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Published on Jul 6, 2019
Movies are a visual medium, and therefore, most movies' major characters are, well, visible to the audience. But as with any rule, there are notable exceptions — and to prove it, these are just a few memorable examples of film characters you never see.
Thanks to the success of the original Charlie's Angels television series, which ran from 1976 to 1981, a film reboot was inevitable; in 2000, director McG's adaptation, which starred Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu, hit theaters. As the titular team working out of an exclusive agency in Los Angeles, the trio lend the film the feel of the original television series while setting it in a more modern era and stretching one mystery into a longer story.
As in the original series, Charlie is perpetually unseen, accessible only through speaker and identified only as the Angels' millionaire boss who finds them different jobs, gives them instructions, and works through his assistant Bosley. Though the film never addresses why Charlie isn't present, aside from indicating that he's frequently targeted by villains and assassins, the closing scene shows a man quietly observing the angels, who could be Charlie himself though he still remains obscured to the viewer.
Spike Jonze is known for his inventive, ambitious projects, and 2013's Her, which won Best Original Screenplay at the 86th Academy Awards as well as scoring a nomination for Best Picture tackles the concept of artificial intelligence from an entirely new perspective. Set just slightly ahead of the present day, the film imagines a time when humans are able to create virtual assistants using artificial intelligence. Theodore played by Joaquin Phoenix feels disconnected from the people around him after a rough divorce… until he meets Samantha. Keep watching the video to see mMovies with major characters you never get to see!
Charlie in Charlie's Angels | 0:15 Samantha in Her | 1:18 The Baby in Rosemary's Baby | 2:24 Vern in Ernest Saves Christmas | 3:35 Rosaline in Romeo + Juliet | 4:44 Ree's father in Winter's Bone | 6:36 Dmitri Kissoff in Dr. Strangelove | 7:43 The Blair Witch in The Blair Witch Project | 8:55 Harvey in Harvey | 10:28