So we are now getting very close to revealing who our number one choice is in our Top 10 Christmas movie characters list, as we hit number three on the list for today. We have already brought you some fantastic performances, from some top actors, in some of our favourite festive roles, including the performance of Billy Bob Thornton in the role of Willie in Bad Santa, which was number four on the list, last time out.
Which brings us to today and one of the best known characters in one of the biggest movie franchises in the world, not just a Christmas character. Number three on our Top 10 Christmas movie characters list is none other than Bruce Willis as John McLane in the Die Hard movies, which are not exactly the most festive of movies but Die Hard and Die Hard 2 are both set at Christmas time, which makes them a Christmas movie to us.
What makes John McLane so great, is not the fact that he manages to take on a gang of terrorists, picking them off one by one; it is not the fact that he has some of the best one liners of any character in any movie ever; and it is not the fact that he takes a number of beatings but just keeps coming back. What makes John McLane so great is the fact that he does all this in just his bare feet, now that is impressive.
With Bruce Willis as John McLane and Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber, Die Hard has to be up there with the best Christmas movies of all time ever. Yippee Ki-Yay!!
Tomorrow we bring you number two on the list.