The most awesome and excellent Bon Don has challenged her BBF’s to continue this meme with a list of 10 of my favorite film characters (Not favorite movies!) and why I think they are cool. Then I am to tag 5 other bloggers to do the same.
So, um, I takes my shots…
Rupert Cadell (James Stewart)
Rupert is the classic intellectual in Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope (coincidentally, my favorite film). He theorizes on why he, as an intellectual, is better than everyone else. When two of his students take his theories too far, it’s up to him to unveil them as the common scum of the earth. After the dinner party from hell, he tears down the killers for blurring the line between intellectualism and barbarism.
John Murdoch (Rufus Sewell)
How could you not love a man with no real memories? Dark City is a pretty fucked up film, and John Murdoch is the anchor that holds it all together. We see every confusing little detail through his eyes.
Thomas Jerome Newton (David Bowie)
If there’s any real patter in the movie characters I love, it’s the feeling of disconnection from their environment. Thomas is an alien sent to Earth to find a solution for the drought killing his dying planet in The Man Who Fell To Earth. Instead, he is suckered, twisted, and fully absorbed by our world’s pop culture and vices.
Scarecrow (Cillian Murphy)
Admittedly, the Scarecrow is my all-time favorite bat-villain, so it was a thrill to see one of my favorite actors play him in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. One of these days, I’m going to be the Scarecrow for Halloween. A really fat Scarecrow.
Rob Gordon (John Cusack)
I had to include Rob from High Fidelity, simply because I’ve had a good half million people tell me that I remind them of him. And I sort of agree, only I don’t have the commitment issues he does.
I only did five, simply because I don’t think anyone has all day to read this. And I’m most certainly not tagging anyone. I appreciate keeping my kidneys intact!