This is What Famous Movie Bullies Look Like Now
If it wasn’t for movie bullies, what would be the point of going to the movies? Think about it. What would Batman be like without the Joker? What would GoodFellas be like without Jimmy and Tommy? Naturally, there would be no point to Smokey and the Bandit, without the Bandit. The bully is what makes the movie, but what happens to the bully, once the movie is over?
• Scut Farkus – A Christmas Story: Farkus, played by Canadian actor Zack Ward, is known for his bullying ways of stopping children to and from school to rough them up and steal their lunch money. However, Farkus gets a run for his money after Ralphie takes him on after a hard day at school. Ward must have enjoyed playing a terrifying bully, as he went on to play parts in horror movies like Resident Evil: Apocalypse and Freddy vs. Jason.
• Mr. Joshua – Lethal Weapon: Known as a sadistic enforcer and drug baron, Mr. Joshua, played by Gary Busey, tries to get the best of Murtagh and Riggs. Busey continued playing enforcers in movies, like Predator 2 and Point Break, despite being in a serious motorcycle accident where he was not wearing a helmet. After seeing a doctor while taking part in 2008’s Celebrity Rehab, Busey realized he could have suffered slight brain damage, due to his accident.
• Edward Rooney – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: Best known for seeking out the truant student, Ferris Bueller, Jeffrey Jones plays Edward Rooney, who encounters countless beatings, just like Wile E. Coyote while he is taking on the Road Runner. Jones would go on to play Charles Deetz in Beetlejuice. In 2003, he was arrested for child pornography and was accused of soliciting a 14 year old boy to pose for pictures. He was arrested two more times in 2010 for failing to register as a sex offender in Florida and California.
• Annie Wilkes – Misery: With fans like Annie Wilkes in Misery, who needs enemies? Wilkes, played by Kathy Bates, finds devlish ways to torture author Paul Sheldon, all in the name of bringing her favorite fictional character back to life. Bates would move on from being Sheldon’s biggest fan in Misery to Harry’s Law and playing the ghost of Charlie Harper on Two and a Half Men. After surviving both ovarian and breast cancer, Bates would go on to take on one of her best roles ever on American Horror Story.
• Freddy Krueger – A Nightmare on Elm Street: Terrorizing teens in a series of ‘Nightmare’ films, Freddy Krueger, played by Robert Englund, represented the face of teenage insomnia with good reason, go to sleep and never wake up. While Englund was type-cast as “horrific” characters through out his acting career, he was once considered for the role of Han Solo in Star Wars.
• Ogre – Revenge of the Nerds: Ogre, played by Donald Gibb, is best known as the taunting nemesis sent in by the jocks to rile up the nerds in Revenge of the Nerds. Considering he would eventually join the nerds in Revenge of the Nerds 2, it may be hard to believe that Gibb once played for the San Diego Chargers and would go on to co-star in Bloodsport with Jean-Claude Van Damme.
• Biff Tannen – Back to the Future: Tannen, played by Thomas F. Wilson, is famous for asking Marty or George McFly in Back to the Future, ‘what are you looking at, butthead?’ After he was through giving Michael J. Fox a hard time, Wilson would go on to star in NBC’s Freaks & Geeks. Wilson is also known for his voiceover work in Spongebob SquarePants and being a contributor to the Bob & Tom Show.
• Mark McKinney – Joe Somebody: Better known as David Puddy, Elaine’s on-again and off-again boyfriend on Seinfeld, Patrick Warburton would go on to take assigned parking places and bully Joe Somebody. Warburton, who is also known for doing voiceovers on commercials, also contributes the voice of Joe Swanson on Family Guy.
• Draco Malfoy – Harry Potter: After bullying Harry Potter and and friends through a series of movies as Draco Malfoy, Tom Felton would move on to Rise of the Planet of the Apes, a reboot of the original. However, considering Felton bullied Harry Potter for many years of his life, it may be hard to believe that Felton worked with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
• Heather McNamara – Heathers: Better known as the nicer of the ‘Heathers,’ Heather McNamara, played by Lisanne Falk, became Veronica’s friend after Veronica saved her from committing suicide. Of course, this came after McNamara bullied Veronica and others attending her high school. Falk, a former model with the Ford Modeling Agency, would go on to star in movies like Less Than Zero and Say Anything. She also became a producer, but she retired from show business in 2002.
• John Bender – The Breakfast Club: Best known for mocking all of the ‘brat pack’ scheduled for detention in the Breakfast Club, John Bender, played by Judd Nelson, would go on to be honored by having The Simpsons’ character Nelson Muntz named after him. Nelson would go on to reprise John Bender in a Family Guy episode, and he would also land a recurring role on Two and a Half Men.
• Tracy Flick – Election: Flick, played by Reese Witherspoon, does not know the meaning of the word quit in Election. While she doesn’t exactly bully Mr. McAllister, she does pester him about the class president election, while trying to hide her affair with her teacher and destroying all the class president candidate’s election posters. Witherspoon would go on to win an Academy Award for her role in Walk the Line. She also serves on the board of the Children’s Defense Fund.
• Shooter McGavin – Happy Gilmore: Best known for heckling or hiring someone to heckle Happy Gilmore on the golf course, McGavin, played by Christopher McDonald, was born in New York City, but raised in Upstate New York, near Syracuse. McDonald would go on to star in such shows as Harry’s Law and Boardwalk Empire. He would also provide voices for several cartoons.
• Troy Perkins – The Goonies: When he wasn’t bullying the younger characters in The Goonies, Perkins, played by Steve Antin, was busy trying to win back Andy, his ex-girlfriend. Antin would go on to play one of the rapists in The Accused. The brother of Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin, Antin also directed 2010’s Burlesque, which starred Christina Aguilera, Stanley Tucci, and Cher.
• Mick McAllister – Teen Wolf: McAllister, played by Mark Arnold, is best known for bullying Scott Howard up and down the high school basketball court. While Arnold really did not star in any other big 80s movies, he did settle into television movies and miniseries and soap operas. However, he is slowly making his way back to the big screen. He will be seen in the upcoming Bridget Jones’ Baby.