17. Will Kane
Appears In: High Noon (1952)
Portrayed By: Gary Cooper
High Noon is another film that starts off by introducing you to a marshal who has turned in his badge. You can guess where this is headed.
What you likely can't guess (unless you know beforehand, which now you will...sorry) is that the film takes place roughly in real time. Though there are a few events compressed here and there, turning 100 minutes of events into a little under 85, you pretty much live the events leading to Marshal Will Kane's outgunned stand-off with an old nemesis and his henchmen.