Yoda - "The Empire Strikes Back" (1980)
Was there ever any question about this one? The spiritual wisdom of Yoda is absolutely ubiquitous in contemporary Western culture, and his mangled-English adages, like "Wars not make one great," "You must unlearn what you have learned," and "Try not! Do, or do not. There is no try" are never far from the hearts and lips of an entire generation of spiritual seekers. Yoda successfully brought Eastern philosophy into the pop landscape, and his compassion, morality, conviction, and devotion to his faith make him a compelling, universal role model.