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Rick Blaine in "Casablanca"

Coolest quote:
Sam:The Germans'll be here pretty soon now, and they'll come looking for you. And don't forget there's a price on your head.
Rick: I left a note in my apartment. They'll know where to find me.
Jeff Markham in "Out Of The Past"

Coolest quote:
Baby, I don't care.
Joe in "A Fistful Of Dollars"

Coolest quote:
I don't think it's nice, you laughin'. You see, my mule don't like people laughin'. Gets the crazy idea you're laughin' at him. Now if you apologize like I know you're going to, I might convince him that you really didn't mean it.
Average listal rating (191 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0
Jef Costello in "Le Samouraï"

Coolest moment:
Refusing to talk with the gun pointed at his head. Not a principle, just a habit.
Average listal rating (453 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 0
Roger O. Thornhill in "North By Northwest"

Coolest quote:
Eve: Roger O. Thornhill. What does the O stand for?
Roger: Nothing.
Col. Douglas Mortimer in "For A Few Dollars More"

Coolest quote:
This train will stop at Tucumcari.
Don Vito Corleone in "The Godfather"

Coolest quote:
I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse.
Average listal rating (162 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 0
Marshal Will Kane in "High Noon"

Coolest moment:
After killing 4 thugs all by himself, he gives loathful look to other citizens, throws badge in the dirt and rides off with Grace Kelly.
Max Rockatansky in "Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior"

Coolest quote:
You want to get out of here? You talk to me.
Average listal rating (1583 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 0
Michael Corleone in "The Godfather: Part II"

Coolest quote:
My offer is this: nothing.
Average listal rating (581 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0
The Dude in "The Big Lebowski"

Coolest quote:
No, I do mind. The Dude minds. This will not stand, you know. This aggression will not stand, man.
Harmonica in "Once Upon A Time In The West"

Coolest quote:
Your friends have a high mortality rate, Frank.
Uncle Charlie in "Shadow Of A Doubt"

Coolest quote:
Do you know, if you rip off the fronts of houses, you'd find swine? The world's a hell. What does it matter what happens in it?
Colonel Nicholson in "The Bridge On The River Kwai"

Coolest quote:
I suppose if I were you... I'd have to kill myself.
Average listal rating (383 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 0
Harry Lime in "The Third Man"

Coolest quote:
You know what the fellow said – in Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace – and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.
Average listal rating (1069 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0
James Bond in "Dr. No"

Coolest quote:
Bond. James Bond.
Det. Lt. Frank Bullitt in "Bullitt"

Coolest quote:
Bullshit! Get the hell out of here, now.
Average listal rating (223 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0
Chuck Tatum in "Ace In The Hole"

Coolest quote:
Herbie: I don't like the looks of it, Chuck.
Chuck: Neither do I, fan, but I like the odds.
Average listal rating (103 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0
Humbert Humbert in "Lolita"

Coolest quote:
Lolita: Do you always have to shave twice a day?
Humbert: Yes, of course, because all the best people shave twice a day.
Tom Reagan in "Miller's Crossing"

Coolest quote:
Bernie:Look in your heart.
Tom:What heart?
Average listal rating (12 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0
Louis Mazzini in "Kind Hearts And Coronets"

Coolest quote:
Sibella: He says he wants to go to Europe to expand his mind.
Louis: He certainly has room to do so.
Average listal rating (276 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 0
Frank in "Once Upon A Time In The West"

Coolest quote:
People scare better when they're dying.
Walter Neff in "Double Indemnity"

Coolest quote:
Phyllis: I was just fixing some ice tea; would you like a glass?
Walter: Yeah, unless you got a bottle of beer that's not working.
T.E. Lawrence in "Lawrence Of Arabia"

Coolest quote:
I'm invisible.
Average listal rating (578 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0
Harry Moseby in "Night Moves"

Coolest quote:
Mrs. Iverson: Are you the kind of detective who, once you get on a case nothing can get you off it? Bribes, beatings, the allure of a woman...
Moseby: That was true in the old days. Before we had a union.
Det. Lt. Mark McPherson

Coolest quote:
Lydecker: Have you ever been in love?
McPherson: A doll in Washington Heights once got a fox fur outta me.
Pike Bishop in "The Wild Bunch"

Coolest quote:
If they move, kill 'em!
Average listal rating (501 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 0
Luke Jackson in "Cool Hand Luke"

Coolest quote:
Sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand.
Jack Carter in "Get Carter"

Coolest quote:
Eric: So, what're you doing then? On your holidays?
Carter: No, I'm visiting relatives.
Eric: Oh, that's nice.
Carter: It would be... if they were still living.
Average listal rating (187 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
Insp. 'Tequila' Yuen in "Hard Boiled"

Coolest moment:
Shooting down some gun smugglers while sliding down the banister having the toothpick in his mouth.
Average listal rating (152 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0
Sidney Falco in "Sweet Smell Of Success"

Coolest quote:
The cat's in a bag and the bag's in a river.
Average listal rating (142 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
Rocky Sullivan in "Angels With Dirty Faces"

Coolest thing:
Killing the number 1 from this list.
Cheyenne in "Once Upon A Time In The West"

Coolest quote:
Did you make coffee? Make it.
Winston Wolf in "Pulp Fiction"

Coolest quote:
Get it straight, Buster. I'm not here to say "please". I'm here to tell you what to do. And if self-preservation is an instinct you possess, you better fucking do it and do it quick. I'm here to help. If my help's not appreciated, lots of luck, gentlemen.
Average listal rating (606 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0
Snake Plissken in "Escape From New York"

Coolest quote:
The name's Plissken!
Johnny Clay in "The Killing"

