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    31 Of The Best Film Character Entrances Of All Time

    Y'all already KNOW Captain Jack Sparrow is on here.

    We recently asked members of our BuzzFeed Community, "If there was an Academy Award given for 'Best Character Entrance in a Motion Picture,' which characters would've 100% taken home that lil' gold man?" and they DID NOT disappoint! So, with that in mind, here are just a few of the characters who would like to thank the Academy:

    1. Ramona, Hustlers (2019)

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    "We all knew that Jennifer Lopez was going to be great, but this moment defied all expectations. It's genuinely one of the most powerful entrances I've ever seen!"

    laurengarafano

    2. Alex, A Clockwork Orange (1971)

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    Warner Bros.

    "The movie opens playing that creepy music and showing the title card. Then it immediately cuts to a close-up of Alex staring STRAIGHT into the camera — it's perfect!"

    aussie_boy2

    3. Deloris, Sister Act (1992)

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    Buena Vista Pictures

    "When it opens on Doloris (Whoopi Goldberg) as a kid being a troublemaker in school and the nun is fed up with her, so she's like, 'Do you know what girls like you become?!' And then the little girl smiles, and the scene fades into Deloris as an adult doing a full-on song and dance number at a Las Vegas club. It's iconic!"

    spenceralthouse

    4. Captain Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

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    Walt Disney Studios

    "Hard to beat Captain Jack Sparrow standing majestically in the crow's nest as his boat slowly sinks. Then he steps off onto the pier, just as his boat finally submerges, like he doesn't have a care in the world. Seriously, one of the best character entrances ever."

    mollymcduck

    5. Pennywise, It (2017)

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    Warner Bros.

    "Definitely seeing Pennywise pop out of the darkness of the sewer. That whole opening scene is an amazing introduction to who/what Pennywise is, and what threat It poses."

    hweavs

    6. Young Rose, Titanic (1997)

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    20th Century Fox

    "In a word? Iconic."

    lany2015

    7. General Izzi, Coming 2 America (2021)

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    Amazon Studios

    "This is more recent than some of the other suggestions, but Wesley Snipes' entrance in this was great!"

    dcbshowstopper

    8. The T. Rex, Jurassic Park (1993)

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    Universal Pictures

    "The faint, ominous tremors while the water is rippling in the cup and all that suspense ('Where did the goat go?!'), leading up to BAM! The T. rex gets my vote for best entrance ever, for sure!"

    hannanora-p

    9. Gilda, Gilda (1946)

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    Columbia Pictures

    "I'm going to go old school here, but when Rita Hayworth stands up into the frame, tossing her luscious locks onto her bare shoulders. Unbeatable!"

    truly2turley

    10. The Joker, The Dark Knight (2008)

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    Warner Bros.

    "Far and away the best opening scene I’ve ever seen. His very first line was so good, and his character's reveal was so powerful."

    nickpieracci

    11. Akasha, Queen of the Damned (2002)

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    Warner Bros.

    "Her entrance into the vampire goth bar? Epic. Her walk and total lack of care for others as she moved through the place — I loved that scene."

    jax43214

    12. Miles Finch, Elf (2003)

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    New Line Cinema

    "So well done!"

    melissa360

    13. Maria, The Sound of Music (1965)

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    20th Century Fox

    "The opening scene with the camera panning over the mountain to show Maria with her arms stretched out!"

    siritachi

    14. V, V for Vendetta (2005)

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    Warner Bros.

    "V showing up in the alley with the stellar ‘V’ speech? Perfection."

    livb4aeb3db20

    15. Tina Carlyle, The Mask (1994)

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    New Line Cinema

    "The shoe tie, the camera pan up to her beautiful face and sultry hair toss, followed by her sexy strut over to Stanley Ipkiss. I haven't seen the film in years, but I still remember that entrance like it was yesterday."

    murraystephen27

    16. Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

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    Paramount Pictures

    "You can’t beat Willy Wonka’s grand entrance. You never fully trust him again, and it makes the film even better!"

    katerumtruffle

    17. Cruella de Vil, 101 Dalmatians (1996)

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    Walt Disney Studios

    "Glenn Close walked into the company’s building like she was THAT bitch."

    prissylilmissy

    18. Adult Peter Quill, Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

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    Marvel Studios

    "Star-Lord landing on that planet to steal the Infinity Stone while dancing and singing and annoying local creatures. It perfectly captured the character!"

    livb4aeb3db20

    19. Sadie Shelton, Big Business (1988)

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    Buena Vista Pictures

    "They get the call that she’s coming, and everyone in the office starts to shuffle around and look busy, and then she steps off the elevator looking so damn chic like the badass she is!"

    angelam487733d39

    20. Darth Vader, Star Wars (1977)

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    LucasFilm Ltd.

    "He's literally just walking through a door, yet the scene is iconic! They did it perfectly — his heavy breathing, the music, and the atmosphere. It's actually almost funny how memorable it is, considering it's such a simple scene in so many ways!"

    areyoukidding

    21. Wonder Woman, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

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    Warner Bros.

    "Even though the movie was awful, Wonder Woman’s reveal was...HOLY SHIT!"

    christianf4f13844d1

    22. The Cullens, Twilight (2008)

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    Summit Entertainment

    "Say what you want about Twilight, but the Cullens walking into the cafeteria for the first time was a cultural reset."

    monikap6

    23. Satine, Moulin Rouge! (2001)

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    20th Century Fox

    "I always loved how Nicole Kidman entered the movie by being flown in on a swing in a silver bustier before jumping into a crowd of old guys in tuxedos!"

    colleend9

    24. Erik Killmonger, Black Panther (2018)

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    Marvel Studios

    "Though, IMHO, Killmonger gets two entrances: When he first appears in the film, and then when he walks up to the royal family in Wakanda and says, 'Hey, Auntie.' *fans self*"

    tracyg36

    25. Dr. Frank-N-Furter, The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

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    20th Century Fox

    "Tim Curry iconically tapping his heels as he rides the elevator down, then immediately going into a great musical number? You really can’t beat that when it comes to entrances!"

    allysonw5

    26. The Winter Soldier, Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

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    Marvel Studios

    "Incredible."

    reesemonaghan13

    27. Emily, A Simple Favor (2018)

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    Lionsgate

    "That slow-motion walk in the rain in THAT OUTFIT? I am on fire."

    backitupterry

    28. Ursula, The Little Mermaid (1989)

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    Walt Disney Studios

    "She's so villainous and extra in her first scene. It sums her up perfectly. She lurks in the dark and eats a scared little shrimp, but you love her because every word she says and movement she makes exudes sass and confidence."

    rdplaty

    29. Glinda, The Wizard of Oz (1939)

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    Warner Bros.

    "The way she EMERGED from that bubble!"

    ashleyp459897ecc

    30. Foxxy Cleopatra, Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

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    New Line Cinema

    "This was the first scene that came to mind when I read the question! I remember everyone in the theater was so excited because we obviously knew Beyoncé was in the film, but we didn’t know when she was going to show up — her entrance was (sorry for this) solid GOLD."

    kaylayandoli

    31. And finally: the lil' alien, Alien (1979)

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    20th Centry Fox

    "The most iconic character entrance BY FAR is the alien bursting out of John Hurt’s chest."

    cheesemonster

    Now it's your turn! Who'd they miss? If there was an Academy Award given for "Best Character Entrance in a Motion Picture," which character do you think would've 100% won? Share your pick(s) in the comments below!!!

    Note: Some entries were edited for length and/or clarity.

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