50 Most Offensive Movie Characters

Mutt Williams

Why They're Offensive: Already a fanboy target for his association with Transformers , Shia LaBeouf endeared himself to nobody (including, apparently, Harrison Ford) by playing Mutt, a rockabilly skank being groomed as Indy's sidekick and possible successor. We'll choose our own heroes, thanks.

Most Offensive Moment: Finding out that Mutt is literally Indy's (and Marion's) son. No!!!


Why They're Offensive: The wildest of the Jackass crew raised the bar for puerile, dangerous and "not to be tried at home" stuntwork.

Most Offensive Moment: The piece de resistance in Jackass 3D - Steve-O is fired into the air in a shit-filled Portaloo, and then bounces back thanks to a strategically placed bungee cord.

Bella Swan

Why They're Offensive: Bad enough that the heroine of Twilight is a thinly veiled plea for good girls to abstain from sex before marriage. But the way Kristen Stewart plays her makes having a vampire boyfriend look like the most miserable, joyless thing in the world - even after they've shagged.

Most Offensive Moment: With Edward out of the way in New Moon , Bella flirts with having a threesome with werewolf Jacob and human loser Mike, and manages to make even that possibility look unpleasant.

Mr Yunioshi

Why They're Offensive: Mickey Rooney isn't the first person you'd think you cast as Audrey Hepburn's Japanese landlord in Breakfast At Tiffany's . But while we're on the subject, is there any need for Yunioshi to be such a slanty-eyed stereotype at all? Clearly not.

Most Offensive Moment: Whenever Rooney stands at the top of the stairs, screaming "Miss Go-right-ry!" at Holly.

Gunnery Sergeant Hartman

Why They're Offensive: R. Lee Ermey (a real life drill instructor) drew from experience filming Full Metal Jacket to berate Kubrick's hapless would-be Marines into shape with cinema's most inventive tongue-lashings.

Most Offensive Moment: "I bet you're the kind of guy that would fuck a person in the ass and not even have the goddamn common courtesy to give him a reach-around."

Mr Creosote

Why They're Offensive: Some people just don't know when to stop. Terry Jones' ultra-obese gourmand in Monty Python's The Meaning Of Life eats on waffer-theen mint too many and explodes over his fellow diners.

Most Offensive Moment: Mr Creosote pauses to projectile vomit into a bucket by his feet, and then carries on eating.

Babs Johnson

Why They're Offensive: Divine staked her claim as the grossest movie star in America by playing an exaggerated version of herself in John Waters' Pink Flamingos - a dementedly gross gangster hell-bent on being the "filthiest person alive."

Most Offensive Moment: Divine suffering for her art by eating a real dog turd on camera.

Borat Sagdiyev

Why They're Offensive: Bruno and The Dictator 's General Aladeen have their moments, but Sacha Baron Cohen hasn't eclipsed the almighty outrage of using a vehemently anti-Semitic Kazakhstani journalist to prise open American attitudes to the world.

Most Offensive Moment: Borat's naked fight with producer Azamat tests the gag reflex, but the cruellest gag is his escape from a Jewish B&B.

Jar Jar Binks

Why They're Offensive: Is it Jar Jar's dubious Caribbean patois? Or his gormless infantilism? Or the fact that we all walked into The Phantom Menace with sky-high hopes and George Lucas gave us this ?

Most Offensive Moment: Leading the Gungan army against a horde of battle droids. Well, we say leading. What we mean is pissing around and putting his entire species' lives in the balance.

Martin Lomax

Why They're Offensive: Making original ass-to-mouth scientist Dr Heiter look calm and reasonable, obese nobody Martin decides to make his own Human Centipede without any surgical skills.

Most Offensive Moment: In one of many scenes that proved too much for the BBFC, Martin rapes the woman at the end of the centipede with barbed wire.