10 Weird Movie Characters

  • April 12, 2010
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Sloth - The Goonies


Sloth (John Matuszak) is one of the criminal Fratelli brothers and possibly the most well-remembered character from The Goonies. Sloth is massively strong and terribly deformed, the result of being dropped on his head repeatedly as a baby. He is especially fond of Baby Ruth candy bars.



Willy Wonka - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

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Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) is the wildly eccentric (perhaps completely crazy) owner of a bizarre chocolate factory in this 1971 classic. He sings, he dances, and he surrounds himself with colorful rhyming dwarf employees. Though the original movie was a box office flop, the man in purple has since become iconic as one of the most recognizable and unique figures in cinema.

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Chucky - Child’s Play

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Charles Lee Ray, also known as “Chucky”, is the infamous “Lakeshore Strangler” and a voodoo practitioner. Betrayed by his partners in crime and bleeding badly from a gunshot wound inflicted by a police officer, he uses voodoo to transfer his soul into a doll. The result is another silver screen icon: the red haired axe-wielding doll with a maniacal grin painted on a plastic face.

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Dr. Frank-N-Furter - The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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One of Tim Curry’s most memorable roles, the flamboyant, transsexual scientist that makes men from scratch and takes a seemingly normal couple on a musical ride through the bizarre side of science. The Rocky Horror Picture Show has been in limited release in theatres for nearly 40 years, and Frank-N-Furter, as weird as he is, has become a part of the cult canon.

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Jareth the Goblin King - Labyrinth

Played by the incomparable David Bowie, Jareth the Goblin King (though himself not a Goblin) is master of The Labyrinth, a vast kingdom. Apart from his knack for musical numbers and his preoccupation with an adolescent Jennifer Connelly, he’s also notably bizarre for the ability to transform into a bar own at will and for having the hair of, well, a rock star.

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From the hilarious to the horrifying, the obscure to the well-loved, these characters stand out as truly weird creations from some of the film industry’s most talented writers.

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