What makes a movie character funny? Is it the genius of the writer, maybe the watchful eye of the director, or perhaps it’s the sole accomplishment of the actor? While we think these three qualities factor into making a memorable and hilarious character, there are also some qualities on which the character himself should be molded. First of all, everything that’s regular is almost never funny, so it should either be the writer that breathed the life of comedy into our character or the actor who decided to give it life in some very unorthodox way. To put it short – normal is boring, unique is entertaining. It also helps tremendously if our character is in some fish-out-of-water situation, which might lead to hilarious misunderstandings or massive character clashes. So, conflicts, even internal ones, are good, and it is funny. There are also the character’s physical qualities where regular, as per usual, is also not really funny. As you are about to see, these hilarious personas have a thing or two that is completely unique to them. And since we’ve talked about the funniest movies, why not look at the most comic movie characters?
Surprisingly, not all of these characters on our list came from comedies. Some of them are protagonists of kooky indie movies, others are from romantic flicks, and some are the leads of, say, a costume drama. Even if the movie itself wasn’t necessarily meant to be funny, it did become one after these genius actors entered their roles. So, who will top our list of the funniest movie characters ever? Will it be Zoolander, Kip Dynamite, or maybe Regina George? We know who we’d vote for, but it is your choice that will determine the winner of this cut-throat contest.
So, you know the drill – the characters are waiting for you just an inch below. Maybe we missed someone special? Then tell us about them in the comments! Also, there’s probably no need to tell you that you should share this article with your friends, since we all know what a good compadre you already are and wouldn’t miss the chance to brighten someone’s day!