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Poll: Mysterious Movie Characters

Over the years, cinema has graced us with countless fascinating personalities with even more fascinating origins. For some characters, however, much of their allure stems from the fact that they have remained an enigma to us, mysterious characters whose pasts WE DEMAND TO LEARN MORE ABOUT. With many of them, we were either given their 'version' of their past or simply no backstory at all. Either way, we're left with questions.

Which of these mysterious characters portrayed in film, and their surely fascinating pasts, would you be eager to learn more about?

[Note: In order to be eligible for this list, these characters (virtuous or villainous) must have a past, whether it being their childhood or events leading to their present form, that haven't truly been explained in the films they have featured in and thus remain a general mystery to us.]

After voting, you may discuss the poll here.

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    Hugo Weaving in V for Vendetta (2005)

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    Frank Oz in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

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    Best Supporting Actor

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    John Coffey

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    Brad Pitt in Fight Club (1999)

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    Clint Eastwood in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

    The Man With No Name - The "Dollars" Trilogy (1964-66).
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    Harvey Keitel and Quentin Tarantino in Pulp Fiction (1994)

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    Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver (1976)

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    Matt Damon in Jason Bourne (2016)

    Jason Bourne - "The Bourne" franchise (2002-).
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    Robert Duvall in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

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    Henry Fonda in 12 Angry Men (1957)

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    Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction (1994)

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    Kevin Spacey in Se7en (1995)

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    Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca (1942)

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    David Carradine in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

    Bill - The “Kill Bill” franchise (2003-04).
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    Scott B. Morgan in The Usual Suspects (1995)

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    Colin Farrell in Phone Booth (2002)

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    Ryan Gosling in Drive (2011)

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    Brad Pitt in Inglourious Basterds (2009)

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    Donald Pleasence in You Only Live Twice (1967)

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    Guy Pearce in Memento (2000)

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    Tom Cruise in Collateral (2004)

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    Chiwetel Ejiofor in Serenity (2005)

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    Robert Blake in Lost Highway (1997)

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    Beowulf: The Game (2007)

    Grendel - "The Beowulf" franchise (1999-).
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    Harrison Ford and Edward James Olmos in Blade Runner (1982)

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    Uma Thurman and Ving Rhames in Pulp Fiction (1994)

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    Demi Moore in The Scarlet Letter (1995)

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    Jared Harris in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

    Professor James Moriarty - "Sherlock Holmes" series (1887-).
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    Michael Madsen in Reservoir Dogs (1992)

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    Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight (2008)

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    Rooney Mara in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

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    Dickey Beer in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

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    Toshirô Mifune in Yojimbo (1961)

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    Orson Welles in The Third Man (1949)