There are certain things that make the best movie heroes completely badass - that swagger, that style and most of all, the ability to deliver in a pinch. For action heroes, a sense of humor is a nice touch, as are wardrobe sensibilities (it takes serious panache to look good in a sweaty, blood & grease stained tank top.) But really, if your hero can beat the odds and save the day when under the gun, all while retaining a clear enough head to have a snappy bon mot for the occasion . . . that's all that matters. Truly badass movie characters are the ones that can do all of the above. This is a list of the best, most ass-kicking movie heroes ever created. Vote for your favorite movie heroes, add any names you see missing, and if you really want to impact the ranks, add your own list!
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Maximus Decimus Meridius
Maximus Decimus Meridius is a fictional character from the 2000 film Gladiator.
Thomas Anderson is a fictional character from the 2003 film The Matrix Reloaded.
King Leonidas is a fictional character from the films 300 and the 2008 film Meet the Spartans (as Leonidas).
Man with No Name
Joe is a fictional character from the 1964 film A Fistful of Dollars.
Ethan Matthew Hunt is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Mission: Impossible film series. He is portrayed by Tom Cruise.