"You gonna do something, or just stand there and bleed?"
4. SGTMAJ Basil Plumley - We Were Soldiers (Sam Elliott)
"Any of you sumbitches calls me Grandpa, I'll kill ya."
3. Will Sonnett - The Guns of Will Sonnett (Walter Brennan)
"No brag, just fact."
2. Jack Burton - Big Trouble in Little China (Kurt Russell)
"Just remember what ol' Jack Burton does when the earth quakes, and the poison arrows fall from the sky, and the pillars of Heaven shake. Yeah, Jack Burton just looks that big ol' storm right square in the eye and he says, "Give me your best shot, pal. I can take it."
1. SGTMAJ Jonas Blane - The Unit (Dennis Haysbert)
"Now, Rangers, did you sign up to get out of the house, or do you want to come with me and kick the door down?"
SGTMAJ Jonas Blane - callsign "Snake Doc" - is pound for pound the greatest television badass that has ever walked the small screen. Sure, Jack Bauer's great - but Snake Doc exudes the kind of quiet and understated confidence that would make you befoul your pantaloons if he gave you the right kind of look. He's been silently keeping the United States number one from the shadows for years. He's fluent in multiple languages, which means he can threaten almost anyone in the world in their own language. Which isn't really necessary most of the time. What sets him apart is his humanity. He's fragile in his own way - which exemplifies Tom Clancy's depiction of Special Forces soldiers - "Lions on the battlefield, teddy bears at home."
And, like Will Sonnett, he is not a braggart. Doesn't need to in order to derive satisfaction from his work. What does make him happy? In a recent episode of The Unit, Snake Doc and his team successfully managed to get satellite-tagged fake passports into the hands of a terrorist handler, and then allowed him to escape across the Mexican border.
Later, in the Unit's Tactical Operations Center, he witnesses the satellite tracking of the fake passports coming online and plotted on a world map. As he sees the map light up with dozens and dozens of new targets for his team to hunt down, a wry smile crosses his face as he utters the single line that sums him up better than just about anything:
"I love my work."
Ranger on, Snake Doc. Ranger on.
Hall of Shame
Det. LT Horatio Caine - CSI: Miami (David Caruso)
Douchebag. Douchebag. Douchebag.