Marcus Aurelius from Gladiator (2002).
Wise, imposing, conqueror of the known world, destined to live forever through wise sayings, inspiring respect from Russell Crowe, accent untousled by transposition to an ancient world.
Bull McCabe from The Field (1990).
Strange, remote, ominous, wearing a funny-looking coat while palling around with John Hurt, wielding a big stick and then finally lashing out with it at Cathal Barrett - I mean, Tom Berenger - and getting away with it.
Damien O’Donovan in The Wind That Shakes The Barley (2006).
Cool, decisive, principled, rebellious, looking well even in early twentieth-century clothes, friendly and well-liked by comrades, leadership material, and all with great cheekbones to boot.
Dr Jonathan Crane in Batman Begins (2005).
Manipulative, mysterious, unknowable, in league with greater forces, plotting and planning, difficult to counteract, powerful and influential, possibly a supervillain. And again, with great cheekbones.