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Description Actor, Movie % Correct
An elderly Jedi Knight who guides a young man in his quest to save a kidnapped princess.Alec Guinness, Star Wars (1977)
98.8%
The youngest son of a successful Mafia boss who becomes the unlikely heir to his father's business.Al Pacino, The Godfather (1972)
98.4%
A young Italian immigrant who becomes one of the most prominent mob bosses in the United States.Robert De Niro, The Godfather Part II (1974)
96.8%
A surfing helicopter commander in Vietnam who enjoys combative odor when he wakes up.Robert Duvall, Apocalypse Now (1979)
95.2%
A steel worker who serves in Vietnam with his friends, but stays behind playing Russian Roulette after the war ends.Christopher Walken, The Deer Hunter (1978)
93.2%
The hot-headed oldest son of a Mafia boss who briefly takes over the family business when his father is shot.James Caan, The Godfather (1972)
93.2%
A newspaper editor who supports two of his reporters as they uncover a Presidential scandal.Jason Robards, All the President's Men (1976)
92.4%
A grizzled boxing trainer who helps an underdog as he prepares to face the cocky champion.Burgess Meredith, Rocky (1976)
91.2%
The adopted son of a successful Mafia boss who works as the boss's legal advisor.Robert Duvall, The Godfather (1972)
91.2%
A young, troubled mental patient who is helped by a fellow patient and ridiculed by a sadistic nurse.Brad Dourif, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
89.2%
A pre-op transgender whose lover unsuccessfully robs a bank to pay for his sex change operation.Chris Sarandon, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
89.2%
The grizzled owner of a movie house in a sleepy Texas town.Ben Johnson, The Last Picture Show (1971)
88%
An androgynous host of a seedy German nightclub during the rise of the Nazis.Joel Grey, Cabaret (1972)
87.6%
An elderly former vaudevillian who re-teams with his former partner, whom he hates.George Burns, The Sunshine Boys (1975)
85.7%
A cop who works with his street-wise partner as they try to bring down a European drug dealer.Roy Scheider, The French Connection (1971)
85.7%
A famous mystery writer who inspires his lover, also an author, as she gets involved with anti-Fascist activists.Jason Robards, Julia (1977)
85.3%
An unsuccessful man who sets up his meek pet shop employee sister with his boxer best friend.Burt Young, Rocky (1976)
84.9%
The popular co-captain of a Texas high school football team in the early 1950s.Jeff Bridges, The Last Picture Show (1971)
84.9%
A conservative officer who returns wounded from Vietnam to find his wife has been having an affair with a paralyzed veteran.Bruce Dern, Coming Home (1978)
84.5%
A young boy who is forced to form a relationship with his workaholic father when his mother leaves the family.Justin Henry, Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
83.3%
A former Nazi officer who extracts information through excessive dentistry.Laurence Olivier, Marathon Man (1976)
82.9%
An aging conman who is trapped with several others in a raging fire in a brand new skyscraper.Fred Astaire, The Towering Inferno (1974)
81.7%
A dying millionaire who befriends a simple gardener that everyone mistakes for a genius.Melvyn Douglas, Being There (1979)
81.3%
A ruthless corporate leader who manipulates the television station his company owns through a dramatic monologue directed at the station's troubled news anchor.Ned Beatty, Network (1976)
80.5%
A tough Harvard Law professor who challenges a group of fresh-faced first-year students.John Houseman, The Paper Chase (1973)
80.5%
Description Actor, Movie % Correct
A dying Jewish mobster who double crosses his Italian colleague, the son of one of his mentors.Lee Strasberg, The Godfather Part II (1974)
78.5%
A young priest who assists an older veteran in the expulsion of a demon from a possessed pre-teen.Jason Miller, The Exorcist (1973)
76.9%
A naive convicted Marine who is being escorted to prison by two others.Randy Quaid, The Last Detail (1973)
74.1%
An Italian mobster who is frustrated with his Lake Tahoe-based boss as he runs the family's New York operations.Michael V. Gazzo, The Godfather Part II (1974)
73.3%
A football coach whose quarterback is killed too early and returns as a rich old man.Jack Warden, Heaven Can Wait (1978)
72.1%
A mute resident of an Irish town that finds himself observing a controversy involving a young woman's affair with a British officer.John Mills, Ryan's Daughter (1970)
72.1%
A Cheyenee leader who raises a white child who grows up to be 121 years old.Chief Dan George, Little Big Man (1970)
70.9%
A prisoner in a Turkish prison who befriends an American youth and is attached to his pet cat.John Hurt, Midnight Express (1978)
69.7%
A prominent Russian ballet dancer who has an affair with an up-and-comer, the daughter of a former dancer.Mikhail Baryshnikov, The Turning Point (1977)
68.1%
A wealthy Republican who bankrolls a hairdresser he assumes is gay, unaware that the hairdresser is romancing both his wife and his girlfriend.Jack Warden, Shampoo (1975)
68.1%
A retired jockey who helps a rescued cast away and his horse succeed in the world of racing.Mickey Rooney, The Black Stallion (1979)
67.3%
A college professor who tries in vain to get over his strained relationship with his father.Gene Hackman, I Never Sang for My Father (1970)
66.1%
The friend of a female anti-Fascist fighter, who aids the fighter's playwright friend in her attempt to smuggle money across Europe.Maximilian Schell, Julia (1977)
63.3%
A troubled youth who goes into intense therapy after he blinds six horses with a metal spike.Peter Firth, Equus (1977)
63.3%
A working class man whose Radcliffe educated daughter marries a Harvard educated rich man.John Marley, Love Story (1970)
61.8%
A limo driver who has a relationship with a hard-living rock and roll singer.Frederic Forrest, The Rose (1979)
57%
An associate and friend of the owner of a dress factory that disapproves of his friend's plan to burn the factory down for the insurance money.Jack Gilford, Save the Tiger (1973)
56.6%
A shy tailor who loves the oldest daughter of a poor Jewish milkman in turn of the twentieth century Russia.Leonard Frey, Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
56.6%
A young car thief who teams up with a notorious bank robber posing as a preacher.Jeff Bridges, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
53.8%
The manager of a baseball team who must deal with his catcher's terminal illness.Vincent Gardenia, Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)
50.6%
An aging cowhand who helps a female rancher in her land struggle with a ruthless cattle baron.Richard Farnsworth, Comes a Horseman (1978)
49.8%
A former song-and-dance man with an untalented actress daughter who is working as a door to door salesman in Hollywood in the late 1930s.Burgess Meredith, The Day of the Locust (1975)
45.4%
An Italian patriarch who has one son getting married and another getting divorced.Richard S. Castellano, Lovers and Other Strangers (1970)
41%
A wealthy man who disapproves of his daughter's relationship with a recently married man.Eddie Albert, The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
39.4%
A member of an Oregon logging family that deals with generational differences and labor disputes.Richard Jaeckel, Sometimes a Great Notion (1971)
39%

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