* Creator/SamuelLJackson and almost any character played by him.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** Yoda. Greater than Mace Windu he is. Greater Jedi than all others combined, times Mace Windu squared, he is. Muppet he is. Puts all the Sith to shame he does.
** Boba Fett went out like a punk on screen, taken out by a blind man and a pole. But he looked so [[ShroudedInMyth gosh-damn mysterious]] in his [[RuleOfCool cool body armor]] that fans assumed that he [[HesJustHiding must in all essences]] be the Galaxy Far, Far Away's version of Franchise/{{Batman}}. And so, in the ExpandedUniverse, that is indeed what he became. As of now, he is in his seventies and [[UnexplainedRecovery recovering from]] a ''terminal'' illness, but still manages to beat the stuffing out of anyone who gets in his way. Parodied heavily in WesternAnimation/RobotChicken's ''Star Wars'' specials, in which he's more of a SmallNameBigEgo.
* Creator/BruceCampbell and his [[ThisIsMyBoomstick boomstick]]. He's the most famous BMovie actor around. He's fought and killed just about everything you can think of; [[AlienInvasion aliens]], [[Series/BurnNotice mercenaries]], [[Series/TheAdventuresOfBriscoCountyJr bandits]], [[EvilTwin himself]], [[Series/JackOfAllTrades Napoleon's army]], [[Franchise/EvilDead an evil army of the dead]], and [[NoBudget bad stop-motion effects]]. He was a corpse in Congo and still was the most awesome thing in the entire movie.
* The version of Film/VanHelsing of the self-titled movie -- at least [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/01/19/ in Tycho's book]].
* Captain Nascimento from the Brazilian movie ''Tropa de Elite'' (a.k.a. ''TheEliteSquad''). When Bruce Banner gets mad, he becomes [[Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk The Hulk]]. When Hulk gets mad, he becomes Capt. Nascimento.
* All of this may be true, but ''nobody'' fucks with [[TheBigLebowski the Jesus.]]
* [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark]] can build anything - in a cave! With a box of scraps!
* [[{{Troy}} Achilles]]. "Who would win? [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny Achilles or]] ...?" ([[ThreeHundred Leonidas]] / [[Film/{{Gladiator}} Maximus]]/{{Superman}}/[[Website/ChuckNorrisFacts Chuck Norris]]...) Experts have even pronounced him "Str8 gangsta", of all things. Film/{{Beowulf}} fans [[http://www.youtube.com/comment_servlet?all_comments=1&v=DrkguvGFnrE debate at length]]: ''"Achilles is kinda cheating with the heel thing..."'' And the answer is: [[RunningGag Achilles]]. He had a [[AchillesHeel body part named after him]], making this trope OlderThanFeudalism. Unfortunately this makes him still vulnerable to heel kicks...ones that ''he'' delivers.
* [[Film/ThreeHundred Leonidas]]. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis THIS! IS! SPARTA!]]
* The [[BadassBystander Bank Manager]] in the opening scene of ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' didn't grab a shotgun and start blowing away the Joker's gang away while screaming threats because he was a secret mafioso; he did it because William Fichtner is '''just that badass'''!
* Fledgling example: [[http://trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=91523 Captain Christopher Pike]] of ''Film/StarTrek''. Don't forget [[http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=76045 Captain Robau]]. The shields on the ''Kelvin'' don't keep enemy phasers out. They keep Captain Robau ''in.''
* As of the recent ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' film, Watson has reached this level, due to his general ability to kick ass, take names, and save Holmes' butt about fifteen times.
* Creator/LiamNeeson, particularly after his post-''Film/{{Taken}}'' career reinvention. This was particularly helped along by the KeyAndPeele sketch revolving around his badassery. Hell, he even showed he could [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGuPKSBpyBY poke fun at that idea]].
* [[TransformersFilmSeries Bonecrusher]] hates this page and everyone on it. The only reason he hasn't ground the servers to dust and killed everyone who's ever edited the page is because it provides a handy list of people he needs to kill, and Bonecrusher hates to be unprepared.
* They don't call Franchise/{{Godzilla}} king of all monsters for nothing. In ''[[Film/GodzillaFinalWars Final Wars]]'', he managed to [[CurbStompBattle curb stomp]] nearly all of the major past monsters ([[MyFriendsandZoidberg and Zilla]]) [[CrowningMomentofAwesome ONE. AFTER. ANOTHER.]]
* Lampshaded in ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'':
-->'''William Wallace:''' Sons of Scotland! I am William Wallace.\\
'''Young Soldier:''' William Wallace is seven feet tall!\\
'''William Wallace:''' Yes, I've heard. Kills men by the hundreds. And if HE were here, he'd consume the English with fireballs from his eyes, and bolts of lightning from his arse.\\
''(Scottish army laughs)'' Continued to it's logical conclusion [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcoVxbutl8g here.]]
* [[Film/EscapeFromNewYork Snake Plissken]] wasn't born; he Escaped From The Womb. [[RunningGag I heard he was dead.]]
* [[Film/InglouriousBasterds Sgt. Donny Donowitz]] doesn't bash Nazis' skulls in with his baseball bat; the skulls cave themselves in rather than be hit by him.
