Super Mega Dad tagged me in his most recent post, asking me to list my top 10 favorite movie characters. This is kind of like asking me to choose a favorite out of peanut butter, steak or bacon. A lot of really strong choices have been included in some of the other blogger's lists, so rather than repeat, I'll give you some fresh choices.
Han Solo - Star Wars Trilogy
Growing up it was all about Luke Skywalker, until we got older and realized that Han Solo was bad-ass. He flew the Millenium Falcon, he had a totally sweet blaster and he definitely shot first.
Lloyd Dobbler - Say Anything
One of the ultimate cinematic geeks in one of the greatest teen flicks of the 80s.
Ash - Evil Dead Trilogy
Bruce Campbell didn't invent cool, but he totally defines it.
Beetlejuice – Beetlejuice
I've seen this movie about 167 times, and it keeps getting funnier every single time I see it. Beetlejuice is one of the strangest, most inventive movies ever. How can you go wrong with a thin, hunky Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, a 17 year old Winona Ryder, Batman, Mr. Rooney, Harry Belafonte and stop motion animation?
General Zod – Superman II
I don't think I need to justify this pick to anyone. Kneel before him.
John McClane – Die Hard
In the summer of '88, Die Hard blew me out of the back of the theater. Over two decades and four movies later, John McClane is still one of the best action heroes out there.
Napoleon Dynamite - Napoleon Dynamite
He's weird. He's a horrible dresser. He's mean. He's ugly. You shouldn't root for him, yet you totally do.
Martin Riggs - Lethal Weapon / Lethal Weapon 2
Bat shit crazy. But totally freakin' cool. Martin Riggs is one of the most complex action heroes in the movies. That is until the crappy second and third sequels that took away his suicidal tendencies, gave him a steady girlfriend and neutered everything that was cool about him. Let's try to forget that Lethal Weapons 3 & 4 ever existed and bask in the glow of Martin Riggs when he was at his psychotic best, shall we?
Brick Tamland - Anchorman
I love lamp.
Marty McFly – Back to the Future Trilogy
He invented rock and roll. He rode a hover board. He made wearing a vest cool. Without a doubt, Marty McFly is the ultimate movie nerd. The original Back to the Future is a perfect movie and one of my all time favorites.
So...what do you think? Agree? Disagree? Who did I leave off? Let's talk movies.
Thanks to Super Mega Dad for including me in this. Be sure to check out his blog. Now it's up to me to tag a few others so here goes:
Your Escalator Operator @ Sorry for the Convenience
Tent Camper @ I Pee in the Wind
Cameron @ Get the Stink Off
Vancetastic @ The Audient
You're up fellas. See you at the movies.