40 Best Movie Characters That Start with E (with Images)

Movie Characters That Start With E

A great way to memorise and keep track of the movie characters we have met and the ones we still need to learn more about is to make lists of their names. An excellent way is to categorise them based on the first letter of their names and this is a list of 40 best movie characters that start with e.

Ebenezer Scrooge (A Christmas Carol)

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Ebenezer is an investment banker and commodities broker who works in London and is a stingy and selfish old man, always complaining about everything. He particularly hates Christmas since he doesn’t believe in any of the messages it conveys. 

Ed (Shaun of the Dead)

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Ed is Shaun’s best friend and flatmate whose friendship goes back to their school days. He deals drugs occasionally and is not very popular among other Shaun’s friends, due to his messiness and childish behaviour. He is also very untidy and immature but proves to be a true friend.

Eddie Brock (Venom)

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Eddie is a journalist and a former investigative reporter who due to interesting circumstances becomes a superhero named Venom. He is very sensitive to injustice and wants to punish everyone he sees as being evil. He has many superhuman abilities and powers, such as strength, speed, agility and durability.

Eddie Morra (Limitless)

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Edward Morra is a former writer who became the senator of New York after starting to use a drug called NZT. He has many connections and ties throughout the federal and state government but no one knows the real extent of his operation.

Ed Hoffman (Body of Lies)

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Ed lives a double life, one where he is a normal, typical American dad who goes grocery shopping and drives a minivan and the other where he works as chief of the CiA’s Near East division. He is determined and confident and knows he will eventually reach his goals. 

Edna Turnblad (Hairspray)

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Edna is Tracy’s agoraphobic mother, an anxious laundress who hasn’t left her house in eleven years. She adores her daughter but is often annoyed by her husband. Despite her anxiety, she is Tracy’s biggest supporter and is always there to back her up.

Edward Cullen (Twilight)

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Edward is the main male character in the Twilight saga, a telepathic vampire who falls in love with a human girl. He is described as extremely attractive, with a strong jawline, green eyes and muscular figure. He is stubborn and often in a bad mood, but also very supportive, kind and compassionate. 

Edward Lewis (Pretty Woman)

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Edward is a handsome, charming and successful businessman and owner of Edward Lewis Enterprise. He is a wealthy man who has recently broken up with his girlfriend and lost his friend and now is in an emotionally difficult situation. His life will change completely after he meets a beautiful and loud prostitute Vivian. 

Edward Nygma (Batman)

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Edward Nygma is also known as The Riddler and is the former forensic science technician who worked for the Gotham City Police Department.

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He has black hair and wears glasses and possesses a genius mind and encyclopaedic knowledge. He is a master of deception and often speaks in riddles. 

Edward Rochester (Jane Eyre)

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Edward Rochester is a 35-year old man, described as very ugly, with a dark face and stern features and is often compared to a wild beast or bird. He is the owner of Thornfield Hall, a wealthy man, portrayed as emotionless but in search of a pure woman. Despite his stern appearance, he is also very romantic and wants to be loved.

Edward Scissorhands (Edward Scissorhands)

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One of Tim Burton’s most memorable characters is this unusual young man who was made by a genius scientist but remained unfinished due to his creator’s death. He has scissors instead of his hands and has always lived a secluded life. He is a nice and loving man who doesn’t understand the world around him and is having a hard time adjusting to its ways and rules.

Edwina “Ed” McDunnough (Raising Arizona)

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Edwina is a responsible and dedicated police officer who is eager to have a baby but is disappointed with the way her boyfriend is reacting to this wish of hers. She changes significantly throughout the movie when she decides that she wants to have this baby no matter what.

Effie Melody White (Dreamgirls)

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Effie is a lead singer of the Dreamettes, a tenacious, stubborn and temperamental young girl with great singing talent. After a series of professional and personal ups and downs, she is determined to get back into the music business. She is portrayed by the brilliant Jennifer Hudson who received an Oscar for it.

