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Fat Freddy Freekowtski from The Freak Brothers

Of The Freak Brothers, Fat Freddy Freekowtski (voiced by John Goodman) is the one most likely to get burned on a drug score, perhaps because he’s always preoccupied with food. He has curly yellow hair and mutton chops that connect to his mustache. Fat Freddy has a bulbous nose and a similarly bulbous belly.

Howard Stambler from 10 Cloverfield Lane

In 10 Cloverfield Lane, Howard Stambler (played by John Goodman) is a paranoid ex-Navy officer who is living with Michelle and Emmett in an underground bunker.  He is estranged from his ex-wife Denise and beloved daughter Megan, whom he still attempts to contact against Denise’s wishes.  During the events of the film, Howard’s motivations for bringing Michelle down to the bunker come into question.  Howard is extremely paranoid and could be described as a stereotypical doomsday prepper in many ways.  His clothing is utilitarian, typically consisting of a white t-shirt and a flannel worn over top and left unbuttoned.


In the Hangover Part 3, John Goodman plays crime boss Marshall. He has 21 million dollars stolen from him by Chow, and takes Doug hostage until he can get his money back. Having an angry John Goodman crouching over you is not a good situation.

Walter Sobchak from The Big Lebowski

In The Big Lebowski, Walter Sobchak (played by John Goodman) is a Vietnam veteran with a temper who is on the same bowling team as the Dude and Donny. It’s hard to decide whether you want Walter on your side or if you want to stay away from him. With his military vest and random weapons, Walter is ready to go to war over anything. He’ll even take you out over a game of bowling. Walter is the Dude’s best friend, though his tendency to use his pistol to settle an argument can be stressful for the Dude’s pacifist nature.  Walter often talks down to Donny, but when Donny dies, Walter takes the initiative to try and spread his ashes at the beach. Some of the most iconic pieces of Walter’s costume include his yellow aviators, tan vest, and his pistol.  If you don’t have an old metal Folgers can lying around in your basement or garage, a metal urn shaped like a coffee can will certainly do the trick.

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