Historically, redheads -- or "gingers," as they are called pejoratively in England -- have been persecuted, ridiculed and even feared. But we here at Moviefone have decided to take a stand against such blatant gingerism (which actually still occurs today in Europe) by paying tribute to our favorite titian-haired actors.

Who better to kick off our celebration than Rupert Grint, the actor responsible for playing Ron Weasley, one of literature's most famous redheads, in all eight 'Harry Potter' films? After all, in an interview with 'Empire' magazine last year, the 22-year-old Englishman said, "I'm so proud to be part of 'Harry Potter' -- and even prouder to be representing the gingers."

Without further ado, here are 12 redheads -- plus a handful of honorable mentions** -- that we totally love.
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