Slate's 25 Most Important Characters of the Past 25 Years [2019]

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Missing: Shameik Moore (7) * Tom Perrotta (15) * Sarah Koenig (21) * Milkshake Duck (22) * The Babadook (24)

This Category is Ranked. Sort by Ranking Based on Votes by clicking on Vote Ranking. Sort by the Collection's Ranking by clicking on List Ranking.

Vote RankingList Ranking  

10

1

Edie Falco

Actress

58.33% (7 of 12 votes)

12

1

Sopranos

TV Series

45.45% (5 of 11 votes)

6

2

The Apprentice

TV Series

69.16% (157 of 227 votes)

14

2

Donald Trump

U.S. President

40.23% (2196 of 5458 votes)

18

3

Pokemon

TV Series

33.91% (39 of 115 votes)

11

4

Jay-Z

Vocalist

52.37% (806 of 1539 votes)

23

5

Emma Watson

Actress

5.56% (1 of 18 votes)

24

6

Ahmed Best

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

25

7

Brian Michael Bendis

Artist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

7

8

Tina Fey

Comedienne

68.87% (73 of 106 votes)

17

8

Saturday Night Live

TV Series

34.62% (18 of 52 votes)

21

8

Sarah Palin

Politician

20.49% (2077 of 10136 votes)

22

9

Alyson Hannigan

Actress

11.11% (1 of 9 votes)

33

9

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

TV Series

0% (0 of 1 votes)

5

10

Lena Dunham

Actress

72.73% (8 of 11 votes)

30

10

Girls (TV)

TV Series

0% (0 of 0 votes)

4

11

Robert Pattinson

Actor

87.50% (7 of 8 votes)

3

12

Scandal (TV)

TV Series

100% (1 of 1 votes)

15

12

Kerry Washington

Actress

40.0% (10 of 25 votes)

16

13

Phyllis Smith

Actress

37.50% (3 of 8 votes)

1

14

Kal Penn

Actor

100% (6 of 6 votes)

20

15

Reese Witherspoon

Actress

22.96% (31 of 135 votes)

26

16

Michael Kenneth Williams

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

32

16

The Wire

TV Series

0% (0 of 1 votes)

9

17

Renee Zellweger

Actress

62.50% (5 of 8 votes)

27

17

Helen Fielding

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

28

18

Wilson Jermaine Heredia

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

8

19

Rock (Dwayne Johnson)

Wrestler

68.81% (75 of 109 votes)

13

20

Thomas Jefferson

U.S. President

44.70% (59 of 132 votes)

31

20

Daveed Diggs

Performance Artist

0% (0 of 1 votes)

19

23

Mindy Kaling

Actress

32.12% (62 of 193 votes)

2

25

Mark Rylance

Actor

100% (1 of 1 votes)

29

25

Thomas Cromwell

Politician

0% (0 of 0 votes)