Poll Suggestion: IMDb Poll Board Favorite Literary Characters

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Tell us which character from a book, of any time era or genre, is your favorite!  If there's not an image of the book's illustration of the character on IMDb, you can add one somewhere or use an image from a movie.  And if there's no image of that, don't worry, we'll figure something out!

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls043820656/
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Jane Eyre

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Thanks!  I've only seen the movie.  :)
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NarniaisAwesome

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Is there a certain actress's performance you like, cause I'll get an image of her.
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Thanks, added!
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NIA,
would you please link the list? Thank you. :)
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Hey NIA.
I know you have been doing the collecting of suggestions for your list.
But in the future make the poll up. Heading and description. And add one suggestion or None if you want. That way you have a link above in the description to start with.
You wont have to wait to find Dan to fix it afterwards. Or people won't have to search the whole post threads to find it.
Cool?
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Oops!!
Breumaster already said this below!
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Jean-Baptiste Grenouille from 'Perfume: The Story of a Murderer'
(in Germany the movie is rated FSK12 - 12 years and older, the German PG-13)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0396171/mediaviewer/rm305960960
The best book in my shelf - I love it!
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Here is the list (incomplete, of course): https://www.imdb.com/list/ls043820656/
Thank you for the suggestion!  :)  I LOVE Narnia, but King Arthur is my favorite book, but Alice is my favorite character, but Pooh is great, too, but Hans Christian Andersen is a great writer... lol.
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Thank you. Please, NIA:
When you have a new idea, would please always post the list-link?
It's the normal procedure. I was encouraged to do that by the poll board members,
when I was about to suggest polls. So everybody can easily see the progress of
your suggestion. They can look at it anyway, when going to it by clicking
older conversations to your IMDb-Profile, but so it's less expenditure to get there. ;)
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NarniaisAwesome,

I updated your original post to include a link to your list.
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls043820656/
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Thank you!  
Also, I'm not done with this list yet, so it can't yet go live.  :)
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Well, there we are - I became inspired for a new sugg: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/poll-suggestion-imdb-poll-board-top-five-favorite-books  Sorry to keep pestering everybody with all this Poll Board stuff.  :)  It's just fun!
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherlock_Holmes
Sherlock Holmes is a fictional private detective
created by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Referring to himself as a "consulting detective" in the stories,

First appearing in print in 1887's A Study in Scarlet...

additional tales appeared from then until 1927,
eventually totalling four novels and 56 short stories...

Guinness World Records listing him as the
"most portrayed movie character" in history

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4f/Strand_paget.jpg/255px-Strand_paget.jpg
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https://www.imdb.com/find?&q=+Sherlock+Holmes+&s=tt

Displaying 200 results for "Sherlock Holmes"

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Best Holmes:

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes  (1984-1985)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086661/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086661/reference
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086661/reviews?sort=reviewVolume&dir=desc
Jeremy Brett   ...    Sherlock Holmes (13 episodes, 1984-1985)
David Burke   ...    Dr Watson  (13 episodes, 1984-1985)

Jeremy Brett and David Burke in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 1984

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086661/mediaviewer/rm1030162944

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Basil Rathbone (1892–1967)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001651/
Rathbone played his best-known and most popular character, Sherlock Holmes
with Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson,
Sherlock Holmes - 25 titles ?

Basil Rathbone Nigel Bruce and Ida Lupino in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 1939

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001651/mediaviewer/rm586682112

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Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0236279/

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Thanks, will add!
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Added!
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Gregory Peck: Atticus Finch

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Moby Dick  (1956)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049513/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049513/reference
Gregory Peck   ...  Captain Ahab

Gregory Peck and Friedrich von Ledebur in Moby Dick 1956
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049513/mediaviewer/rm606779904

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moby-Dick

Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is an 1851 novel
by American writer Herman Melville.
The book is sailor Ishmael's narrative
of the obsessive quest of Ahab,
captain of the whaling ship Pequod,
for revenge on Moby Dick,
the white whale that on the ship's previous voyage
bit off Ahab's leg at the knee
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Ooh, thanks for reminding me, ACT_1!  :)  
Paok: Is the image right/name of character right?
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Paok-Kilkis :
Atticus Finch
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_Kill_a_Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel by Harper Lee published in 1960.
It was immediately successful, winning the Pulitzer Prize,
and has become a classic of modern American literature.

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To Kill a Mockingbird  (1962)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056592/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056592/reference
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South,
defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge,
and his children against prejudice.

