Who’s your favorite book or film character?


Ferris Bueller

You can’t help but love him…

Ferris Bueller. Now there’s a name that inspired a generation. How could you not love that troublemaking, parent-hornswoggling truant, who left his poor high school principal apoplectic with rage? I mean, c’mon, he had the most upbeat outlook on life since Deepak Chopra. One impish smile and he had you wrapped around his little finger, admit it.

Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice: as cute as Bueller?

Bueller is just one of many such quirky or endearing fictional characters from books and movies that have made us fall in love with them. Others that have stayed with me include:

  • Michael Keaton as the title character in Beetlejuice
  • John Cameron Mitchell as the title character in Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  • Kevin Spacey as Verbal Kint in The Usual Suspects
  • Kathleen Turner as Matty Walker in Body Heat
  • Pietro Brnwa in Beat the Reaper (by Josh Bazell)
  • Amir and Hassan in The Kite Runner (by Khaled Hosseini) and
  • Attila Ambrus (who’s not fictional at all, but larger than life nonetheless) in The Ballad of the Whiskey Robber (by Julian Rubenstein)
Beat the Reaper

An awesome book by Josh Bazell

There are so many more I could name, time and space permitting, but I’ll stop there.

Who are some of your favorite characters?

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About Martin Bannon Beaudet

Actor, Screenwriter, Novelist, Director, Producer Author of the political thriller By A Thread: A tale of truth, trust, and betrayal Author of the psychological thriller Losing Addison @AuthorMartyB on Twitter …/author.marty.beaudet on Facebook Author of the book "Senseless: Confidential" @Martin_Bannon on Twitter …/author.martin.bannon on Facebook

Posted on June 17, 2012, in a fun book to read, Fiction, Film, humor, Novel and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Beat the reaper is so awesome! Nobody ever knows about this book! This just made my day.

  2. I still need to read The Kite Runner but everyone I know has connected to those characters. I do totally agree with Beetle Juice and Ferris Bueller.

  3. Absolutely, Cassie. TKR is one of the handful of books I’ve read twice.

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