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Poll: Tragic Movie Figures

These are just some unfortunate souls. They're sometimes misunderstood, live in sadness or end up tragically. But it's not just about the character who dies in the end, but the entire story is considered tragic.

Who is your favorite Tragic Movie Figure? Discuss Here

This is a re-creation of a poll that was published on September 28, 2014.

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    Alan Rickman in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

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    Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby (2013)

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    Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

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    Tim Robbins in Mystic River (2003)

    Dave Boyle in Mystic River (2003)
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    Adrien Brody in The Pianist (2002)

    Wladyslaw Szpilman in The Pianist (2002)
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    Liam Neeson and Ben Kingsley in Schindler's List (1993)

    Oskar Schindler in Schindler's List (1993)
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    Ellen Burstyn in Requiem for a Dream (2000)

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    Clint Eastwood and Hilary Swank in Million Dollar Baby (2004)

    Maggie Fitzgerald in Million Dollar Baby (2004)
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    "Chinatown" Faye Dunaway 1974 Paramount

    Evelyn Mulwray in Chinatown (1974)
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    Hayden Christensen in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)

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    Mel Gibson in Braveheart (1995)

    William Wallace in Braveheart (1995)
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    Russell Crowe in Gladiator (2000)

    Maximus in Gladiator (2000)
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    Asa Butterfield and Zac Mattoon O'Brien in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)

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    Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler (2008)

    Randy "The Ram" Robinson in The Wrestler (2008)
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    Anne Hathaway in Les Misérables (2012)

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    John Hurt in The Elephant Man (1980)

    John Merrick (The Elephant Man) in The Elephant Man (1980)
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    Al Pacino in The Godfather: Part III (1990)

    Michael Corleone in The Godfather: Part III (1990)
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    Sissy Spacek in Carrie (1976)

    Carrie White in Carrie (1976)
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    Nicolas Cage in Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

    Ben Sanderson in Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
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    Ashton Kutcher in The Butterfly Effect (2004)

    Evan in The Butterfly Effect (2004) director's cut
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    Doona Bae in Cloud Atlas (2012)

    Sonmi-451 in Cloud Atlas (2012)
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    Mads Mikkelsen in Jagten (2012)

    Lucas in Jagten (2012)
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    Jeff Goldblum in The Fly (1986)

    Seth Brundle in The Fly (1986)
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    Charles Laughton in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)

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    Björk in Dancer in the Dark (2000)

    Selma Jezkova in Dancer in the Dark (2000)
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    Stellan Skarsgård and Emily Watson in Breaking the Waves (1996)

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    Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Josh Charles, and Gale Hansen in Dead Poets Society (1989)

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    Sean Bean in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

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    Richard Burton in Becket (1964)

    Thomas Becket in Becket (1964)

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