Gregory Peck   ...  Atticus Finch
Brock Peters   ...  Tom Robinson
Mary Badham   ...  Scout

Gregory Peck and Brock Peters in To Kill a Mockingbird 1962

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056592/mediaviewer/rm786331904


Gregory Peck and Mary Badham in To Kill a Mockingbird 1962

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056592/mediaviewer/rm2757341184

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Okay, Paok & ACT_1, I got your suggs right now!  :)
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Paok-Kilkis : Gregory Peck ... Atticus Finch

Now we need someone... make that somethree... to add

Gregory Peck ... Captain Ahab
Vivien Leigh   ...  Scarlett 
Boris Karloff   ...  The Monster

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls043820656/

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Hard question. Michael Kohlhaas in the eponymous book.

Mads Mikkelsen played him fine:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2054790/mediaviewer/rm804876032


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I'm confused. :/

Is this poll about movie characters adapted by books? or directly, characters in books?(including characters never have seen in movies)
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Yes, any character, even if they have never been adapted.
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Antoine Roquentin
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Thank you so much for you input!  What movie are they from, if they have been adapted?  I have a bunch of these IMDb Poll Board type of suggs, if you wanna check them out.  :)
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I think it has not adapted to any movie, it's from the novel The Nausea by Jean Paul Sartre, so I've read that several characters have been inspired by him, like Travis Bickle.
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Okay... if you can find an image suitable, anything from someone who looks like the character, or whatever you like, I will happy to add them!  :)
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https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0327056/me...

As it is difficult to obtain a reference to antoine roquentin, I would prefer to choose Dave Boyle, a character from Denis Lehane's novel "Mystic river", which would later be masterfully interpreted by Tim Robbins.
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Thank you, will add!
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Eddie Dean from Stephen King's The Dark Tower series

He hasn't been adapted to the screen, so you can use this image: 
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1648190/mediaviewer/rm2660379904
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Thank you, added!
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gone_with_the_Wind_(novel)

Gone with the Wind is a novel
by American writer Margaret Mitchell,
first published in 1936.
The story is set in Clayton County and Atlanta, both in Georgia,
during the American Civil War and Reconstruction Era.
It depicts the struggles of young Scarlett O'Hara,
the spoiled daughter of a well-to-do plantation owner,
who must use every means at her disposal
to claw her way out of poverty

As of 2014, a Harris poll found it to be
the second favorite book of American readers,
just behind the Bible
More than 30 million copies have been printed worldwide.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gone_with_the_Wind_(film)
Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American epic historical romance film,
adapted from Margaret Mitchell's 1936 novel of the same name.
The film was produced by
David O. Selznick of Selznick International Pictures
and directed by Victor Fleming :
* Gone with the Wind  1939
* The Wizard of Oz  1939
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Gone with the Wind  (1939)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031381/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031381/reference
Vivien Leigh   ...  Scarlett 
Clark Gable   ...  Rhett Butler - Visitor from Charleston 
Scarlett: Rhett, Rhett... Rhett, if you go, where shall I go? What shall I do?
Rhett Butler: Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.


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Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind 1939

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031381/mediaviewer/rm3384871424

Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind 1939

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031381/mediaviewer/rm518930176
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So you're suggesting Scarlet O'Hara?
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Yes.

It depicts the struggles of young Scarlett O'Hara,
the spoiled daughter of a well-to-do plantation owner
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Add the Monster to the list https://www.imdb.com/list/ls043820656/ ? ?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstein
Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus
is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley (1797–1851)
that tells the story of Victor Frankenstein,
a young scientist who creates
a hideous, sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.
Shelley started writing the story when she was 18,
and the first edition of the novel
was published anonymously in London on 1 January 1818, when she was 20
Her name first appeared on the second edition, published in 1823.

Shelley travelled through Europe in 1814,
journeying along the river Rhine in Germany
with a stop in Gernsheim,
which is 17 kilometres (11 mi) away from Frankenstein Castle,
where, two centuries before, an alchemist was engaged in experiments...

Frankenstein is infused with elements of
the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement.
At the same time, it is an early example of science fiction.

Since the novel's publication,
the name "Frankenstein" has often been used to refer to the monster itself.
This usage is considered erroneous
In the novel, the monster is identified by words such as
"creature", "monster", "daemon", "wretch", "abortion", "fiend" and "it".

