According to the nursery rhyme, girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice, while boys are made of frogs and snails and puppy dogs’ tails… hey, that just means we taste good (according to the French) and can wag our butts when we’re happy! But the basic out-take is that boys are messy and know how to find trouble, which the boys from The Hangover can certainly attest to when they find themselves up the River of Kings in Bangkok without a paddle. Can Bradley Cooper schmooze his way out of this one in order to get his homies home safe? Or will he need to channel the charm of some of the most lovable rogues in movie history. Here’s four of our fave smooth-talkers who can find their way out of trouble as swiftly as they get themselves into it.
All Ferris wanted was a day off, but with the odds stacked against him this crafty youngster had to use all his wits, cunning and charm just to skip school. Afterall, thwarting a resentful sister, dodging a school principal determined to bring him down, singing an impromptu rendition of Twist and Shout in the Von Steuben Day Parade, and getting Cameron’s dad’s Ferrari back unscathed is no mean feat. Mmm, well, three out of four ain’t bad.
Convincing guys to beat the heck out of each other as a way to appreciate life to the full… now that takes some sweet talkin’! Yep, Fight Club’s handsome, self-assured, and frequently bruised Tyler Durden is the kinda guy who could sell ice to the Eskimoes, even if that smooth smile of his comes with a bumpy fat lip. But there’s just something about him that’s too good to be real, don’t you think?
There are some guys who have a phobia about commitment… then there’s Van Wilder, who’s having so much fun boozing and schmoozing his way through college, he has a phobia about graduating! After seven years at uni, he’s become the ultimate party boy. But when his father cuts off all funding, what’s a slick smooth-talker to do… but turn his passion into a profession! Who needs to graduate anyway, those dorky caps will just give you hat-hair!
A guy who owns a private jet that comes complete with poles for his harem of exotic dancers is a party boy to be reckoned with! Meet Tony Stark (aka Iron Man), our favourite all-time superhero. Why? Because he’s not struggling with a haunted past, he’s not languishing in regret or burdened by responsibility. No way, he’s far too busy having fun with his gadgets and girls and cars and squillions of dollars! Hands up who wants to be Tony Stark! Yeah, you said it brother!