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Poll: AFI's Most Iconic Actors of the Last Century...

This list features all the actors with at least 4 pre-2000 screen characters nominated to the American Film Institute Top 100 Heroes and Villains. To give you an idea, these 15 actors and actress (kudos to Bette Davis!) put together, represent about 20% of all the nominated characters that impacted American movies' memories and about 25% of the Top 100 list. This called for a poll!

They're ranked in order of number of nominated characters, but since quality matters more than quantity, which of these actors or actress, in your opinion, deserves the title of most iconic American Cinema's actor of the last century?

Discuss here

In bold letters, the characters who made the AFI's Top 100 list.

Results of 1,369 votes:

  1. 1.

    Marlon Brando

     
    4 CHARACTERS : Vito Corleone (Villain) in THE GODFATHER Stanley Kowalski (Villain) in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Colonel Walter E. Kurtz (Villain) in APOCALYPSE NOW Terry Malloy (Hero) in ON THE WATERF…
  2. 2.

    Harrison Ford

     
    6 CHARACTERS : John Book (Hero) in WITNESS Rick Deckard (Hero) in BLADE RUNNER Han Solo (Hero) in STAR WARS Indiana Jones (Hero) in RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK Dr. Richard Kimble (Hero) in THE FUGITIVE J…
  3. 3.

    John Wayne

     
    7 CHARACTERS : Captain Nathan Brittles (Hero) in SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn (Hero) in TRUE GRIT Davy Crockett (Hero) in THE ALAMO Tom Doniphon (Hero) in THE MAN WH…

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