The Detective: In a town as mad as modern Los Angeles, there's no place for the traditional 'tec, which is why flamboyant, catty 'Gay' Perry gets the gig in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005).
Why They're Cool: Few actors have as much fun playing a private eye as Val Kilmer does here, swapping the traditional 'tec's shabby-chic for elegant camp and sparring beautifully with co-star Robert Downey, Jr.
Quintessential Quote: Asked if he's still gay - "Me? No. I'm knee-deep in pussy. I just like the name so much, I can't get rid of it."