Coolest quote:
Alright sister, that's a mighty pretty head you got on your shoulders. You want to keep it there or start carrying it around in your hands?
Michel Poiccard in "Breathless"

Coolest gesture:
Famous move with rubbing his lips with his thumb on several occasions.
Charley Davis in "Body And Soul"

Coolest quote:
What are you gonna do? Kill me? Everybody dies.
Chili Palmer in "Get Shorty"

Coolest quote:
Well, do you see a black leather jacket, fingertip length like the one Pacino wore in "Serpico"? 'Cause if you don't, you owe me three hundred and seventy nine dollars.
Average listal rating (277 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
Rhett Butler in "Gone With The Wind"

Coolest quote:
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
Capt. Louis Renault in "Casablanca"

Coolest quote:
Rick: And remember, this gun is pointed right at your heart.
Renault: That is my least vulnerable spot.
Average listal rating (291 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 0
Ned Racine in "Body Heat"

Coolest quote:
Ned: I need someone to take care of me, someone to rub my tired muscles, smooth out my sheets.
Matty: Get married.
Ned: I just need it for tonight.
Average listal rating (13 ratings) 8.8 IMDB Rating 0
Philip Marlowe in "Murder, My Sweet"

Coolest quote:
Lindsay: I'm afraid I don't like your manner.
Marlowe: Yeah, I've had complaints about it, but it keeps getting worse.
Average listal rating (12 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 0
Brandon in "Rope"

Coolest quote:
Rupert is extremely radical. Do you know that he selects his books on the assumption that people not only can read but actually can think?
Sir Wilfrid Robarts in "Witness For The Prosecution"

Coolest quote:
Brogan-Moore: Touching isn't it? The way he counts on his wife.
Sir Wilfrid: Yes, like a drowning man clutching at a razor blade.
Average listal rating (5 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0
Tony le Stéphanois in "Rififi"

Coolest act:
Acting professionally and shooting Jules Dassin. Business is business.
Average listal rating (762 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0
Dwight McCarthy in "Sin City"

Coolest quote:
Sure, he's an asshole. Sure he's dead. Sure, I'm just imagining that he's talking. That doesn't stop the bastard from being absolutely right.
Average listal rating (44 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 0
Max dit Max le Menteur in "Grisbi"

Coolest thing:
All that flirting and fooling around with young beauties, including Jeanne Moreau.
Vito Corleone in "The Godfather: Part II"

Coolest act:
Shooting Don Fanucci in the face. The rest is history.
Pepe le Moko in "Algiers"

Coolest thing:
Competitive, but friendly relationship with Inspector Slimane, the man from other side of the law.
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On this list are the coolest actors and characters they have played (at least some of them). These are not best performances, best actors, best characters etc. Also I tried not to be very subjective (although you can't escape from that), so these are not my favorite performances, actors, characters... just cool.
Also, there is character's coolest line (IMO) next to his picture. If he is quiet fella or non-English speaker, I tried not to do him injustice, so I putted some cool gesture or something like that.
Oh yeah, list is open for suggestions.
One rule: 1 actor - 1 character.

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Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at Jun 20 18:04
Very cool list!
Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at Jun 21 1:54
Cool choices! I generally prefer it when lists are much shorter than this, but I've got to vote because I love so many of the movies and movie characters here.

I was especially happy to see "Casablanca", "Out of the Past", "For A Few Dollars More", "The Big Lebowski", "The Limey", "Get Shorty", and of course, "Ninotchka" listed.
Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at Jun 21 2:30
Thanks, man. I'm glad you like the choices. Of course, Ninotchka is one cool lady, so Mr. Douglas must be cool, too.
Posted: 5 years, 2 months ago at Jul 3 21:28
Of course not, he is The man with no name. But in Fistful, his nickname is Joe (given by the old undertaker), just like his later nicknames are Manco and Blondie. I guess it doesn't matter what I've written, we all know what character is it.
Posted: 5 years ago at Sep 12 20:11
this list really needs some:
Woody Strode
Randolph Scott
George C Scott
Toshiro Mifune
Klaus Kinski
Eli Wallach
Kris Kristofferson
Rutger Hauer
Christopher Walken
Anthony Quinn!
Paul Muni and George Raft
M. Mastroianni
Rock Hudson
Peter Finch
Brois Karloff
Ben Gazzarra
Vincent Price
Dirk Bogarde
Donald Sutherland
Ben Johnson
James Stewart
Max Von Sydow
Tom Cruise
Christopher Lee
Posted: 5 years ago at Sep 12 20:17
i mean Boris Karloff*

Errol Flynn
David Niven
Roger Moore
Robert Shaw
Mario Adorf
Henry Silva
just a few more eheh
Posted: 5 years ago at Sep 13 2:08
Thank you for your suggestions. In the first update (which I'm not sure when it's gonna be) many of those guys will be included. I'm very grateful for your very thorough studying of the list (except in case of Tom Cruise who is on the list, but nevermind), I hope you like it. Cheers...
Posted: 5 years ago at Sep 13 19:59
yeah great list, in my case i'm just too lazy to update my lists but yours got effort and to keep on adding info is a good plan. ;)
Posted: 4 years, 11 months ago at Oct 17 19:15
very extensive , well done
Posted: 4 years, 10 months ago at Nov 25 21:31
Very nice list!
Posted: 4 years, 2 months ago at Jul 4 1:05
I second Errol Flynn! Could be for The Sea Hawk or The Adventures of Robin Hood.
Posted: 4 years, 2 months ago at Jul 7 15:34
I haven't seen The sea hawk.
Robin Hood... yeah, I think it'll do. He was pretty cool there.
Edit: 4 years, 2 months ago

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