So today we continue with our list of Top 10 Christmas movie characters, which brings you some of our favourite performances, from some very talented actors, in some of the best Christmas movies ever made. We have already brought you some brilliant performances, including Chevy Chase as Clark W. Griswold in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, which was at number eight on the list yesterday, bringing us to number seven on the list for today.
The Die Hard movie franchise has become a hugely successful one over the years, making a lot of money along the way. The first two Die Hard movies were considered Christmas movies, thanks to the fact that they took place at Christmas and had plenty of Christmas feel about them, although they were also ver much the action movie.
The first Die Hard film gave us the fantastic performance by British actor Alan Rickman, in the role of the villain of the movie, Hans Gruber, who has become one of our favourite on-screen movie villains of all time. Alan was perfect as Hans, getting some of the best lines in the movie and delivering them with perfection, as well as having the most memorable scene of the whole film.
We will never forget seeing Hans Gruber falling from the Nakatomi Plaza to his death and, while Alan Rickman gave us an absolutely brilliant performance as Hans Gruber throughout the whole of Die Hard, it is that one scene that will forever live with us. A great performance, of a great character, by a great actor, in a great movie.
Tomorrow we bring you number six on the list.