Played by: Al Pacino

Yes, Pacino won an Oscar for this role, but it's not like the Academy Awards ever get it right, and his scenery chewing and incessant “Hoo-ahs” are the reason a countdown such as this exists. The character of blind army veteran Lt. Col. Frank Slade isn’t annoying in small doses, but over the movie’s nearly three-hour length his little idiosyncrasies turn into gigantic irritations. The gravely voice, the tango-dancing, the hoo-ah—it‘s all too much to bear. The Academy awarded Pacino with a golden statue for this role—over Denzel Washington, who was amazing playing Malcolm X—but not for his stellar work in Serpico, The Godfather, or Dog Day Afternoon. Go figure.