Brad Pitt, "Fight Club"
Pitt’s Tyler Durden is the man all men secretly want to be—stylish, self-sufficient, irreverent and tough as nails. Many viewers witness Edward Norton's Everyman descend into Durden’s testosterone-laced existence with a sense of vicarious excitement: Just how well would we fare going toe to toe in no holds barred brawls? In terms of raw physique, Pitt utterly convinces as the man who can hold his own in the fighting ring; but it’s the way he savors the pummeling that makes Durden one of Hollywood’s most memorable badasses. A black eye makes this guy smile.