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The T-1000 got the role by staring for like 5 minutes

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The T-1000 is among the scariest and most eminently recognizable villains in pop culture. It’s a tireless killing machine that can run forever before assuming the form of a loved one and stabbing you in the dick, with it’s own dick. It’s also a role Robert Patrick landed by staring.

Willem Dafoe insisted on being the Green Goblin all the time

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Willem Dafoe is an incredibly talented and versatile actor with exceptional range as a performer. A factor that resulted in many a baffled critic when he made the decision to play the Green Goblin, the psychopathic billionaire antagonist of Spider-Man, in the 2002 film of the same name. A role it turns out, Dafoe was insistent only he could play. 

Nick Offerman is Basically Ron Fucking Swanson

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Like many actors who cut their teeth in the world of television Nick Offerman will likely be forever synonymous with his breakout role. In this case, burly mustachioed man of the people Ron Swanson from Parks and Rec. A fact Offerman likely doesn’t mind considering that he and Ron are so similar the writers on the show kept accidentally coming up with character quirks for Ron they didn’t know Offerman shared. 

The mathematician who’s (technically) collaborated with a horse

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The name Paul Erdos may not mean much to the majority of people reading this, but within the spheres of mathematics and to a lesser extent, other fields involving big-ass numbers, the guy’s a fucking rock star. Well known for his eccentricities and prolific work output, Erdos collaborated with so many people over the years you can draw a line from him, to a horse. 

R.J. MacReady – hero, survivor, sheep-murderer

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The beauty of John Carpenter’s 1982 sci-fi horror staple, The Thing, is that it ends with the ultimate fate of the film’s protagonist being left to the imagination of the viewer. Unless you read the Dark Horse comics that are considered a sequel to the film, in which case you know R.J MacReady survived and went on to live a long, full life full of indiscriminate animal murder.