Breaking Bad is over. Let’s have a moment of silence for one of the greatest TV shows and greatest characters of all time.
Television has the advantage of building an audience and developing characters over an extended period of time. BB creator Vince Gilligan took his time to alter Walter White from hero to antihero Heisenberg throughout the five seasons and he will go down in television history as one of the best characters ever. But it’s interesting to note that some films have successfully managed to immortalize characters in just two hours, not sixty-two. Here are some of our favorite and most notorious characters that were created by brilliant writers, directors and actors with an onscreen time of 120 minutes or less. Watch these clips and let us know in the poll below which character you’d like to keep on watching.
- During his interview, Karl retells the story of his crime as calmly and contently as he would read the Bible. In this scene: Karl Childers (Billy Bob Thornton)
- A beautiful, snow-white garden serves as the backdrop for the final bloody showdown. In this scene: The Bride (Uma Thurman), O'Ren (Lucy Liu)
- Jules teaches Brett a lesson straight from Ezekiel. In this scene: Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson), Vincent Vega (John Travolta), Brett (Frank Whaley)
- Anton, tracking the missing money, searches Llewelyn's home for clues to his whereabouts. In this scene: Anton (Javier Bardem), Carla Jean (Kelly Macdonald), Llewelyn (Josh Brolin), Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones)
- When The Kid gets bullied, Willie tries to give him some advice on toughening up. In this scene: Willie (Billy Bob Thornton), Marcus (Tony Cox), The Kid (Brett Kelly)
- The Butcher teaches Amsterdam a lifelong lesson. In this scene: The Butcher (Daniel Day-Lewis), Amsterdam (Leonardo DiCaprio), Jenny (Cameron Diaz)
- A miscommunication leaves Bridget in a rabbit costume, not to mention the talk of the party. In this scene: Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant), Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger), Bridget's Mum (Gemma Jones), Bridget's Dad (Jim Broadbent)
- Will breaks down excatly why he shouldn't work for the NSA. In this scene: Will (Matt Damon), NSA Agent #1 (Bruce Hunter), NSA Agent #2 (Robert Talvano)
- Amélie, overcome with a feeling of kindheartedness, can't help but to guide a blind man in need. In this scene: Amelie (Audrey Tautou)