12 Proto-Hipsters Who Were In Movies Before It Was Cool

Thursday, October 20 by

Dante and Randall – Clerks

Shitty job juxtaposed with an unwarranted air of superiority and disdain for everyone? Yeah, these guys are hipsters. Don’t let the fact that they’re not cool fool you. Most hipsters (98%, according to some surveys) aren’t cool.

Tyler Durden – Fight Club

Doesn’t believe in anything, whines about his generation, thinks he’s got it all figured out…remind you of anyone? Just because Tyler Durden is one of the coolest characters in film doesn’t mean he can’t also be a hipster. Wait. Yeah it does. Shit.

Tyler Durden WAS a very likable guy, until he is seen in this light. I mean, a hipster that blows up corporate America is still a hipster, right? He does get in lots of fights, which is something that you’ll never see in Silverlake, but aside from that, he’s got all the symptoms. Dammit. I really used to like this movie.

Mike, Tony, and Cynthia – Dazed and Confused


These three take the cake. Marginalized by the “cool” kids, they find themselves attending the party out of a lack of options, snidely criticizing most everything that’s going on. Thank God Clint was there to put them in their place.

In case there is any contention, here’s what Cynthia says on the way to the beer bust at the moon tower:

“You know, but that’s valid because if we are all gonna die anyway shouldn’t we be enjoying ourselves now? You know, I’d like to quit thinking of the present, like right now, as some minor insignificant preamble to something else.”

She was on her way to a party, for Christ’s sake. If Clint hadn’t kicked one of their asses, I would have.

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