The search for the Greatest Movie Badass of All Time is on! MTV News has asked accomplished filmmakers, actors and you, the audience, to vote for your favorites. Now we've tabulated the results and found our 10 finalists for the top spot. Who will reign supreme as the greatest badass of all time? Find out on February 6 at 7:15 p.m. when MTV announces the winner live at New York's Comic-Con and right here at MTV.com.
Until then, we're profiling the 10 contenders for the Greatest Badass mantle every day, in alphabetical order. Keep checking back to see if your favorite made the list!
Name: Boba Fett
Occupation: Intergalactic bounty hunter
Movie(s): "Star Wars, Episode II: Attack of the Clones,"
Weapons: Sawed-off carbine rifle, disruptor pistol, jet pack, flamethrower, wrist lasers, rockets, cling wire, vibro-blades, fire darts, missiles, etc.
Archenemy: Han Solo
Profile: Despite being saddled with the handicap of making his first appearance in the unwatchable, long-buried "Star Wars Holiday Special," Boba Fett stepped out of a brief cartoon short to become the biggest badass in that galaxy far, far away.
|1. Dirty Harry|
|2. Ellen Ripley|
|3. John McClane|
|4. Mad Max|
|6. Sarah Connor|
|7. Pike Bishop|
|9. Boba Fett|
He stood alongside Dengar, IG-88 and the other freelancers as Darth Vader offered them a well-paid mission, but it was the man in the Mandalorian armor who brought Han Solo home to Jabba the Hutt. After reaching new heights in Cloud City, Fett delivered a carbonite Solo-cicle to Jabba, claiming two bounties on the same target — and thereby proving himself to be an astute businessman.
Sure, his final reward of becoming an aperitif for the Sarlacc saw Fett going out like a punk — and what was with that wimpy scream? The "Episode II" depiction of Boba as a whiny kid with a grudge didn't help, either.
But still, memories endure of Boba Fett's possibility, his armed-to-the-teeth outfit and silent nature that always made it seem like he could take out every droid, Jedi and Sith in any room, any time he felt like it. And in the grand scheme of things, it's hard to imagine any other wannabe-badass being tough enough to pin Wookie hair to his uniform as a badge of past battles won. Boba Fett always brings in his target in, dead or alive. Which seems to leave us with only one question: Why can't we sic this guy on Osama?
For breaking news, celebrity columns, humor and more — updated around the clock — visit MTVMoviesBlog.com.