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12 cult characters who rarely appear on screen

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun6,2024

Sometimes, certain characters become totally cult even though we see them in public. hardly in their film. You know, we're talking about these secondary characters who are so iconic that they become the first image that comes to mind. mind when we think of the film. Here are 12 cult characters who, however, only appear for a few minutes in their film.

12 cult characters who appear very rarely on screen

12) Sharon tate in once upon a time in hollywood< /h2>

12 cult characters who appear very rarely on screen

Initially, Margot Robbie was presented as one of the three stars of the latest film by Quentin Tarantino. She was at the top of the bill alongside Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio. However, in the end, she has much less screen time than her two male counterparts. In Once upon a time in Hollywood, the actress plays Sharon Tate, the ex-wife of Roman Polanski strong>, assassinated by the sect of Charles Manson in 1969. As in Inglourious Basterds, QT has fun change History, to propose an alternative version of the events that really occurred. One thing is certain, if Margot Robbie is a cult actress, she only has very little screen time in Once upon a time in Hollywood.

11) Bruce in Jaws

12 cult characters who appear very rarely on screen

We could also have mentioned the Xenomorph in the first Alien. But let it be in Alien, the eighth passenger< /em> or Jaws, the creature is at your disposal. hardly shown at all the screen. For a question of budget, Steven Spielberg as Ridley Scottused the few means they had at their disposal. To make the threat more tangible and above all more worrying, the two directors opted for a suggestive staging, where the creature is barely shown. An ultra-effective technique in the world of horror that allows tension to be increased with few means. Above all, in Jaws, the shark Brucewas recalcitrant, and Steven Spielberg met lots of technical problems with this superb animatronics. Initially, we were supposed to see more of the shark, but at a later date. Because of all these difficulties, Spielberg reduced the screen time of the predator.

10) Mark Hanna in The Wolf of wall street

< p>Incarnate by Matthew McConaughey, Mark Hanna is a financial pundit who gives some advice to the world of finance. Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street. Character who became cult thanks to his extraordinary motivational coaching, McConaughey's performance is unforgettable in Scorsese's film.However, we only see the character for a short scene. And yet, it’s one of the first things we remember from the film.

9) Casey Becker in Scream

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Played by Drew Barrymore, Casey Becker is the very first victim of the Scream license.You know, it's this young woman who answers the phone, at the beginning of the first film, and who has to answer the famous question “What's your favorite horror movie?”. More than the character himself, it's especially the sequence that has become totally cult. A crazy scene, aided by the excellent performance of Drew Barrymore and magnified by the precise staging of Wes Craven. What is intelligent about this scene is that the audience thinks they are discovering the main character of the story, the heroine of the story. The surprise is even greater when we discover, with horror, that Casey Becker is murdered in the first minutes of the film.

8) Edna in The Incredibles

In fact, all the secondary characters in The Incredibles are cult characters. Whether it's Jack-Jack, Frozon, or even Edna, they all left behind. a lasting impact on the popular consciousness of moviegoers. But the impact of Edna Moderemains largely necessary to The Incredibles. Voiced by the director Brad Bird himself, this eccentric, funny and endearing fashion diva steals the show from The Incredibles in the film. each of his (rare) appearances.

7) The Scarecrow in the Dark Knight trilogy

12 cult characters who appear very rarely on screen

Incarnate by the immense Cillian Murphy, Jonathan Crane, aka The Scarecrow, does not have much screen time in the trilogy Christopher Nolan. More present in Batman Begins, he subsequently becomes a simple tertiary character who makes short appearances throughout the game. key moments of the story. If we still see him in his scarecrow costume, the character of Jonathan Crane only appears for 8 minutes in Batman Begins.< /p>

6) Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter

12 cult characters who appear very rarely on screen

Incarnated by Tom Felton throughout the saga, we have the impression that Drago Malfoy is very present in the Harry Potter films. . This little shit that we love to hate returns in each chapter of the magical saga. However, in all, in the 8 films, Draco Malfoy only appears for 31 minutes. If we divide in a balanced way, it only makes 4 minutes per film.

5) Beetlejuice

12 cult characters who appear very rarely on screen

Released in 1988, Beetlejuice is one of Tim Burton's cult films. In this offbeat, poetic, nightmarish and delirious adventure, Michael Keatonplays the demon Beetlejuice. Charismatic, imposing, totally dead, it's always a pleasure when the character is at home. the screen. And yet, despite The importance of the character, Beetlejuice only appears 17 minutes into the game. the screen.

4) Jesus in the big lebowski

< p>Incarnate by John Turturro, Jesus is a bowling alley in The Big Lebowski. If this character, this name, is inseparable from the Coen brothers' film, Jesus only appears for a short scene. But what a sequence! The Coen brothers pull out all the stops for iconize this unique figure to the max. It's hard to forget this slow motion on this narcissistic character in his custom-made purple bowling player costume. It's difficult to forget the character's egocentrism, from his name to his name. his posture, this tongue that comes to lick the ball, all to a cover of Hotel California by Gipsy Kings. For a time, the Coen brothers and John Turturro wanted to develop a spin-off on Jesus, but the project seems to have fallen through à water.

3) Darth Vader in the Star Wars

12 cult characters who appear very little on the screen

If Darth Vader is who became the iconic villain of the Star Wars license, we ultimately see him very little in the original trilogy. If his presence and especially his threat are felt throughout the story, Darth Vader does not actually appear in the story. only 34 minutes over the three original films.

2) Hannibal reader in thesilence of the lambs

12 cult characters who appear very rarely on the screen

Released in 1991, The Silence of the Lambs is one of the greatest thrillers in the history of the seventh art. Realized by Jonathan Demme, led by byJodie Foster, it is above all the crazy performance ofAnthony Hopkins in the skin of the serial killer Hannibal Lecterwhich haunts the audience after viewing the film. The British actor is chilling in the role of this psychopathic and cannibalistic killer. But what's crazy about this performance is that the character only appears for 16 short minutes out of the 1h58 of footage. And the worst part is that these 16 minutes were enough to kill you. Anthony Hopkins to win theOscar for Best Actor!

Boba Fett in the original trilogy

12 cult characters who appear very rarely on screen

Discreetly introduced in The Empire Strikes Back, the bounty hunter Boba Fett then returns in Return of the Jedi in which he finds a presumed death, swallowed up by the Sarlacc. Boba Fett instantly became a emblematic figure of the Star Wars universe. Particularly thanks to its very mysterious back ground, and its ultra classy design for the time. The fact that we don't know his past made it possible to give to Boba Fett has a unique aura in the cinematic landscape: an ultra-charismatic character about whom we ultimately know nothing. In The Empire Strikes Back, the character only appears for 6 short minutes, and only has 4 lines >. In Return of the Jedi, the character appears a little more with 12 minutes of screen time. For a total of 18 minutes of screen time. spread over two films. Since then, the character has returned to the forefront, notably in his own series: The Book of Boba Fett.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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