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The Greatest Movie Heroes of All Time

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15. Norma Rae Webster
> Played by: Sally Field in “Norma Rae” (1979)

Norma Rae Webster, played by Sally Field, is a textile mill worker who becomes a union activist and battles exploitation and corporate greed.

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14. Han Solo
> Played by: Harrison Ford in “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope” (1977)

Han Solo, played by Harrison Ford — the hero of the original “Star Wars” film and some of its sequels — joins the Rebel Alliance in the fight against the evil Galactic Empire.

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13. Oskar Schindler
> Played by: Liam Neeson in “Schindler’s List” (1993)

Oskar Schindler was an enigmatic and charismatic German businessman who saved many Jews from the Holocaust by giving them employment in his factory in Nazi-occupied Poland under false pretences.

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12. Tom Joad
> Played by: Henry Fonda in “The Grapes of Wrath” (1940)

Tom Joad, the hero of John Steinbeck’s novel “The Grapes of Wrath,” was played by Henry Fonda in the film version. He’s one of the “Okies” who took to the road in search of a better life during the Dust Bowl era.

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11. Jefferson Smith
> Played by: James Stewart in “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” (1939)

Jefferson Smith, played by James Stewart, is a newly appointed United States Senator who goes to Washington and fights against a corrupt political system.

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