Which Underrated Movie Character Did You Think Was So Iconic, They Became Your Biggest Inspiration?

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Did you ever watch a movie as a kid or teenager, and the minute you saw a character with a unique style or attitude you immediately wished you could be them?

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Whenever someone remotely cool appeared in a movie, I would base my entire personality on them. The characters with limited screen time but huge personalities always spoke the most to me.

For instance, Tie-Dye Girl from Parent Trap awakened my inner flower child, and I started dressing like a Lisa Frank ad.

Girl asking "You live next door to a movie star?"
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I also obsessed over the "plant-based" California surfer Spicoli from Fast Times At Ridgemont High because I admired his attitude toward authority and laid-back manner of speaking.

Man saying "No shoes, no shirts, no dice"
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Is there an underrated movie character you most identified with as a kid, teenager, or young adult? How did you make yourself more like the iconic character you loved?

Maybe a character like Jenelope from Bring it On helped you realize you're a spunky teenage sass queen with a chip on your shoulder, and you learned to take no mess from anybody.

Woman saying "Better I choke you, LaFred!"
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Or perhaps you identified with Wednesday Addams because she was the master of cold, dark, and witty humor with a permanent RBF.

Wednesday saying, I don't want to be in a pageant
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There MUST BE a movie character you were obsessed with. Give us the who, what, when, where, and why. If you want to keep your real identity a secret, use this Google Form. The best responses could be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post!

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