Besides James Bond who is your favorite movie and tv character.

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    Sherlock Holmes. As much as i love the Cumberbatch incarnation? I have huge love and appreciation of the old black & white Basil Rathbone adventures. He was my introduction to Arthur Conan Doyle's creation.
  • SzonanaSzonana Mexico
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    RogueAgent wrote: »
    Sherlock Holmes. As much as i love the Cumberbatch incarnation? I have huge love and appreciation of the old black & white Basil Rathbone adventures. He was my introduction to Arthur Conan Doyle's creation.

    And what do you think of Robert Downey Jr in that role?
    It’s much more action oriented but I think he gave us a very fun Sherlock Holmes and wow RDJ looked so in shape.



  • SeveSeve The island of Lemoy
    edited November 2021 Posts: 357
    US TV

    1950s Matt Dillon (Gunsmoke) or Steve McQueen, I mean Josh Randall

    1960s Maxwell Smart (the humorous equivalent of JB) or Mr Spock (Star Trek) or The Virginian or Hoss Cartwright.

    1970s Steve Austin (better, faster, stronger) or Hawkeye Pierce (M*A*S*H) or Mary Tyler Moore or Bill Cosby (I can compartmentalise)

    1980s Magnum PI (for his lifestyle) or MacGyver (imagine being able to make a nuclear reactor out of shoe laces and chewing gum!) or Sonny Crockett or Sam Malone (IMO a far more nuanced character than successors like Charlie Harper or Barney Stinson)

    1990s Kramer (for his lifestyle) or Homer Simpson or Mike Logan (L&O)

    2000s Omar (from the Wire - "Omar coming!") or Titus Pullo (Rome) or Olivia Benson (SVU)

    2010s Raylan Givens (Justified) or John Reese (Person of Interest) or Richard Castle

    Wow, thing have sure got darker in recent decades...

    UK TV

    1960s John Drake (Danger Man) or Simon Templar or Dr Who or anyone from Dad's Army

    1970s Arthur Daley or Terry McCann or Jack Regan or Dr Who or anyone from The Good Life

    1980s Leonard Jeffrey "Oz" Osborne or Sherlock Holmes (Jeremy Brett edition) or Lovejoy or anyone from The Young Ones

    1990s Poirot or anyone from Men Behaving Badly

    2000s Dr Who or anyone from The Inbetweeners

    2010s Dr Who, but really, I'm out of the loop...

  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    Seve wrote: »
    Richard Castle

    I served Nathan Fillion at the restaurant I worked at a couple of years ago.

  • SeveSeve The island of Lemoy
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    Seve wrote: »
    Richard Castle

    I served Nathan Fillion at the restaurant I worked at a couple of years ago.

    Cool, I really liked him in Firefly (aka Serenity) as well, just a pity that series didn't last longer, it was much better than most that have
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    I'm really thrilled to see the amount of lavish praise being thrown at FYEO's very own Columbo in this thread! :))
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    Here's a top contender for my favorite TV character...........

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  • John McClane
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    I'm really thrilled to see the amount of lavish praise being thrown at FYEO's very own Columbo in this thread! :))

    Well, I love that character too. With a Fleming character and a Topol performance you really can't go wrong! :)
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    ToTheRight wrote: »
    Here's a top contender for my favorite TV character...........

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    Has one of the best theme tunes too!
    Also love how it always opened with an answer machine gag!
    Jim Rockford was a cool dude!
  • Last_Rat_StandingLast_Rat_Standing South Florida
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    Indiana Jones
    John McClane
    Neo
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e il momento che verrà
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    Adding a few of mine, on top of those I already mentioned:

    Stella Blómkvist from the eponymous Icelandic tv series.

    Antonio di Pietro and Veronica Castelli from the brilliant Italian tv show 1992.

    And how could I forget Boromir from LOTR
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    Indy
    Luke Skywalker
    Apollo (Battlestar Galactica 1978)
    Chris Reeve's Superman
    James Kirk
    Max Guevarra (Dark Angel)
    Nikita
  • mattjoesmattjoes Senior Goldfarb, Seymour
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    ToTheRight wrote: »
    Here's a top contender for my favorite TV character...........

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    I'll watch this show someday. Garner had star power in spades.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    mattjoes wrote: »
    ToTheRight wrote: »
    Here's a top contender for my favorite TV character...........

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    I'll watch this show someday. Garner had star power in spades.

    Big fan of this show back in the day. Rockford Files & Harry O were my go-to detective shows.
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    Other than James Bond:

    Genie from Aladdin (1992).
    Paulie Walnuts from The Sopranos.
    Mayor Adam West from Family Guy.
    Boomhauer from King of the Hill.
    Luke Skywalker.
    Quint from Jaws.
    Jules Winnfield from Pulp Fiction.
    Dr. King Schultz from Django Unchained.
    Newman from Seinfeld.

