Friday, April 03, 2009

20 All-Time Coolest Heroes in Pop Culture?

Alias, Jennifer Garner | 20 All-Time Coolest Heroes in Pop Culture | Photos | EW.com: "Along with their villainous counterparts, the good guys are the undisputed kings and queens of our favorite entertainments. Here, we rank the best of the good; then, click through for the elite of evil."

10 comments:

Dave Zeltserman said...

Harry Potter but no Jim Rockford???

Bill Crider said...

A weird list.

Gerard said...

Ugh, how could I forget Jim Rockford?

Others missing could include Marshall Matt Dillon, Maverick, that stupid Kung-Fu character, Uma Thurman in Kill Bill...

Anders E said...

The definition of the the term "cool" must have changed recently. Where's Parker? Where's Modesty Blaise? Where's Uncle Scrooge? Where's Jeeves? Where's Li'l Abner's mother? Bill, sometimes I think you link to stuff like this just to provoke a response from people like myself.

WV: domerno - an Italian soccer player, I believe.

Bill Crider said...

You got that right about the link, Anders!

Anders E said...

And it works every time, I might add. Keep'em links coming, Bill.

Oh, and "cool" according to the link is apparently only applicable to movie characters. Um, yeah, right.

On the List of Cool I'd like:
Shell Scott - is there anyone reading Bill's blog who does NOT know about Shell Scott? And doesn't think he's totally cool? I think not.
Gladstone Gander - Donald Duck's exceptionally lucky cousin. Arrogant, suave, and a complete bastard - and just so annoyingly cool. And btw, his creator Carl Barks is just as much one of the great 20th century Americans as Duke Ellington and Raymond Chandler - but I assume you already knew that, Bill.

Bill Crider said...

Knew it and believe it.

Anonymous said...

Ok, I just went back through the list again and still didn’t see Steve McQueen. But Nancy Drew is listed, thank goodness.

J Duke

Max Allan Collins said...

Without MIKE HAMMER, a number of those heroes wouldn't have existed. The line to James Bond is direct, and where else did Dirty Harry and Jack Bauer come from?

I hate these lists, put together by children with ADD.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

John Steed, anyone? How about Cool Hand Luke? Geeze, Cool is in his name.