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Poll: Most Badass Movie Characters ✯

These are some of the most badass movie characters. Badass can be defined in a few ways, one of those definitions being an impressive and admirable person. This poll’s usage of the word does not connote admirable behavior; rather it’s meant as fierce, competent in their task, and intimidating.

Which one of these characters do you think is the ultimate badass?

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    Al Pacino in The Godfather Part II (1974)

    "If anything in this life is certain, if history has taught us anything, it is that you can kill anyone." - Michael Corleone
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    Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds (2009)

    "AU REVOIR, SHOSANNA!" - Col. Hans Landa
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    Denzel Washington in Training Day (2001)

    "King Kong ain't got $h*! on me." - Alonzo Harris
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    Best Supporting Actor

    "What's the most you ever lost on a coin toss..." - Anton Chigurh
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    Heath Ledger and Martin Ballantyne in The Dark Knight (2008)

    "Why so serious?... Why so serious?...Let's put a smile on that face!... aaannd « Why so serious?»” - Joker
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    Kevin Spacey in The Usual Suspects (1995)

    "After that my guess is that you will never hear from him again. The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that... he is gone." - Verbal Kint
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    Al Pacino in Scarface (1983)

    “I'm Tony Montana! You f**k with me, you f**kin' with the best!” – Tony Montana
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    Lee Van Cleef in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

    “When i'm paid i always see the job through” – Angel Eyes
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    “I like the way you die, boy” – Django
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    Jackie Earle Haley in Watchmen (2009)

    "...The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout 'Save us!'... and I'll whisper 'no'." - Rorschach
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    Billy Crudup in Watchmen (2009)

    "Reassembling myself was the first trick I learned. It didn't kill Osterman... did you really think it would kill me? I have walked across the surface of the Sun. I have witnessed events so tiny and so fast they can hardly be said to have occurred at all. But you, Adrian, you're just a man. The world's smartest man poses no more threat to me than does its smartest termite." - Dr. Manhattan
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    "Say 'what' again. Say 'what' again, I dare you, I double dare you motherf***er, say what one more Goddamn time!" - Jules Winnfield
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    Joe Pesci in Goodfellas (1990)

    "You mean, let me understand this cause, ya know maybe it's me, I'm a little f**ked up maybe, but I'm funny how, I mean funny like I'm a clown, I amuse you? I make you laugh, I'm here to f**kin' amuse you? What do you mean funny, funny how? How am I funny?" - Tommy DeVito
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    Brad Pitt in Fight Club (1999)

    "This isn't love, it's sport f**king." - Tyler Durden
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    J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller in Whiplash (2014)

    "Were you rushing or were you dragging?..." - Terence Fletcher
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    Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler (2014)

    "That's my job, that's what I do, I'd like to think if you're seeing me you're having the worst day of your life" - Louis Bloom
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    Denzel Washington and Idris Elba in American Gangster (2007)

    "See, ya are what ya are in this world. That's either one of two things: Either you're somebody, or you ain't nobody." - Frank Lucas
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    Bruce Willis in Die Hard (1988)

    "Yippee-ki-yay, motherf**ker." - John McClane
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    Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl (2014)

    "...I'm the c*nt you married. The only time you liked yourself was when you were trying to be someone this c*nt might like. I'm not a quitter, I'm that c*nt. I killed for you; who else can say that? You think you'd be happy with a nice Midwestern girl? No way, baby! I'm it." - Amy Dunne
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    Linda Hamilton in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

    "I'll pump him full of this $h*!; I swear!" - Sarah Connor
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    Marlon Brando in The Godfather (1972)

    "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse!" - Don Vito Corleone
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    Clint Eastwood in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

    "You see, in this world there's two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig." - Blondie
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    Gary Oldman in Léon: The Professional (1994)

    "I like these quiet little moments before the storm. It reminds me of Beethoven." - Stansfield
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    Natalie Portman in Léon: The Professional (1994)

    "I don't give a $h*! about sleeping, Leon. I want love, or death. That's it." - Mathilda
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    Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network (2010)

    "You know, you really don't need a forensics team to get to the bottom of this. If you guys were the inventors of Facebook, you'd have invented Facebook." - Mark
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    Wagner Moura in Elite Squad (2007)

    "We come up here to clean this mess you make, you fag**t!" - Capt. Nascimento
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    Clive Owen in Inside Man (2006)

    "I'm no martyr. I did it for the money. But it's not worth much if you can't face yourself in the mirror. Respect is the ultimate currency..." - Dalton Russell
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    Leandro Firmino and Paulo 'Jacaré' César in City of God (2002)

    "Where do you want to take the shot? In the hand or in the foot?" - Zé Pequeno
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    Ryan Gosling in Drive (2011)

    "You know the story about the scorpion and the frog? Your friend Nino didn't make it across the river." - Driver
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    Gerard Butler in Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

    "I took his fingers with bolt cutters, his toes with tin snips, his balls with a hack saw, and his p**is with a box cutter, how's that for specifics?" - Clyde Shelton
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    Jeremy Renner in The Town (2010)

    "Coughlin! Throw down your weapon!" - FBI Agent Adam

    "F**k you!" - James Coughlin

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    Benicio Del Toro in Sicario (2015)

    "Time to meet God." - Alejandro
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    Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Terminator (1984)

    "I'll be back!" - T-800
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    Samuel L. Jackson in The Hateful Eight (2015)

    "...Hahahaahaha! Startin' to see pictures, ain't ya?" - Major Marquis Warren

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