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So, we're talking about movies and air combat games which leads to Top Gun and the comment "Goose was the coolest character who ever died in a movie."

The speaker (not me) then indicated he meant non-villains (because, after all, a great villain is cool and has to die) and we spent a while tossing ideas back and forth. We also divided them into two categories "People you expected to die" and the "Unexpected deaths" (like Goose). [We did that because I came up with what is the likely winner, unless you restrict it to surprising deaths].

There's also an argument if horror movies should be included, but we allow it because the cool guy normally lives.

So, have at it!
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Rutger Haur's character in "BladeRunner". True, he did some horrific things, but you would too if your life was at stake. Plus, his death scene is just brilliant. "Time to die."
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Osiris Ra wrote:
Rutger Haur's character in "BladeRunner". True, he did some horrific things, but you would too if your life was at stake. Plus, his death scene is just brilliant. "Time to die."


yeah. this just wiped my mind blank.
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!!! WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD !!!

Here are just a few:

* Jeff Bridges in ARLINGTON ROAD
* Paul Newman and Robert Redford in BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID
* Peter Fonda, Susan George, and Adam Roarke in DIRTY MARY, CRAZY LARRY
* Barry Newman in VANISHING POINT
* Jean Reno in LEON: THE PROFESSIONAL
* Jack Nicholson in ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
* Steve McQueen in HELL IS FOR HEROES
* John Wayne in THE COWBOYS
* John Wayne in THE SHOOTIST
* Paul Newman in COOL HAND LUKE





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Four out of Seven Samurai.
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hskrfn822 wrote:
Four out of Seven Samurai.


Now you've opened up the whole SEVEN SAMURAI, DIRTY DOZEN, MAGNIFICENT SEVEN line of discussion . . .

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Brian from "Life of Brian"?
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Osiris Ra wrote:
Brian from "Life of Brian"?

Kirk Douglas as "Spartacus".
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Kikuchiyo in Seven Samurai.
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Leonardo DiCaprio in TITANIC?

(Okay, I'm bracing myself for the backlash).

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Robert Shaw (Quint) in Jaws.
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berserkley wrote:
Robert Shaw (Quint) in Jaws.


Oooooh . . . nice call!

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joe_salamone wrote:
Leonardo DiCaprio in TITANIC?

(Okay, I'm bracing myself for the backlash).



Given the water temperature, he very well might have been the coolest.
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Roberto Begnini's character in "Life is Beautiful".
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* Sidney Poitier in THE BEDFORD INCIDENT
* Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Jack Nicholson in EASY RIDER
* Brock Peters in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
* Henry Fonda in MISTER ROBERTS
* Adam West in ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS
* Ali McGraw in LOVE STORY
* James Caan in BRIAN'S SONG

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Osiris Ra wrote:
Rutger Haur's character in "BladeRunner". True, he did some horrific things, but you would too if your life was at stake. Plus, his death scene is just brilliant. "Time to die."


This was actually my first response, which led to the "Yeah, but he's technically the villain" and our distinction.

Agreed that he's cool.
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Steve Buscemi in Fargo or Steve Buscemi in The Big Lebowski.

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