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Who is the coolest leading character you've seen?

I was taken recently watching La Dolce Vita, and thinking back to 8 1/2 looking at Marcello Mastrionaimi(sp) thinking "Damn this guy is cool!" Who do you look at and think this? My top 9:

1. The Man With No Name
2. Chow Yun Fat in John Woo films
3. Jules Winfield in Pulp Fiction
4. Toshiro Mifune in his showier Kurosawa roles
5. Marcello Mastrionami
6. Bob La Flambeur
7. Lee Van Cleef in the Leone films
8. Bogey in most anything
9. Henry Fonda in most Westerns
10. John Wayne


Who are the other candidates for the Cool mother f'er hall of fame?

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Toshiro Mifune in his showier Kurosawa roles
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Sorry guys, this should be in movietalk.
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Indiana Jones or Leon the Professional!
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Originally posted by RaynMan2019
Indiana Jones or Leon the Professional!
Great ones!
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The obvious, James Bond. And the Man with No Name would be right behind.
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Jay and Silent Bob from View Askew 5 a.k.a. Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back? Don't know if this counts because I'm thinking you mean SINGULAR, not dual...
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Ash from Evil Dead/Army of Darkness
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Originally posted by smegger2000
Ash from Evil Dead/Army of Darkness
Damn right!

THIS is my BOOMSTICK!
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Mark from A Better Tomorrow

Castor Troy from Face/Off

Cyrus the Virus from Con Air

Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Carribbean

Mr. Blonde from Reservoir Dogs
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Right on, Tarantino!
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Sonny Chiba in The Streetfighter

Jean-Paul Belmondo in Breathless

Takeshi Kitano in Sonatine & Fireworks

Forrest Whitaker in Ghost Dog

Robert De Niro in Heat

Alain Delon in Le Samourai

Ron O' Neal in Superfly
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Aw, c'mon . . .

"The Fonz" - Happy Days!
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Ogami Itto - Lone Wolf and Cub series

Mad Max - Mad Max Trilogy (coolest in part 2)

The Dude - The Big Lebowski

Kowalski - Vanishing Point

Snake Plissken - Escape from New York

Robin Hood - The Adventures of Robin Hood (Flynn version)

The Blues Brothers - The Blues Brothers

Porter - Payback

Jack Burton - Big Trouble in Little China

Lupin III - The Castle of Cagliostro

Spike Spiegel - Cowboy Bebop

Bruce Lee in anything

Ferris Bueller - Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Tyler Durden - Fight Club

Seth Gecko - From Dusk Till Dawn

El Mariachi - Desperado

Chili Palmer - Get Shorty

Tom Reagen - Miller's Crossing

Jubei - Ninja Scroll

Jack Foley - Out of Sight

Zatoichi - pick one
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Hugh Jackman - X2
Christion Bale - Equilibrium
Emilio Estevez - Young Guns
Brad Pitt - Snatch
Mel Gibson - Lethal Weapon
Sean Connery - The Rock
Paul Walker/Tyrese - 2 Fast 2 Furious
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Christian Bale - BATMAN: Intimidation Game

Not for sure but I can always hope so!
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Heston as Taylor - Planet Of The Apes and Beneath The Planet Of The Apes

Let's look at the facts:

1) Astronaut - C'mon, that's pretty badass
2) Time Traveller - Again, pretty damn cool
3) Great catch phrases:
a. "Get you stinkin' paws off me you damn dirty ape!"
b. "It's a madhouse! A MADHOUSE!"
c. "Damn you! Damn you all to hell!"
4) Was an outcast in his own world, and remained one on the ape planet. Outcasts are usually pretty cool
5) Spends much of film in a loin cloth
6) Part of one of the greatest endings in film history
7) Gets to blow up an entire planet

And of course there's always Han Solo, I mean he just oozed cool out of every pore.
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Toshiro Mifune in anything
Clint in anything
Chow Yun Fat in anything
Bruce Campbell in anything
Bruce Lee in anything
Kurt Russell in anything
Riggs from Lethal Weapon
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Spike from Cowboy Bebop
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Mr. Freeze, the guy was frozen!
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Interesting... even though gender was not a condition, no one has mentioned a female leading character (as far as I can tell).

For your consideration:

Corky (Gina Gershon) - Bound
Sarah Conner (Linda Hamilton) - Terminator 2
Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) - Matrix Revolutions

Coolest female leading character:

Lt. Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) - Aliens
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