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Movies Section: IYO, Who are the best male & female movie characters in 80s?

From 1980 to 1989.

Here's my list:

Male:

1980: Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance (The Shining)

1981: Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones (Raiders of the Lost Ark)

1982: Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa (Rocky III)

1983: Al Pacino as Tony Montana (Scarface)

1984: Arnold Schwarzenegger as T-800 (The Terminator)

1985: Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly (Back to the Future)

1986: Charlie Sheen as Chris Taylor (Platoon)

1987: Mel Gibson as Martin Riggs (Lethal Weapon)

1988: Bruce Willis as John McClane (Die Hard)

1989: Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne/Batman (Batman)

Female:

1980: Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia (Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back)

1981: Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood (Raiders of the Lost Ark)

1982: Meryl Streep as Sophie Zawistowski (Sophie's Choice)

1983: Shirley MacLaine as Aurora Greenway (Terms of Endearment)

1984: Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor (The Terminator)

1985: Molly Ringwald as Claire Standish (The Breakfast Club)

1986: Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley (Aliens)

1987: Glenn Close as Alex Forrest (Fatal Attraction)

1988: Melanie Griffith as Tess McGill (Working Girl)

1999: Michelle Pfeiffer as Susie Diamond (The Fabulous Baker Boys)

What do you think?

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  • 2 months ago
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    Agree with most, as usual. But just to be different where I can:

    1980: Dabney Coleman as Franklin Hart Jr. (9 to 5)

    1981: Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones (Raiders of the Lost Ark)

    1982: Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa (Rocky III)

    1983: Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker (Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi)

    1984: Pat Morita as Mr. Miyagi (The Karate Kid)

    1985: Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly (Back to the Future)

    1986: Tom Cruise as LT Pete "Maverick" Mitchell (Top Gun)

    1987: Tom Selleck as Peter Mitchell (Three Men and a Baby)

    1988: Tom Hanks as Josh Baskin (Big)

    1989: Robin Williams as John Keating (Dead Poets Society)

    Female:

    1980: Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia (Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back)

    1981: Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood (Raiders of the Lost Ark)

    1982: Meryl Streep as Sophie Zawistowski (Sophie's Choice)

    1983: Jennifer Beals as Alexandra Owens (Flashdance)

    1984: Daryl Hannah as Madison (Splash)

    1985: Lea Thompson as Lorraine Baines-McFly (Back to the Future)

    1986: Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley (Aliens)

    1987: Glenn Close as Alex Forrest (Fatal Attraction)

    1988: Bette Midler as C.C. Bloom (Beaches)

    1999: Julia Roberts as Shelby Eatenton (Steel Magnolias)

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    2 months ago

    Male:

    1980: Harrison Ford as Han Solo (The Empire Strikes Back)

    1981: Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones (Raiders of the Lost Ark)

    1982: Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa (Rocky III)

    1983: Al Pacino as Tony Montana (Scarface)

    1984: Pat Morita as Mr. Miyagi (The Karate Kid)

    1985: Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly (Back to the Future)

    1986: Tom Cruise as Maverick (Top Gun)

    1987: Mel Gibson as Martin Riggs (Lethal Weapon)

    1988: Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber (Die Hard)

    1989: Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne/Batman (Batman)

    Female:

    1980: Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia (Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back)

    1981: Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood (Raiders of the Lost Ark)

    1982: Meryl Streep as Sophie Zawistowski (Sophie's Choice)

    1983: Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia (Star Wars: Episode VI-The Return of the Jedi)

    1984: Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor (The Terminator)

    1985: Molly Ringwald as Claire Standish (The Breakfast Club)

    1986: Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley (Aliens)

    1987: Glenn Close as Alex Forrest (Fatal Attraction)

    1988: Melanie Griffith as Tess McGill (Working Girl)

    1989: Allison Doody as Elsa (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade)

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