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!!Animated Films

* 6 from the movie ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}'' is a great example of this trope.
* Belle from the Disney version of ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' is at first presented as this, since she's bored of living in a small town and finds escape in the books she reads. The townspeople find her strange because of this. In fact, one line in her intro song (sung by the barber) goes: "Her head's up on some cloud." We end up finding out that's she's really a strong young lady who doesn't hesitate to stand up to the Beast.
* Agnes in ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe''. '''''Adorable''''' though. She's also '''four'''.
-->'''Agnes:''' I like him. He's nice.\\
'''Edith:''' But scary.\\
'''Agnes:''' (''smiles'') Like Santa.
* Kronk from ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' does this.
-->'''Yzma:''' (after she thinks Kronk has poisoned Kuzco) Good work, Kronk.\\
'''Kronk:''' (indicating his spinach puffs) Oh, they're so easy to make; I'll get you the recipe.
** He also has frequent conversations with his [[GoodAngelBadAngel shoulder angel and devil]].
* Dory, the blue tang from ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'', fits this trope to a tee, thanks to her short-term memory loss. Among other things, she uses a deadly jellyfish as a trampoline, [[AccidentalMisnaming frequently misremembers the name of the title character]], and believes she can speak the language of whales (this one turns out to be true, though). She even mumbles non-sequiturs in her sleep:
-->'''Dory:''' Careful with that hammer... sea monkeys got my money... yes, I'm a natural blue...
* Forrest from ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'', a ''Styracosaurus'' who is [[GoMadFromTheIsolation desperate enough for company]] that he keeps a small menagerie of critters around (including a small lizard named "Fury", a tusked gopher named "Dream-Crusher", and [[OddNameOut a cardinal named "Debbie"]]) just to have someone to talk to.
* Katie, the yellow baby yak from ''WesternAnimation/HortonHearsAWho'', in spite of having only one line: "In my world everyone is a pony that eats rainbows and poops butterflies." The rest of the time she'll inexplicably: make a ''gonk'' face like she's choking, sit with her back to Horton (he's a kind of [[Disney/TheJungleBook Baloo the Bear]] "teacher" in this adaptation), and finally [[spoiler: float off into space... in spite of being a hoofed mammal with no wings]]. Fittingly, while the other young animals have parents Katie appears to be completely unique.
* Every ''Ice Age'' film has one of these.
** WesternAnimation/IceAge has the Dodos, a species that plans to survive the Ice Age which even they themselves say will last for billions of years, with a stockpile of 3 watermelons. Possibly {{Fridge Brilliance}} though, because historically they survived much longer than mammoths and sabre-tooth tigers.
** ''WesternAnimation/IceAge2TheMeltdown'' has Ellie, a mammoth who thinks she's a possum, despite the obvious size difference between her and her "brothers." She got better.
** ''WesternAnimation/IceAge3DawnOfTheDinosaurs'' has Buck, the one-eyed weasel who most likely lost part of his brain when he lost his eye.
%%* Ed and Rafiki from ''Disney/TheLionKing''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'': KARI...THE BAAAAYBEEEESITTEEEER! *eyetwitch*. Then again, after what she had to put up with in babysitting Jack Jack, most people would be a tad deranged.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie'': Uni-Kitty. What makes this example so mega kickass is that one of the Worlds (The one she originates from no less) is '''''actually''''' named Cloud-Cuckoo Land, thus making her a LITERAL CloudCuckooLander. The way to get to Cloud Cuckoo Land? Through the Lego clouds!!
* ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'': Lilo feeds a fish peanut butter sandwiches because she believes that it controls the weather, and makes voodoo dolls of her so-called "friends" out of spoons.
-->'''Lilo:''' My friends need to be punished.
* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'': The real cloudcuckoolander of the Franchise/{{Disney Princess}}es is probably Ariel. She's a mild example by the standards of the trope, but compared to the other princesses she is [[CollectorOfTheStrange positively]] [[ManicPixieDreamGirl wacky]].
* All of the lemurs in ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'' seem crazy to some degree, but King Julien XIII is definitely the worst. He uses a skeletal hand as a scepter. In the 2nd movie he goes through four different crowns. He clearly comprehends all that goes on around him (which may be why he's King)...
--> '''[[GullibleLemmings Melman]]:''' Hey! The bozos have the people!
--> '''Julien:''' They're up there. ''[points to some human skeletons hanging from parachutes snagged on the branches of a large tree]'' Don't you love the people? Not a very lively bunch though.
--> '''Alex:''' Oh. So, do you have any... LIVE people?
--> '''Julien:''' Uh, no. Only dead ones.
** But he also has a worrying tendency towards conversations with himself...
--> '''Julien:''' Shush! We are hiding! Be quiet everyone, including me. Shhh! Who's making that noise?! Oh, it's me again.
* At one point in ''WesternAnimation/MadagascarEscape2Africa'' he argues with himself to explain the concept of sacrifice to the other animals...
--> '''Julien:''' The friendly Gods eat up the sacrifice...
--> '''(as god)''' Mmm very nice, thank you for that sacrifice...
--> '''(as Julien)''' Please have another sacrifice!
--> '''(as god)''' No No I've had enough for today...
--> '''(as Julien)''' Look I will be very insulted if you don't have another sacrifice!
--> '''(as god)''' I DONT WANT ANOTHER SACRIFICE OK?!
--> '''(as Julien)''' Look at you, you look skinny!
--> '''(as god)''' No, I said I've had enough, now clear off!
* Hammy from ''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge''. For instance, his first idea when the characters wonder what the eponymous hedge is called is to call it [[ActorAllusion Steve]], on account of "it's a pretty name."
%%* Frank, the paranoid lizard from ''Disney/TheRescuersDownUnder'' is clearly off his rocker.
* ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'': And then there's Rapunzel. With her using a [[FryingPanOfDoom frying pan]] as a weapon to her walking bare feet through towns, bars and forests, you've gonna admit she definitely ''looks'' the part. Not to mention the fact that she doesn't know much about the outside world because she has been locked in a tower her entire life.

!!Live-Action Films

* Gomez Addams from either the movies or the TV shows (live and animated) of the ''Addams Family'' is always just a couple of degrees off plumb. But his total self confidence and manic optimism usually sees him through.
%%* Zuzu Petals from ''TheAdventuresOfFordFairlane''.
* Johnny from ''Film/{{Airplane}}'':
-->''(reading newspaper headlines)''\\
'''Rex Kramer:''' Passengers certain to die!\\
'''Steve [=McCroskey=]:''' Airline negligent.\\
'''Johnny:''' There's a sale at Penney's!
** Just [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080339/quotes see for yourself]]. And ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083530/quotes The Sequel]]''. He's credited as "[[YouLookFamiliar Jacobs]]."
