With two "Snow White" films in the works, the question of "Who's the fairest of them all" will be especially apt in 2012. And while the Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart-led "Snow White and the Huntsman" has lots of soul-sucking and heart eating -- there's something that the film does not have: an adorable sniveling servant!
In "Mirror, Mirror" funnyman Nathan Lane plays Julia Robert's bumbling minion, Brighton, who no doubt helps her execute her plan to ruin Snow White (Lily Collins) and marry the dashing prince charming (Armie Hammer).
In celebration of the film's debut this weekend, Moviefone gave a tip of the hat to movie's greatest manservants, companions and caretakers. Introducing the Greatest Movie Butlers on Film.
"Hook," Steven Spielberg's 1991 adaptation of the classic fairytale, featured plenty of memorable moments -- imaginary food fights, Rufio's skate park (pioneering the "bangarang" catch phrase). However, the coddling relationship between Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman) and his man servant, Smee (Bob Hoskin) is the one that earns the film a place on this list.
From once it came! What better way to kick off our sniveling servant series than with the man who once played the butler to Nathan Lane? Hank Azaria portrayed the Goldman's footwear-adverse drag queen in 1996's "The Birdcage."
The butler to end all butlers, Herbert Arthur Runcible Cadbury (Jonathan Hyde) was at Macaulay Culkin's beck and call -- and his best companion -- in 1994's "Richie Rich."
Dobby first appeared in the second film, "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" as the house elf to Potter's nemesis, Draco Malfoy. Although the squeaky-voiced creature almost got the boy wizard killed on several occasions, his intentions were always heroic: to "save Harry Potter and his friends." Sniff.
Kumar Pallana played Gene Hackman's accomplice, long-time butler and occasional stabber in Wes Anderson's 2001 quirky comedy, "The Royal Tenenbaum."
Alfred -- the consummate butler -- had been portrayed by British actor Michael Gough in the Tim Burton/Joel Shumacher Batman franchise. Michael Caine has of course taken up the reins and reprised the role for Christopher Nolan's trilogy.
Andie (Anne Hathaway) personified the assistant-as-slave plight in 2006's "The Devil Wears Prada."
Robin William's performance in 1993's "Mrs. Doubtfire" paved the way for cross-dressing nannies everywhere. And coined famous phrase "a run by fruiting."
Two of the most memorable magical servants in the Disney universe. You know what they say, "If it's not Baroque, don't fix it!"
David Warner played perhaps the most unsavory character aboard James Cameron's "Titanic." As Cal's (Billy Zane) "undertaker of a man servant," Lovejoy was busy making the star-crossed couple's final days very unpleasant.
However brief, Rob Schneider's appearance as Cedrick in 1992's "Home Alone 2" was quite memorable. He sure earned that bubble gum tip!
Smithers has been Mr. Burns's trusty assistant, man servant, companion, and dare I say... love of his life, long before "The Simpsons Movie" ever came into existence. But, of course, everyone know that.
Imagine where servants would have been without Lurch's famous catch phrase, "you rang?"
The most obedient drone in all the galaxy, C-3PO has appeared in both the original "Star Wars" trilogy and its prequels, aiding in "over six million forms of communication."
A butler success story! Coleman (Denholm Elliott) turns his life wages into a life of luxury in 1983's "Trading Places."
While David Cross's cross dressing creation has only ever seen the silver screen, that may all change with the upcoming "Arrested Development" movie.