Effie Trinket (Hunger Games)

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Effie is the most famous member of the Trinket Family and an escort of District 12. She grew up in a wealthy and affluent environment and is used to parties and a high lifestyle. She adores fashion and is often seen wearing the most dazzling and daring outfits. She is very cheerful, sometimes too much.

Egon Spengler (Ghostbusters)

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Dr Egon Spengler was a former professor of paranormal studies at Columbia University and when he ended teaching there, he founded Ghostbusters Inc. along with his fellow doctors. He is very serious, doesn’t show his emotions and is hard-working and focused on paranormal activities.

Elektra (Elektra)

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Elektra is a trained assassin and a very confident woman in her skills and looks which makes her pretty arrogant at times. Despite her self consciousness, she believes she is alone in the world and is looking for someone who will see her for what she really is and recognise her true self.

Eli (The Book of Eli)

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Eli is a man on a mission who carries around a mysterious book which is very important to him. He is a serious, solitary man, very smart and tough and has a good memory of the past and is one of the few good men in the present. 

Elizabeth Swann (Pirates of the Caribbean)

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Elizabeth is an adventurous and brave young woman, the daughter of Governor Weatherby Swann. She is a beautiful and proud lady who has never been satisfied with the affluent and sheltered life and the world she was born into.

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Her life and sense of romance and adventure will change when she meets Jack Sparrow and Will Turner.

Ellerby (The Departed)

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Captain George Ellerby is a state official Captain in the Boston Police Department. He is a pretty comic character who is in a good relationship with the staff of his department. He is portrayed by Alec Baldwin.

Elle Woods (Legally Blonde)

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One of Reese Witherspoon’s most famous and memorable characters is this smart, but underestimated young girl who has so much to say but no one is taking her seriously, especially when she enrols at Harvard University. She is determined and stubborn and at the same time perky and fashion obsessed which doesn’t make her an ideal Harvard material. Until she proves it wrong.

Elliot Moore (The Happening)

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Elliot is a high school science teacher from Philadelphia who decides to travel to Harrisburg with his wife after they hear about the suicides people are committing. He is an able man, capable of keeping himself and the people he loves safe and fighting against the evil lurking around all of them.

Elrond (Lord of the Rings)

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Elrond is the Half-Elven Lord of Rivendell, a wise and serious elf and a skilled warrior in battle. He has the gift of foresight which enables him to see lands and events far from Rivendell. He was one of the most incorruptible leaders of Middle-earth.

Elwood Blues (The Blues Brothers)

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Elwood is a blues singer who grew up in a Catholic orphanage with his older brother. They would always get in trouble even as youngsters and nowadays their biggest challenge and task is to get their band together. Elwood is cool and brave and always ready to do whatever it takes for his brother.

Emma (Emma)

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Emma is a beautiful, intelligent, wealthy and independent young woman who is convinced she is great at matchmaking. She is talented in art, plays the piano and loves to read. She is witty and sociable, but also spoiled and too confident in her abilities. She is proud of her heritage and can get pretty jealous.

Emmy Morley (One Day)

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Emma is an aspiring author who dreams of becoming a successful novelist and moves from Edinburgh to London to make her dreams come true. She is very intelligent and witty but a bit shaken up by the fact that she is not getting any writing engagements. She was brilliantly portrayed by Anne Hathaway.

Emmett Cullen (Twilight)

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Emmett is a member of the Cullen family, adopted by Carlisle Cullen and turned vampire when he was 20. He is very tall, muscular and burly and very handsome with dark hair and golden brown eyes. He is cheerful, childish and easygoing and a born prankster, always ready for a joke and a good laugh. He always speaks his mind and is very competitive.

Emperor Han (The Mummy)

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Han is a Chinese warlord who became the first Emperor of China but his quest for immortality ended in him being cursed and entombed. He was a merciless tyrant who couldn’t be defeated by anyone, even the strongest opponents.

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He is dressed in traditional body armour and at his prime wears a ponytail and has a clean shaven face.

