Movie Characters That Start With G: Iconic Names

Movie Characters That Start With G: Iconic Names

If you know your movies, you’ll have a huge list of names from all the iconic movies over the years. 

So let’s go through the big list of names starting with ‘G’, including some notable characters such as Gandalf, Gaston, Genie and many more. Let’s explore some of these famous and beloved characters!

1. Gandalf the Gray (The Lord of the Rings)

Movie Characters That Start With G: Iconic Names

A wizard who fights evil including Sauron.

His major accomplishments are linking up with Thorin II Oakenshield and his company to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from Smaug.

He also is the driving force behind the forming of the Fellowship of the Ring to destroy the One Ring, and leading the Free Peoples of Middle Earth in the War of the Ring.

2. Captain Gantu (Lilo and Stitch)

Movie Characters That Start With G: Iconic Names

A massive alien similar in appearance to an anthropomorphic shark, he is a captain of the Galactic Federation and tasked with immediate arrest or any fugitives. As head of the security forces, he is sent to Earth to capture the escaped experiments.

Not one to joke around, Gantu is a no nonsense character, hating failure or being mocked. He is impulsive, which seems to cause more strife for him than it should. Eventually being fired, he shows that he never forgets a grudge.

3. Garfield (Garfield: The Movie)

Movie Characters That Start With G: Iconic Names

A fat, lazy cat with bright orange fur, Garfield is a lasagna-loving yet Monday-hating feline. But when his human (not owner) Jon Arbuckle adopts a dog named Odie, it is war.

While Odie isn’t a threat to Garfield and is too dim to really get in his way, and was only adopted so Jon could impress veterinarian Liz.

Garfield locks Odie outside as he was annoying Garfield, but he then runs away and gets abducted, meaning Garfield goes to search for and rescue him due to Jon’s uselessness.

4. Gaston (Beauty and the Beast)

Movie Characters That Start With G: Iconic Names

An arrogant and chauvinistic man who cuts a dashing figure, he is obsessed with Belle and wants to marry her.

However, upon finding out Belle’s love was not for him, but for the Beast, he dropped his charming act and revealed himself as a ruthless and traitorous villain.

A narcissist who is still somehow liked by the villagers, Gaston is boorish and uncultured, as well as quite impulsive and arrogant. This went so far as him setting up a wedding before he even proposed to Belle under the expectation that she’d say yes.

5. General Grievous (Star Wars)

Movie Characters That Start With G: Iconic Names

A Kaleesh male warlord who served within the military forces of the Confederacy of Independent Systems, he led many engagements against the Republic’s army.

Being turned into a cyborg due to being almost killed in a shuttle crash, likely masterminded by Poggle the Lesser and Count Dooku, the enhancements increase his fighting ability. he wears a war mask of his people and a cloak from the Kaleesh.

He has the habit of collecting weapons from his vanquished enemies and loves to kill Jedi Knights.

6. Genie (Aladdin)

Movie Characters That Start With G: Iconic Names

A massive blue Genie who has to serve whoever frees him from the magic lamp, Genie possesses amazing magical powers that allow him to grant wishes, shape-shift, and transcend space and time completely.

Being a genie has some downsides, and he is limited by three laws being that he cannot kill anyone; he cannot make people fall in love with each other; and he cannot revive the dead.

Genie is a very positive and outgoing character, and is not beyond using his abilities for entertainment purposes.

7. George (Rampage)

Movie Characters That Start With G: Iconic Names

An albino gorilla that was afflicted with a mutagenic substance from Energyne, causing him to grow rapidly and massively.

He can communicate via sign language and boasts superhuman strength, agility, speed, durability and other common gorilla traits like climbing, intelligence and even a degree of healing.

He was accidentally infected when the substance landed in his enclosure from an orbital research station. After being captured but later escaping, he lays waste to the city only for Okoye to bring him under control, and use George to destroy Lizzie and Ralph.

8. Geppetto (Pinocchio)

Movie Characters That Start With G: Iconic Names

A kindly woodcarver and the creator of a wooden puppet named Pinocchio, Geppetto wishes for a son and soon finds that wish granted as the Blue Fairy animates Pinocchio.

Living a modest life with his kitten and goldfish, Geppetto is a kind-hearted, humble man who is often seen helping others in his life.

