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Poll: Most Inspiring Best Picture Hero

Probably the most recurring character from a Best Picture winner: the inspirational hero, a man or a woman of conviction and action, who faces adversity, even sacrifices his life for an ultimate triumph, filling our hearts with hope, faith in humanity, faith in our own potential.

So, which of these heroes from a Best Picture winner would you say is the most inspiring?

After voting, you might discuss the list here

Make Your Choice

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    Viggo Mortensen in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

    Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
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    Liam Neeson in Schindler's List (1993)

    Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson) from Schindler's List
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    Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump (1994)

    Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) from Forrest Gump
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    Sylvester Stallone in Rocky (1976)

    Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) from Rocky
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    "Casablanca" 1942 Warner Bros.

    Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) from Casablanca
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    Ben Kingsley in Gandhi (1982)

    Mahatma Gandhi (Ben Kingsley) from Gandhi
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    Jodie Foster in The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

    Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) from The Silence of the Lambs
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    Mel Gibson in Braveheart (1995)

    William Wallace (Mel Gibson) from Braveheart
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    Sidney Poitier in In the Heat of the Night (1967)

    Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) from In the Heat of the Night
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    Peter O'Toole stars as T.E. Lawrence

    T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) from Lawrence of Arabia
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    "Patton" Goerge C. Scott 1970 / 20th

    General George S. Patton Jr. (George C. Scott) from Patton
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    Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

    R.P. McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
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    Vivien Leigh "Gone With The Wind"

    Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) from Gone With the Wind
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    Russell Crowe in Gladiator (2000)

    Maximus (Russell Crowe) from Gladiator
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    Leonardo DiCaprio and Danny Nucci in Titanic (1997)

    Jack Dawson (Leonardo Di Caprio) from Titanic
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    Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave (2013)

    Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) from 12 Years a Slave
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    Robert De Niro in The Deer Hunter (1978)

    Michael (Robert De Niro) from The Deer Hunter
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    Clint Eastwood in Unforgiven (1992)

    Bill Munny (Clint Eastwood) from Unforgiven
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    Ben Affleck in Argo (2012)

    Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) from Argo
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    Kevin Costner in Dances with Wolves (1990)

    Lieutenant Dunbar (Kevin Costner) from Dances With Wolves
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    Gene Hackman in The French Connection (1971)

    Detective Jimmy 'Popeye' Doyle (Gene Hackman) from The French Connection
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    Paul Scofield in A Man for All Seasons (1966)

    Sir Thomas More (Paul Scofield) from A Man For All Seasons
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    Charlton Heston in Ben-Hur (1959)

    Judah Ben-Hur (Charlton Heston) from Ben-Hur
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    Alec Guinness in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

    Colonel Nicholson (Alec Guinness) from The Bridge on the River Kwai
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    Ernest Borgnine in Marty (1955)

    Marty Piletti (Ernest Borgnine) from Marty
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    Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront (1954)

    Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) from On the Waterfront
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    Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon in Mrs. Miniver (1942)

    Mrs. Miniver (Greer Garson) from Mrs. Miniver

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