Ennis Del Mar (Brokeback Mountain)

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Ennis is a 1960s cowboy from Wyoming who falls in love with his fellow ranch hand Jack Twist and enters a 20-year-old secret affair with him. He will spend the majority of his life hiding and hoping to keep his affair a secret, but will unfortunately fail and lose everything he has ever cared about.

Esme Cullen (Twilight)

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Esme is Carlisle’s wife and the matriarch of the Olympic coven. She is beautiful, with a small, slender figure, brown hair and golden brown eyes. She is an extremely warm person who loves her family passionately and would do anything for them. She is intelligent, kind and gentle and very creative and artistic.

E.T. (E.T.)

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E.T. is a small alien who was accidentally left on Earth where he befriends a young boy named Elliott. He is very smart and curious but pretty childlike and has no problems adapting to human life. He has numerous abilities, such as healing, levitation, telekinesis, botanopathy and telepathy. 

Ethan Hunt (Mission Impossible)

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Ethan is a senior field agent for the Mission Impossible Force and an elite, top-secret spy who deals with extremely dangerous international missions. He is very intelligent, bold and confident, and sometimes even too daring in some of his decisions. He is cunning and well informed about his enemies.

Ethan Tremblay (Due Date)

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Ethan is a 23-year-old easy going guy, without any common sense and apparent skills to make it in life. He spends his days smoking marijuana and his dream is to become a movie star in Hollywood. He is stupid and easily gets into various kinds of accidents, but all in all, he is a decent person who means well.

Eugene Simonet (Pay It Forward)

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Eugene is an introverted seventh grade social studies teacher who deeply cares about his students and wants to teach them everything he can. He is a man of routine who enjoys spending his days reading and learning. He is insecure, bookish and shy and willing to get rid of his somewhat antisocial behaviour and connect with other people. 

Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan (The Help)

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Eugenia mostly goes by her nickname Skeeter and is an aspiring writer who wants her voice to be heard, especially when she begins interviewing the Afroamerican women who work for wealthy families as housemaids. She is a beautiful and very tall woman with curly strawberry blonde hair. She is intelligent, independent, curious and determined and wants more for herself than get married and have children.

Evan Baxter (Evan Almighty)

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Evan is Bruce Nolan’s former rival and a former anchor at Buffalo New York, played by the hilarious Steve Carrel. He is self centred and cocky and is constantly mocking his colleague Bruce in the movie Bruce Almighty. In Evan Almighty, he wants to become a congressman and after asking God for help, his life drastically changes.

Evanora (Oz the Great and Powerful)

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Evanora is the main antagonist in the movie Oz: The Great and Powerful, played by the outstanding Rachel Weisz. She is actually the Wicked Witch of the East, a cunning and ambitious witch who lies to everyone, even her two younger sisters. She is manipulative, powerful and very intelligent and possesses many magical abilities, such as electrokinesis, conjuration and animal control, among many others.

Evelyn O’Connell (The Mummy)

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Evelyn is a librarian with a great interest in Egypt and its history. She embarks on an interesting, dangerous and mysterious journey with her husband and brother where they encounter many ancient powers and forces.

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Evelyn is young and attractive and relentless in her goals but can be somewhat skittish and frightened of the unknown.

Evelyn Salt (Salt)

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Evelyn was a Russian KA-12 agent who was sent as a child to the United States to become an agent at the CIA. She is a skilled and bold agent, portrayed by Angelina Jolie. She is excellent at keeping secrets and doesn’t let anyone find out who she really is.

Eli Cash (The Royal Tenenbaums)

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Eli is a commercially successful historical fiction author who struggles with the drug addiction problem which is becoming more and more serious. He is jealous and wild and wants to be part of his family but differs greatly from his prodigious siblings. He always wears and cowboy hat and writes his fiction in the Western genre.

Erin Gruwell (Freedom Writers)

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Erin is the new English teacher at Woodrow Wilson High School in Long Beach. She is assigned to a group of at-risk students and is starting to question her educational and teaching skills. She loves her job and is very passionate and dedicated and much tougher than she looks.

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