I was tagged by the lovely Deborah O’Carroll of the lovely blog Road of the Writer for the Favorite Screen Characters Tag. At first I thought, I can’t do this! I’ll never be able to decide. But it sounded like fun, and I wanted to get my readers involved, so here I am with a list. Thank you for tagging me, Deborah! The rules are to name your ten favorite characters from movies and TV shows. I agree with Deborah—it’s hard to limit it to ten, but I think this is a pretty good selection of who would be my favorite … I will have to say, however, that I restricted my Lord of the Rings characters to just two in order to keep them from overwhelming my list and so I could provide more variety. So as not to have to select one single picture, I did a Bing Images search for each character so you could see a “montage” of them.
Not in any particular order:
1. Eowyn – The Two Towers and Return of the King. Brave, devoted, steps up to fight yet still womanly. Images
2. Faramir – The Two Towers and Return of the King. He, too, is brave yet overlooked (by his father), leading his people’s troops though he does not enjoy fighting. Images
3. Cordell Walker – Walker, Texas Ranger. A Texas ranger who fights crime with a high sense of honor and justice and spectacular martial arts skills. Images
4. Tim Taylor – Home Improvement. I grew up watching his show, and he made me laugh. Fond memories. Images
5. Elinor Dashwood – Sense and Sensibility (as played by Emma Thompson). Elinor is my favorite book character as well … strong, sensible, kind, a heroine in the genteel world of Regency England. Images
6. Elizabeth Bennet – Pride and Prejudice (as played by Jennifer Ehle). She is bright, clever, honest, and true. Plus she lives in Regency England. Images
7. Hawkins – The Court Jester. My favorite Danny Kaye character. He’s an unlikely hero who’s brave, hilarious, and kind. Images
8. Wesley – The Princess Bride. Daring, handsome, brilliant, funny—plus the hero of one of my favorite movies. Images
9. Indiana Jones – Indiana Jones. On the surface supposedly a prim archaeology professor, but he gets into the most fascinating adventures. He’s resourceful and humorous and fights for the good. Images
10. Fa Mulan – Mulan. She reminds me of Eowyn. Out of love for her father she goes to fight instead of him (and learns spectacular martial arts skills) and saves China. Images
Looking at my choices, there is a bit of a theme—most of them are called upon to be extraordinarily brave—beyond their strength and what they think they are capable of.
Who are your favorite screen characters? Do you share my enthusiasm for any of the above people?