From “Back to School” to “Wedding Crashers,” the smug jerk is a staple of any classic guy movie.
Countdown of the top 12 romantic foils we love to hate in cinema, including an interview with The Karate Kid‘s Billy Zabka.
Call him the Movie Dick- a staple of so many ’80s films and several in the decades to follow. And the reason we love him is simple: We know what’s coming to him. We can sit back and revel in every atomic wedgie he gives and every withering stare he shoots because we know that, well, atomic wedgies are hilarious. But we also know that sooner or later, in a way that will be unspeakably satisfying to us, he will get his ass handed to him by the film’s underdog, the regular guy who doesn’t own a red Porsche or a shoulder-padded sport coat with pushed-up sleeves.
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