Lists by rubyfruit76
This isn't in any particular order yet, except Denis O'Hare deserves the top spot if anyone does. I may still add a few more if I think of anyone I've missed or if anyone reminds me, so please feel free to comment with suggestions.
One of the best things about Law and Order is all the guest roles, which are almost always filled by top rate actors, many of them active on New York's stages. The following made it big, although their big talent was apparent even early on in guest roles in L&O. That talent is also illustrated when perusing the awards garnered by those on this list: Of the twenty-eight actors below, two are Oscar winners, while six others have been nominated for Academy Awards; eight are Golden Globe winners, and nine others have been nominated for GGs; sixteen have win SAG awards, while eleven have received nominations, leaving only one who hasn't been at least nominated by the Screen Actors' Guild. The actors are listed according to the years they appeared on the show, earlier appearances first. (The only exception to that order is Samuel Jackson -- I admit to using him to get the list some attention, lol.) Excluded from this list are the several actors, such as Julia Roberts, Eli Wallach, and Sam Waterston, who appeared on the show after they were well established in the industry.
The films that make up this list all have two things in common: 1.) They all reflect or illustrate the basic principle of feminism, which, stated simply and famously, is that women are not doormats. These movies assert and celebrate that women have the right to self-determinism. 2.) These are all good films -- several are even excellent. I hope you enjoy this list, these films, and the spirited women they depict.
This is not in any particular order as of yet, except the two best characters, in my opinion, are listed first. It wasn't going to include any characters of guest stars, but I couldn't resist two villains from Dexter and one from The Practice. The one disconcerting thing about this list: I never realized to what extent most of the best roles go to or are written for white men. Also, some characters are not able to be listed because they are do not have featured status on IMDb: among these are the 2012 and 2013 characters of Susan from The Bletchley Circle, Bullet and Ray Seward from The Killing, and Jonny Lee Miller's Sherlock Holmes.
'Still in progress, and not yet in the exact order it will be in.
'Still in progress, especially the descriptions given.
Incomplete. Please check back within a few weeks. : )