* Alice from the ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'' film starts off the movie as one of these, although this doesn't last that long since she immediately turns into the UnfazedEveryman upon entering [[{{Cloudcuckooland}} Wonderland]]. While dancing with the man her [[strike: parents]] [[DisappearedDad mother]] had set her up to marry, she gets distracted by a vision of all the women in trousers and the men wearing dresses and subsequently by imagining what it would be like to fly.
* ''Film/{{Amelie}}'': Amelie and her male counterpart, [[BirdsOfAFeather Nino]]. They're complete and total ''oddballs''.
* Brick from ''Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'' veers between this and TheDitz.
* ''Film/{{Arizona Dream}}'': While most of the cast qualifies, Paul stands out as living on his own private cloud. He's an aspiring actor who's given to falling into any role at any time. If there's a TV on, he'll quote the lines. Go to the theater? He'll hop up in front of the screen and act along with the movie, undaunted by the boos and rain of popcorn. Bump his head on the ceiling fan? That's the perfect time to launch into the Cowardly Lion's monologue from ''The Wizard of Oz''.
%%* Dr. Emmett Brown in ''Film/BackToTheFuture''.
* Sam and Joon from the movie ''Film/BennyAndJoon''. While there are plenty of funny moments with their weirdness, the film also shows the full extent of what having a personal relationship with someone like Joon would entail. Her breakdown on the bus while trying to run away with Sam is particularly tragic.
* Thick Kevin from ''Film/TheBoatThatRocked'' is this to a tee, epitomized when he comes to a Christmas party dressed as the Easter Bunny. Bob from the same movie is a slightly less flamboyant version, as he's mostly just a weird guy who's off in his own world.
* Kitten (Cillian Murphy) from ''Film/BreakfastOnPluto'' has definite Cuckoolander tendencies, despite dropping the occasional [[DeadpanSnarker Deadpan Snark]] when vexed. She even lives in a "small elfin dwelling on Wimbledon Common" for some of the movie.
* Marty, in ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods'', begins the movie as a typical stoner whose statements and actions while high are [=Cloudcuckoolander=]-ish but by the end of the movie, he is the only one who sees things clearly.
* Raven in ''Film/CecilBDemented'' (she's always [[PerkyGoth perky]] no matter what she says):
-->See, my father is Zozo, the dog at the gates of hell.
-->Satan says you need more color!
* Grandma Georgina in the most recent ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory''. Justified by the implication that she can't really hear that well, so often has no idea what's going on. Doesn't make her character any less funny, though.
** Willy Wonka himself, whether it's the [[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory source novel]], [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory 1971 film]], [[Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2005 film]], or [[Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2013 stage musical]] one's talking about, is the TropeNamer for [[TheWonka an ascended version of this trope]], owing to his strange ways making him a successful authority figure.
* ''Film/TheChristmasBunny'': Mrs. Ross, the Bunny Lady. She's also something a Crazy Cat Lady, if you consider the amount of bunnies she cares for.
* In-Universe in ''Film/{{Cinderella 2015}}'', Drisella and Anastasia see Ella as this, due to the latter's tendency to talk to mice.
* Gracie Allen's [[TheDitz ditz]] persona frequently slipped into this type. Sample dialogue from ''College Swing'':
-->'''Hubert:''' Everything makes me think of Love, Gracie. ''(she leans gently on his shoulder)'' What are you thinking about?\\
'''Gracie:''' ''(sighs rapturously)'' Clams.\\
'''Hubert:''' Aren't they beautiful? I hope I don't make you think of clams.\\
'''Gracie:''' Oh no, no. I was just thinking, if we were clams, we'd never have to take our shoes off. Wouldn't that be wonderful?
* {{Peter Lorre}}'s character in ''Crack-Up'', Colonel Gimpy, is a well-loved eccentric who becomes the "mascot" of an airfield he wanders around in, and later sneaks aboard the protagonists' airplane insisting he has a meeting with a European monarch. He's also given to quoting [[Creator/LordByron Byron]] and having exchanges like the following:
-->'''Col. Gimpy:''' That really was a magnificent speech. You know, a man says nothing because he's wise, or afraid, or stupid. Which are you?\\
'''Ace Martin:''' Wise as an owl.\\
'''Col. Gimpy:''' An owl! You know, an owl in daytime, she can't see -- like this [blinks rapidly] -- but in nighttime, she can. [Pause] Goodbye...
** Since it's Peter Lorre, it turns out that [[spoiler: it's all a ruse to [[ObfuscatingStupidity cover his true nature as a cold-blooded foreign agent]]]].
* For a charming/ sexy example, there's the titular character in ''Film/DonJuanDemarco'' (played by Creator/JohnnyDepp), who lives in a wonderful romantic world inside his own head... or is it?
%%* In ''Film/DownPeriscope'', Nitro definitely qualifies, from having "absorbed a lot of voltage" as an electrician/radio operator during his time in the Navy. E.T. "Sonar" Lovicelli is one of these as well, to a lesser degree.
%%* Everyone in ''Film/DraculaDeadAndLovingIt'' has this to a certain extent, but Renfield is the most obvious one.
* Harpo Marx's characters. Consider ''Film/DuckSoup'': despite being a spy, he walks around cutting things with scissors, ruining a JerkAss stallholder's business, and generally being, well, a Harpo character. Becomes even more HilariousInHindsight when it was eventually revealed that he was a covert government courier in RealLife. [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Seriously]]. [[SilentPartner Well, he wouldn't need to worry too much about making a]] FreudianSlip.[[note]]Yes, Harpo spoke all the time off-camera, but consider the RuleOfFunny[[/note]].
* Mark from ''Film/EmpireRecords''. It's not clear how much is the influence of drugs and how much is just him being special. Who cares, he's {{Adorkable}}! Oh, speaking of which, no matter how many drugs you eat, you will ''never'' see yourself get eaten by the world maggot during the video for "Saddam A Go-Go."
%%** Lucas, though, doesn't have even drugs for an excuse.
** AJ super glues coins to the floor and not one of his friends gives any indication that this is in anyway unusual for him.
--> I don't feel that I need to explain my art to you.
* Queen Tara comes across this way in her introductory scene in ''WesternAnimation/{{Epic}}'', though it's possibly unintentional. She accuses Ronin of being too serious, but she just comes across as not taking the Boggan threat seriously.
* [[TheStoner Fred Kwan]] (Tony Shalhoub's character) in ''Film/GalaxyQuest'', with such lines as "That was a hell of a thing" after traveling through hyperspace for the first time, or, after sucking bad guys out through the airlock, "Sorry, I was - door was a little sticky. Did you see that? I'll get one of my boys up here with a can of WD-40."
* Brian in ''Film/HalfBaked''.
-->'''Brian''': I'll pretend ''I'm'' Jamaican!
-->'''Thurgood''': You have smoked yourself retarded.
* Alan from ''Film/TheHangover'' does not seem to operate on the same wavelength as anyone else; it's heavily implied he's seriously mentally ill, though he appears able to function to a degree. [[GeniusDitz He is, however, a genius at card-counting]].
