The Entrance: Frank’s (Henry Fonda) intro in Once Upon A Time In The West is nothing short of chilling.
Strolling through the dust up to a house, we push up close into his unforgiving face as he stares down at an innocent kid, murder glinting in his eyes…
Why So Awesome: In the space of about two minutes, we discover just what this guy is willing to do for his boss…
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Jan 14th 2013, 12:16
Bane at #6? I know you guys were paid to write a good review but you can stop with the propaganda now. The Dark Knight Rises just isn't particularly any good.
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Jan 14th 2013, 12:25
Cameron Diaz in the Mask wins hands down for me every time!! Absolutely jaw-dropping!
Jan 14th 2013, 13:12
Agreed with Kareth64. Bane at #6? LOL
Jan 14th 2013, 13:29
It leads to Brody’s unforgettable line: “We’re gonna need a bigger boat.”
So unforgettable that TF have misquoted it lol
Jan 14th 2013, 13:32
Erm..some of these aren't walking anywhere. Anyway, try John Goodman and Friend in Raising Arizona, and Jeff Bridges in Big Lebowski.. "Sometimes, theres a man.."
Jan 14th 2013, 13:37
17 - Alien - Ash is the name of the Android (played by Ian Holm).
The character you're thinking of is Kane.
Jan 14th 2013, 14:09
Agree with the Bane comments above. A good the villain - but number 6? Come off it.....
Jan 14th 2013, 15:14
I think the opening to Blade is one of the best openings to any film so glad to see that on here. Agree that Cameron Diaz should be a lot higher and Bane a lot lower, but i'd also thought Indy's entrance would have been at least in the top 5. I was actualy discussing this with someone the other day - has the art of introducing a character cinematically diminished over the last few years. It used to be that there was a bit of intrigue, even suspense, and often some clever camera movement when a main character was being , but nowadays its always pretty much just 'boom - here is a character'
Jan 14th 2013, 16:22
Can't believe that Michael Keaton's Batman is on here, as opposed to Christian Bale's. Okay, too many Nolan's spoil the broth, but come on! It's a much better more impactful and powerful entrance.
Jan 14th 2013, 16:39
This list needs Lana Turner's entrance from The Postman Always Rings Twice. I mean, the way the camera just slowly moves up her legs from the floor is amazing...
Jan 14th 2013, 17:05
where's jack nicholson's joker? sean connery as bond, james bond? javier bardem in skyfall? Christian Bale's Batman, freddy kruegger in the original Nightmare on elm street, vito corleone? and seriously the human spider scene of spider-man 1? really?
Jan 14th 2013, 17:32
My favourite entrance was the barn door in The Searchers.
Jan 14th 2013, 17:50
I would of have the introduction of Mad Max in there, one of my favourites.
Jan 14th 2013, 17:51
This list seems to be more concerned with memorable characters than their actual entrances. You've got the first two Terminators but none of the other Indiana Jones entrances. Temple of Doom was great and the Phoenix/Ford entrance in Crusade was even better. Now it's unpopular to give Crystal Skull any merits but before we knew how disappointed we were going to be about the plot, we get to see one of the best Indy entrances ever. For the first time again in decades we see our beloved hero displayed as a silluetted Indy while putting on his iconic hat while we hear a subtle hint of the iconic "Raiders March" melody by John Williams. It's tasteful and respectful to the character in everyway. The movie goes bonkers after Gwyneth Paltro starts talking and we see the skull for the first time, but I enjoyed that brief moment letting us all know that Ford still has a nack for the theatrics.
Jan 14th 2013, 18:23
Bane #6? Jesus, Total Film.
Jan 14th 2013, 19:07
Mr. Blonde from Reservoir Dogs. Their bank robbery has just gone so wrong and there he is spanking clean drinking a soda, that's the essence of cool. Plus I love Bane but 6th, no way.
Jan 14th 2013, 19:12
What about Driver from Drive? or Marsellus Wallace in Pulp Fiction - a huge monologue in which we never see who's talking. or Rorschach in Watchmen? or Lisbeth Salander? or John Doe in Seven - DETECTIIIIIIVE!! or Bullet-Tooth Tony in s****h?
Jan 14th 2013, 19:14
Wow, they blanked out the name of Guy Ritchie's 2000 film in my comment above... impressive
Jan 15th 2013, 11:21
Hit Girl is my fav and yet not even on the list.
Jan 15th 2013, 13:37
The Balrog? The deepest growl, the goblins scarper and an orange glow cast over the pillars of Moria that grows as it approaches. "A Balrog. A demon of the ancient world. This foe is beyond any of you. Run!" Says the fella with the beard, resulting in the gang pegging it. And after all the build up, it leaps up from a wall of fire. Awesome - Best build up to an entrance.
Jan 15th 2013, 17:34
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Jan 15th 2013, 22:08
Vader #16?? If we're talking 'iconic', few are better.
Jan 15th 2013, 22:32
No Sean Connery as Bond, James Bond from Dr. No?
No Borg Queen from Star Trek First Contact appearing as a head and shoulders lowering into a Borg body?
Indy's intro into Crystal Skull was better than some entries on this list too.
Marty McFly's intro in Back to the Future was great too.
Brosnan's Bond also got some great intros in Goldeneye and Tomorrow Never Dies too.
Jan 16th 2013, 11:05
Sean Connery as Bond in Dr No? Possibly one of the most quoted lines. Even Austin Powers entrance in International Man of Mystery was better than Bane's introduction. I think Captain Jack should have been a bit higher as well
Jan 16th 2013, 14:58
Javier Bardem's entrance in Skyfall, absolutely amazing. Best villain entrance in years
Jan 18th 2013, 15:45
Honey Ryder but no Bond? FFS TF..... These countdowns are getting more and more inane....
Jan 19th 2013, 13:18
"Tom Cody, nice to meet you!" Michael Pare from Streets Of Fire
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