Hollywood has always had an odd relationship with cannabis. In horror movies, the use of weed and other such drugs usually implies that someone is going to get disemboweled by rusty fish hooks. The rest of the time, baked characters make for sidekicks and protagonist in need of adventures that will result in personal growth.
Well, we thought it would only be appropriate to honor film’s greatest potheads with our list of the top 10 stoners. The only rules we have are that they must toke up on-screen, or at least strongly imply that they have been blazing (sorry, Wayne Campbell) and that they can’t be into hard drugs (sorry, Raoul Duke). With those stipulations in mind it’s time to get down to the best and brightest… Well, maybe just best, ganja lovers. So sit back, dim the lights and as the kids say, take some marijuana, because it’s time to blow your minds.
10. Floyd (Brad Pitt)- O.K., so Floyd isn’t really much of a character as much as he’s the set up for a joke. We can forgive him for that, though, because, isn’t, like, life the same way? He might not get much screen time, but the few chances audiences get to see him, he’s engulfed in a haze emerging only to laugh hysterically or watch TV. Sure, he kinda screws everything up for everyone else, but that’s just Floyd for you.
9. Dave Jennings (Donald Sutherland)- Dave Jennings made an appearance on another, very different, top 10 list a while back. Sadly enough, it was for the same reason, though maybe that’s not such a sad thing. The professor from Animal House has a penchant for luring sexy co-eds back to his house and smoking with them, much to the chagrin of their boyfriends. Sure, it’s a little creepy that he’s so much older than his students but… Uh…. It’s Donald Sutherland? Eh, maybe it’s just flat-out creepy. Either way, I’m sure a few of us wished we had a teacher like this back in the day.
8. Harold and Kumar (John Cho and Kal Penn)- Who knew that the munchies could be so epic? I mean, it’s no surprise that the sequel turned out the way it did: Trying to get laid always ends in a grand adventure. While some people might be annoyed at the idea of Harold and Kumar, there is no denying that these two were marijuana enthusiast on an almost inspirational level. Sure there are some parts that got a little out-of-hand in the film, but what would you expect from a couple of guys running around with a freezer bag full of pot?
7. Cheech and Chong (Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong)- Shhhh, calm down. It’s O.K. Just because these two Mary Jane-smoking cinema icons didn’t make the No. 1 slot doesn’t mean anyone needs to freak out. Just be zen, dudes. While we are willing to admit that these two comedians were two of the first and finest consumers of whacky tobacky, it doesn’t mean that they were the best. After all, some caveman was probably the first human to kill another, but it doesn’t mean he was the best at it…Navy SEALs are. (Duh.) Still, we’re all about giving credit where credit is due, and without these two, this list might not even have existed.
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