Saturday, September 8, 2012

Question: Who are the funniest characters - or most iconic comedic performances - in movie history?

Holy shit.

Only rule will be one appearance per actor, otherwise it would be the Steve Martin, Will Ferrell, Bill Murray show.

Let's dive in!

100) Jason Bateman as Pepper Brooks in Dodgeball (2004)
99) Micheal Caine as Lawrence Jamieson in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
98) Ken Jeong as King Argotron in Role Models (2008)
97) Jason Lee as Brodie in Mallrats (1995)
96) Matt Dillon as Healy in There's Something About Mary (1998)
95) Brad Pitt as Chad Feldheimer in Burn After Reading (2008)
94) Neil Patrick Harris as Himself in Harold & Kumar go to White Castle (2004)
93) Joel David Moore as J.P. in Grandma's Boy (2006)
92) Rob Schneider as Delivery Guy in Big Daddy (1999)
91) Gerry Bednob as Mooj in The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)
90) Paul Rudd as Chuck in Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
89) Steve Zahn as Peter in Strange Wilderness (2008)
88) Tim Meadows as Leon Phelps in The Ladies Man (2000)
87) Giovanni Ribisi as Donny in Ted (2012)
86) Will Arnett as John Solomon in The Brothers Solomon (2007)
85) John C. Reilly as Dewey Cox in Walk Hard (2007)
84) Rob Corddry as Lou in Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
83) Jacob Pitts as Cooper Harris in Eurotrip (2004)
82) Sean William Scott as Steve Stifler in American Pie (1999)
81) Nick Frost as PC Danny Butterman in Hot Fuzz (2007)
80) Martin Short as Ned Nederlander in Three Amigos (1986)
79) James Franco as Fabious in Your Highness (2011)
78) Jon Heder as Napoleon Dynamite in Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
77) John Goodman as Walter Sobchak in The Big Lebowski (1998)
76) Rowan Atkinson as Johnny English in Johnny English (2003)
75) Philip Seymour Hoffman as Sandy Lyle in Along Came Polly (2004)
74) Owen Wilson as Kevin Rawley in Meet the Parents (2000)
73) Seth Rogen as Dale Denton in Pineapple Express (2008)
72) Matthew McConaughey as Wooderson in Dazed and Confused (1993)
71) Ben Stiller as Hal the Orderly in Happy Gilmore (1996)
70) Sacha Baron Cohen as Jean Girard in Talladega Nights (2006)
69) Frances McDormand as Marge Gunderson in Fargo (1996)
68) Steve Coogan as Dana Marschz in Hamlet 2 (2008)
67) Darren Mcgavin as The Old Man in A Christmas Story (1983)
66) John Malkovich as Himself in Being John Malkovich (1999)
65) Russell Brand as Aldous Snow in Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
64) Robin Williams as Daniel Hillard/Euphegenia Doubtfire in Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
63) Barbara Streisand as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl (1968)
62) Madeline Kahn as Lili von Schtupp in Blazing Saddles (1974)
61) Jim Breur as Brian in Half Baked (1998)
60) Sean Penn as Jeff Spicoli in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
59) Christopher Meloni as Freakshow in Harold & Kumar go to White Castle (2004)
58) Cloris Leachman as Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein (1974)
57) Jemaine Clement as Chevalier in Gentlemen Broncos (2009)
56) Leslie Nielson as Dr. Rumack in Airplane (1980)
55) Aaron Ruell as Kip in Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
54) Leslie Mann as Nicky in The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)
53) Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean series (2003 - )
52) Billy Crystal as Miracle Max in The Princess Bride (1987)
51) Jeff Anderson as Randall Graves in Clerks (1994)
50) Lloyd Bridges as Steve McCroskey in Airplane (1980)
49) Kurt Russell as Jack Burton in Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
48) Steve Carell as Brick Tamland in Anchorman (2004)
47) Matthew Broderick as Ferris Beuller in Ferris Beuller's Day Off (1986)
46) Tom Hanks as Josh Baskin in Big (1988)
45) John Belushi as John Blutarsky in Animal House (1978)
44) Jack Lemmon as Jerry in Some Like it Hot (1959)
43) Seth Green as Scott Evil in Austin Powers series (1997-2002)
42) Graham Chapman as Brian in Life of Brian (1979)
41) John Candy as Del Griffith in Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
40) Harland Williams as Kenny Davis in Half Baked (1998)
39) William Sadler as Death in Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)
38) Will Forte as MacGruber in MacGruber (2010)
37) Jeff Daniels as Harry Dunne in Dumb & Dumber (1994)
36) Kevin Kline as Otto in A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
35) Eddie Murphy as Everyone in The Nutty Professor (1996)
34) Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown in Back to the Future (1985)
33) Vince Vaughn as Trent in Swingers (1996)
32) Michael Cera as Evan in Superbad (2007)
31) Charlie Chaplin as The Little Tramp in Everything
30) Justin Long as Brandon in Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)
29) Simon Pegg as Shaun in Shaun of the Dead (2004)
28) Jonah Hill as Seth in Superbad (2007)
27) Dave Chappelle as Thurgood Jenkins in Half Baked (1998)
26) Fred Willard as Buck Laughlin in Best in Show (2000)
25) John Cleese as The Black Knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
24) Danny McBride as Thadeous in Your Highness (2011)
23) John Cusack as Martin Q. Blank in Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
22) Bruce Campbell as Ash in Army of Darkness (1992)
21) Ryan Reynolds as Monty in Waiting (2005)
20) Andy Samberg as Rod Kimble in Hot Rod (2007)
19) Emma Stone as Olive in Easy A (2010)
18) Jim Carrey as Ace Ventura in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
17) Christopher Walken as Captain Koons in Pulp Fiction (1994)
16) Jack Black as Nacho in Nacho Libre (2006)
15) Charlie Day as Dale Arbus in Horrible Bosses (2011)
14) Kristen Wiig as Annie Walker in Bridesmaids (2011)
13) Christopher Guest as Corky St.Clair in Waiting for Guffman (1996)
12) Zach Galifianakis as Ethan Tremblay in Due Date (2010)
11) Chris Farley as Tommy in Tommy Boy (1995)
10) Adam Sandler as Billy in Billy Madison (1995)
9) Peter Sellers as Everyone in Dr. Strangelove (1964)
8) Chevy Chase as Ty Webb in Caddyshack (1980)
7) Robert Downey Jr. as Kirk Lazarus in Tropic Thunder (2008)
6) Gene Wilder as Dr. Frankenstein in Young Frankenstein (1974)
5) Mike Myers as Dr. Evil in Austin Powers series (1997-2002)
4) Rick Moranis as Dark Helmet in Spaceballs (1987)
3) Steve Martin as Navin Johnson in The Jerk (1979)
2) Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy in Anchorman (2004)
1) Bill Murray as Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters (1986)

Short Answer: Hope you enjoyed it. Pretty epic, all in all.


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  2. I went back to this and realized I left off Jason Schwartzman as Max Fischer from Rushmore. There are lots of notables left off a list like this, but this was extra notable because I'd planned to include him, then forgot. Honorable Mention!