Compare 11 Fictional Characters In The Book Vs In The Movie

Adapting best-selling books or novels into movies has been a trend for many years. Most book nerds consider that the book is always better than the movie as a matter of principle. It’s pretty disconcerting when you imagine a book character one way but then that character shows up on the big screen beyond your imagination.
Although the writers create their “universe”, and pay careful attention to detail, especially the characters’ appearances, movie directors have their own opinions of how they should look. While characters’ looks get some serious complaints from fans, sometimes those we loved (or hated) on the page came out just lovable, frightening, and inspiring on film. These characters may not be exactly as fans imagined them when reading the book but each of them perfectly captures the spirit of their literary counterpart and each of the actors pull off an incredible performance in bringing them to life.
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#1 Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

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The protagonist of "Gone With the Wind", Scarlett O’Hara is a dark-haired, green-eyed Georgia belle who struggles through the hardships of the Civil War and Reconstruction.

#2 The Sherlock Holmes book series by Arthur Conan Doyle

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In the book, Sherlock Holmes was depicted as a taller-than-average, lit lanky and thin man. He has an angular face, gray eyes, a pointed nose and thin lips. He often wears a deerstalker hat and an Inverness cape.

#3 Mary Poppins from Pamela Travers’ book series

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Pamela Travers described Mary Poppins as a woman looking like a Dutch doll. She has pursed mouth, a snub nose, large blue eyes, and short black hair.

#4 Jane Eyre from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

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Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre is a pretty girl with hazel hair, green eyes, and an elfin look.

#5 Hercule Poirot from Agatha Christie’s book series

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The detective Hercule Poirot is depicted as a man with brilliantined hair and a waxed mustache.

#6 Tess Durbeyfield from Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

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In the novel, Tess is a fine, handsome girl whose mobile mouth and large innocent eyes added eloquence to her color and shape.

#7 Bella Swan from Stephenie Meyer’s book series

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Stephenie Meyer’s Bella is a petite girl with long brown hair, a wide forehead, a heart-shaped face, wide-spaced eyes, and full lips.

#8 Katniss Everdeen from Suzanne Collins’ book series

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In “The Hunger Games”, Katniss Everdeen is described as a thin young woman with dark hair, gray eyes, and olive-toned skin.

#9 Daenerys Targaryen from George Martin’s book series

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The meek, timid girl Daenerys Targaryen is short of stature, with silver-blonde hair and purple eyes.

#10 Anna Karenina from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

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Leo Tolstoy described Anna Karenina as a beautiful woman with dark hair and a full figure.

#11 Becky Sharp from Vanity Fair by William Thackeray

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The main character of Vanity Fair is described as a girl with “green eyes, fair skin, a pretty figure, and famous frontal development”.
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