#4: Anakin Skywalker
Yes I get that he should probably be #1 on the list, but like I said, it easy to be the great story when yours is the reason for the very existence of the movies to begin with. The obviousness of Vader is the only reason I drop him to #4. The heroes journey of Anakin (and yes Luke) embody the very struggle of good and evil. What is going too far and what is just right. He starts with the brutal life of a slave, follows him through his growth as a Jedi and subsequent fall to the dark side. Anakin also proves that what is lost can be saved…..by the right person.