By Dilair Singh
What does being a “cool” movie character mean exactly? It means being able to keep a level head regardless of the situation the character ends up in. For some characters, the stakes are obviously much greater. Their “coolness” becomes integral to their survival. But for other characters, their coolness is so ingrained it’s a way of life.
Here’s a list of 10 great examples of being cool in film; there are similar character traits, but coolness isn’t always exactly the same.
10. Tyler Durden – Fight Club
The dynamic between Brad Pitt’s performance, and Edward Norton’s speaks volumes about how much Tyler Durden meant for many young men. People love Fight Club so much now that it has almost become stigmatized to admit you like the film.
It’s a movie frustrated guys watch to feel empowered: in real life they’re perhaps most like Edward Norton’s Tyler Durden. But Brad Pitt’s portrayal of the same character is who they hope to be. It’s this complexity of Tyler Durden that marks Fight Club stand apart from being just a typical frat boy movie. Tyler Durden still represents so much; primarily the idea of taking charge of your own life.
9. Ellen Ripley – Alien
Ellen Ripley is a character that was ahead of her time. The character was originally written as a man, but Ridley Scott ultimately decided against that.
Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley is a subversive hero: she’s one of the smartest, bravest characters in a genre that is typically filled with men.
8. Randal – Clerks
Kevin Smith has mentioned that when he initially started writing Clerks, he intended to play the role of Randal himself. As a result, Randal Graves is the funnier of → continue…
From:: Taste Of Cinema