Can you imagine how many movie characters that have been created by now, in over one hundred years of cinema history? Too many to ever feasibly count, that’s for sure. And amongst this almost infinite roster of fabricated lives, we’ve got heroes, villains, jesters and jokers, bad people, sick people, funny people, rich people and poor people – all living out their two hour lives on repeat, whenever the DVD is inserted into a slot somewhere.
But then we have the douche bags. Those characters that, for whatever reason, display undesirable qualities that, if we encountered them in real life, we’d think to ourselves; ‘god, that person is such a universal douche’.
The funny thing about douche bag movie characters is that they can be any of the aforementioned character types. They can be heroes or villains, they can be funny, or sociopathic, or terminally ill, impoverished or exceedingly wealthy. Basically, just because a character might be considered a complete dick within the confines of our reality, in the realms of a movie, they might still be just as admirable as even the most straight-laced hero type.
So here are ten of those movie douchebags, that we just couldn’t help loving. Because sometimes in life, being a douche is the only way to get shit done.