The Unlikely Hero: Shia LaBeouf’s perma-cowering teenager, who somehow becomes charged with averting mankind’s demise. Lucky us.
Wimpiest Moment: Any one of the numerous scenes in which he courageously runs away. Seriously, he spends the best part of two films running and whimpering.
Actually Pretty Bad-Ass: In fairness to him, he does face down Megatron at the end of the first film. Although even then he looks as though he’s about to soil himself.
If It Was Real Life: Shia LaBeouf via a giant, talking car? They’d be scraping him off the tarmac for days.
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Feb 28th 2011, 11:42
What about Orlando Bloom in....anything?
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Feb 28th 2011, 11:57
Noah Wyle's Librarian in The Librarian series.
Rose McGowan in Planet Terror.. she may not be a "hero" but her Cherry with the automatic calibre is, by far, the best version of wimp turned hero.
Feb 28th 2011, 12:01
Noah Wyle as the Librarian in the Librarian series.. and
Rose McGowan in Planet Terror... she may be a "hero" but her hapless stripper one-legged stripper turned auto-calibre-in-place-of-leg zombie fighter is, by far, the best example of wimp turning into an action star. :)
Feb 28th 2011, 13:08
Surely Richard Pryor is the blind man and Gene Wilder is his deaf store keeper.
Surely Richard Pryor is the blind man and Gene Wilder is his deaf store keeper?
Surely Richard Pryor is the blind man and Gene Wilder is the deaf store keeper?
Feb 28th 2011, 13:11
Got it right in the end!
Feb 28th 2011, 14:42
Jack Burton in 'Big Trouble In Little China', the man thinks he's the hero, too dumb to realise he's actually the cowardly sidekick! Genius.
I think you could make a case for Han Solo too, bit of a coward, or a maybe he's just 'survival centred'
Robert Downey Jr in 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang'
Owen Wilson in 'Shanghai Noon'
Mar 1st 2011, 1:16
Peter Weller as Alex Murphy... really? Take on a gang of violent crims on your first day with no SWAT back-up? Rookie mistake!
Mar 3rd 2011, 17:20
John Wayne shot Liberty Valance.
Mar 3rd 2011, 20:50
@blackcandy Agreed, but Stoddard didn't know that, which kind of redeems his wimpiness. Kind of...
Mar 6th 2011, 12:29
What about the original karate kid. What a wimp. In reality, he never would of made it to the contest, being in a wheelchair and all.
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