Tuesday, March 27, 2007

10 Movie Characters I Love


Want an easy way to guess my age? Have me talk pop culture. It’s never current. And this week’s Ten on Tuesday only serves to once again underscore that fact.

I don’t think I’ve seen 10 movies on my own volition in the past 10 years. So forgive my list, which will definitely be filled with movies from decades past, kids' movies or British movies. [Why British movies? Because those seem to be the only ones my husband the Brit and I go out to see.]

1. Colin Firth’s role of Jamie in “Love, Actually.”

2. Anthony Newley’s role of Charlie Blake in “Sweet November.” Let me stress that this is the original. It is not the I-can-only-imagine-how-horrid Keanu Reeves remake.

3. Robert Downey, Jr., as Thomas Reilly in “Heart and Souls.”

4. Simba – be it Jonathan Taylor Thomas or Matthew Broderick – in “Lion King.”

5. Shrek.

6. Jamie Bell in the title role in “Billy Elliott.”

7. Helen Mirren’s role as Chris Harper in “Calendar Girls.”

8. Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”

9. Harrison Ford as Henry Turner in “Regarding Henry.”

10. Dustin Hoffman in the title role in “Tootsie.”

Having finished the list, I’m sure I would continually make changes as other movies came to mind. I’m guessing greater minds have come up with greater lists. See them here.

6 comments:

ti'mo said...

Love your list, and the commentary with it! My Ten on Tuesday from last week definitely dates me as well. And probably this week's. Okay all of them. :)

Leigh said...

Gene Wilder is awesome!! So many people to choose from, 10 just isn't enough.

Kathy said...

I like your character picks, even the british ones!

Frances said...

Tootsie - what a great charaacter that was.
My husband could not stop laughing.
Thanks for sharing,
Frances

amy said...

Love Actually is one my favorite movies..What a great character

Jennifer of Dog.Yarn.Knit. said...

Oh, I lived Colin Firth in Love Actually.

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