* Poppy from ''Film/HappyGoLucky''. She is kinda happy her bike was stolen, because she always wanted to get a driving licence. She also stuffs chicken fillets in her bra, because: "I like the way they make me feel. Like a natural woman."
* ''Film/HarryPotter'':
** The film adaptations, more than the book-versions, show Bellatrix Lestrange as one of the few malevolent versions of this trope. Fittingly, she's played by Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter.
** Luna Lovegood is a more benign example--pretty much the canonical {{Cloudcuckoolander}}. And J.K. Rowling herself considered Creator/EvannaLynch (already a longtime fan and pen pal of Rowling's) to be one of the best casting decisions in the film.
* Radagast the wizard from ''Film/TheHobbit''. [[FriendToAllLivingThings Allows birds to nest in his hair]] and [[{{Squick}} doesn't bother to clean off the droppings]], eats possibly [[MushroomSamba psychotropic mushrooms]], travels on a wooden sled [[HorseOfADifferentColor pulled by rabbits]].
%%* Admiral Benson / President Benson in the two ''Film/HotShots'' films.
* ''Film/InTheMood'': Largely due to the sheltered life she's lead, the mother of lead character Sonny Wisecarver messes up his life. To stop her teenage son pursuing affairs with older women, she calls on not a relative or a local authority figure, but a radio preacher/huckster who jumps at the chance to demonize Sonny's behavior for all he can milk his audience. When he is in court on some dubious-at-best charges, she misconstrues a question about why these older women would be attracted to her son ; she thinks their 'size' question is about his height and weight - its about his sexual prowess. Her comment that 'he's always been a big boy' causes the judge to order said prowess to be measured - and the results announced in court. By movie's end, it is clear Sonny wouldn't trust his mother to pour milk.
%%* For all his villainous aspirations, Justin Hammer from ''Film/IronMan2'' is just plain ''weird''.
%%* Tonto from ''Film/TheLoneRanger'', full-stop. Even by the standards of other Comanches.
* In ''Film/TheLoveGuru'', the sports commentator played by Stephen Colbert. He is a definite {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, whether he's on drugs at the moment or not. On drugs:
-->'''Trent''': Who do you like in this game, Jay? ...Jay?
-->'''Jay''': I like the Christmas babies, Trent! And I like the way my skin feels when I wearing my rainbow jacket! [starts making robot noises]
** ...and then off the drugs:
-->'''Jay''': I would like to apologize for my behavior earlier.
-->'''Trent''': I know you're under pressure.
-->'''Jay''': The kids in school...
-->'''Trent''': ...you don't have any kids.
-->'''Jay''': I don't have any kids! And someday I'm gonna die...
* The Dag from ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' is practically named for this trope. "Dag" is Oceanic slang for someone who is a loveable, kooky oddball.
%%* Crispina from ''Film/TheMagdaleneSisters'', [[spoiler: until she completely loses her mind]].
* Jim Carrey's portrayal of ''Film/TheMask'' is the AnthropomorphicPersonification of the RuleOfFunny. Makes sense, since his powers come from Loki, the Norse god of mischief. They manifest as if Tex Avery-style CartoonPhysics worked in RealLife. The Mask takes its chaos from the wearer's own mind. Stanley Ipkiss has a fondness for classic cartoons in general and Tex Avery cartoons in particular, so that's how he expresses The Mask. This is foreshadowed by showing lots of cartoon memorabilia, and a poster of ''Red Hot Riding Hood'' on his wall. When less harmless people end up wearing The Mask, the results are... bloody, and generally less slapstick. Always funny, at least for a given value of funny...
** In the original Mask comic, the mask actually warped the mind of the wearer to the point where all their actions lead to gruesome, horrible, and sometimes hilarious murders. Stanly Ipkiss kills a lot of people. Remember the Tommy Gun? This time, the thugs are blown to bits.
* Karen from ''Film/MeanGirls''. ("My boobs can always tell when it's going to rain. Well, they can always tell when it's ''raining''." And ''standing in the rain, feeling her breasts'': "There's a... 30% chance it's already raining")
** Regina counts too. Even if she IS an AlphaBitch, she's a bit off her rocker.
* A lot of the characters in Christopher Guest's {{mockumentary}} comedies would fit this trope. To take but one example, Fred Willard's dog-show announcer in ''Film/BestInShow'' goes from wondering aloud why one entrant isn't dressed up in a Sherlock Holmes-style deerstalker hat and pipe to asking which dog would make a good wide receiver on a football team. He later asks his on-air partner, apropos of nothing at all, to guess how much he can bench-press.
** In fact, Fred Willard's primary role in Guest's ensembles is to be the most obvious {{Cloudcuckoolander}} in the cast; which is truly a feat, considering that nearly all of Guest's main characters qualify as [=Cloudcuckoolanders=] to varying degrees. According various people who have worked with him, he really likes to play this trope [[TruthInTelevision in real life]] as well. Christopher Guest described him on the Charlie Rose show as a man who "got into character twenty-five years ago, and has never gotten out."
%%* Bettie Heslop in ''Film/MurielsWedding''.
%%* The ''Film/MysteryTeam'' has shades of this.
* Mrs Brown in ''Film/{{Paddington}}''. For starters she tries to convince Judy to go exploring London's sewers with her.
* ''Film/PainAndGain'': Paul's cocaine addiction left him a little bit ''off''.
* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'': Jack Sparrow seems to be this, though he's actually pretty good at thinking up [[IndyPloy Indy Ploys]].
* ''Film/{{Predators}}'' contains a disturbing take--Noland, a US Air Cavalry soldier from Vietnam, who has been stranded on a hostile alien planet and hunted by an entire race of {{Blood Knight}}s. He's the only human to have survived several hunting cycles, and he giggles at random, rambles on and on to the new meat, and talks to an imaginary friend. An imaginary friend who [[spoiler:tells him to kill the main characters for their equipment. Thankfully, he's too insane to succeed]].
* Jordan from ''Film/RealGenius'' is a [[MotorMouth hyperactive]] [[TheInsomniac insomniac]] who in her second scene bursts in on Mitch [[MaleRestroomEtiquette in the bathroom]] to give him a sweater she made for him overnight, oblivious to why he might be made nervous by this. She also mentions that her former roommate went crazy and had to transfer schools, although she doesn't know if that had anything to do with her. As she [[CharacterDevelopment develops]] into Mitch's LoveInterest later in the film, her personality gradually becomes less hyper.
* Marvin Boggs in ''Film/{{RED}}'', for understandable reasons.
-->'''Sara:''' Wow. This guy's insane.\\
'''Frank:''' Well, he thought he was the subject of a secret government mind control project. ''[beat]'' As it turns out, he really was being given daily doses of LSD for eleven years.\\
'''Sara:''' Well, in that case, he looks great.\\
'''Frank:''' Fantastic.