    The list is endless!
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    I'll proffer Mr. Dryden from Lawrence of Arabia as one of my all-time favourite characters. From what I understand he's an amalgam of three or four real people, but in and of himself, a complete fiction. One of Claude Rains' greatest performances.
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    Szonana wrote: »
    RogueAgent wrote: »
    Sherlock Holmes. As much as i love the Cumberbatch incarnation? I have huge love and appreciation of the old black & white Basil Rathbone adventures. He was my introduction to Arthur Conan Doyle's creation.

    And what do you think of Robert Downey Jr in that role?
    It’s much more action oriented but I think he gave us a very fun Sherlock Holmes and wow RDJ looked so in shape.



    Absolutely, really hoping for a third part? Especially now RDJ is not so tied up with the Marvel franchise.
  • VenutiusVenutius Yorkshire
    edited January 17 Posts: 1,132
    I served Nathan Fillion at the restaurant I worked at a couple of years ago.

    I've never seen anybody famous in real life. I did go to the same school as Donald Pleasance, though - several decades apart, I hasten to add!

  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    Venutius wrote: »
    I served Nathan Fillion at the restaurant I worked at a couple of years ago.

    I've never seen anybody famous in real life. I did go to the same school as Donald Pleasance, though - several decades apart, I hasten to add!

    That’s cool! On YouTube you can watch a play that stars both Donald Pleasance and Robert Shaw; two titans of classic Bond villainy, together. Can’t remember the name of the play though.
  • zebrafishzebrafish <°)))< in Octopussy's garden in the shade
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    Venutius wrote: »
    I served Nathan Fillion at the restaurant I worked at a couple of years ago.

    I've never seen anybody famous in real life. I did go to the same school as Donald Pleasance, though - several decades apart, I hasten to add!

    That’s cool! On YouTube you can watch a play that stars both Donald Pleasance and Robert Shaw; two titans of classic Bond villainy, together. Can’t remember the name of the play though.

    ... The Caretaker

  • VenutiusVenutius Yorkshire
    edited January 17 Posts: 1,132
    Mind you, my old boss easily had the beating of my Donald Pleasance yarn - she was friends with Alex Kingston, who was married to Fiennes and had been in Moll Flanders with Daniel Craig and Diana Rigg! I can't compete with that...
  • Some of my favourite TV characters:

    Don Draper and Roger Sterling (Mad Men)
    Rene Artois (Allo Allo)
    Sideshow Bob (Simpsons)
    Tyrion Lannister, Lady Olenna, Bronn, and Mort (GOT)
    Special Agent Dale Cooper (Twin Peaks)
    Carrie Matheson and Saul Berenson (Homeland)
    Mr Carson and Countess Grantham (Downton Abbey)
    Aunt Lydia (Handmaid's Tale)
    Vilanelle (Killing Eve)
  • NewAgendaNewAgenda USA
    edited January 28 Posts: 9
    Fleabag (Fleabag)
    Muriel Heslop (Muriel's Wedding)
    Diana Christensen (Network)
    Gale Weathers (Scream)
    Ned Weeks (The Normal Heart)
    Kelli Prenny (Insecure)
    Dorothy Zbornak (The Golden Girls)
    Lux Lisbon (The Virgin Suicides)
    Vladislav (What We Do In the Shadows)
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Each moment I draw closer to the Divine.
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    NewAgenda wrote: »
    Fleabag (Fleabag)
    Muriel Heslop (Muriel's Wedding)
    Diana Christensen (Network)
    Gale Weathers (Scream)
    Ned Weeks (The Normal Heart)
    Kelli Prenny (Insecure)
    Dorothy Zbornak (The Golden Girls)
    Lux Lisbon (The Virgin Suicides)
    Vladislav (What We Do In the Shadows)

    A woman?
  • NewAgendaNewAgenda USA
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    A woman?
    Your powers of observation do you credit, Thunderfinger.
  • KronsteenKronsteen Stockholm
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    Zira, Cornelius and Caesar from the five original Planet of the Apes films. Just love the characterization of them, the aesthetics of the masks and the voicing.

    Planet of the Apes is by far my most favourite movies after the Bonds. The new trilogy with Serkis is probably one of the better movie trilogies ever!
  • CommanderRossCommanderRoss The bottom of a pitch lake in Eastern Trinidad, place called La Brea
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    NewAgenda wrote: »
    Fleabag (Fleabag)
    Muriel Heslop (Muriel's Wedding)
    Diana Christensen (Network)
    Gale Weathers (Scream)
    Ned Weeks (The Normal Heart)
    Kelli Prenny (Insecure)
    Dorothy Zbornak (The Golden Girls)
    Lux Lisbon (The Virgin Suicides)
    Vladislav (What We Do In the Shadows)


    Good call!

    For me, one of the main TV characters is Lord Flashheart followed by three generations of Blackadders.
    String fellow hawk,
    Hawkeye (mash)
    Film:
    iceman (top gun)
    Skipper (battle of Britain)
    Mary (and all the other names she has, those magnificent men in their flying machines).


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