Because you like Don Quixote in Don Quixote
A suave proprietor of an upscale nightclub and gambling den, Rick Blaine is dealing with World War II and a broken heart. See them in Casablanca.
Ishmael is a quiet observer on a larger-than-life quest. See them in Moby Dick.
Though raised to think of himself as a monster, Quasimodo has a heart that holds nothing but compassion. See them in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Gruff and sarcastic, Detective Harry Dresden use unconventional ways to track down perps, including using magic and the supernatural. See them in The Dresden Files.
The black sheep of his family, Rhett Butler grew up to have charm and to see things as they are. He just doesn't give a damn anymore. See them in Gone with the Wind.
Just because Dracula wants to suck your blood doesn't mean he's not a gentleman. See them in Dracula.
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille may have a phenomenal sense of smell, but he has a weak sense of morality. See them in Perfume: The Story of a Murderer.
Marv is a brutish but principled thug who'd be right at home on an ancient battlefield. See them in Sin City.
Judge Dredd is less a man and more a living manifestation of justice. See them in Dredd.
John Yossarian is trapped in irony as he must be insane to leave the war but if he does try to leave, he'll be deemed sane and will be forced to stay, See them in Catch-22.
With an undeniable sense of adventure, Huck Finn is an expert at getting into and, more importantly, out of sticky situations. See them in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Riggan Thomson is a washed-up movie star running from his inner demons. Alas those inner demons look just like the superhero he used to play. See them in Birdman.