* Stacee Jaxx from the movie adaptation of ''Film/RockOfAges'' fits this trope so perfectly he could be considered a textbook example. However, it also coincides with TruthInTelevision since he's the lead singer of a fictional stereotypical 80's band called Arsenal, and a lot of real rock stars have at some point, gotten so caught up in the SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll lifestyle that they become disconnected to reality and start to live on some weird sense of logic that no one else understands (not to mention they frequently forget simple things that should be easy to remember). Heavy amounts of drugs and fame will do that to you.
* ''Film/{{Rookie of the Year}}'' has Phil Brickman, the pitching coach:
-->'''Brickman:''' The key to being a big league pitcher is the 3 R's: readiness, recuperation, and conditioning!
** Also
-->'''Brickman:''' I wrap the cake up in my vomit bag, and Voila!... Breakfast!
** And
-->'''Brickman:''' Some guys ice down their arm after a big game...some say that heat's the way to go...but i have discovered the secret...HOT ICE...HOT ICE...I heat up the ice cubes...IT'S THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS...
** Also Bob Carson, Owner of the Cubs
-->'''Ernie:''' Mr. Carson's last year as Team Owner, he must be really depressed.\\
'''Bob Carson:''' Oh Boy, Fish, look a decoder ring... I got it out of the Cracker Jack Box... look it fits on your finger.\\
'''Larry Fisher:''' Yeah, Yeah that's great Uncle Bob.\\
'''Larry Fisher:''' [Whispers to assistant] That man is turning into a cracker jack.
%%* ''Film/TheRoom'': Tommy Wiseau is this both in film and in real life.
* Rubin Farr from ''Rubin and Ed'' (played by Crispin Glover, appropriately enough): Among many other instances, he dances around his cluttered bedroom to classical music while squeaking a cat toy, wears a hubcap on his head like a sunbonnet at one point, and interrupts a business seminar to announce "I am the king of the echo people" (it ''almost'' makes sense in context, but only because of a hallucination sequence from earlier in the film). He has the occasional surprising moments of [[DeadpanSnarker deadpan snark]] though, and sort of gives Ed a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech at one point.
* Stéphane from ''Film/TheScienceOfSleep'', his dreams and ImageSpots are... interesting - he uses them to cope with reality.
* In ''Film/{{Scrooged}}'', the Ghost of Christmas Present fits this pretty well, if she's not a perfect fit. She also has JerkSue tendencies, minus the feminism.
* Nearly all of Stevo's friends and acquaintances in ''Film/SLCPunk'' have some serious personality quirks. Most of the time it's justified, since many of them are shown or hinted to have various degrees of mental issues, troubling family life and pasts, or take hallucinogenic drugs. [[UpToEleven Or all of those combined]].
* Aunt Martha of the slasher film ''Film/SleepawayCamp'' is arguably a deconstruction, as her eccentric actions [[spoiler: lead to her forcing her nephew, Peter, to pretend to be his sister Angela after Angela and his parents die in a boating accident. Furthermore, whatever methods she used mentally break him to the point he snaps and goes on a homicidal rampage at the camp, eventually surgically modifying himself into a woman and becoming a serial killer]].
* Will Proudfoot from ''Film/SonOfRambow'' is a sweet, innocent and idealistic dreamer whose dazzling and vibrant worlds of adventure are poured like rivers of color onto the pages of an old Bible in pencil and pastel. Sadly, this is also the only healthy emotional outlet he has from losing his father and being raised in an oppressively religious community.
* U.S. Bill in ''Film/TheSpecials''.
-->'''U.S. Bill''': This is the basement. Want to see the furnace?
-->'''Nightbird''': That's okay.
-->'''U.S. Bill''': It's hot. Don't press your face against it for too long or you get red streaks on you for, like, a month.
* Henry Bullock from ''Film/SplittingHeirs''. It's proven by his first scene, where he shows up on roller-skates.
* ''Film/TankGirl''. PlayedWith in the case of the title character. She pretends to be a airhead at times, including making bizarre statements. However, when the chips are down she acts rationally enough - the crazy stuff is just her personality or an act, depending on the situation.
* PlayedWith in ''Film/TheodoraGoesWild'', as the titular lady pretends to be a silly, vapid woman to bug the hell out of Michael Grant.
* [[Creator/RobinWilliams Leslie Zevo]] in ''{{Film/Toys}}''. But his sister, Alsatia, is even more of one. Even though it turns out [[spoiler:she's a robot]], you have to be amazed that someone out-cloudcuckoolanded ''Robin Williams''.
* Jay from the ViewAskewniverse lapses into this sometimes. Example: His Planet of the Apes fantasy in ''Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack''.
** "[[Film/ClerksII There he goes. Homeboy fucked a Martian once]]."
* Naydenov in the Russian WW2 film ''Film/WhiteTiger'' thinks that tanks talk to him. Active tanks tell him where shells are coming from, so he can dodge, and wrecked tanks tell him how they met their ends. This is tolerated because he is an excellent tank driver.
* Gary from ''Film/TheWorldsEnd'' who thinks that the Bible was a fictional story written by Jesus.
* Every ingenue in every screwball comedy. Ever.
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!!Animated Films

* 6 from the movie ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}'' is a great example of this trope.
* Belle from the Disney version of ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' is at first presented as this, since she's bored of living in a small town and finds escape in the books she reads. The townspeople find her strange because of this. In fact, one line in her intro song (sung by the barber) goes: "Her head's up on some cloud." We end up finding out that's she's really a strong young lady who doesn't hesitate to stand up to the Beast.
* Agnes in ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe''. '''''Adorable''''' though. She's also '''four'''.
-->'''Agnes:''' I like him. He's nice.\\
'''Edith:''' But scary.\\
'''Agnes:''' (''smiles'') Like Santa.
* Kronk from ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' does this.
-->'''Yzma:''' (after she thinks Kronk has poisoned Kuzco) Good work, Kronk.\\
'''Kronk:''' (indicating his spinach puffs) Oh, they're so easy to make; I'll get you the recipe.
** He also has frequent conversations with his [[GoodAngelBadAngel shoulder angel and devil]].
* Dory, the blue tang from ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'', fits this trope to a tee, thanks to her short-term memory loss. Among other things, she uses a deadly jellyfish as a trampoline, [[AccidentalMisnaming frequently misremembers the name of the title character]], and believes she can speak the language of whales (this one turns out to be true, though). She even mumbles non-sequiturs in her sleep:
-->'''Dory:''' Careful with that hammer... sea monkeys got my money... yes, I'm a natural blue...
* Forrest from ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'', a ''Styracosaurus'' who is [[GoMadFromTheIsolation desperate enough for company]] that he keeps a small menagerie of critters around (including a small lizard named "Fury", a tusked gopher named "Dream-Crusher", and [[OddNameOut a cardinal named "Debbie"]]) just to have someone to talk to.
