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Poll: FYC, AFI - The Next Top 50 Heroes

This is the second of a poll series whose purpose is to anticipate the inclusions in the next American Film Institute's Top 25, 50 or 100 lists. As you may know, many lists date back to the late 1990s and early 2000s and while the inclusions are satisfying, the absences severely date them.

After the villains, we're getting to the AFI's Top 50 heroes aired on 2003 with Maximus from Gladiator (2000) as the most recent character. So we'll consider movies from 2003 till today whose villains fit the AFI's criteria in terms of cultural impact: characters who have a made a mark on American society in matters of style and substance, and legacy: characters who elicit strong reactions across time, enriching America's film heritage while continuing to inspire contemporary artists and audiences.

In the eventuality of a new AFI's Top 50 heroes, which of these memorable post-2003 screen heroes, fictional or real, would be your top choice for an inclusion (as high as possible)?

After voting, you might discuss the list here

Make Your Choice

  1. Vote!

    Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino (2008)

    Walt Kowalski
  2. Vote!

    Liam Neeson in Taken (2008)

    Bryan Mills
  3. Vote!

    Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Vowell, and Spencer Fox in The Incredibles (2004)

    The Incredibles
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    Uma Thurman in Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)

    The Bride
  5. Vote!

    Christian Bale in Batman Begins (2005)

    Bruce Wayne aka Batman from Batman Begins (2005)
  6. Vote!

    Jamie Foxx in Django Unchained (2012)

  7. Vote!

    Sean Penn in Milk (2008)

    Harvey Milk
  8. Vote!

    Malcolm Barrett and Jeremy Renner in The Hurt Locker (2008)

    Staff Sergeant William James
  9. Vote!

    Morgan Freeman in Invictus (2009)

    Nelson Mandela
  10. Vote!

    David Strathairn in Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

    Edward R. Murrow
  11. Vote!

    James Franco in 127 Hours (2010)

    Aron Ralston
  12. Vote!

    Jack Black in Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

  13. Vote!

    Sandra Bullock in Gravity (2013)

    Ryan Stone
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    Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

    Ron Woodroff
  15. Vote!

    Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant (2015)

    Hugh Glass
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    Michael Keaton, Liev Schreiber, Brian d'Arcy James, Mark Ruffalo, John Slattery, and Rachel McAdams in Spotlight (2015)

    The Boston Globe team
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    Daisy Ridley in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

  18. Vote!

    Michael B. Jordan in Creed (2015)

    Adonis Johnson
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    Matthew McConaughey in Interstellar (2014)

  20. Vote!

    Bradley Cooper in American Sniper (2014)

    Chris Kyle
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    Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game (2014)

    Alan Turing
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    Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything (2014)

    Stephen Hawking
  23. Vote!

    Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln (2012)

    Abraham Lincoln
  24. Vote!

    Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool (2016)

    Wade / Deadpool
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    Andrew Garfield in Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

    Desmond Doss
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    Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man (2008)

    Tony Stark / Iron Man
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    Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe in Hidden Figures (2016)

    Katherine G. Johnson, Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughan

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