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10 Movie Characters Who Were Complete Idiots

1 Nov


Hollywood has produced its fair share of memorable characters in its time – some absolute gems. Deep, loveable, funny and heroic characters have been watched and idolised by millions for many years.

But then some characters are just pure, unadulterated idiots.

They lack in common sense, have absolutely no ambition, come up with haphazard schemes and, in some cases, are just outright losers.

But they entertain us enormously and are often just as memorable as characters who should be more likeable! So let’s celebrate them, the laughs they bring us and the fact that they make us feel so much better about ourselves.

Here are ten movie characters who were complete idiots…

10. Louis Tully (Ghostbusters)

Louis Tully

Louis Tully (Rick Moranis) becomes embroiled in the plot of Ghostbusters when he is possessed by a malevolent supernatural power – Vinz Clortho AKA the Keymaster, servant of Gozer, the shape-shifting god of destruction – forcing the Ghostbusters into action.

Prior to that, he is already established as something of a moron after he locks himself out of his own flat and mistakes one of the growling hellhounds for a domestic dog.

In the sequel, the Ghostbusters are taken to court when they are accused of fraud and Tully represents them. His defence speech epitomises what an idiot he is:

“Your Honor, ladies and gentleman of the audience, I don’t think it’s fair to call my clients frauds. Sure, the blackout was a big problem for everybody. I was trapped in an elevator for two hours and I had to make the whole time. But I don’t blame them. Because one time, I turned into a dog and they helped me. Thank you.”

Tully is completely harmless and means well, but he really is a moron.

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8 Widespread Movie “Facts” That Are Totally Untrue

28 Sep

Luke Skywalker Empire Strikes Back

Movie fans will often find themselves exposed to the same pieces of information or trivia over and over again, to the point where things we’ve never actually looked up for ourselves or officially confirmed become fully-fledged facts. You believe them “just ’cause.” This isn’t entirely our fault, because most of the time we just want to believe things because they sound cool, and there’s no real reason to doubt the person telling us: I mean, why would they make it up?

In actuality, there are tons of movie-based “facts” out there that have been circulating for years, none of which are grounded in any truth at all. And who knows how these things start? A misquote somewhere, a piece of information taken out of context, somebody getting something wrong by accident… the possibilities that give rise to such instances are presumably endless. But by the time they’re ingrained into movie culture, it’s near-on impossible to phase them out.

Take the 8 widespread movie facts that I’ve gathered for inclusion on this list, then, all of which you’ve probably heard from somebody or have even passed on a one point (I know I have), on the basis that they’re famous or well-known movie facts. In reality, not a single one of these facts are true at all, and have been exacerbated, fabricated or – in some cases – conjured up out of thin air. I think it’s time we put these little b*stards to bed once and for all…

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