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EW: Harry Potter One of the Greatest Characters of the Last Twenty Years

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Posted by: Edward
May 27, 2010, 12:41 PM

Entertainment Weekly has complied their list of the 100 Greatest Characters of the Last 20 Years to commemorate the magazine's twentieth anniversary, and has included the character of Harry Potter on that ranking.  Coming in at number two, the boy who lived joined such other venerable characters as Homer Simpson, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Edward Scissorhands.  Harry Potter actor Dan Radcliffe is quoted in the article as saying:

"The books will be around for decades to come which makes me wonder if in 30 years time, we will be seeing remakes of all these movies. I have a very dark suspicion that that will happen, although I don’t particularly want it to!"
EW: If you could have spent your adolescence playing any other character, who would it be?
Daniel Radcliffe: "I was always unbelievably jealous of Tobey Maguire playing Spider-Man. I do think Spidey is the coolest of the superheroes."
The top ten list of the 100 Greatest Characters of the Last 20 Years is as follows:
1)       Homer Simpson – The Ultimate D’Oh boy.
2)       Harry Potter – The Wiz Kid  
3)       Buffy  
4)       Tony Soprano – The toughest family man.  
5)       The Joker  
6)       Rachel Green – The girl next door who’ll be our best Friend forever  
7)       Edward Scissorhands – The sharpest dresser  
8)       Hannibal Lecter – A doctor who put the gore in gourmand.  
9)       Carrie Bradshaw – The sleek city slicker.  
10)     Spongebob Squarepants   
The full lis will be available in the June 4 issue of Entertainment Weekly is set to be on newsstands May 28.

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FIRST YES!! i can’t believe homer simpson got first, though. hp deserved to be on top. ah well.

Posted by hermy007 on May 27, 2010, 01:03 PM report to moderator
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Cool. :]

Posted by nyteflite on May 27, 2010, 01:22 PM report to moderator
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I concur with Dan. It seems remakes of everything are inevitable these days…let’s just hope they don’t go the way of ‘Clash of the Titans’

Posted by PaintTheSky on May 27, 2010, 01:34 PM report to moderator
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1067 Points

haha…geez…why do I always find in my life that Harry Potter and the Simpsons are so intertwined? My career and my passion are everywhere! I guess I just can’t avoid either one of them! :)

Posted by eiVega on May 27, 2010, 01:40 PM report to moderator
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aww he should have been on top !!

Posted by Harrypotterultrafan on May 27, 2010, 01:40 PM report to moderator
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218 Points

Harry Potter is No. 1 in my book, sorry Homer. But yay anyway!

Posted by mollywobbles23 on May 27, 2010, 01:49 PM report to moderator
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679 Points

Homer and Harry are both EPIC characters.
End of story!!!

Posted by Evagirl on May 27, 2010, 01:54 PM report to moderator
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OHHHHMYYYYYYYYYYYYYY GOOOOOOOOOOOOODDDDDDDDD I STARTED SCREAMIG AT THIS NEWS
AWWWWWWWWSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEEEEE YEHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HARRY IS 2nd HARRY IS 2nd HARRY IS 2nd !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by LIFETIMEPOTTERFAN on May 27, 2010, 01:55 PM report to moderator
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Harry lost out to HOMER SIMPSON?? Give me a break. I might have been okay with someone truly awesome, like Jack Sparrow or Buzz Lightyear or Jack Shephard or someone, but Homer Simpson is just ridiculous.

Posted by RavenclawDancer on May 27, 2010, 02:11 PM report to moderator
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Excuse me, but Spongebob Squarepants in the first 10?? Why?

Posted by Natalia {ROAR} on May 27, 2010, 02:41 PM report to moderator
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Excuse me, but Spongebob Squarepants in the first 10?? Why?

Posted by Natalia {ROAR} on May 27, 2010, 02:41 PM report to moderator
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3777 Points

Well earned

Posted by ZachBlack [ROAR] on May 27, 2010, 02:42 PM report to moderator
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I do think Harry should be #1 if only because he excited so many children about reading again! If they do remakes of the movies in the future, I hope they stick with British actors.

Posted by Fresca ROAR on May 27, 2010, 02:49 PM report to moderator
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oh sweet man

Posted by LilLadySnape on May 27, 2010, 03:23 PM report to moderator
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Harry potter certainly deserved the #1 spot..nevertheless its cool to be at 2nd:-) and why isn’t spiderman in top 10??
this is nuts!
well dan got it right..even i have a feeling that there will be a remake within 30 years..fingers crossed:-))

Posted by rohit_ASP«Я☼AR» on May 27, 2010, 03:32 PM report to moderator
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