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Top 10 Most Iconic Male Movie Characters

Some movies have gone down in history and have taken their characters with them giving them the iconic status in pop culture. Here's a list of the most iconic movie characters till date in no particular order. Feel free to add to the list.

1

James Bond

James Bond

The character has also been adapted for television, radio, comic strip, video games and film. The films are the longest continually running film series of all time and have grossed over $7.040 billion in total, making it the fourth-highest-grossing film series to date, which started in 1962 with Dr. No, starring Sean Connery as Bond. In 2015, the franchise was estimated to be worth $19.9 billion,[1] making James Bond one of the highest-grossing media franchises of all time.

2

The Joker

The Joker

The Joker is a fictional character who appears as the main antagonist in Christopher Nolan's 2008 superhero film The Dark Knight. Based upon the DC Comics character of the same name, he was played by late Australian actor Heath Ledger.

3

Darth Vader

Darth Vader

Darth Vader, also known by his birth name Anakin Skywalker, is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. Vader appears in the original film trilogy as a pivotal antagonist whose actions drive the plot, while his past as Anakin Skywalker and the story of his corruption are central to the narrative of the prequel trilogy.

4

Indiana Jones

Indiana Jones

Dr. Henry Walton "Indiana" Jones Jr. is a title character and protagonist of the Indiana Jones franchise. George Lucas created the character in homage to the action heroes of 1930s film serials.

5

Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump is a fictional character who first appears in the 1986 novel by Winston Groom. Forrest Gump also appeared on screen in the 1994 film of the same name directed by Robert Zemeckis.

6

Captain Jack Sparrow

Captain Jack Sparrow

Captain Jack Sparrow is a fictional character in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. The character was created by screenwriters Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio, and is portrayed by Johnny Depp.

7

Hannibal Lector

Hannibal Lector

Dr. Hannibal Lecter is a character in a series of suspense novels by Thomas Harris. Lecter was introduced in the 1981 thriller novel Red Dragon as a forensic psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer.

8

Han Solo

Han Solo

Smuggler. Scoundrel. Hero. Han Solo, captain of the Millennium Falcon, was one of the great leaders of the Rebel Alliance.

9

Vito Corleone

Vito Corleone

Vito Corleone is a fictional character in Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather and in the first two of Francis Ford Coppola's three Godfather films, in which he was portrayed by Marlon Brando in The Godfather.

10

Michael Corleone

Michael Corleone

Michael Corleone is the main protagonist of Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather. In the three Godfather films, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, Michael was portrayed by Al Pacino, for which he was twice-nominated for Academy Awards.

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Michael Corleone

Michael Corleone

Michael Corleone is the main protagonist of Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather. In the three Godfather films, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, Michael was portrayed by Al Pacino, for which he was twice-nominated for Academy Awards.