Creator / Ernest Hemingway
“He is without question one of the most courageous men I have ever known. Fear was a stranger to him.”
Colonel “Buck” Lanham

American author and Nobel Prize winner. Has written some of the most famous Prose Fiction in the English language. First 20th Century writer to get away with the word "fuck". Master of Beige Prose. Fought in World War I, covered the sequel. Wrestled lions. Flew airplanes. Caught big fish. Owned and loved a clowder of polydactyl cats. Made Mojitos and Daiquiris manly. Shot himself. Shortly before his suicide, claimed to a friend that the FBI was monitoring him. He was right.

One of the most Memetic Badass writers in western literature. (Did you see the part about wrestling lions?) The Most Interesting Man in the World is pretty much an expy of him.


Portrayals In Fiction:

Comic Books
  • The "Form and Void" arc of Cerebus the Aardvark has Cerebus and Jaka interacting with parodies of Hemingway and his fourth wife Mary. These are heavily based on Mary's diaries from their last safaris, when Hemingway was in poor health.

  • Midnight in Paris (2011): Hemingway appears in a handful of scenes and steals the whole goddamn movie. Played by Corey Stoll.
  • Hemingway And Gellhorn (2012) Covers his relationship with his third wife, journalist Martha Gellhorn. Played by Clive Owen.
  • Papa Hemingway In Cuba (2015) Covers his life in Cuba and friendship with Denne Petticlerc. First movie filmed in Cuba since the revolution.

  • In the Timeline-191 series, he's an ambulance driver during the equivalent of World War I as in real history, but is wounded in the groin and left with severe damage. He only writes a single non-fiction book before killing himself, this time taking his girlfriend with him.

Live-Action Television
  • He appears in the "Best Foot Forward" episode of Forever at a party that Henry once attended. Apparently he once stole one of Henry's girlfriends.
    Ernest: This is Paris, Henry. You should be out, wandering these fair streets with a beautiful girl on your arm.
    Henry: I did have a girl, Ernest, but she left me for a charming American novelist.
    Ernest: Ah, yes, I seem to have forgotten her. Maybe you should, too.

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