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Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Having a fun day today. Here are my picks for the top ten movie heroes from the top 100 movies chosen by AFI (American Film Institute). Did I miss someone? Please leave me your choices in a comment. Don't miss movie trivia question at the end.
1. Rick in Casablanca (played by Humphrey Bogart) - movie rank #2 
2  Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind (played by Clark Gable ) - movie rank #3
3. Benjamin in The Graduate (played by Dustin Hoffman) - movie rank #7
4. George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life (played by James Stewart) - movie rank #11
5. Clyde Barrow in Bonnie & Clyde (played by Warren Beatty) - movie rank #27
     (I don't care if he killed people, he was damned sexy!)
6. The Marshall in High Noon (played by Gary Cooper) - movie rank #33
7.  Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird (played by Gregory Peck) - movie rank #34

8.  Al Stephenson/Fred Derry (a tie) in The Best Years of Their Lives (played by Frederic March/Dana Andrews) - movie rank # 37
9.   Dr. Zivago in Dr. Zivago (played by Omar Sharif) - movie rank #39
10. Roger Thornhill in North by Northwest (played by Cary Grant) - movie reank #40
  Anyone you'd like to add?

Trivia Question
What famous person was the character of Gem in the movie "To Kill a Mockingbird" fashioned after by author Harper Lee? 
Put your guess in a comment. TRUMAN CAPOTE

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Stephy Smith said...

Good morning Jean! The answer to the trivia question is Truman Capote. Congrats on Sunny Days! So excited for you!

Alica McKenna Johnson said...

Omar Sharif! *swoons* I love the first part of Lawrence of Arabia- before all the fighting, when he and Peter o'Toole are handing out- blond and blue eyed goodness with dark Egyptian goodness- sighs

Valerie Douglas aka V. J. Devereaux said...

Are you sure it was a famous person who played Jem (the brother)? Or are you referring to the character of Boo Radley - played by Robert Duvall, in one of his earliest roles?