Dumb Muscle: Film

  • In It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Lennie Pike and Sylvester both qualify.
  • Bane in Batman & Robin is a dumb, hulk-speaking, simpleton that can only follow orders. He's a Super Soldier powered by chemicals, though, so whatever. That's just the version Joel Schumacher used, though. He's actually a Genius Bruiser in the comics.
  • Michael "Lurch" Armstrong in Hot Fuzz. Body of a gorilla, mind of a child, Lurch is also a subversion because while he's dumb, that doesn't mean he's innocent; When Nicholas asks him if he really wants to be part of the evil Sandford conspiracy, he replies with his typical "Yarp." "Suit yourself," says Nicholas, and the fight resumes.
  • Mongo in Blazing Saddles, though he subverts it with the thoughtful line, "Mongo only pawn in game of life."
  • Fezzik from The Princess Bride is a good example of this. It ought to be noted, though, that most of this reputation is based on the word of Vizzini, who has an overdeveloped sense of his own mental superiority. In truth, Fezzik has a number of moments of profound insight, along with a gift for rhyme. Some of the time.note 
  • Circus strongman One in The City of Lost ChildrenHulk Speak is his first language, and it's strongly suggested that he's developmentally challenged.
  • Loz in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children embodies Sephiroth's strength. He's also dumber than a box of rocks. That an aspect of freaking Sephiroth is caught bawling for his mommy like an idiot child is a pretty extreme example of this trope.
  • Bedazzled (2000) capitalizes the undermentioned basketball player stereotype when the main hero gets turned into one. He can barely put two words together and those tend to revolve around "pushing yourself to 100%...for victory".
  • Jason Nesmith makes this (wrong) similar assumption about the bad guy in Galaxy Quest.
    Jason:(not realizing the viewscreen is still on) I've dealt with his kind before, he's as stupid as he is ugly.
    Jason gives his crew instructions as they try to get Jason's attention
    Jason: Okay Gwen, put me back on with him.
    Gwen: That's what I've been trying to tell you, Jason. You ARE back with him.
    Sarris: Perhaps I am not as stupid as I am ugly, commander.
  • Charlie tries to be this in Mystery Team. He just fails at the muscle part
  • The Golem in the silent movie The Golem is incredibly strong, but also painfully dim.

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