Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Top 5 Tuesdays (T5T) Has One Good Eye

The eye patch. At one moment the butt of jokes, and the next... the coolest thing to ever grace the face besides a really sweet stash. Raise your hand if at one point in your life you haven't wished for a stick to get jammed in the socket or some not-to-potent acid of some kind to fall into your eye so that you could wear a patch for at least a couple of days. Alright, you may lower your hands now.

Let's celebrate those patch wearing studs. The ones that elevated the eye patch from an eye sore to a work of art. Give me your Top 5 eye patch wearing movie characters. Here are mine in no particular order.

1. Elle Driver in Kill Bill Vol. 1

2. Snake Plissken in Escape From New York

3. Franky in Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow

4. Big Dan Teague in O Brother, Where Art Thou

5. Emilio Largo (SPECTRE #2) in Thunderball


Ray said...

Fuck, Piper ... you sure do have a hard on for KILL BILL.

LET IT GO ... say it with me ... "it wasn't Quentin's best movie by a long shot, and was merely a compilation of homages loosely strung together ..."

There. All better??

pacheco said...

Regardless of the quality of Kill Bill, Darryl Hannah in the eye patch deserves to top the list. My entire list is Elle Driver.

Dan E. said...

Alright, I'll be the nerd to throw on Saul Tigh from the new Battlestar Gallactica. That new skin-toned patch is pretty badass.

Piper said...


It occurs to me now that I have done back to back Kill Bill pictures and that has more to do with a short memory then anything else.

But we all have our vices and Kill Bill is mine.

den e.

Good call on Saul Tigh. Nothing nerdy about that.

tom niedenfuerer said...

It may not count, but how about the one guy who was the lone surviving Spartan warrior in 300? (Dilios I think) Didn't he have a bandage over his right (or left) eye in the end?

Other then that you've pretty much named them all.

Though for some reason I want to say Max Von Sydow wore an eye patch in some movie. But that's probably more from a feeling that a guy named Max Von Sydow should always wear an eye patch in a movie.

Moviezzz said...

Wait, Hannah ahead of Snake???

Let's just hope Snake doesn't find out about this.

weepingsam said...

Might not the Duke factor in here somewhere? did he not win an Oscar in an eye patch?

Dan E. said...


I've been flat out called nerdy by comic book nerds for saying I watch Galactica, so you never know what people will say.

As for Rooster Cogburn, I haven't seen his films, but can it possibly beat the Ringo Kid? But even watered down John Wayne is more badass than most others, especially when you add an eyepatch.

matthew said...

I'll toss in my favorite eyepatch:

General Chang (Christopher Plummer) in "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country"

Fletch said...

Not a movie, but the Russian guy on Lost has to get some love, so I'll give it to him. Bonus points for being nearly unkillable.

Piper said...


Of course The Duke figures in here.

dan e,

I often get called a nerd for liking Galactica. Good thing I'm big and strong and I can beat those people up so they never do it again.


The Russian dude scares the shit out of me.

Megan said...

One-Eyed Willie.

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