The 7 Worst Movie Bullies Of All Time
The problem with inhumane bullies is that they take their severe personal issues out on the innocent instead of slapping some sense into their own belligerent skulls. Schoolyards and abusive households are not the only location that bullies call home–they also inhabit popular movies. In fact, all neighborhood bullies that need a reality check in the form of a humbling hand smack should learn what not to do from the 7 worst movie bullies of all time
Biff Tannen, "Back to the Future"
Whether it is the year 1985 or 1955, Biff (Thomas F. Wilson) remains as the malignant pollution preventing the awkwardly shy George McFly (Crispin Glover) from enjoying high school–or adulthood for that matter. Biff the bully is not above physically and verbally abusing George publicly. To make matters worse, he borrows McFly's car, crashes it and has the nerve to blame the achingly passive George for his own malfunction.
During the World Wrestling Federation era of the 1980's, the imposingly massive Tiny Lister was known as a Hulk Hogan nemesis named Zeus. But in 1995, his trademark performance transformed into that of the bully of bullies–Deebo in the F. Gary Gray-directed comedy "Friday." Any guy who can make the ever-present angry scowl of hip-hop legend and actor Ice Cube temporarily melt is not to be wrecked with.
Chet, "Weird Science"
Who needs an older brother when he expresses his "love" with a shotgun and extortion? Bill Paxton played the pompous, inconsiderate bully Chet with not just a buzz cut and a gangster cigar–he spewed irrational disrespect for his own personal enjoyment, and in front of a hot goddess like Kelly LeBrock. Embarrassment in front of a lady is never going to end in brotherly love.
Johnny Lawrence, "The Karate Kid"
Don't you just hate it when you move to a new town, and before you even know your way around the block a bully–that knows karate no less–thrives off of your misery? The unethical, discipline-deficient version of karate that Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) torments Daniel (Ralph Macchio) with not only requires intervention from the sympathetic mentor Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita), but also a one-on-one martial arts bout.
Scut Farkus, "A Christmas Story"
Some bullies clearly need a hug from everyone's mother to soften their irrational outbursts. Not even the Christmas spirit will prevent the maniacal young Scut Farkus (Zack Ward) from putting a thumping on the more non-violent sector of elementary school youth. Maybe it was that dead rodent on his head. But the rosy cheeked, bespectacled Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) will only take so many snowball facials during his quest for a Red Ryder BB Gun.
Ace Merrill, "Stand By Me"
Kiefer Sutherland began his 1980's rein as the dangerous cool guy by playing the knife-wielding bully Ace Merrill in "Stand By Me." His wicked role as Ace not only pushed the buttons of his younger victims, but also pushed their apparent leader Chris Chambers (River Phoenix) to pull a gun on him.
Future Man, "Bottle Rocket"
Wes Anderson's directorial debut starred Owen Wilson, and his two brothers–Luke Wilson and Andrew Wilson. But it was not any of the real life siblings that Andrew's bully bratty brother character Future Man aggravated and harassed. That poor soul was Bob Mapplethorpe, played by Robert Musgrave, who also joined the Wilson clan in "The Wendell Baker Story," "Idiocracy," and "Drillbit Taylor." But once the no-nonsense Mr. Henry (James Caan) intervenes on Bob's behalf, Future Man learns that there is no future in being a bully.