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Poll: True American Movie Icons

Celebrating the 4th of July, here's a list of characters who represented a little more than the heroic side of their respective movies; they became symbols of what generally make American heroes shine in and beyond the national borders: idealism, persistence, coolness, bravery and a little je-ne-sais-quoi that make us (foreigners) wish for a while that we could belong to the same place.

Which of these American Icons is your number one pick?

After voting, you might discuss the list here

Make Your Choice

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    Christopher Reeve in Superman (1978)

    Because if there's got to be a superhero, it's gotta be him!
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    Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon in Thelma & Louise (1991)

    Because there's gotta be a little bit of female power!
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    Orson Welles in Citizen Kane (1941)

    Because there's gotte ba a true American tycoon!
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    James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

    Because there's gotta be the true embodiment of the lost generation!
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    "Patton" Goerge C. Scott 1970 / 20th

    Because there's gotta be a real-life figure!
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    Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca (1942)

    Because... Bogart!
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    Sylvester Stallone, Tony Burton, and Burt Young in Rocky IV (1985)

    Because there's gotta be the ultimate underdog!
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    Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future (1985)

    Because there's got to be the kid from the 80s, the 50s and even the Old West!
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    Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump (1994)

    Because there's gotta be the man who ran across America (and built its history here and there)!
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    Sylvester Stallone in First Blood (1982)

    Because there's gotta be a Vietnam vet!
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    Bruce Willis in Die Hard (1988)

    Because... Yippie-ki-yay!
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    James Stewart in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

    Because there's gotta be a politician!
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    Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

    Because there's gotta be Harrison Ford... and Han Solo ain't American!
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    Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry (1971)

    Because there's gotta be the ultimate law enforcer!
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    John Wayne in The Searchers (1956)

    Because... John Wayne!
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    Frances McDormand in Fargo (1996)

    Because there's gotta be the Midwest!
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    "High Noon" Gary Cooper 1952 Universal

    Because... Western.. and Gary Cooper as the man who only knows he must be brave!
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    Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz (1939)

    Because there's gotta be the little gal who made us love home more than any other place!
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    Vivien Leigh "Gone With The Wind"

    Because there's gotta be a Southern belle!
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    Eddie Murphy in Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

    Because there's gotta be the street-smart cop from Detroit!
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    Tom Cruise in Top Gun (1986)

    Because there's gotta be Tom at the Top!
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    Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson in Ghostbusters (1984)

    Because there's gotta be a group!
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    #23

    Because there's gotta be Marilyn!
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    Gregory Peck in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

    Because there's got to be AFI's number one hero!
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    Will Ferrell in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

    Because there's got to be a touch of class from San Diego!
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    Marlon Brando in "The Wild One" 1954 Columbia

    Because the last one is the wild one!

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