Will 'Three Days to Kill's' Kevin Costner join their ranks?
2. The Bride, 'Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2' (2003 and 2004)
Uma Thurman put her ice-queen persona to great use in Quentin Tarantino's revenge-fantasy classic, imbuing the murderous Bride with a steely, laser-focused determination and the most deliciously venomous line readings this side of Pam Grier. Even when she's buried alive there's never any doubt that Black Mamba is the best at what she does, bringing a sense of inevitability to her ultimate triumph. Which doesn't make the ride getting there any less enjoyable.
- Chris Eggertsen