On screen it’s usually imporant to look good. The characters pop a lot more if they look stylish and can get the attention of the audience, so at times it almost feels as though these fine clothes and innovative looks are more for the viewers’ pleasure than for the characters. Honestly though it’s been found that the actors actually enjoy the looks they’re allowed to slip into at times, especially if it’s something uniquely stylish and good-looking. Let’s face facts, the more stylish a character is in films the more attention you’re bound to give them.
Here are just a few of the most stylish characters from the past couple decades for your viewing pleasure.
10. Jaime Foxx as Django in Django Unchained
You might have wanted the blue suit with the white ruffles, but this one definitely says Django in much more pronounced manner. It’s hard to take someone seriously in ruffles, especially in a western.
9. Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne in The Dark Knight
When he’s not fighting crime Bruce Wayne is Mr. GQ Smooth. When you’ve got that kind of bankroll it doesn’t take much to look your best.
8. Colin Firth as Harry Hart/Galahad in Kingsman: The Secret Service
Nothing says secret agent like a dash of style. The fact that various parts of his wardrobe can be used as a weapon as well doesn’t hurt either.
7. Keira Knightley as Domino Harvey in Domino
As long as you’re going to be tough you might as well look the part. The sense of style you show is often reflected in the attitude you portray.
6. Jennifer Lopez as Karen Sisco in Out of Sight
Just because a woman gets down and dirty with her work doesn’t mean she can’t add a sense of flair to her wardrobe. Even when she dons all weather gear she’s still rolling in style.
5. Anne Hathaway as Andrea Sachs in The Devil Wears Prada
She’s like the proverbial butterfly in many of her films just waiting to spread her wings. The effect is simply mesmerizing to be honest, and very appealing in film.
4. Brad Pitt as Rusty Ryan in Ocean’s Eleven
No matter where Rusty goes he’s always dressed to impress. In fact I can’t seem to to recall a scene in which he isn’t dressed in some snazzy suit or shirt. That’s class 24/7.
3. Johnny Depp as Frank Tupelo in Tourist
If not for the scraggly hair he might have been a little higher on the list, but that is one snazzy suit. Still, he has a definite sense of style all his own.
2. Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger
Conservative and stylish, few women can wear a uniform in a classy and dignified manner like Agent Carter. She was able to get aggressive at the drop of a hat and wasn’t shy about it.
1. Carrie Fisher as General Lei Organa in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
This is a classic example of timeless beauty and an authoritative sense of style that just doesn’t fade. She makes number one just for being the woman she is and the leader she represents on film.
There are a lot of stylish characters in film, but in the past couple of decades these are the ones that have really stood out and distinguished themselves from the crowd.