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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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I think HP and Homer should tie for first place, I think also that HP and JK should be named Best book, Best book Series and Author of all time. :)

Posted by Jordon Steele on May 28, 2010, 03:37 AM report to moderator
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WHY DID HOMER SIMPSON GET FIRST??
Harry is way better than the simpsons!!!
I hope they remake the movies, because they could be done even more accurately.
Youre #1 in my mind Harry (Dan?)!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by WhyAllTheGlitter™ on May 28, 2010, 07:48 AM report to moderator
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606 Points
  1. out of 100? Very respectable!
Posted by Dawna on May 28, 2010, 07:51 AM report to moderator
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44 Points

yaay :D

Posted by nicoooola_ on May 28, 2010, 08:13 AM report to moderator
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DOHNUTSSSS!

Posted by Won_Two on May 28, 2010, 02:37 PM report to moderator
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10) Spongebob Squarepants!!!
this stupid silly character is in the top 10!!

they better have put characters from The West Wing and ER. Actually Betty and Wilhelmina Slater from Ugly Betty should be on the list too.

any one noticed most of the top 10 are characters from the last 10 years and not 20 years?

and yes Homer Simpson should get the number 1 spot.

Posted by voldierot on May 28, 2010, 03:13 PM report to moderator
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Ohhh! LLOVE IT! SO MUCH. for me, I will not stop LOVING HARRY POTTER characters, school and everything. I will always love them from the bottom of my heart.

Posted by blessi on May 28, 2010, 07:10 PM report to moderator
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Oh boy i’d be worried about the rumers about the remake. Liking the list though wishing Harry was on top.

Posted by jhangelgurl (ITC!) on May 28, 2010, 09:56 PM report to moderator
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spongebob at #10? come on that show is a little annoying at times, he would be down a lot further if it was up to me

Posted by HalfBloodPrincesss (Jenna Evans) on May 29, 2010, 09:17 AM report to moderator
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how did homer beat him? lol

Posted by JackMeggers on May 30, 2010, 04:13 PM report to moderator
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hmmpff…why is ron and hermione are not included… as well as peter parker..???? honestly!

Posted by GrintFan on June 04, 2010, 06:07 AM report to moderator
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This list is so strange – do these people read at all, or do they just watch crappy TV shows all day? I must say, Harry Potter beats Homer Simpson any day. :)

Posted by Bless_the_children on January 01, 2011, 10:16 PM report to moderator
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Is this such a surprise? Really? We all knew Harry was one of the best… :D

Posted by jhlovesmusic {^HISS^} on January 05, 2011, 06:05 PM report to moderator
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No way can Homer beat Harry! Who made this list?

Posted by . on May 08, 2011, 01:25 PM report to moderator
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