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Top 5 Greatest Screen Characters

Last updated on: May 31, 2010 12:01 IST

Top 5 Greatest Screen Characters

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Cartoon character Homer Simpson from The Simpsons has been named the greatest character created for TV and film in the past 20 years.

Image: A scene from The Simpsons

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Harry Potter

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In the survey, conducted by US magazine, people ranked the boy wizard Harry Potter, played by Daniel Radcliffe in the second position.

Image: Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer landed the third spot, reports the Sun.

Buffy Summers played by Sarah Michelle Gellar in the popular TV series slays vampires, demons, and other forces of darkness.


Image: Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers

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Tony Soprano

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At number four is Tony Soprano whose full name is Anthony John 'Tony' Soprano, Sr.

James Gandolfini played the fictional character on the HBO television drama series The Sopranos, about an Italian crime family.


Image: A poster of The Sopranos

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The Joker

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The Joker rounded off the top five.

The comic book supervillain and arch enemy of Batman has been portrayed by Cesar Romero in the Batman television series, Jack Nicholson in Tim Burton's Batman, Andrew Koenig in Sandy Collora's Batman: Dead End, and Heath Ledger in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight.


Image: Heath Ledger as The Joker

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Source: ANI