9. Gerald (Finding Nemo)

Movie Characters That Start With G: Iconic Names

A pelican with a light white head and a brown body, and tail, he is quite scruffy in appearance.

Gerald, looking for a meal, swallows Marlin and Dory but the two of them don’t want to fail after coming so far, so they lodge themselves in Gerald’s throat, making him choke and vomit up the two.

10. Geri (Toy Story 2)

Movie Characters That Start With G: Iconic Names

Called by Al to fix the damaged Woody, Geri is an elderly man with a massive nose, black glasses and large green eyes. He wears a mustard yellow cardigan.

He shows great dexterity during the cleaning and fixing process, including repainting Woody’s head and features as well as painting over the ‘Andy’ label on the sole of his shoe. He sews Woody’s severed arm back on to look as good as new.

11. Gertie (ET The Extra-Terrestrial)

Movie Characters That Start With G: Iconic Names

Initially terrified of ET, Gertie is a five-year old girl who is the younger sister of Michael and Elliott. Quite shy, she talks little but gives ET the plant that he had revived early in the film.

12. Ghost Rider (Ghost Rider)

Movie Characters That Start With G: Iconic Names

In 1986, the demon Mephistopheles reaches out to 17-year old Johnny Blaze, with a demonic deal that should’ve seemed too good to be true: curing his father’s cancer in exchange for Johnny’s soul.

Johnny accepts and the demon does fulfill his deal, only for his father to immediately die in an accident not soon after.

The demon offers Johnny another deal: if Johnny can defeat Blackheart, he’ll get his soul back. Johnny is then transformed into the Ghost Rider, his flesh burning off his skeleton and gaining several abilities, including one of the most powerful: the Penance Stare.

This causes mortals to feel all the pain they have caused others at a massively multiplied rate forever, searing their soul, and likely putting them into a coma, dying or just being temporarily incapacited, depending on how bad they have been.

13. Ghostface (Scream)

Movie Characters That Start With G: Iconic Names

A sadistic killer, he taunts his victims by calling them on the phone, often giving him an opportunity to get close to them while they are distracted. He then uses a large knife to kill.

He hides his identity with a mask based on the famous painting, The Scream, and picks people at random to kill, often using the pretext of wrong answers to horror trivia as the reason someone gets killed.

14. Gill (Finding Nemo)

Movie Characters That Start With G: Iconic Names

A Moorish Idol, and leader of the Tank Gang who was taken from the ocean, he dreams one day of escaping his glass prison and tries to get the other inhabitants to help him.

Failing an escape previously and getting injured in the process, he then convinces Nemo to undertake a dangerous activity to help the fish escape, but calls the plan off only for Nemo to try again and succeed.

Gill’s admiration of Nemo means he doubles his efforts to ensure Nemo can find his home.

He has dark brown eyes with thick eyebrows and a long snout with some scarring on his side.

15. Gill-Man (Creature from the Black Lagoon)

Movie Characters That Start With G: Iconic Names

A humanoid with gills on both of his cheeks, he has webbed hands that help him swim quickly, with claws that he uses to kill several people.

He doesn’t like bright light and doesn’t survive very well out of water, although he does possess lungs.

It is sentient as it realizes it can build a dam to stop the humans escaping.

16. Gingy (Shrek)

Movie Characters That Start With G: Iconic Names

A gingerbread man, he is one of Shrek’s friends and is tortured by Lord Farquaad by being dunked in milk and having his legs removed. He is very protective of his gumdrop buttons, but in the end is thrown in a bin as Lord Farquaad gets a Magic Mirror to help him instead.

17. Ginevra Weasley (Harry Potter)

Movie Characters That Start With G: Iconic Names

Better known as Ginny, she was sorted into Gryffindor House and developed a crush on Harry Potter, but was then possessed by Tom Riddle and thereafter opened the Chamber of Secrets.

Eventually getting recruited into Dumbledore’s Army, she is a brave and capable magic user. She also played Quidditch, being both a chaser and a seeker at various times.

She eventually married Potter and had children, becoming a sports reporter.

18. Gollum (The Lord of the Rings)

Movie Characters That Start With G: Iconic Names

A hobbit who has become a hideous monster after being corrupted by the One Ring, he was originally known as Sméagol.  Sméagol obtained the Ring by murdering his relative Déagol, who found it in the River Anduin when fishing one day.

