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Poll: Brainwashed Movie Characters

These characters were brainwashed, either partially or wholly, against their will. This excludes characters like Joel Barish from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) who voluntarily chose to erase his memory. It also excludes characters that had a lobotomy like R.P. McMurphy from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975).

Which of these characters, and their altered memory, did you find, ironically, the most memorable?

After voting, you may voluntarily recall your thoughts here.

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    Sebastian Stan in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

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    "A Clockwork Orange" Malcolm McDowell 1971 Warner

    Alex de Large in A Clockwork Orange (1971)
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    Matt Damon in The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

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    Woody Allen in Sleeper (1973)

    Miles Monroe in Sleeper (1973)
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    Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bob Tzudiker in Total Recall (1990)

    Douglas Quaid in Total Recall (1990)
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    TRON: Uprising (2012)

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    Ben Stiller in Zoolander (2001)

    Derek Zoolander in Zoolander (2001)
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    Josh Hutcherson in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)

    Peeta Mellark in The Hunger Games (2012)
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    River Tam in Serenity (2005)
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    Sienna Miller in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)

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    Martin Sheen in The Believers (1987)

    Cal Jamison in The Believers (1987)
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    James Woods in Videodrome (1983)

    Max Renn in Videodrome (1983)
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    Ada Nicodemou in The Matrix (1999)

    99.9% of the world in The Matrix (1999)
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    Frank Sinatra in The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

    Major Bennett Marco in The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
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    Barret Oliver in D.A.R.Y.L. (1985)

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    Goldie Hawn in Overboard (1987)

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    Sarah Paulson and Elizabeth Olsen in Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)

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    Natasha Richardson in Patty Hearst (1988)

    Patricia Hearst in Patty Hearst (1988)
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    Werner Krauss and Conrad Veidt in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

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    Richard E. Grant and Tom Waits in Dracula (1992)

    Renfield in Dracula (1931)
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    Hildegard Knef in Svengali (1954)

    Trilby O'Farrall in Svengali (1931)
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    Laurence Harvey and Leslie Parrish in The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

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    Kate Winslet stars as Ruth

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    Christopher Lee in The Wicker Man (1973)

    Lord Summerisle in The Wicker Man (1973)
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    Alia Bhatt in Highway (2014)

    Veera Tripathi in Highway (2014)
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    John Hurt and Bob Flag in 1984 (1984)

    Winston Smith in 1984 (1984)
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    Marilyn Burns in Helter Skelter (1976)

    Linda Kasabian and the rest of The Family in Helter Skelter (1976)
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    Laura Dern in The Master (2012)

    Helen Sullivan and the other members of The Cause in The Master (2012)
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    Michael Caine in The Ipcress File (1965)

    Harry Palmer in The Ipcress File (1965)
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    Yves Montand, c. 1960.

    Yves Montand in The Confession (1970)

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