with the final results.

In case you didn't notice, the choices this year were all about Ridley Scott. General Maximus, Hannibal, the Alien, Lt. Ripley, Thelma & Louise, that makes up the bulk of what you see. They are all good on varying levels and I can agree with their choices. More conventional heroes (& baddies) like William Wallace, John Rambo, Jason Vorhees, and Michael Meyers are--thankfully--abandoned for a combination of goodies and nasties from all time periods. Interestingly enough, all three dominant gangsters from the 30s (Little Caesar, Tom Powers, and Tony Camonte) are used, just not in that order. Is it me or was the AFI starting to get a little sexist in their Top 10 pickings?

That aside, the results are a composition of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum, Harrison Ford, Jimmy Stewart, Robert Redford, and Jack Nicholson. That said, I found Gordon Gekko, the Shark, Man (you'll see what I mean), Hans Gruber, HAL 9000, the Terminator, and Amon Goeth to be my pick from villains while Harry Callahan, Patton, and Popeye Doyle receive my kudos from the heroes listing.


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