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a protagonist who lacks the characteristics that would make him a hero (or her a heroine)

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In TV, they talk about antiheroes a lot, but really you can look at Tony Soprano and that's about it.
The main players in these films were not the morally upright protagonists of an earlier era; they were antiheroes, played by the likes of Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman, and especially Jack Nicholson.
The cumulative effect of viewing so many antiheroes was enhanced by the way the images seemed to shift between their photographic origins and their status as paintings, in which the photographic information is slowed down for both artist and viewer.
Written like two-minute mysteries, they detail the exploits of Soviet antiheroes who take on the system and, of course, lose.
The original ``Max Payne'' introduced fans to the tormented mind of Detective Max Payne, one of the few antiheroes that no one really wants to be like.
But Balkenhol's figures are less self-glorifying and more authentically heroic than Baselitz's antiheroes, who still show, in whatever tragic form, the vainglory of the old authoritarian German state.