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 (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.
This article was first posted on September 10, 2013