Special Report

The Greatest Movie Heroes of All Time

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40. Frank Serpico
> Played by: Al Pacino in “Serpico” (1973)

“Serpico” is based on the real-life story of Frank Serpico, a plainclothes officer who exposed corruption in the New York City Police Department.

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39. Lassie
> Played by: Pal (the dog) in “Lassie Come Home” (1943)

“Lassie Come Home” is the story of a collie who is sold by her poverty-stricken family but escapes from her new owner and begins a long trek from England to her rightful home in Scotland.

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38. The Tramp
> Played by: Charles Chaplin in “City Lights” (1931)

An iconic character created by Charlie Chaplin, The Tramp is a good-hearted, childlike vagrant who has various adventures. “City Lights” is a 1931 silent film in which he falls in love with a blind girl and befriends an alcoholic millionaire.

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37. Obi-Wan Kenobi
> Played by: Alec Guinness in “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope” (1977)

In the original “Star Wars” film (later retitled to fit chronologically into the lengthy “Star Wars” series of films), Obi-Wan Kenobi is a Jedi Master and mentor to Luke Skywalker, whom he guides through the Force in the fight against the Galactic Empire.

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36. Rooster Cogburn
> Played by: John Wayne in “True Grit” (1969)

Rooster Cogburn is an ageing, cantankerous, one-eyed lawman who is hired by a young girl to track down the man who killed her father.

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