Fonzie, “Happy Days”
OK, so Arthur Fonzarelli (played by Henry Winkler) is more of a parody of “cool” than the genuine article, but how can you argue with the classic TV character The Fonz? He can turn a jukebox on just by smacking it, his office is in the bathroom, and we’re pretty sure he used to be in a gang. If you don’t think that’s cool, you might as well get fitted for a skinny tie right now, square.
Frank Bullitt, “Bullitt“
Steve McQueen specialized in playing cool characters, and this was probably his coolest. He drives a cool car (and we don’t mean he drives it to work, we mean he DRIVES it, in one of the most famous car chase sequences in movie history), and he can say more with a glance and a single word than most, less-cool individuals can say in paragraphs of dialog.