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When movie characters read books

When movie characters read books

When movie characters read books
02 August 2012

When they're not saving the world, solving a crime or running to the airport in the rain, movie characters also do regular human stuff as well.

They eat sandwiches, mention other movies and read a whole load of books. In case you're interested in reading the same book as your favourite fictional character, we've assembled a list of the 30 most memorable movie/book match-ups.

(Images: All Star, YouTube)

A Fish Called Wanda

Character: Otto West (Kevin Kline)

Book:Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche


Apocalypse Now

Character: Walter E Kurtz

Book:The Hollow Men by T.S. Eliot


Bad Teacher

Character: Elizabeth Halsey (Cameron Diaz)

Book:To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee


Donnie Darko

Character: Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal)

Book:Twenty-One Stories by Graham Greene


Friends with Kids

Character: Kurt (Jon Hamm)

Book:Cod by Mark Kurlansky


When Harry met Sally

Character: Harry Burns (Billy Crystal)

Book:The Icarus Agenda by Robert Ludlum


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Character: Leaky Cauldron Customer (Ian Brown)

Book:A Brief History Of Time by Stephen Hawking


Hot Fuzz

Character: Sergeant Turner

Book:Complicity by Iain Banks


Hot Shots Part Deux

Character: Topper Harley

Book:Great Expectations by Charles Dickens


Inglourious Basterds

Character: Shoshanna Dreyfus

Book:The Saint In New York by Leslie Charteris


It's a Wonderful Life

Character: George Bailey (James Stewart)

Book:The Adventures Of Tom Swayer by Mark Twain


King Kong

Character: Jimmy

Book:Heart Of Darkness by Joseph Conrad


Little Miss Sunshine

Character: Dwayne Hoover (Paul Dano)

Book:Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche


Matilda

Character: Matilda Wormwood (Mara Wilson)

Book:Moby Dick by Herman Melville


Natural Born Killers

Character: Mallory Knox (Juliette Lewis)

Book:The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath


Notting Hill

Character: William Thacker (Hugh Grant)

Book:Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis De Bernières


Poltergeist

Character: Steve Freeling (Craig T Nelson)

Book:Reagan: The Man, The President by Various


Pulp Fiction

Character: Vincent Vega (John Travolta)

Book:Modesty Blaise by Peter O'Donnell


Serendipity

Character: Sarah Thomas (Kate Beckinsale)

Book:Love In the Time Of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez


Addams Family Values

Character: Morticia Addams (Anjelica Huston)

Book:The Cat In The Hat by Dr Seuss


The Book of Eli

Character: Carnegie (Gary Oldman)

Book:The Holy Bible by Various


The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Character: Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt)

Book:Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott


The Hours

Character: Laura Brown (Julianne Moore)

Book:Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf


The Reader

Character: Michael Berg (David Kross)

Book:War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy


The Wedding Crashers

Character: John Beckwith (Owen Wilson)

Book:Don't Jump: The Northwest Winter Blues Survival Guide by Traci Vogel


The Shining

Character: Wendy Torrance (Shelley Duvall)

Book:The Catcher In The Rye by JD Salinger


An American Werewolf In London

Character: Alex Price

Book:A Conneticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain


You've Got Mail

Character: Kathleen Kelly

Book:Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen


The Crow

Character: T-Bird (David Patrick Kelly)

Book:Paradise Lost by John Milton


Gone With the Wind

Character: Melanie Hamilton Wilkes (Olivia de Havilland)

Book:David Copperfield by Charles Dickens