Special Report

The Greatest Movie Heroes of All Time

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30. Lucas Jackson
> Played by: Paul Newman in “Cool Hand Luke” (1967)

In this film Paul Newman plays Lucas “Luke” Jackson, a decorated World War II veteran, who defies a prison warden and his staff after being sentenced to two years on a chain gang for a fairly minor crime.

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29. General George Patton
> Played by: George C. Scott in “Patton” (1970)

George C. Scott plays World War II General George Patton, a hard-charging leader who can control an army but not his own temper, in this biopic. “Patton” won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

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28. Juror #8
> Played by: Henry Fonda in “12 Angry Men” (1957)

In this classic legal drama, Henry Fonda plays a juror who helps sway a jury that is inclined to convict a youth of murder, which would mean a death sentence for the young man.

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27. Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein
> Played by: Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford in “All the President’s Men” (1976)

Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford play Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, whose investigation of the Watergate scandal helped bring down the presidency of Richard Nixon.

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26. Superman
> Played by: Christopher Reeve in “Superman” (1978)

Christopher Reeve plays Clark Kent/Superman in the 1978 movie. Born on the planet Krypton and raised on Earth, he uses his super powers to protect and save others.

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