A favorite movie or TV character/role?

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  1. mscriv, Jan 13, 2010
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    Ok, I searched, but didn't see anything like this. If I missed it and this was previously posted then I apologize.

    What is one of your favorite movie or television characters/roles? I'm not talking about written literature, but specifically film/television that requires an actor portraying the role. And, I'm not talking about telling us who your favorite actor is. Simply put, what character or role resonated or thoroughly entertained you more than normal and why?

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    I'll list both a feature film and a television role.

    Movie - Doc Holiday played by Val Kilmer in "Tombstone"

    I thought Holiday in this version of the Wyatt Earp story was so engaging, fascinating, and entertaining. We got to see the character in a variety of circumstances and in every setting you were drawn to him. Kilmer did a great job with the role and of course the script deserves a lot of the credit.

    Television - Dexter played by Michael C. Hall in "Dexter"

    If you've watched this show from season one then you know exactly what I'm talking about. It's amazing that you find yourself identifying with and actually "pulling for" a serial killer. The writing is brilliant, especially the running inner monologue and the acting is believable and engaging.

    Ok, your turn.
     
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    Dexter is a good one.

    For some reason the first one that popped into my mind was Dennis Hopper's character in Blue Velvet ( Frank Booth I believe). I was totally blown away the first time I saw that movie.
    Another odd one I really like is Leon from Curb Your Enthusiasm. Everything he says has me in stitches.
     
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    Patrick Jane from the TV show The Mentalist played by Simon Baker. I have always wanted the ability to read minds and figure people out like he does.

    And Dr. Gregory House from House M.D. played by Hugh Laurie. I love his tell-it-like-it-is attitude.
     
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    Ziva David from NCIS by Cote De Pablo. Love her flirty attitude and can kick some butt. :D
     
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    Capt Malcolm Reynolds on 'Firefly' played by Nathan Fillion. Also in the movie 'Serenity'. The realness of a flawed hero and human being. The humour, the tragedy, the reality. Mostly, the humour.

    Did anybody see (or even watch) Castle? The Halloween episode had him in his Capt mal costume. Hysterical.

    it doesn't hurt that he's Canadian, too.:D
     
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    Another vote for House..he gets to say out loud what on occasion I want to say to patients (but keep inside).
     
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    Al Bundy. He puts the fun in dysfunctional. I see a lot of me in him, so much so that sometimes watching home movies reminds me of a Married with Children episode.:D
     
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    Definitely Denny Crane and Alan Shore from Boston Legal.
    I love them! They (especially Denny) are hilarious and do some of the silliest things! I also love them as they also are great at the monologues in court, while being funny, can also show a lot of insight into their character and the case.

    King Mook Mook
     
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    Vic Mackey (Michael Chiklis) in The Shield

    Cosmo Kramer (Michael Richards) in Seinfeld

    Walter White (Bryan Cranston) in Breaking Bad
     
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    Malcolm Tucker (The Thick Of It)

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    Olly Reeder (The Thick Of It)

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    Gob Bluth (Arrested Development)

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    Dirty Harry. I just watched Magnum Force last night so Harry Callahan is fresh in my mind.
     
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    Sylar was one of my favorite characters in heroes.
     
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    Al was also the first tv person, that came to mind. actually, i hope not to end like him. but does a man have a choice, once he gets married but end like al?
    ;)
     
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    Such a great choice. I love that show mainly in part because of the relationships between the variouos characters. But you're right, Denny and Alan take the cake. :p
     
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    Dr. Gregory House and Dexter Morgan.

    Both are characters that should not be liked for many reasons (arrogant ass/serial killer/etc.) and yet the viewer does like them. Congrats to the writers, Hugh Laurie, and Michael C. Hall for pulling that off.
     
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    Nathan Muir in 'Spy Game' played by Robert Redford
    Roger Sterling in 'Mad Men' played by John Slattery
     
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    Brad Pitt in 12 Monkeys
    Daniel Day Lewis in There Will Be Blood
     
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    Det. Mick Belker from Hill Street Blues portrayed by Bruce Wietz.
     
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    Very interesting choices I must say.
     
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    A show I keep coming back to;
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    A maverick doctor haunted by the demons of his past, who must now fight an everlasting battle with the forces of darkness whilst dealing with the burden of day to day admin. Dagless is an ex-warlock, having renounced the occult in favour of the stability of the medical profession.
     
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    Dexter from the hit TV show "Dexter" on Showtime.
     
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