8 Movie Bikers Who Rejected Authority
We're all scared of bikers. They wear leather, have dark rimmed glasses and are able to make even the most cold hearted son a bitch fear for his own life. Cinema has created some of the most imposing bikers in history. Here is a list of the eight scariest movie bikers to ever grace celluloid.
Johnny Strabler "The Wild One"
Marlon Brando basically invented the character of the rebel. In "The Wild One" he drove into town and destroyed everything that he came across even though he looked no older than a toddler.
Wyatt and Billy, "Easy Rider."
It's impossible not to see this title and start playing air guitar and hum "Born To Be Wild." Jack Nicholson, Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper drive around the south looking for America but only find hostility and hatred because of their prevalence for drugs and long hair.
Jimmy Cooper, "Quadrophenia."
Yeah, the bikes are girly and every character talks weird but this cult British classic is filled with rebellious people you wouldn't want to come across on a dark night.
Mad Max, "Mad Max."
Ernesto "Fuser" Guevara, "The Motorcycle Diaries."
Che Guevara's bike ride turned this want to be guerrilla into the most famous rebel the planet has seen. Gael Garcia Bernal looks pretty cool on a motorbike too.
Doug, Woody, Bobby, Dudley, "Wild Hogs."
Tim Allen, William H Macy, John Travolta and Martin Lawrence are four middle aged men who leave their responsibilities behind them and travel the length and breadth of the country. Is there anything more rebelious than that?
The Terminator, "Terminator 2: Judgment Day."
Arnie made riding a bike cool again after a lean period in the 70's and 80's when they went out of fashion. Terminator 3 quickly ruined them again.
Hilts, "The Great Escape."
Steve McQueen was able to drive from Poland to Germany on his bike in this war epic and the actor even stipulated in his contract that the film included a scene where he could show off his bike riding skills.