EW’s Top 20 Greatest Characters of the Past 20 Years

03 Jun

i knew i was great!

EW is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and to celebrate they have decided to list the top 100 characters of the past 20 years. Now, I don’t want to take anything away from them, so I’ve only got the top twenty on here. For the rest, you can go here.

20. Ally McBeal from Ally McBeal
19. Morpheus from The Matrix series
18. Sue Sylvester from Glee
17. Lara Croft from the Tomb Raider franchise
16. Bridget Jones from the Bridget Jones series
15. Shrek from the Shrek series
14. Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski from The Big Lebowski
13. Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean series
12. Fox Mulder and Dana Scully from The X-Files
11. Cosmo Kramer from Seinfeld
10. SpongeBob SquarePants from SpongeBob SquarePants
9. Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City
8. Hannibal Lecter from The Silence of the Lambs and its sequels
7. Edward Scissorhands from Edward Scissorhands
6. Rachel Green from Friends
5. The Joker from The Dark Knight
4. Tony Soprano from The Sopranos
3. Buffy from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
2. Harry Potter from the Harry Potter series
1. Homer Simpson from The Simpsons

Homer Simpson landed at number one, and I couldn’t agree more. Even in its weakest moments, Homer can always be counted on to crack a smile on even the most jaded Simpson’s fan. Buffy from Buffy, the Vampire Slayer was a surprise, but a very, very pleasant one. Though it may be a little soon to acknowledge someone from Glee, it was nice to see Jane Lynch get some love for the creation that is Sue Sylvester.

What do you think? Do you agree or disagree?

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