Best known as everybody's favourite fumbling, bumbling, brilliant detective, Lieutenant Columbo, famous from any number of TV movies. He's actually got quite a filmography in both acting and producing; some relatively recent (actually, not so much) credits that you may or may not be familiar with are the narrator and Fred Savage's grandfather in The Princess Bride and crabby old Rocky in the tragically underrated 1995 movie Roommates.

His trademark and most distinguishing characteristic is his glass eye, which sees right through even the most cunning miscreant, into their dark heart.

Editors note:

Peter Falk died on June 23, 2011.[The cause of death was later revealed as cardiorespiratory arrest, with pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease as underlying causes. He was 83 years old.