Karl Fredrick Hieronymus, the Baron von Munchausen. Of this film (one of my favorite movies ever). Terry Gilliam liked how, at least according to the Rudolf Erich Raspe writings that inspired the film, the Baron would contrast the veracity of his outlandish stories with the veracity of his military drinking buddies: Your stories can't be true. Mine must be. That sort of thing.
In fact, I can identify with A LOT of characters in Gilliam's films. Maybe even Cole from Twelve Monkeys. On top of that, that film has some images and ideas similar to stuff I've dreamed about.
Day 15 - Favorite female character
Not sure (much like yesterday's answer). Maybe C.J. Lamb (Amanda Donohoe) on L.A. Law.