Special Report

The Greatest Movie Heroes of All Time

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45. Zorro
> Played by: Tyrone Power in “The Mark of Zorro” (1940)

Tyrone Power plays Don Diego Vega, a privileged young man who becomes the masked vigilante swordsman Zorro, and battles corrupt officials and other villains in Spanish California.

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44. Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle
> Played by: Gene Hackman in “The French Connection” (1971)

Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle is both the hero and antihero of “The French Connection,” a crusading cop who breaks the rules while trying to bring down a gang of drug smugglers. This year marks the 50th anniversary of this classic film’s release.

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43. Moses
> Played by: Charlton Heston in “The Ten Commandments” (1956)

This biblical epic is the story of Moses, who leads the enslaved Hebrews out of bondage in Egypt, receives the Ten Commandments from God on Mount Sinai, spends 40 years in the wilderness, and finally arrives with his people at the Promised Land — but cannot enter it himself.

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42. Father Edward
> Played by: Spencer Tracy in “Boys Town” (1938)

“Boys Town” is a biopic about Father Edward J. Flanagan, played by Spencer Tracy, who founded a home and educational complex for underprivileged youth in Nebraska.

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41. Charles Edward Chipping
> Played by: Robert Donat in “Goodbye, Mr. Chips” (1939)

“Goodbye, Mr. Chips” is the story of Mr. Chipping, who recalls his six-decade career as a teacher and headmaster at a boarding school.

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