* Katie, the yellow baby yak from ''WesternAnimation/HortonHearsAWho'', in spite of having only one line: "In my world everyone is a pony that eats rainbows and poops butterflies." The rest of the time she'll inexplicably: make a ''gonk'' face like she's choking, sit with her back to Horton (he's a kind of [[Disney/TheJungleBook Baloo the Bear]] "teacher" in this adaptation), and finally [[spoiler: float off into space... in spite of being a hoofed mammal with no wings]]. Fittingly, while the other young animals have parents Katie appears to be completely unique.
* Every ''Ice Age'' film has one of these.
** WesternAnimation/IceAge has the Dodos, a species that plans to survive the Ice Age which even they themselves say will last for billions of years, with a stockpile of 3 watermelons. Possibly {{Fridge Brilliance}} though, because historically they survived much longer than mammoths and sabre-tooth tigers.
** ''WesternAnimation/IceAge2TheMeltdown'' has Ellie, a mammoth who thinks she's a possum, despite the obvious size difference between her and her "brothers." She got better.
** ''WesternAnimation/IceAge3DawnOfTheDinosaurs'' has Buck, the one-eyed weasel who most likely lost part of his brain when he lost his eye.
%%* Ed and Rafiki from ''Disney/TheLionKing''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'': KARI...THE BAAAAYBEEEESITTEEEER! *eyetwitch*. Then again, after what she had to put up with in babysitting Jack Jack, most people would be a tad deranged.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie'': Uni-Kitty. What makes this example so mega kickass is that one of the Worlds (The one she originates from no less) is '''''actually''''' named Cloud-Cuckoo Land, thus making her a LITERAL CloudCuckooLander. The way to get to Cloud Cuckoo Land? Through the Lego clouds!!
* ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'': Lilo feeds a fish peanut butter sandwiches because she believes that it controls the weather, and makes voodoo dolls of her so-called "friends" out of spoons.
-->'''Lilo:''' My friends need to be punished.
* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'': The real cloudcuckoolander of the Franchise/{{Disney Princess}}es is probably Ariel. She's a mild example by the standards of the trope, but compared to the other princesses she is [[CollectorOfTheStrange positively]] [[ManicPixieDreamGirl wacky]].
* All of the lemurs in ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'' seem crazy to some degree, but King Julien XIII is definitely the worst. He uses a skeletal hand as a scepter. In the 2nd movie he goes through four different crowns. He clearly comprehends all that goes on around him (which may be why he's King)...
--> '''[[GullibleLemmings Melman]]:''' Hey! The bozos have the people!
--> '''Julien:''' They're up there. ''[points to some human skeletons hanging from parachutes snagged on the branches of a large tree]'' Don't you love the people? Not a very lively bunch though.
--> '''Alex:''' Oh. So, do you have any... LIVE people?
--> '''Julien:''' Uh, no. Only dead ones.
** But he also has a worrying tendency towards conversations with himself...
--> '''Julien:''' Shush! We are hiding! Be quiet everyone, including me. Shhh! Who's making that noise?! Oh, it's me again.
* At one point in ''WesternAnimation/MadagascarEscape2Africa'' he argues with himself to explain the concept of sacrifice to the other animals...
--> '''Julien:''' The friendly Gods eat up the sacrifice...
--> '''(as god)''' Mmm very nice, thank you for that sacrifice...
--> '''(as Julien)''' Please have another sacrifice!
--> '''(as god)''' No No I've had enough for today...
--> '''(as Julien)''' Look I will be very insulted if you don't have another sacrifice!
--> '''(as god)''' I DONT WANT ANOTHER SACRIFICE OK?!
--> '''(as Julien)''' Look at you, you look skinny!
--> '''(as god)''' No, I said I've had enough, now clear off!
* Hammy from ''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge''. For instance, his first idea when the characters wonder what the eponymous hedge is called is to call it [[ActorAllusion Steve]], on account of "it's a pretty name."
%%* Frank, the paranoid lizard from ''Disney/TheRescuersDownUnder'' is clearly off his rocker.
* ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'': And then there's Rapunzel. With her using a [[FryingPanOfDoom frying pan]] as a weapon to her walking bare feet through towns, bars and forests, you've gonna admit she definitely ''looks'' the part. Not to mention the fact that she doesn't know much about the outside world because she has been locked in a tower her entire life.

!!Live-Action Films

* Gomez Addams from either the movies or the TV shows (live and animated) of the ''Addams Family'' is always just a couple of degrees off plumb. But his total self confidence and manic optimism usually sees him through.
%%* Zuzu Petals from ''TheAdventuresOfFordFairlane''.
* Johnny from ''Film/{{Airplane}}'':
-->''(reading newspaper headlines)''\\
'''Rex Kramer:''' Passengers certain to die!\\
'''Steve [=McCroskey=]:''' Airline negligent.\\
'''Johnny:''' There's a sale at Penney's!
** Just [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080339/quotes see for yourself]]. And ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083530/quotes The Sequel]]''. He's credited as "[[YouLookFamiliar Jacobs]]."
* Alice from the ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'' film starts off the movie as one of these, although this doesn't last that long since she immediately turns into the UnfazedEveryman upon entering [[{{Cloudcuckooland}} Wonderland]]. While dancing with the man her [[strike: parents]] [[DisappearedDad mother]] had set her up to marry, she gets distracted by a vision of all the women in trousers and the men wearing dresses and subsequently by imagining what it would be like to fly.
* ''Film/{{Amelie}}'': Amelie and her male counterpart, [[BirdsOfAFeather Nino]]. They're complete and total ''oddballs''.
* Brick from ''Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'' veers between this and TheDitz.
* ''Film/{{Arizona Dream}}'': While most of the cast qualifies, Paul stands out as living on his own private cloud. He's an aspiring actor who's given to falling into any role at any time. If there's a TV on, he'll quote the lines. Go to the theater? He'll hop up in front of the screen and act along with the movie, undaunted by the boos and rain of popcorn. Bump his head on the ceiling fan? That's the perfect time to launch into the Cowardly Lion's monologue from ''The Wizard of Oz''.
%%* Dr. Emmett Brown in ''Film/BackToTheFuture''.
* Sam and Joon from the movie ''Film/BennyAndJoon''. While there are plenty of funny moments with their weirdness, the film also shows the full extent of what having a personal relationship with someone like Joon would entail. Her breakdown on the bus while trying to run away with Sam is particularly tragic.
* Thick Kevin from ''Film/TheBoatThatRocked'' is this to a tee, epitomized when he comes to a Christmas party dressed as the Easter Bunny. Bob from the same movie is a slightly less flamboyant version, as he's mostly just a weird guy who's off in his own world.
* Kitten (Cillian Murphy) from ''Film/BreakfastOnPluto'' has definite Cuckoolander tendencies, despite dropping the occasional [[DeadpanSnarker Deadpan Snark]] when vexed. She even lives in a "small elfin dwelling on Wimbledon Common" for some of the movie.
* Marty, in ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods'', begins the movie as a typical stoner whose statements and actions while high are [=Cloudcuckoolander=]-ish but by the end of the movie, he is the only one who sees things clearly.
