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April 23, 2017

Can anybody give examples of film or TV characters who show what the stoic oak looks like for me? I don't have any male role models irl who match up with those kind of characteristics.

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Title Film / character recommendations
Author cheltman
Upvotes 7
Comments 28
Date 23 April 2017 08:25 PM UTC (3 years ago)
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[–][deleted] 13 points14 points  (0 children) | Copy

Bart Simpson. Cookie Monster.

[–]RuleZeroDADRed Beret2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

Rick Sanchez - Rick and Morty

Wub a lub a dub dub bitches.

[–]BobbyPeru2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

You should probably model yourself from Waldo from "Where's Waldo."

[–]mabden2 points3 points  (3 children) | Copy

Clint Eastwood, Marlon Brando, Sean Connery.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (2 children) | Copy

You shouldn't be chasing imaginary heroes in movies and TV since they are almost always unrealistic and would seem silly in real life.With that said, True detective has a lead that is very masculine and dark triad.A good REALISTIC movie of masculine men in dangerous situations is 9th company.Forget all the 300's Leonidases and similar- they're a child's wet dream.

For literature you should check out Gates of fire and Tides of war, in that order

[–]gymbal1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy

Thanks, obviously most characters on screen are unrealistic so would be good to know what to be aiming towards instead of holding up a fiction or something wrong as an ideal.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Cool, glad you get it

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Adventures of Baron Munchhausen.

[–]drty_prRed Beret1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Conor McGregor

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Gary Cooper in anything.

John Wayne in anything except The Quiet Man.

Clint Eastwood in Pale Rider.

[–]Guy_Gardener1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

John Wayne in McLintok

[–]sh0ckley0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Looks good, thanks.

[–]The_LitzRed Beret0 points1 point  (5 children) | Copy

I'm going to go back to Bridges of Madison County. I will advocate it being required sidebar viewing.

Watch it with your wife and cry twice. First time when you realise what a chump you've been and second time you cry because you know why your wife is crying.

I am all choked up now.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (4 children) | Copy

never saw it. Is there a TL:DW?

[–]The_LitzRed Beret0 points1 point  (3 children) | Copy

Clint Eastwood is AF, Meryl Streep is a post wall SAHM married to a Beta provider.

Meryl falls for Clint, they 'fall in love' aka fuck like rabbits. In the end Meryl makes the ultimate 'sacrifice' to stay with her husband and kids and not skip town with Clint. Duty over true everlasting love.

You will cry when you recognise yourself as BB in the movie, then you will cry when you realise your wife has a Clint Eastwood lurking in her past.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

I get it. won't cry is either. Because I did the "crying" two years ago.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

Sounds like the English Patient? Will definitely watch, thanks.

[–]The_LitzRed Beret0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Chances are, in the movies , you will find more characters that show you how not to do it. Actual positive role models will be a little bit scarcer. And the problem with movies are, the beta chump gets the hot girl in the end. Not happening irl.

I can't remember much about the English patient. Something something dead chick in a biplane in the desert something something. I vaguely remember a love triangle, but that is all.

And talking of love triangles, looking back, 9 out of 10 times it is a chick trying to choose between AF and BB.

[–]nightmancommeth0 points1 point  (4 children) | Copy

Watch the series Madmen. Don Draper or any of the guys

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (2 children) | Copy

Don Draper or any of the guys

not ANY of the guys. Plenty of weak men there. shown to be weak.

[–]JDRoedellRed Beret0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

Yep. Hopefully the difference is obvious though.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

in that show, its blatant. thats why girls hate it.

the attractive guys are just "mean" enough to get their hamster offended.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

I didn't really like Mad Men but maybe it is worth a rewatch.

[–]RBuddDwyerRed Beret0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

I can say do not be like the male lead in any Kendrick brothers movie.

You can kill a man, but you can't kill an idea.

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