A certified iconic role introduced in 1963 was Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther. The category should have been labeled something more generic like "LITERATURE INTO FILM"
I'll agree with that. It provides a needed added TOM for a clue that does seem to have been - I await the weekly poll - exceptionally difficult. I don't know that I would have gotten it if the title hadn't been a recent FJ, putting me in mind of the movie. As it is, it's always a title I have trouble dredging up and I almost didn't.