In the post about the death of the actor, Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca the Wookie, I invited readers to add to my list of iconic film roles. Not all of you read the Comments, and some additions came via email. Here they are:
Tom Hanks and Gary Sinise in Forrest Gump; Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie and Kramer v. Kramer and so many more; Daniel Day Lewis in My Left Foot; Paul Newman and Robert Redford in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Sting; Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs; Vivian Leigh in Gone with the Wind; Meryl Streep in the Devil Wears Prada and so many more; Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction and so many more; Mary Tyler Moore in Ordinary People; Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf; Gregory Peck in To Kill a Mockingbird; Sally Field in Norma Ray; Robin Williams in Mrs. Doubtfire.
[For my friend B. who contributed that list, track down a film called The Fisher King, in which Robin Williams stars with Jeff Bridges and Mercedes Ruehl. ]
James Earl Jones as Mufafa in the Lion King; Rosalind Russell as Auntie Mame.
Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music.
Come on readers, I know there are more movie buffs out there. And more iconic roles that we all know and recognize…. I’m loving your contributions!