Post by Tommen_Saperstein on Jun 22, 2019 1:39:25 GMT
I kinda wish I had voted but I've seen so many movies I don't know where I would've started or how I would've come up with my favorites. Character entrances aren't things I keep track of or think about that often, and apart from some of the obvious ones in this poll (Rhett Butler, Quint), I can't pull them out of thin air so I would've had to do a deep dive.
Ben & Frank Booth - Blue Velvet Norma Desmond - Sunset BLVD. Boo Radley - To Kill a Mockingbird Wicked Witch of the West - The Wizard of Oz Cora Smith - The Postman Always Rings Twice Bill The Butcher - Gangs of New York The T-Rex - Jurassic Park James Bond - Dr. No
1. Frank (Henry Fonda) - Once Upon a Time in the West 2. Harry Lime (Orson Welles) - The Third Man 3. Harmonica (Charles Bronson)- Once Upon a Time in the West 4. Gilda (Rita Hayworth) Gilda 5. Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) - Raiders Of The Lost Ark 6. The chestburster - Alien 7. Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) - Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 8. Quint (Robert Shaw) – JAWS 9. Angel Eyes (Lee van Cleef) - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 10. Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory 11. Hannibal Lecter - Silence of The Lambs 12. Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit? 13. Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis) - There Will Be Blood 14. John Doe (Kevin Spacey) - Se7en 15. Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) - GONE WITH THE WIND 16. The Great White Shark (Bruce) - JAWS 17. Alex (Malcolm McDowell) - A Clockwork Orange 18. Sheik Sherif Ali (Omar Sharif) - LAWRENCE OF Arabia 19. Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) - The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring 20. Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre) – M 21. Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry) - The Rocky Horror Picture Show 22. Doc Holliday (Val Kilmer) - Tombstone 23. Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz) - Inglourious Basterds 24. Darth Vader (David Prowse) - Star Wars: A New Hope 25. The Joker (Heath Ledger) - The Dark Knight
Somehow totally missed out on this poll and wish I had voted. Having just re-watched Willy Wonka the other day, Wilder's entrance would easily be my #1. I couldn't believe he doesn't even show up until 44 minutes into the film!
But Harry Lime in The Third Man would most definitely be a deserving #2. I prefer Bronson's entrance in Once Upon a Time in the West, but really all Leone's character entrances are magical. Spielberg was the king of this once upon a time as well (I would have chosen Schindler's entrance as well).
Wouldn't have even thought of the entrances of creatures too, but love that Alien was so high up. If we're counting creatures, that has to be the best entrance ever.