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
Film Title
Character Name (Played By)

Stella Dallas (1937)

Stella Dallas
(Barbara Stanwyck)

Klute (1971)

Bree Daniels
(Jane Fonda)

The Birds (1963)

Melanie Daniels
(Tippi Hedren)

Rebecca (1940)

Mrs. Danvers
(Judith Anderson)

Some Like It Hot (1959)


(Jack Lemmon)

Donnie Darko (2001)

Donnie Darko
(Jake Gyllenhaal)

Planet Terror (2007)

Cherry Darling
(Rose McGowan)

King Kong (1933)

Ann Darrow
(Fay Wray)

Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949, UK) (aka Noblesse Oblige)

8 Members of the D'Ascoyne Family
(all Alec Guinness)

Lady Agatha D'Ascoyne

Admiral Lord Horatio D'Ascoyne

General Lord Rufus D'Ascoyne

Lord Ascoyne D'Ascoyne (Banker)
Young Ascoyne D'Ascoyne
Young Henry D'Ascoyne
Reverend Lord Henry D'Ascoyne
Ethelred D'Ascoyne, 8th Duke of Chalfont

Bull Durham (1988)

"Crash" Davis
(Kevin Costner)

Manhattan (1979)

Isaac ("Ike") Davis
(Woody Allen)

Born Yesterday (1950)

Emma 'Billie' Dawn
(Judy Holliday)

A Clockwork Orange (1971, UK)

Alex de Large
(Malcolm McDowell)

The Seventh Seal (1957, Swe.) (aka Det Sjunde Inseglet)

(Bengt Ekerot)

Blade Runner (1982)

Rick Deckard
(Harrison Ford)

Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Norma Desmond
(Gloria Swanson)

One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961) (aka 101 Dalmatians)

Cruella de Vil
(voice of Betty Lou Gerson)
(also Glenn Close in 1996 live-action film)

Notorious (1946)

T.R. Devlin
(Cary Grant)

GoodFellas (1990)

Tommy DeVito
(Joe Pesci)

Rebecca (1940)

Mrs. de Winter (the 2nd)
(Joan Fontaine)

The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)

Susie Diamond
(Michelle Pfeiffer)

Double Indemnity (1944)

Phyllis Dietrichson
(Barbara Stanwyck)

The Crying Game (1992, UK)

(Jaye Davidson)

The Grifters (1990)

Lilly Dillon
(Anjelica Huston)

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

Fred C. Dobbs
(Humphrey Bogart)

Say Anything... (1989)

Lloyd Dobler
(John Cusack)

Dodsworth (1936)

Fran Dodsworth
(Ruth Chatterton)

Meet John Doe (1941)

John Doe (aka John Willoughby)
(Gary Cooper)

Finding Nemo (2003) and Finding Dory (2016)

(voice of Ellen Degeneres)

Horror of Dracula (1958, UK)

Count Dracula
(Christopher Lee)

Dracula (1931)

Count Dracula
(Bela Lugosi)

Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) and other Naked Gun films

Lt. Frank Drebin
(Leslie Nielsen)

the series of Nancy Drew films of the late 1930s

Nancy Drew
(Bonita Granville)

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Shosanna Dreyfus
(Melanie Laurent)

Drive (2011)

(Ryan Gosling)

Inherit the Wind (1960)

Henry Drummond
(Spencer Tracy)

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Blanche DuBois
(Vivien Leigh)

The Big Lebowski (1998)

The Dude (aka Jeff Lebowski)
(Jeff Bridges)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
and franchise films

Professor Albus Dumbledore
(Richard Harris): Films 1-2

Professor Albus Dumbledore
(Michael Gambon): Films 3-8

Isadora (1968, UK) (aka The Loves of Isadora)

Isadora Duncan
(Vanessa Redgrave)

Gone Girl (2014)

Amy Dunne
(Rosamund Pike)

Red River (1948)

Thomas Dunson
(John Wayne)

Five Easy Pieces (1970)

Robert "Bobby" Eroica Dupea
(Jack Nicholson)

Fight Club (1999)

Tyler Durden
(Brad Pitt)

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