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Poll: Robert De Niro's Waiting

... is the name of a song from 1984 by Bananarama. An homage to the iconic actor, as well as to the escape that film can provide, it's sung from the point of view of a young woman, disappointed and heartbroken by her local romantic possibitlites, who takes solace in the poster of Robert De Niro that waits in her bedroom. She imagines a handsome, 40-year old De Niro coming to her, "talking Italian," and sings, "This is my only escape from it all / Watching a film or a face on the wall." Who, among these characters, most need De Niro or other idealized movie star to cheer them up by magically appearing in their lives?

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    Natalie Portman in Closer (2004)

    Alice (in Closer)
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    Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in Revolutionary Road (2008)

    April (in Revolutionary Road)
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    Camille Claudel (1988)

    Camille Claudel (from film of the same name)
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    Whoopi Goldberg in The Color Purple (1985)

    Celie (in The Color Purple)
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    Matt Dillon and Thandie Newton in Crash (2004)

    Christine (in Crash)
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    Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

    Clementine (in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
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    Toni Collette and Haley Joel Osment in The Sixth Sense (1999)

    Cole's mother (from The Sixth Sense)
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    Naomi Watts in 21 Grams (2003)

    Cristina (in 21 Grams)
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    Naomi Watts in Mulholland Dr. (2001)

    Diane Selwyn (Mulholland Drive)
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    William H. Macy, Henry Gibson, and Craig Kvinsland in Magnolia (1999)

    Donnie Smith (in Magnolia)
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    Jodie Foster in The Brave One (2007)

    Erica Bain (The Brave One)
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    Hugh Grant, Toni Collette, and Nicholas Hoult in About a Boy (2002)

    Fiona (played by Toni Collette, in About a Boy)
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    Salma Hayek in Frida (2002)

    Frida Kahlo (in Frida)
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    Diego Luna in Milk (2008)

    Jack (from Milk)
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    Jake Gyllenhaal in Brokeback Mountain (2005)

    Jack Twist (Brokeback Mountain)
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    Sandra Bullock in Crash (2004)

    Jean (in Crash)
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    Jim Carrey in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

    Joel (from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
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    Three Colors: Blue (1993)

    Julie Vignon - de Courcy (from Three Colors: Blue)
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    Guy Pearce in Memento (2000)

    Leonard (in Memento)
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    Julianne Moore and Jason Robards in Magnolia (1999)

    Linda Partridge (Magnolia)
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    Patricia Clarkson in The Station Agent (2003)

    Olivia (in The Station Agent)
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    Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

    Pat Jr. (from Silver Lining Playbook)
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    Gabourey Sidibe in Precious (2009)

    Precious (from film of the same name)
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    Michelle Pfeiffer in I Am Sam (2001)

    Rita (from I Am Sam)
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    Kate Winslet, Patrick Wilson, Ty Simpkins, and Sadie Goldstein in Little Children (2006)

    Sarah (in Little Children)
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    Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

    Tiffany (from Silver Lining Playbook)
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    Michelle Williams in Wendy and Lucy (2008)

    Wendy (in Wendy & Lucy)
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    Woody Allen in Broadway Danny Rose (1984)

    Woody Allen in almost any movie