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Top 10 movie characters of the decade

FROM wizards to warrior women and vampires to virgins, the decade has been memorable for film characters.

Here are our top 10 choices:

1 Harry Potter

J.K. ROWLING’S books had sold by the millions, so expectations were high when plans were announced to film the adventures of the boy wizard. The results speak for themselves – with two to come, the six Potter films so far constitute the highest grossing movie franchise of all time, having relegated the 22 James Bond films into second place. Released in 2001, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone remains the most profitable, with close to $1.1 billion dollars at the box office. But the past two instalments, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, are hot on its heels with $1.024 billion and $1.027 billion, demonstrating the staying power of the films and the enduring appeal of the characters. Besides Rowling’s stories, the vision of the four directors who have brought her world to life and the Who’s Who of British acting talent who have queued up to take part, the movies’ magical spark has come from the three lead actors. Emma Watson as Hermione, Rupert Grint as Ron, and, most of all, Daniel Radcliffe as Harry, have matured in the public gaze as characters, actors and people, ensuring the movie-going public remains entranced by the Potter spell.

Original article found here at Herald Sun I December 6, 2009

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