That honour goes to Gandalf as played by Sir Ian McKellen in the Lord of the Rings movies.
Obviously, Fred and George Weasley weren’t included in the poll!
Thompson interviewed seventy-six people to examine the movie’s scripting and design and the new technologies deployed to produce the films, video games, and DVDs. She demonstrates the impact Rings had on the companies that made it, on the fantasy genre, on New Zealand, and on independent cinema. In fast-paced, compulsively readable prose, she affirms Jackson’s Rings as one the most important films ever made.