An homage to one of the greatest American directors, and the man who changed forever the way movies approach action.
The Badass Hall of Fame: Where we honor the unique, the uncompromising, the most badass of all badasses.CoolThe Badass Hall of Fame The Badass Hall of Fame
A singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, actress, philanthropist and savvy businesswoman - and one who can wear the hell out of those wigs. Dolly's a badass.
Boundary pushers. Big thinkers. Cinematic giants who are unafraid to fail. The Wachowskis are true badasses.
Extreme violence. Hardcore sexuality. Shocking smart, cynical satire. Paul Verhoeven is a Dutch filmmaker who took the Hollywood blockbuster by the horns and utterly subverted it - while making some of the most kick-ass movies ever.
Gotham's caped crusader, the dark knight detective, the goddamn Batman.
Protector of gay rights, AIDS activist, film historian and author of the revolutionary CELLULOID CLOSET. Ladies and gentlemen, Vito Russo was a badass.
From Captain America to Darkseid, the entirety of modern superhero stories owe a debt to Jack Kirby. And his immense influence extends well beyond the four color pages, deep into the heart of American pop culture. As THE AVENGERS opens we pay tribute to the genius behind it all.
The latest inductee into the Badass Hall of Fame is a woman whose writing has impacted milions of young lives, and whose books continue to be banned from libraries across the country. Are you there, Judy? You're a badass.
As the Great Detective celebrates his birthday (and has a movie in theaters and his show return to TV), we induct him in the Badass Hall of Fame.
The Man of a Million Faces.
Activist, prankster, revolutionary, media star, Groucho Marxist. Abbie Hoffman brought street theater and showmanship to political protest while helping define the counterculture for decades to come. He was a total badass.
Our latest Badass Hall of Famer: the Texas millionaire who convinced Jimmy Stewart to smuggle Yeti bones to America.
Ape from the future. Revolutionary. Seeker of peace. Born Milo, reborn as Caesar, he is the ultimate hero of the incredible, insane PLANET OF THE APES series, and he is a badass.
A good critic doesn’t just give opinions about art, a good critic shapes the course of art. There has never been a film critic as good, or as important, as Pauline Kael.