* [[Film/{{Hellboy}} There are things that go bump in the night. And we are the ones that bump back.]]
* [[Film/{{Avatar}} Quaritch is not on Pandora. Pandora is]] ''[[Film/{{Avatar}} under]]'' [[Film/{{Avatar}} Quaritch.]]
* [[Film/{{Downfall}} FEGELEIN! FEGELEIN!]] [[WebVideo/HitlerRants FEGELEIN!]]
* In-universe, ''Film/KillBill'''s Pai Mei is so badass that legends about his badassery are over ''a thousand years old''.
* ''Film/TheExpendables'' is a rare example where '''the film itself''' has achieved MemeticBadass status. This is based mainly on the fact that it's a throwback action movie directed by Creator/SylvesterStallone and starring [[Creator/JasonStatham almost]] [[Creator/JetLi every]] [[Creator/DolphLundgren living]] [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger action]] [[Creator/BruceWillis movie]] [[Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme actor]] [[Creator/ChuckNorris available]]. The trailer alone, apparently, will put hair on your chest and give you a third testicle, if you're a dude. If you're a girl, you'll walk out of the theater pregnant.
* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''
** [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Aragorn]], King of Gondor.
** Excuse me, but who here has the audacity to leap into the middle of a mob of angry berserkers with nothing but an oversized knife and an attitude from Hell?
*** Ahem. Who jumps on the back of a massive beast that can singlehandedly rip apart Gondor's armies, kills every single person on it, then sprints to the forefront and kills it with ease. This is a beast that has very, very thick skin and is very large.
** And who not only fought, but wounded [[EldritchAbomination Shelob]]? The world's most badass gardener, Samwise Gamgee. Then he killed a bunch of orcs singlehandedly.
** And let it be known Éowyn is no man but she did cave the Witch-King's head in.
** It took three arrows thicker than his finger and bigger than his leg to take Boromir down. And the only reason he died at that point was because he was played by Creator/SeanBean.
* [[GangsOfNewYork Bill the Butcher]] will teach you to speak English with his ''[[PrecisionFStrike fucking]]'' knife.
* Anyone played by Creator/DanielDayLewis in general.
* As far as WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob is concerned? PIERRE KIRBY.
* '''[[JustForFun/{{Hello}} HELLO!]]''' MyNameIsInigoMontoya. YouKilledMyFather. PrepareToDie.
* [[Film/{{Transformers}} Optimus Prime]] would like you to '''give him your face!'''
* Film/{{Thor}} will throw a hammer through your mouth and have it go out the back of your head. End of argument.
** Who's gonna put the hammer down? THOR'S GONNA PUT DA HAMMER DOWN!!
* ''DirtyHarry''.
** You really don't want to make his day.
** Ask yourself, punk, "Do I feel lucky?" Huh? Well, do ya?
** He's played by Creator/ClintEastwood who is already a MemeticBadass, so this was a given.
* [[{{Tremors}} Burt Gummer]]. [[CatchPhrase Doin' what he can with what he's got]]
* Film/{{Sharktopus}}. [[RuleOfCool A giant, genetically-altered Shark/Octopus with swords on the the tips of his tentacles.]] That is all.
* [[Film/MeanGirls How do I begin to explain Regina George?]]
** Four for you, Glen Coco! You go, Glen Coco!
* [[Film/FreddyVsJason Lori]] [[MonicaKeena Campbell]] decapitated [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] with [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason Voorhees]]' machete!
* Agent PhilCoulson, of the MarvelCinematicUniverse. The short "A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to Thor's Hammer" shows that it is entirely justified.
* In the 2011 film ''Film/{{Warrior}}'': Tommy becomes one in-universe after his video hits the web. He does eventually prove to be worth his fame. %% This entry was added automatically by FELH2. In case the wording doesn't make sense, rewrite it as you like, remove this comment and tell this troper.
* [[TheHungerGames Seneca Crane's Beard]]. That is all.
* Italian actor Creator/BudSpencer. According to fans, he's so strong that [[HellsKitchen Gordon Ramsey]] ''praises his cooking'', and he once insulted Creator/ChuckNorris' mum and Chuck ''offered him a drink''. In fact, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZyaGA8vS6U he can punchinto submission anything but an out-of-order bancomat]].
* ''Film/{{Kick-Ass}}'': Hit-Girl, and in some circles, [[CatUpATree Mr. Bitey.]]
* ''Film/PacificRim'': The Kaidanovskys seem to be [[http://lukemckinney.net/2013/08/21/pacific-rim-how-the-kaidanovskys-survived/ approaching this status]]
** Also [[Creator/RonPerlman Hannibal Chau]] wants his goddamn shoe back '''''now'''''.
** Radiation gets Stacker Pentecost poisoning.
* "You [[Film/TheWarriors Warriors]] are good. Real good." "The best." Not really a BadassBoast, as they have already proven this to be factually true.
* In ''Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000TheMovie'', Mike and the Bots [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall mock their very own credits]] and learn that the Construction Coordinator was a guy named Rando Schmook. Automatically, they declare him "The Amazing RANDO!"