Becoming totally obsessed with the ring, he retreated to the Misty Mountains and was there for years until one day the ring left Gollum and was taken by Bilbo Baggins.

After Gollum is captured and reveals the location of the ring, Gandalf entrusts the ring to Frodo to take it to Mount Doom and destroy it in the fires, with Gollum following them until he eventually reveals himself, hopeful at regaining the ring.

The split personality of Sméagol realizing the ring has corrupted him, and the desire to keep the ring cause him untold mental anguish, and eventually lead to his death.

19. Gordon Gekko (Wall Street)

Movie Characters That Start With G: Iconic Names

A corporate raider with the mantra ‘Greed is good’, he initially shrugs off attempts by Bud Fox to sell him stocks, but is more interested when offered some obvious illegal information that turns out to be right on the money.

Always seen in a sharp suit with pinstripe blue and white shirt, it turns out that Gekko’s methods are to play dirty and act unethically to make as much money as possible.

Eventually getting caught up in his own schemes, he ends up in jail for securities fraud and insider trading.

20. Goro (Mortal Kombat)

Movie Characters That Start With G: Iconic Names

A four-armed giant, he is a multiple champion of Mortal Kombat, but often plays dirty by killing his rivals or preventing them from taking part in the tournament.

With his amazing strength, he is able to withstand many blows and attacks, as well as being able to kill people with ease.

He however, still has testicles and is defeated in one version by a Johnny Cage splits special followed by a roundhouse kick off a cliff.

21. Green Goblin (Spiderman)

Movie Characters That Start With G: Iconic Names

Norman Osborn, a wealthy industrialist, decides to use a performance-enhancing serum on himself. This results in him gaining several abilities, such as superhuman strength but also causes Osborn to develop into the Green Goblin.

The Goblin has a highly manoeuvrable glider and pumpkin bombs, causing mass destruction and wanting to take out Spiderman.

The Green Goblin is violent, sadistic, and unhinged. He finds it hard to deal with his double life, eventually killing himself while trying to use his glider to kill Spiderman.

22. Gromit (Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit)

Movie Characters That Start With G: Iconic Names

Gromit is a beagle belonging to Wallace, often having to clean up after Wallace’s absentmindness or bungling, being quite a competent dog.

23. Groot (Guardians of the Galaxy)

Movie Characters That Start With G: Iconic Names

Taking on a  tree-like appearance, Groot is an alien. Calm and quiet, he has tremendous strength that he uses to defend his friends, often Rocket. Although he can only utter the phrase, ‘I am Groot’, the various ways he can say it are able to convey different meanings.

With an ability to endure physical damage to a massive extent and regenerate afterwards, as well as grow or reshape his limbs, Groot is a formidable adversary to any enemies. 

Groot can also root himself in place when the situation calls for it.

24. Gru (Despicable Me)

Movie Characters That Start With G: Iconic Names

The son of Marlena Gru and Robert Gru, he is the leader of the Minions and comes from a long line of villains.

He possesses great strength and agility, able to avoid missiles by jumping. He also possesses supervillain level intelligence.

Gru is tall and bald with bright blue eyes, a long nose and long thin legs with a barrel chest. He often dressed in all black.

25. Grumpy (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)

Movie Characters That Start With G: Iconic Names

Sporting a big pink nose and wearing a red tunic with a brown hat, Grumpy doesn’t like being told what to do, although he will begrudgingly do as Doc says.

He is rude, overbearing, and arrogant but does possess a heart of gold that comes out in the right situation.

Due to knowing about Evil Queen, he is reluctant to let Snow White stay with them, but eventually warms to her and even leads the rescue of Snow White.

26. Guido (Cars)

Movie Characters That Start With G: Iconic Names

A light blue Tutto forklift, he is an amazing race companion due to his lightning fast ability to change tires. He is obsessed with his dream of working in a real pit team, even practicing on a wooden frame to change tires at night.

Eventually getting a gig on Lightning McQueen’s pit crew, he shows his immense skill by changing all four tires by himself.

Guido doesn’t have a great command of English and his name comes from the Italian verb ‘guidare’ which means ‘to drive’. Guido is a massive fan of Ferrari.

  • Ashley is a big time movie watcher and lover of cricket. His favorite films are Rambo: First Blood, Blade Runner 2049, Chinatown, Nightcrawler, Richard Jewell and many others.