* Raven in ''Film/CecilBDemented'' (she's always [[PerkyGoth perky]] no matter what she says):
-->See, my father is Zozo, the dog at the gates of hell.
-->Satan says you need more color!
* Grandma Georgina in the most recent ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory''. Justified by the implication that she can't really hear that well, so often has no idea what's going on. Doesn't make her character any less funny, though.
** Willy Wonka himself, whether it's the [[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory source novel]], [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory 1971 film]], [[Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2005 film]], or [[Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2013 stage musical]] one's talking about, is the TropeNamer for [[TheWonka an ascended version of this trope]], owing to his strange ways making him a successful authority figure.
* ''Film/TheChristmasBunny'': Mrs. Ross, the Bunny Lady. She's also something a Crazy Cat Lady, if you consider the amount of bunnies she cares for.
* In-Universe in ''Film/{{Cinderella 2015}}'', Drisella and Anastasia see Ella as this, due to the latter's tendency to talk to mice.
* Gracie Allen's [[TheDitz ditz]] persona frequently slipped into this type. Sample dialogue from ''College Swing'':
-->'''Hubert:''' Everything makes me think of Love, Gracie. ''(she leans gently on his shoulder)'' What are you thinking about?\\
'''Gracie:''' ''(sighs rapturously)'' Clams.\\
'''Hubert:''' Aren't they beautiful? I hope I don't make you think of clams.\\
'''Gracie:''' Oh no, no. I was just thinking, if we were clams, we'd never have to take our shoes off. Wouldn't that be wonderful?
* {{Peter Lorre}}'s character in ''Crack-Up'', Colonel Gimpy, is a well-loved eccentric who becomes the "mascot" of an airfield he wanders around in, and later sneaks aboard the protagonists' airplane insisting he has a meeting with a European monarch. He's also given to quoting [[Creator/LordByron Byron]] and having exchanges like the following:
-->'''Col. Gimpy:''' That really was a magnificent speech. You know, a man says nothing because he's wise, or afraid, or stupid. Which are you?\\
'''Ace Martin:''' Wise as an owl.\\
'''Col. Gimpy:''' An owl! You know, an owl in daytime, she can't see -- like this [blinks rapidly] -- but in nighttime, she can. [Pause] Goodbye...
** Since it's Peter Lorre, it turns out that [[spoiler: it's all a ruse to [[ObfuscatingStupidity cover his true nature as a cold-blooded foreign agent]]]].
* For a charming/ sexy example, there's the titular character in ''Film/DonJuanDemarco'' (played by Creator/JohnnyDepp), who lives in a wonderful romantic world inside his own head... or is it?
%%* In ''Film/DownPeriscope'', Nitro definitely qualifies, from having "absorbed a lot of voltage" as an electrician/radio operator during his time in the Navy. E.T. "Sonar" Lovicelli is one of these as well, to a lesser degree.
%%* Everyone in ''Film/DraculaDeadAndLovingIt'' has this to a certain extent, but Renfield is the most obvious one.
* Harpo Marx's characters. Consider ''Film/DuckSoup'': despite being a spy, he walks around cutting things with scissors, ruining a JerkAss stallholder's business, and generally being, well, a Harpo character. Becomes even more HilariousInHindsight when it was eventually revealed that he was a covert government courier in RealLife. [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Seriously]]. [[SilentPartner Well, he wouldn't need to worry too much about making a]] FreudianSlip.[[note]]Yes, Harpo spoke all the time off-camera, but consider the RuleOfFunny[[/note]].
* Mark from ''Film/EmpireRecords''. It's not clear how much is the influence of drugs and how much is just him being special. Who cares, he's {{Adorkable}}! Oh, speaking of which, no matter how many drugs you eat, you will ''never'' see yourself get eaten by the world maggot during the video for "Saddam A Go-Go."
%%** Lucas, though, doesn't have even drugs for an excuse.
** AJ super glues coins to the floor and not one of his friends gives any indication that this is in anyway unusual for him.
--> I don't feel that I need to explain my art to you.
* Queen Tara comes across this way in her introductory scene in ''WesternAnimation/{{Epic}}'', though it's possibly unintentional. She accuses Ronin of being too serious, but she just comes across as not taking the Boggan threat seriously.
* [[TheStoner Fred Kwan]] (Tony Shalhoub's character) in ''Film/GalaxyQuest'', with such lines as "That was a hell of a thing" after traveling through hyperspace for the first time, or, after sucking bad guys out through the airlock, "Sorry, I was - door was a little sticky. Did you see that? I'll get one of my boys up here with a can of WD-40."
* Brian in ''Film/HalfBaked''.
-->'''Brian''': I'll pretend ''I'm'' Jamaican!
-->'''Thurgood''': You have smoked yourself retarded.
* Alan from ''Film/TheHangover'' does not seem to operate on the same wavelength as anyone else; it's heavily implied he's seriously mentally ill, though he appears able to function to a degree. [[GeniusDitz He is, however, a genius at card-counting]].
* Poppy from ''Film/HappyGoLucky''. She is kinda happy her bike was stolen, because she always wanted to get a driving licence. She also stuffs chicken fillets in her bra, because: "I like the way they make me feel. Like a natural woman."
* ''Film/HarryPotter'':
** The film adaptations, more than the book-versions, show Bellatrix Lestrange as one of the few malevolent versions of this trope. Fittingly, she's played by Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter.
** Luna Lovegood is a more benign example--pretty much the canonical {{Cloudcuckoolander}}. And J.K. Rowling herself considered Creator/EvannaLynch (already a longtime fan and pen pal of Rowling's) to be one of the best casting decisions in the film.
* Radagast the wizard from ''Film/TheHobbit''. [[FriendToAllLivingThings Allows birds to nest in his hair]] and [[{{Squick}} doesn't bother to clean off the droppings]], eats possibly [[MushroomSamba psychotropic mushrooms]], travels on a wooden sled [[HorseOfADifferentColor pulled by rabbits]].
%%* Admiral Benson / President Benson in the two ''Film/HotShots'' films.
* ''Film/InTheMood'': Largely due to the sheltered life she's lead, the mother of lead character Sonny Wisecarver messes up his life. To stop her teenage son pursuing affairs with older women, she calls on not a relative or a local authority figure, but a radio preacher/huckster who jumps at the chance to demonize Sonny's behavior for all he can milk his audience. When he is in court on some dubious-at-best charges, she misconstrues a question about why these older women would be attracted to her son ; she thinks their 'size' question is about his height and weight - its about his sexual prowess. Her comment that 'he's always been a big boy' causes the judge to order said prowess to be measured - and the results announced in court. By movie's end, it is clear Sonny wouldn't trust his mother to pour milk.
%%* For all his villainous aspirations, Justin Hammer from ''Film/IronMan2'' is just plain ''weird''.
%%* Tonto from ''Film/TheLoneRanger'', full-stop. Even by the standards of other Comanches.
