"You're no crazier'n the average asshole on the street." R.P. McMurphy
Played By: Jack Nicholson
Film: One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Why He's On The List: Already an icon of the counter-culture movement from Ken Kesey's book, the casting of McMurphy was always going to be crucial. Nicholson's performance is a dervish of anti-establishment chaos, railing against a pointless system with Christ-like appeal. A deserved winner of Oscars for both the Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor.
Finest Hour: Making up the baseball world series - and convincing the other patients of it - when Nurse Ratched won't switch it on the TV in the ward.