Thursday, January 29, 2009

Movie Characters: 100-91

Inspired by JJ's post, I have decided to post my top 100 movie characters list. A few rules need to be mentioned first. There are no animated or cgi characters allowed and although no female characters would make this list, they will be getting their own at some point. The biggest rule I gave myself was only one character from an actor. This was key because if I had not put this rule in play, there would be at least five for Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell and Bill Murray. A detriment I have found from this strategy is that there are unbelievable characters that get shut out. Take for example Dignan from Bottle Rocket, even though he would probably be in my top ten overall, he doesn't get to be on the list because he is my second favorite Owen Wilson character. Anthony from Bottle Rocket is not as great as Dignan but makes the list because he is my favorite Luke Wilson character. Well as they say, them is the berries.

100. Tuco- Eli Wallach- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Tuco: “There are two kinds of people in the world, my friend: Those with a rope around the neck, and the people who have the job of doing the cutting.”

99. Pat Healy- Matt Dillon- There’s Something About Mary
Healy: “All I’ve got are these damn Nepalese coins.”

98. Maurice- Howie Mandel- Little Monsters
Maurice: (after peeing in Ronny's apple juice) “Ronny's gonna be pissed!”

97. Commodore Duvall- James Coburn- Maverick
Commodore: “I have two small pair. Eights…and eights. Thank you.”

96. Henry Gondorff- Paul Newman- The Sting
Gondorff: “Tough luck, Lonnehan. But that's what you get for playing with your head up your ass!”

95. Sonny Corleone- James Caan- The Godfather
Sonny: “You've gotta get up close like this and - bada-BING! - you blow their brains all over your nice Ivy League suit. C'mere...”

94. Navin R. Johnson- Steve Martin- The Jerk
(a sniper keeps missing Navin and shooting cans of motor oil)
Navin: “He hates these cans. Stay away from the cans.”

93. Buckaroo Banzai- Peter Weller- Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
Buckaroo Banzai: “Hey, hey, hey. Don't be mean. We don't have to be mean because, remember, no matter where you go, there you are.”

92. Blade Brown- Christopher ‘Play’ Martin- Class Act

Blade: “Brooks Brothers…Brothers Brooks.”

91. Drop Dead Fred- Rik Mayall- Drop Dead Fred

Fred: “Well why don't we harpoon Charles straight through the head, drag him back to the apartment, and hit him with a hammer until he agrees to come back?”
Elizabeth: “Harpoon him through the head. That won't work Fred.”
Fred: “Why not? How many times have you tried it?”


Tyson said...

Im sure we are in store for the most bizarre and random collection of actors every thrown into a list. I've heard of 2 out of your first 10 which I imagine will be a consistent ratio all the way through your 100

Danny said...

i don't believe so, i feel that that the closer you get to the top, they will be much more recognizable.

Kyle said...

loose i havent heard of half of these dudes...but i love getting this insight and am looking forward to these posts

Danny said...

i don't know how you guys haven't heard of half of these dudes...matt dillon, howie mandel, paul newman, james caan, and steve martin are no brainers. there's half. And for you Mags, Peter Weller is Christopher Henderson from 24, look it up. So there is six more than half. boom!