Gotta love those Hollywood writers. When it comes to penning works of fiction, why not take a shot with your escapist vision trying out some names you might rarely hear in everyday life? Not to mention, a distinct and memorable name can help shape your vision of a character.

In the '80s, scriptwriters appeared to be working overtime in this aspect, yielding some of the more memorable names ever to have graced the silver screen. Sometimes the writers attempted to create name recognition. Other times they were having fun right along with the audience as these names were revealed.

So with this list, we salute the creatives who piqued our attention with the simple first reveal of a character name onscreen. Check out our '80s edition of the 30 Greatest Movie Character Names below.

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