* In ''Film/TheLoveGuru'', the sports commentator played by Stephen Colbert. He is a definite {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, whether he's on drugs at the moment or not. On drugs:
-->'''Trent''': Who do you like in this game, Jay? ...Jay?
-->'''Jay''': I like the Christmas babies, Trent! And I like the way my skin feels when I wearing my rainbow jacket! [starts making robot noises]
** ...and then off the drugs:
-->'''Jay''': I would like to apologize for my behavior earlier.
-->'''Trent''': I know you're under pressure.
-->'''Jay''': The kids in school...
-->'''Trent''': ...you don't have any kids.
-->'''Jay''': I don't have any kids! And someday I'm gonna die...
* The Dag from ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' is practically named for this trope. "Dag" is Oceanic slang for someone who is a loveable, kooky oddball.
%%* Crispina from ''Film/TheMagdaleneSisters'', [[spoiler: until she completely loses her mind]].
* Jim Carrey's portrayal of ''Film/TheMask'' is the AnthropomorphicPersonification of the RuleOfFunny. Makes sense, since his powers come from Loki, the Norse god of mischief. They manifest as if Tex Avery-style CartoonPhysics worked in RealLife. The Mask takes its chaos from the wearer's own mind. Stanley Ipkiss has a fondness for classic cartoons in general and Tex Avery cartoons in particular, so that's how he expresses The Mask. This is foreshadowed by showing lots of cartoon memorabilia, and a poster of ''Red Hot Riding Hood'' on his wall. When less harmless people end up wearing The Mask, the results are... bloody, and generally less slapstick. Always funny, at least for a given value of funny...
** In the original Mask comic, the mask actually warped the mind of the wearer to the point where all their actions lead to gruesome, horrible, and sometimes hilarious murders. Stanly Ipkiss kills a lot of people. Remember the Tommy Gun? This time, the thugs are blown to bits.
* Karen from ''Film/MeanGirls''. ("My boobs can always tell when it's going to rain. Well, they can always tell when it's ''raining''." And ''standing in the rain, feeling her breasts'': "There's a... 30% chance it's already raining")
** Regina counts too. Even if she IS an AlphaBitch, she's a bit off her rocker.
* A lot of the characters in Christopher Guest's {{mockumentary}} comedies would fit this trope. To take but one example, Fred Willard's dog-show announcer in ''Film/BestInShow'' goes from wondering aloud why one entrant isn't dressed up in a Sherlock Holmes-style deerstalker hat and pipe to asking which dog would make a good wide receiver on a football team. He later asks his on-air partner, apropos of nothing at all, to guess how much he can bench-press.
** In fact, Fred Willard's primary role in Guest's ensembles is to be the most obvious {{Cloudcuckoolander}} in the cast; which is truly a feat, considering that nearly all of Guest's main characters qualify as [=Cloudcuckoolanders=] to varying degrees. According various people who have worked with him, he really likes to play this trope [[TruthInTelevision in real life]] as well. Christopher Guest described him on the Charlie Rose show as a man who "got into character twenty-five years ago, and has never gotten out."
%%* Bettie Heslop in ''Film/MurielsWedding''.
%%* The ''Film/MysteryTeam'' has shades of this.
* Mrs Brown in ''Film/{{Paddington}}''. For starters she tries to convince Judy to go exploring London's sewers with her.
* ''Film/PainAndGain'': Paul's cocaine addiction left him a little bit ''off''.
* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'': Jack Sparrow seems to be this, though he's actually pretty good at thinking up [[IndyPloy Indy Ploys]].
* ''Film/{{Predators}}'' contains a disturbing take--Noland, a US Air Cavalry soldier from Vietnam, who has been stranded on a hostile alien planet and hunted by an entire race of {{Blood Knight}}s. He's the only human to have survived several hunting cycles, and he giggles at random, rambles on and on to the new meat, and talks to an imaginary friend. An imaginary friend who [[spoiler:tells him to kill the main characters for their equipment. Thankfully, he's too insane to succeed]].
* Jordan from ''Film/RealGenius'' is a [[MotorMouth hyperactive]] [[TheInsomniac insomniac]] who in her second scene bursts in on Mitch [[MaleRestroomEtiquette in the bathroom]] to give him a sweater she made for him overnight, oblivious to why he might be made nervous by this. She also mentions that her former roommate went crazy and had to transfer schools, although she doesn't know if that had anything to do with her. As she [[CharacterDevelopment develops]] into Mitch's LoveInterest later in the film, her personality gradually becomes less hyper.
* Marvin Boggs in ''Film/{{RED}}'', for understandable reasons.
-->'''Sara:''' Wow. This guy's insane.\\
'''Frank:''' Well, he thought he was the subject of a secret government mind control project. ''[beat]'' As it turns out, he really was being given daily doses of LSD for eleven years.\\
'''Sara:''' Well, in that case, he looks great.\\
'''Frank:''' Fantastic.
* Stacee Jaxx from the movie adaptation of ''Film/RockOfAges'' fits this trope so perfectly he could be considered a textbook example. However, it also coincides with TruthInTelevision since he's the lead singer of a fictional stereotypical 80's band called Arsenal, and a lot of real rock stars have at some point, gotten so caught up in the SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll lifestyle that they become disconnected to reality and start to live on some weird sense of logic that no one else understands (not to mention they frequently forget simple things that should be easy to remember). Heavy amounts of drugs and fame will do that to you.
* ''Film/{{Rookie of the Year}}'' has Phil Brickman, the pitching coach:
-->'''Brickman:''' The key to being a big league pitcher is the 3 R's: readiness, recuperation, and conditioning!
** Also
-->'''Brickman:''' I wrap the cake up in my vomit bag, and Voila!... Breakfast!
** And
-->'''Brickman:''' Some guys ice down their arm after a big game...some say that heat's the way to go...but i have discovered the secret...HOT ICE...HOT ICE...I heat up the ice cubes...IT'S THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS...
** Also Bob Carson, Owner of the Cubs
-->'''Ernie:''' Mr. Carson's last year as Team Owner, he must be really depressed.\\
'''Bob Carson:''' Oh Boy, Fish, look a decoder ring... I got it out of the Cracker Jack Box... look it fits on your finger.\\
'''Larry Fisher:''' Yeah, Yeah that's great Uncle Bob.\\
'''Larry Fisher:''' [Whispers to assistant] That man is turning into a cracker jack.
%%* ''Film/TheRoom'': Tommy Wiseau is this both in film and in real life.
* Rubin Farr from ''Rubin and Ed'' (played by Crispin Glover, appropriately enough): Among many other instances, he dances around his cluttered bedroom to classical music while squeaking a cat toy, wears a hubcap on his head like a sunbonnet at one point, and interrupts a business seminar to announce "I am the king of the echo people" (it ''almost'' makes sense in context, but only because of a hallucination sequence from earlier in the film). He has the occasional surprising moments of [[DeadpanSnarker deadpan snark]] though, and sort of gives Ed a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech at one point.
