Phyllis Dietrichson, “Double Indemnity”
Film noir is full of cool, seductive women who can talk their prey into a murder plot just as easily as they can into a bed. Barbara Stanwyck plays probably the definitive femme fatale here, trapping the dopey Fred MacMurray (who only THINKS he’s cool) in her spider’s web. And no one can argue that she cuts a mighty cool figure in that ankle bracelet.
Han Solo, “Star Wars”
Dorkiest Person in the United States George Lucas managed to create one of the coolest characters in movies, space cowboy Han Solo. He had the help of actor Harrison Ford, so maybe it wasn’t that difficult after all. Solo manages to seem cool and hip even when surrounded by giant sci fi space puppets, laser swords, and metal bikinis. Now THAT’S cool.