Movie Characters Who Never Give Up:
These characters have faced a lot of hardships in their lives, enough to break anyone’s spirit. But they did not let it stop them as they chose to move forward and never give up. Their journey is inspirational to look at and there is a lot to learn from these characters.
Played By: Ming-Na Wen
Movie Name: Mulan (1998)
Mulan is one of the most inspirational female characters of all time as she never let gender discrimination stop her from doing anything. She enlisted in the army in her father’s place without thinking twice and she fought and defeated men in the war, proving that women can do anything they want.
#9: Luke Skywalker
Played By: Mark Hamill
Movie Name: Star Wars Franchise
Luke Skywalker was not a hero from birth, he faced a lot of problems growing up and had to train rigorously to become a Jedi master and a member of the rebel alliance. He never gave up even though he knew he was standing against the legendary Darth Vader himself.
Played By: Jack Nicholson/Heath Ledger
Movie Name: Batman (1989)/The Dark Knight (2008)
Joker has been played by a lot of different actors over the years, but one thing remains constant in all the adaptations – his drive to destroy Gotham along with Batman never stops. He never gives up on his primary aim to torment The Dark Knight even when he is looking death straight in the eye.
#7: Rocky Balboa
Played By: Sylvester Stallone
Movie Name: Rocky Franchise
Rocky is an iconic character and he has cemented his place inside the hearts of people because he never gave up. He was put down by his opponents countless times, but the best thing about him is that he always got back up. He has seen a lot of ups and downs in his life but nothing could stop him from being the best.
#6: Inigo Montoya
Played By: Mandy Patinkin
Movie Name: The Princess Bride (1987)
Inigo was only 11 when his father was unfairly killed. From that moment, Inigo only had revenge in his mind and swore not to stop until the six-fingered man was dead. He trained day and night for years and became a master fencer. He delivered justice in the end with the best line – “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You Killed my father. Prepare to Die.”
#5: Andy Dufresne
Played By: Tim Robbins
Movie Name: The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Anyone would break after being imprisoned wrongfully for nearly two decades but that was not the case with Andy Dufresne. Even when all hope was lost, Andy did not let that break his spirit. This character best exemplifies the traits of resilience and patience.
#4: Atticus Finch
Played By: Gregory Peck
Movie Name: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Atticus Finch is a character that personifies morality. He always stood up for what was right even when the odds were against him. He took Tom Robinson’s case even though there was no chance of victory. Atticus never cared about the fact that Tom was an African American, he just knew that Tom was innocent.
#3: Chris Gardner
Played By: Will Smith
Movie Name: The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Chris Gardner’s life is an ultimate success story and the best thing about the character is that it’s based on a true story. At one-point Chris Gardner had nothing in his life, he was living as a single father in poverty. But he never gave up his pursuit and went on to become a very successful man.
#2: Forrest Gump
Played By: Tom Hanks
Movie Name: Forrest Gump (1994)
Forrest Gump faced a lot of adversity since he was a kid. He did not have a father, he was constantly bullied, the girl he loved did not love him back and he lost his best friend in front of his eyes. But he did not let that stop him at all and he achieved greatness.
#1: Samwise Gamgee
Played By: Sean Astin
Movie Name: The Lord of The Rings Franchise
Samwise Gamgee had a very big hand in the victory of fellowship over the evil Sauron. He was a loyal companion to his friends and it was his strong resolve that ultimately helped Frodo in his quest to destroy the one ring. He never gave up even though the odds were completely against his side.