* Stéphane from ''Film/TheScienceOfSleep'', his dreams and ImageSpots are... interesting - he uses them to cope with reality.
* In ''Film/{{Scrooged}}'', the Ghost of Christmas Present fits this pretty well, if she's not a perfect fit. She also has JerkSue tendencies, minus the feminism.
* Nearly all of Stevo's friends and acquaintances in ''Film/SLCPunk'' have some serious personality quirks. Most of the time it's justified, since many of them are shown or hinted to have various degrees of mental issues, troubling family life and pasts, or take hallucinogenic drugs. [[UpToEleven Or all of those combined]].
* Aunt Martha of the slasher film ''Film/SleepawayCamp'' is arguably a deconstruction, as her eccentric actions [[spoiler: lead to her forcing her nephew, Peter, to pretend to be his sister Angela after Angela and his parents die in a boating accident. Furthermore, whatever methods she used mentally break him to the point he snaps and goes on a homicidal rampage at the camp, eventually surgically modifying himself into a woman and becoming a serial killer]].
* Will Proudfoot from ''Film/SonOfRambow'' is a sweet, innocent and idealistic dreamer whose dazzling and vibrant worlds of adventure are poured like rivers of color onto the pages of an old Bible in pencil and pastel. Sadly, this is also the only healthy emotional outlet he has from losing his father and being raised in an oppressively religious community.
* U.S. Bill in ''Film/TheSpecials''.
-->'''U.S. Bill''': This is the basement. Want to see the furnace?
-->'''Nightbird''': That's okay.
-->'''U.S. Bill''': It's hot. Don't press your face against it for too long or you get red streaks on you for, like, a month.
* Henry Bullock from ''Film/SplittingHeirs''. It's proven by his first scene, where he shows up on roller-skates.
* ''Film/TankGirl''. PlayedWith in the case of the title character. She pretends to be a airhead at times, including making bizarre statements. However, when the chips are down she acts rationally enough - the crazy stuff is just her personality or an act, depending on the situation.
* PlayedWith in ''Film/TheodoraGoesWild'', as the titular lady pretends to be a silly, vapid woman to bug the hell out of Michael Grant.
* [[Creator/RobinWilliams Leslie Zevo]] in ''{{Film/Toys}}''. But his sister, Alsatia, is even more of one. Even though it turns out [[spoiler:she's a robot]], you have to be amazed that someone out-cloudcuckoolanded ''Robin Williams''.
* Jay from the ViewAskewniverse lapses into this sometimes. Example: His Planet of the Apes fantasy in ''Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack''.
** "[[Film/ClerksII There he goes. Homeboy fucked a Martian once]]."
* Naydenov in the Russian WW2 film ''Film/WhiteTiger'' thinks that tanks talk to him. Active tanks tell him where shells are coming from, so he can dodge, and wrecked tanks tell him how they met their ends. This is tolerated because he is an excellent tank driver.
* Gary from ''Film/TheWorldsEnd'' who thinks that the Bible was a fictional story written by Jesus.
* Every ingenue in every screwball comedy. Ever.
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* Hammy from ''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge''. For instance, his first idea when the characters wonder what the eponymous hedge is called is to call it Steve, on account of "it's a pretty name."

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* Hammy from ''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge''. For instance, his first idea when the characters wonder what the eponymous hedge is called is to call it Steve, [[ActorAllusion Steve]], on account of "it's a pretty name."
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* For a charming/ sexy example, there's the titular character in ''Film/DonJuanDemarco'' (played by JohnnyDepp), who lives in a wonderful romantic world inside his own head... or is it?

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* For a charming/ sexy example, there's the titular character in ''Film/DonJuanDemarco'' (played by JohnnyDepp), Creator/JohnnyDepp), who lives in a wonderful romantic world inside his own head... or is it?
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* Gracie Allen's [[TheDitz ditz]] persona frequently slipped into this type. Sample dialogue from ''College Swing'':
-->'''Hubert:''' Everything makes me think of Love, Gracie. ''(she leans gently on his shoulder)'' What are you thinking about?\\
'''Gracie:''' ''(sighs rapturously)'' Clams.\\
'''Hubert:''' Aren't they beautiful? I hope I don't make you think of clams.\\
'''Gracie:''' Oh no, no. I was just thinking, if we were clams, we'd never have to take our shoes off. Wouldn't that be wonderful?



* Gracie Allen's [[TheDitz ditz]] persona frequently slipped into this type. Sample dialogue from ''College Swing'':
-->'''Hubert:''' Everything makes me think of Love, Gracie. ''(she leans gently on his shoulder)'' What are you thinking about?\\
'''Gracie:''' ''(sighs rapturously)'' Clams.\\
'''Hubert:''' Aren't they beautiful? I hope I don't make you think of clams.\\
'''Gracie:''' Oh no, no. I was just thinking, if we were clams, we'd never have to take our shoes off. Wouldn't that be wonderful?
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-->'''Yzma''' (after she thinks Kronk has poisoned Kuzco): Good work, Kronk.\\
'''Kronk''' (indicating his spinach puffs): Oh, they're so easy to make; I'll get you the recipe.

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-->'''Yzma''' -->'''Yzma:''' (after she thinks Kronk has poisoned Kuzco): Kuzco) Good work, Kronk.\\
'''Kronk''' '''Kronk:''' (indicating his spinach puffs): puffs) Oh, they're so easy to make; I'll get you the recipe.
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* Alice from the 2010 ''Film/AliceInWonderland'' film starts off the movie as one of these, although this doesn't last that long since she immediately turns into the UnfazedEveryman upon entering [[{{Cloudcuckooland}} Wonderland]]. While dancing with the man her [[strike: parents]] [[DisappearedDad mother]] had set her up to marry, she gets distracted by a vision of all the women in trousers and the men wearing dresses and subsequently by imagining what it would be like to fly.

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* Alice from the 2010 ''Film/AliceInWonderland'' ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'' film starts off the movie as one of these, although this doesn't last that long since she immediately turns into the UnfazedEveryman upon entering [[{{Cloudcuckooland}} Wonderland]]. While dancing with the man her [[strike: parents]] [[DisappearedDad mother]] had set her up to marry, she gets distracted by a vision of all the women in trousers and the men wearing dresses and subsequently by imagining what it would be like to fly.
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* 6 from the movie ''9'' is a great example of this trope.

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* 6 from the movie ''9'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}'' is a great example of this trope.
6th Nov '16 12:17:13 PM Bassball_Batman
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* 6 from the movie 9 is a great example of this trope.

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* 6 from the movie 9 ''9'' is a great example of this trope.
6th Nov '16 12:16:01 PM Bassball_Batman
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* Gracie Allen's [[TheDitz ditz]] persona frequently slipped into this type. Sample dialogue from ''College Swing:''

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* Gracie Allen's [[TheDitz ditz]] persona frequently slipped into this type. Sample dialogue from ''College Swing:''Swing'':
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