Lecter And Finch Are Hollywood's Hero And Villain

ATTICUS FINCH and HANNIBAL LECTER have been named Hollywood's greatest hero and villain.

GREGORY PECK's character from 1962 OSCAR-winner TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD and ANTHONY HOPKINS' gruesome SILENCE OF THE LAMBS serial killer topped an AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE poll of favourite Tinseltown good and bad guys.

Lawyer Finch pipped whip-slinging archeologist INDIANA JONES and sharp-suited superspy JAMES BOND to the top of the list of heroes - while face chewing psychologist Lecter was perceived to be even more dastardly than Oedipal PSYCHO NORMAN BATES and STAR WARS' dark lord DARTH VADER.

The top ten heroes and villains are as follows:

Top 10 heroes

1. ATTICUS FINCH - Played GREGORY PECK in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

2. INDIANA JONES - HARRISON FORD in RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

3. JAMES BOND - As INTERPRETED by SEAN CONNERY in DR NO

4. RICK BLAINE - HUMPHREY BOGART in CASABLANCA

5. WILL KANE - GARY COOPER in HIGH NOON

6. CLARICE STARLING - JODIE FOSTER in THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS

7. ROCKY BALBOA - SYLVESTER STALLONE in the ROCKY movies

8. ELLEN RIPLEY - SIGOURNEY WEAVER in THE ALIEN MOVIES

9. GEORGE BAILEY - JAMES STEWART in IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE

10. TE LAWRENCE - PETER O'TOOLE in LAWRENCE OF ARABIA

Top 10 villains

1. HANNIBAL LECTER - ANTHONY HOPKINS in THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS

2. NORMAN BATES - ANTHONY PERKINS in PSYCHO

3. DARTH VADER - JAMES EARL JONES in STAR WARS

4. THE WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST - MARGARET HAMILTON in THE WIZARD OF OZ

5. NURSE RATCHED - LOUISE FLETCHER in ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST

6. MR. POTTER - LIONEL BARRYMORE in IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE

7. ALEX FORREST - GLENN CLOSE in FATAL ATTRACTION

8. PHYLLIS DIETRICHSON - BARBARA STANWYCK in DOUBLE INDEMNITY

9. REGAN MACNEIL - LINDA BLAIR in THE EXORCIST

10. THE QUEEN - Cartoon character in SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS.

04/06/2003 17:28

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Tags: Atticus Finch - Hannibal Lecter - Gregory Peck - To Kill a Mockingbird - Anthony Hopkins - INDIANA JONES - James Bond - Star Wars - Raiders of the Lost Ark - Sean Connery - Casablanca - The Silence of the Lambs - Rocky - Its A Wonderful Life - Lawrence Of Arabia - Psycho - The Wizard of Oz - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Fatal Attraction - The Exorcist


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