Greetings Blogshaala readers. Hope you enjoyed my ‘personal favourites’ list from last time. If you have not given it a look, here’s the link
In continuation with my segments from previous Saturday, this week I present to you another of my list. This time its my ‘Favourite anti-heroes in movie History’.
NOW, What IS a anti-hero ?
The very structure of dramatic storytelling, dating all the way back to Aristotle, consists of certain rules and expectations to which we’ve all become accustomed. One of the key components of a well-constructed story is the main character, or protagonist.
The protagonist is often called the hero, but what happens when the protagonist is not so heroic? Just because we follow this person and generally see the world through his or her eyes doesn’t mean that the protagonist is necessarily virtuous. It is when this rule is bent that we have an anti-hero.
Anti-heroes vary tremendously – some are likeable in spite of their faults, while others are just plain irredeemable. Unlike villains, however, they drive the narrative (often causing the character in the traditional villain role to become the anti-villain – an oppositional force who can be oddly sympathetic or even morally superior to the anti-hero).
Anti-heroes can be characterized as protagonists who are flawed to a degree and have a certain amount of negative qualities, and can consequently run the gamut from being misguided, cowardly, or prejudiced to being downright criminal or even evil. What they have in common – and what makes them so compelling to watch – is that we get to see things from their perspectives.
SO, here goes the list of my personal ‘favourite anti-heroes in movie history’.
#10 Patrick Bateman (American Psycho)
Portrayed by: Christian Bale
#9 The Narrator (Fight Club)
Portrayed by: Edward Norton
#8 Leone “Leon” Montana (Leon: The Professional)
Portrayed by: Jean Reno
#7 Oskar Schindler (Schindler’s List)
Portrayed by: Liam Neeson
#6 Antonio Salieri (Amadeus)
Portrayed by: F. Murray Abraham
#5 Tony Montana (Scarface)
Portrayed by: Al Pacino
#4 Alex DeLarge (A Clockwork Orange)
Portrayed by: Malcolm McDowell
#3 Michael Corleone (The Godfather series)
Portrayed by: Al Pacino
#2 Randall MacMurphy (One flew over the cuckoo’s nest)
Portrayed by: Jack Nicholson
#1 Travis Bickle (Taxi Driver)
Portrayed by: Robert DeNiro
So. this is it, mateys. Hope ya’ll like this. Let me know if I’ve missed some of your favourites in the comments section. cheers !!!
DRAFTED BY: Ishaan Patil