Greatest Film Characters

Greatest Film Characters
of All-Time

Greatest Film Characters of All-Time
(alphabetical, by character name)
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Greatest Film Characters of All-Time
Character Name Played By Film Title
Frank T.J. Mackey Tom Cruise Magnolia (1999)
Regan MacNeil (Pazuzu) Linda Blair (voice of Mercedes McCambridge) The Exorcist (1973)
Mindy Macready ("Hit Girl") Chloe Moretz Kick-Ass (2010)
John J. Macreedy Spencer Tracy Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
Madison - the Mermaid Daryl Hannah Splash (1984)
Maggie (Margaret) "The Cat" (Pollitt) Elizabeth Taylor Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Magneto Ian McKellen The X-Men films
Malcolm X Denzel Washington Malcolm X (1992)
Maleficent voice of Eleanor Audley Sleeping Beauty (1959)
John Malkovich John Malkovich Being John Malkovich (1999)
Terry Malloy Marlon Brando On the Waterfront (1954)
Mama Irene Dunne I Remember Mama (1948)
Tony Manero John Travolta Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Elliot and Beverly Mantle Jeremy Irons Dead Ringers (1988)
Marcello Rubini Marcello Mastroianni La Dolce Vita (1960, It.)
Maria ("Fake") Brigitte Helm Metropolis (1927, Germ.)
Maria (Von Trapp) Julie Andrews The Sound of Music (1965)
Marie de Flor and Sgt. Bruce Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy Rose Marie (1936) and other pairings

Sgt. Markoff Brian Donlevy Beau Geste (1939)
Philip Marlowe Humphrey Bogart The Big Sleep (1946)
'Marnie' Edgar Tippi Hedren Marnie (1964)
Debby Marsh Gloria Grahame The Big Heat (1953)
Martha Elizabeth Taylor Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
Martians N/A The War of the Worlds (1953)
Luke Martin Jon Voight Coming Home (1978)
Marty (Piletti) Ernest Borgnine Marty (1955)
Marv Mickey Rourke Sin City (2005)

Various Marx Brothers characters:

Chico (Ravelli, Barovelli, Chicolini, Fiorello, etc.)

Chico Marx various films
Groucho Marx (Capt. Jeffrey T. Spaulding, Prof. Quincy Adams Wagstaff, Rufus T. Firefly, Otis P. Driftwood, Dr. Hugo Z. Hackenbush, etc.) often with foil Margaret Dumont Groucho Marx various films
Harpo Marx (Harpo, the Professor, A Stowaway, Pinky, Tomasso, Stuffy, etc.) Harpo Marx various films
Mathilda Natalie Portman Leon: The Professional (1994)
Maude Ruth Gordon Harold and Maude (1971)
"Mad" Max Rockatansky Mel Gibson Mad Max (1979)
Detective John McClane Bruce Willis Die Hard (1988) films
Marty McFly Michael J. Fox the Back to the Future series
Ada McGrath Holly Hunter The Piano (1993, NZ)
Terry McKay Irene Dunne Love Affair (1939)
McLovin/Fogell Christopher Mintz-Plasse Superbad (2007)
Randle Patrick McMurphy Jack Nicholson One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Bess McNeill Emily Watson Breaking the Waves (1996)
Gen. Maximus Decimus Meridius Russell Crowe Gladiator (2000)
Kathryn Merteuil Sarah Michelle Gellar Cruel Intentions (1999)
Marquise de Merteuil Glenn Close Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels Dustin Hoffman Tootsie (1982)
Michel (Poiccard) Jean-Paul Belmondo Breathless (1960, Fr.) (aka A Bout de Souffle)
Emperor Ming the Merciless Max von Sydow Flash Gordon (1980)
Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell Tom Cruise Top Gun
Mr. Miyagi Noriyuki "Pat" Morita The Karate Kid films
The Monster Boris Karloff Frankenstein (1931)
Tony Montana Al Pacino Scarface (1983)
Inigo Montoya Mandy Patinkin The Princess Bride (1987)
Morpheus Laurence Fishburne The Matrix trilogy
Moses Charlton Heston The Ten Commandments (1956)
Evelyn Cross Mulwray Faye Dunaway Chinatown (1974)
The Mummy (Imhotep) Boris Karloff The Mummy (1932)

Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, etc.
voices of Jim Henson, Frank Oz The Muppet Movie (1979) and more

Leticia Musgrove Halle Berry Monster's Ball (2001)
(The Three) Musketeers Van Heflin, Gig Young, Robert Coote The Three Musketeers (1948)
Michael Myers Nick Castle, Tony Moran, and others the Halloween series of films
Mystique (aka Raven Darkholme) Rebecca Romijin-Stamos the original X-Men series of films

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