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstein_(disambiguation)
Film
Frankenstein (1910 film), written and directed by J. Searle Dawley
Frankenstein (1931 film), directed by James Whale and the first to star Boris Karloff as the title monster
The Curse of Frankenstein, a 1957 British film by Hammer Films
Frankenstein 1970, a 1958 film directed by Howard W. Koch
Frankenstein (1973 film), a 1973 American made-for-television film written and produced by Dan Curtis
Frankenstein: The True Story, a 1973 British made-for-television film
Young Frankenstein, a 1974 film spoof directed by Mel Brooks
Frankenstein (1992 film), a made-for-television film
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (film), a 1994 film directed by Kenneth Branagh
Frankenstein (2004 film), directed by Marcus Nispel
Frankenstein (2007 film), an adaptation shown on ITV
I, Frankenstein, a 2014 film based on the graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux, directed by Stuart Beattie
Frankenstein (2015 film), a straight-to-video adaptation starring Carrie-Anne Moss and Danny Huston
Victor Frankenstein (film), a 2015 adaptation directed by Paul McGuigan, starring James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe
Frankenstein (Death Race), a central character in the Death Race series of films

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstein_(1931_film)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021884/reference
Director: James Whale
Colin Clive   ...  Henry Frankenstein 
Boris Karloff   ...  The Monster (as ?) 

Boris Karloff Colin Clive FRANKENSTEIN 1931 IV

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021884/mediaviewer/rm798595072

Boris Karloff in Frankenstein 1931

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021884/mediaviewer/rm2713701376

Boris Karloff and Marilyn Harris in Frankenstein 1931

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021884/mediaviewer/rm2948582400
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Young_Frankenstein
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072431/reference
Director: Mel Brooks
Gene Wilder   ...  Dr. Frederick Frankenstein
Peter Boyle   ...  The Monster

Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle in Young Frankenstein 1974

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072431/mediaviewer/rm3687566336

Peter Boyle and Anne Beesley in Young Frankenstein 1974

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072431/mediaviewer/rm1056657920
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defibrillation
A defibrillator delivers a dose of electric current to the heart
Defibrillators were first demonstrated in 1899
by Jean-Louis Prévost and Frédéric Batelli,
two physiologists from University of Geneva, Switzerland
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Sorry, it's only one pick per person... if you want it changed to Frankenstein, I can change it.
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NarniaisAwesome :
 it's only one pick per person... if you want it changed to Frankenstein

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1? : Boris Karloff   ...  The Monster

This should Not replace  young Scarlett

Someone else can add Franky later...
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Okay.  ;)
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I think it would be helpful if you also add the name of the book in each option.
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Yes, will do!
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Is there still a room for a pick of mine? 

Although, to be honest, it's a hard one. ACT_1 already picked Sherlock Holmes... To be honest that still leaves me with a tad too much possible choices: Hannibal Lecter, Francis Dolarhyde, James Bond, Karlsson, Captain Vrungel... 
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Oh, yes, there's plenty of room!  Hmm, I like James Bond the best of those... :)
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Hey if ACT_1's replies get to be too much, say so to him. And he technically is not a poll board member. He has made no polls.
And ACT_1, Make a poll of your own. I know you are good enough to do one.

Now NIA???? Where's that shorter Jack Slater description? I liked what you wrote, but it needs to be condensed.
Aahnold is vaiting!!!! Vill you be bahk vith a better reply?

Arnold Schwarzenegger in Last Action Hero 1993
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Yeah, I've been kinda busy so give me time on the des., lol!  :D  
No, ACT_1 is not too much; yes they should make a poll!
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An interesting idea, NIA

Lisbeth Salander from the Millennium Series.
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0636426/m...
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NarniaisAwesome,

My favorite author is Isaac Asimov. I have over 100 of the over 400 books he wrote.

My favorite collections of short stories are I, Robot and The Complete Robot.

My favorite character is Dr. Susan Calvin.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Calvin

Dr. Susan Calvin is a fictional character appearing in Isaac Asimov's Robot series of science fiction short stories. She was the chief robopsychologist at US Robots and Mechanical Men, Inc., posited as the major manufacturer of robots in the 21st century. She was the main character in many of Asimov's short stories concerning robots, which were later collected in the books I, Robot and The Complete Robot.

Sadly, the film I, Robot (2004) ruined my favorite charter by making her the love interest of Will Smith's character Del Spooner.
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Thank you, added!  :)
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My suggestion: Sophie Neveu (Audrey Tautou) from Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code (2006)



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Thanks, will add soon!  :)
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