Movies

Roland Deschain

In Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series, Roland Deschain of Gilead (Idris Elba) is the last in a long line of gunslingers who keep the peace. He often appears detached and unsympathetic, but keeps a strong sense of heroism and helps others in need. He takes inspiration from Clint Eastwood’s The Man with No Name.

Zero from Grand Budapest Hotel

Zero (Tony Revolori) is the protagonist of the Wes Anderson film The Grand Budapest Hotel. He is a young lobby boy who, under the wing of M. Gustav H, goes on an adventure to steal the painting “Boy With Apple” and eventually become the concierge of the Grand Budapest Hotel.

Shining Twins

In the Shining, a Stanley Kubrick film based on a novel by Stephen King, Jack Torrance’s son Danny is riding his big wheels through the hotel when he encounters creepy twin sisters. They are the ghosts of the Grady daughters (played by Lisa and Louise Burns), who were once murdered in the building.

John McClane

In Die Hard, John McClane (Bruce Willis) is an NYPD police officer attending a Christmas work party in an LA skyscraper when Hans Gruber take everyone hostage. He goes John Wayne, or Roy Rogers, on everyone’s ass, stealthily working his way through the building and systematically killing Gruber’s henchmen. Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker.

Motoko Kusanagi

In Ghost in the Shell, Major Motoko Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson) is field commander of Public Security Section 9. She is highly intelligent, known for her deductive, military, and hacking skills, not to mention physically powerful due to her full-body prosthesis.

Jyn Erso

Jyn Erso

In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) is a reformed criminal who aids the Rebel Alliance in stealing the plans to the Death Star, after a holographic message from her father Galen explains that he had secretly designed a fatal flaw that can be exploited to destroy it.

Queenie Goldstein

Queenie Goldstein

In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Queenie Goldstein (Alison Sudol) is a witch who is able to read minds. She lives with her older sister Tina Goldstein who one night brings home soon-to-be-famous magiczoologist Newt Scamander.

Tina Goldstein

Tina Goldstein

In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Propentina Goldstein (Katherine Waterston) and her sister Queenie raised each other after their parents died of Dragon Pox. She works a ho-hum position for the Magical Congress of the United States of America , at least until she runs into Newt Scamander on the streets of New York.

Newt Scamander

In the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newton Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) attended Hogwarts where he studied magical creatures, nearly getting expelled for an experiment before his transfiguration teacher, Albus Dumbledore, stepped in. After school, he is commissioned to travel the world and write about the magical creatures he encounters, leading to adventures in New York City with sisters Tina and Queenie Goldstein.

Simple Jack

Simple Jack is a character played by Tugg Speedman (Ben Stiller) in the movie-within-a-movie for Tropic Thunder, “Simple Jack”. Tugg Speedman faced harsh critical reception for Simple Jack, it being called one of the worst movies ever made. It tarnishes his reputation, causing him to fall into a crisis. Horse brush optional.