From Jar Jar Binks to Carrie Bradshaw here is my pick of the silver screen's most offensive creations - what are yours?

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  • Comment number 172. Posted by iiitsiwan

    on 10 Aug 2013 09:37

    I'm not sure you're right in saying 'Raw' has vanished, It was on film4 not long back, and I think, that it is very funny.

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  • Comment number 171. Posted by jimmy newark

    on 27 Jun 2013 23:56

    The character Dennis Hopper played in "Out of the Blue" deserved what he got in the uncut banned version of this epic movie

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  • Comment number 170. Posted by Tom Raw

    on 18 Jun 2013 20:34

    Pretty much any character created by Nick Love and any character played by Danny is Dire! However, the remake of The Sweeney (Nick Love) had the greatest ensemble of truly loathsome characters ever placed onto the silver screen - I wanted all of them to die horribly. Ray Winstone, who I normally like and have rated in the past, played this crass stereotype of an east London wide boy who had the redeeming features of a something that came out of my backside after a night on the beer followed by a chicken vindaloo - watching him having an affair with a girl old enough to be his daughter was pure puke inducing bile.

    Nick Love: retire.

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  • Comment number 169. Posted by D_A_I_S_Y

    on 17 Jun 2013 15:26

    I find offensive any female character who is written to conform to unpleasant stereotypes, for example, Juliet Binoche's character in 'Certified Copy' (unhinged and takes her bra off in a church), and Audrey Tautou's character in 'Therese Desqueyroux' (unhinged and does something stupid, but I can't say what because of spoilers). I also hated Amy Adam's character in 'Julia and Julia' - particularly because of the idea that 'women don't like their friends', which is utter nonsense. Julianne Moore's character in 'Trust the Man' also offended me with her speech about being proud that her own personal identity has been eclipsed by her identity as a wife and mother. I am neither a wife nor a mother - does this mean I am of less value? Apparently so. But I think the most offensive characters of all have to be the family in the 'Cheaper by the Dozen' films, who ridicule parents who choose to bring up one child - as if there's something morally wrong with having one child.

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  • Comment number 168. Posted by Owain Parry-George

    on 17 Jun 2013 02:13

    Everyone from 'How Green Is My Valley'. Beautiful oscar winning film, adapted from a novel by Richard Llewellyn, about a small Welsh mining community. Problem is they all appear to be Irish.

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  • Comment number 167. Posted by Aida

    on 14 Jun 2013 14:00

    This might be a bit controversial, but I caught Top Gun on the telly recently. It was my first time watching it, and I found myself yelling at the telly at Tom Cruise's character, Maverick. He was arrogant, sexist, and the way his character treated the love interest, dismissing her, showing up late to a date for no good reason, when she told him not to be late, just being a general douche bag, and the worse he treated her, the more pathetic she became, like that god awful scene where she is doing her job, and he scolds her for it and she says something along the lines of, I didn't want all the guys in there to know that I was falling in love with you. Urgh! Rage....

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  • Comment number 166. Posted by The real Son of Clough

    on 14 Jun 2013 12:57

    I think that serial offender George Lucas needs to be taken to task for his offensive portrayal of Indians - chilled monkey's brains anyone? George Lucas clearly had very little idea of how to portray Indian people, how else could you explain a giant redheaded Brummie wrestler playing a kali thuggee.
    Other mentions could go to the Indian guy in Short Circuit (not Indian), and that awful horse in Warhorse. i was so offended i didn't eat a burger for a month

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  • Comment number 165. Posted by Tarek Sursock

    on 14 Jun 2013 03:52

    I would have to say one of the characters that I find most offensive in all cinema is John Wayne as Ethan Edwards in The Searchers. His has a deep hatred for the Native American Indians in that film. The scene where the character of Martin Pawley kicks the sleeping native woman down the hilltop while John Wayne watches and laughs is sick and disgusting. How this film can be considered a classic is beyond me. This is definitely one of the most offensive and racist movies I have ever seen!

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  • Comment number 164. Posted by Escapist96

    on 13 Jun 2013 17:29

    The most offensive character that I can remember would be Ottia Toole from Henry: Portrait of a serial killer, the carelessness pursued by his character makes the film incredibly graphic, and I would also like to mention every single character in that god awful exploration movie pink flamingos!

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  • Comment number 163. Posted by Cash_Black

    on 11 Jun 2013 23:53

    Well outside of the normal transformers/Jar Jar/ Young Anakin choices.

    The two that first come to mind are Ed Furlongs John Connor in T2, I actually have to forward through his parts. The terrible dialogue and character written for him coupled with his horrible voice just ruins the whole film.
    The other stand out is Keifer Sutherland in Dark City, he just hammed up that ridiculous character so much that it felt out of odds with an already odd movie.

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