Coolness and Manliness in Film
On The Waterfront

Movie: On The Waterfront

Actor: Marlon Brando

Character: Terry Malloy

Synopsis: “Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union. Terry witnesses a murder by two of Johnny’s thugs, and later meets the dead man’s sister and feels responsible for his death. She introduces him to Father Barry, who tries to force him to provide information for the courts that will smash the dock racketeers.” - IMDb

Manliness/Coolness rating - 10/10

Yes, a perfect 10.  While he certainly makes a mistake, he goes about correcting it in the most coolest, manliest way possible and it doesn’t involve killing a bunch of people like a 80s action flick.  He ain’t afraid to fight anyone, he picks up the hot girl, and everything he does, he does it so cool.  Then he goes and risks his life for what he feels is right.  His own brother holds him at gun point, and he just stays cool.  At the end, he proves that he is a tough son of a bitch, and ends up helping all the hard working ship workers a lot with his actions.   Must watch movie.