Weekly Top Ten #6
Which movie Characters would you grab a beer with?
Throughout the history of cinema, there have been some pretty cool characters created by filmmakers. Sometimes I feel a character audiences can really connect with can make a film from not good or mediocre into good or even great. If you watch your favorite films a lot, it almost feels as if your having a visit with old friends.
So to honor this mentality, I dedicated my weekly top ten this week to the ten characters I would want to buy a beer for the most!
This isn't the main list but a warm up. Frankly there are quite a few movie characters I'd love to drink with. So I made five spots for Honorable Mention. They are posted below!
5.) Sam Spade (The Maltese Falcon)
He's a private detective who probably has some cool stories, he's gotten himself out of some very sticky situations. Plus, who wouldn't want some advice on how to do some smooth talking? Sam Spade just missed the top ten by a hair.
4.) Rooster Cogburn (True Grit)
Let's face it. I'd probably drink with any character John Wayne portrayed in any of his Westerns. Cogburn just stands out a bit more compared to his other characters. He seems to me to be the most grounded, most likeable, most down-to-Earth character Wayne ever created. Plus, I'd love to go shooting with him afterward!
3.) Han Solo (Star Wars)
He's cool and he apparently loves a good time since our heroes in Star Wars met him at a bar. Plus, I am dying to know if he shot first or not.
2.) Tony Stark (Iron Man)
A cool superhero who loves an occasional drink? Who defeated an electric whip carrying bad guy, a crazy co-worker and alien invaders? Who would pass up that opportunity? Stark came pretty close to making the final list.
1.) The Wolf Pack (The Hangover)
No matter where they are or what these guys are doing, it seems like they always have a great time together. That always makes me smile, because honestly what are friends actually for? The only reason why The Wolf Pack is absent from the official list is because the big negative would be if Alan decided to roofie me.
The Top Ten
10. Randal Graves (Clerks)
On the surface, Randal Graves is a odd and often inappropriate individual. However, if you really get down to the psychology of his character, he is a very smart thinker and a very loyal friend. The repulsiveness of his personality is just frosting on the cake. A guy who definitely seems like a good time. He may hate everyone and everything may seem stupid to him, but I'd be his friend.
9. Gail (Sin City)
I don't know about any of you, but its not everyday one happens upon a machine gun wielding hooker who partakes in vigilante street justice. Which is why I would include Gail on this list. She's really cool, she can kick most people's asses and she would have a ton interesting stories to tell.
8. Peter Venkman (Ghostbusters)
Bar conversations can detail just about anything. Sometimes the most fascinating of those types of conversations usually center around intellectual ideals and philosophy. Peter Venkman has proven through two films that he's a very smart cookie. I'd love to discuss the fundamentals of Piaget with him over some cold ones...yes and I would want to talk about ghosts too.
7. USA Drinking Team (Beerfest)
These guys won an international beer drinking competition. They have their own restaurant and beer recipe. How cool would it be to actually meet these guys. They are funny, they seem really cool to be around, plus they don't fool around when it comes to drinking games. It would be hard to pass up hanging out with these guys.
6. Gimli (Lord of the Rings)
I would want to play with his ax, check to see if his beard is real, and discuss where all the dwarven women in Middle-Earth REALLY are. Gimli is easily the most likable and cool character in all of the fellowship, plus he likes to knock back an ale or two. He'd have a tale or two to tell us all if you know what I mean.
5. Rob Gordon (High Fidelity)
"Books, records, films- these things matter. Call me shallow, but its the fucking truth." That is a quote by Mr. Rob Gordon himself. It pretty much sums up everything you need to know about him and why he deserves a cold one!
4. Marion Ravenwood (Indiana Jones)
It's true. Marion Ravenwood is the coolest chick in the history of movies. In her scene having a shot contest pretty much dignifies her spot here.
3. David Wooderson (Dazed and Confused)
He loves life, but most importantly loves living his life. What more could you respect from someone. Wooderson is very clearly also all about having a good time and showing people a good time. Which is why he ranks so high on the list.
2. John "Bluto" Blutarsky (Animal House)
I don't know about you, but I'd join their fraternity. They always have something going on at their house. They may not be the cool kids, but who cares, the cool kids suck anyway. Anybody who can down an entire bottle of Jack Daniels and be perfectly fine afterwards needs a handshake of respect.
1. The Dude (The Big Lebowski)
He's the coolest guy on this list. He's the only person on the planet who could get away with going out in public in his pajamas. He can avoid being assaulted just by doing absolutely nothing. Did I also mention he's good at bowling?
I know there are tons of characters I missed, but who would you grab a beer with?