You might think this is a subjective list, but nothing could be further from the truth. I happen to be an expert on movie characters and these are undisputed facts. Many are deserving, but only five can make the cut. Here they are:
5. Hannibal Lecter – Silence of the Lambs
“A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.” One of the most sinister yet likable guys ever. I’d hang out with that dude. Well educated, refined, and just happens to like to eat people, but I could look past it. Ok, no I couldn’t, he’s creepy as hell.
4. The Dude – The Big Lebowski
“Yeah, well, you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.” This man is responsible for my love of white russians. He’s the ultimate slacker and underachiever. All he wants is his rug back.
3. Tyler Durden – Fight Club
“Listen up, maggots. You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You’re the same decaying organic matter as everything else.” This guy is straight up as real as it gets (pun intended). He’s cool, good looking, smart, ridiculously ripped, and he’s the version of you that you’ve always wanted to be. What’s not to like?
2. Darth Vader – Star Wars
“Don’t be too proud of this technological terror you’ve constructed. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.” Greatest Jedi to ever live, that alone should be enough. He force chokes people and he sounds just like James Earl Jones. The ultimate villain. Who else would have the balls to throw the emperor into the Death Star’s reactor? BAMF!
1. Doc Holliday – Tombstone
“Evidently Mr. Ringo’s an educated man. Now I really hate him.” Drunk and suffering from tuberculosis he’s still the baddest outlaw ever. He speaks Latin too. This dude straight up tells a guy that he’s so drunk he sees two of everything and he’ll just shoot both of him. He’s the greatest combination of alcoholic/killer/philosopher/master of retorts. Ultimate badass points awarded.
If you don’t agree with this list you’re wrong. That’s all there is to it. But feel free to tell me why I’m wrong in the comments. Look forward to hearing from you.