The history of film is littered with great characters; performances that have stuck in the popular imagination for decades. Han Solo, Rhett Butler, even Ace Ventura: these are figures from films – classic and cult classics – made years ago but we still remember them today. This is a list of my personal favourites; they may not all be Oscar winners, but they’ve proved unforgettable.
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Viggo Mortensen is just brilliant – not to mention easy on the eyes – as Tolkein’s dark, brooding ousted prince. This really is a case of perfect casting; no other actor could’ve done it better.