Sick and tired of your job? Is the stress and the pressure driving you mad? Do you hate your workplace and all the faces you have to see day in and day out? Feeling angry? Don’t take it out on your co-workers; there are better, healthier ways to channel your anger. It’s good to express yourself but don’t do it in a way you will regret! If you think Bruce Banner, from the awesome new The Incredible Hulk movie is the only one with anger management problems, think again!
Let’s take a look at some of movies’ most memorable characters in the past who are known for their rage. …And PLEASE don’t follow their examples, especially in the work place!!
10. DAVE BUZNIK, played by Adam Sandler (Anger Management, 2003)
If something pissed him off, then the Sandman would either pull a prank on you or simply yell his heart out right in your face.
Angry Line: “By the way, his name’s not fat-*crap*-cat. It’s Meatball. And he’s eating your crab cakes right now”
9. COL. NATHAN JESSEP, played by Jack Nicholson (A Few Good Men, 1992)
On screen, Jack does it so easily, like breathing air. His famous line will be parodied by many for years to come.
Angry line: “You can’t handle the truth!”
8. FRANK SLADE, played by Al Pacino (Scent of a Woman, 1992)
Never ever try to reason with a decorated man on the brink of suicide, while holding a loaded .45
Angry line: “What life? I got no life! I’m in the dark here. You understand? I’m in the dark!”
7. NURSE RATCHED, played by Louise Fletcher (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, 1976)
What’s scary about her anger is not the yelling or the screaming. It’s the stone cold, heartless expression on her face that says ‘no care in the world,’ the kind that could send someone straight to hell.
Angry line: “You know Billy, what worries me is how your mother is going to take this.”
6. SGT. HARTMAN, played by R. Lee Ermey (Full Metal Jacket, 1987)
His anger comes with the job. Hearing him yell at you, you don’t know whether to be scared or to laugh. But you do know that you better hold your face still and do as you’re told.
Angry Line: “Private Pyle I’m gonna give you three seconds; exactly three-freakin’-seconds to wipe that stupid looking grin off your face or I will gouge out your eyeballs! ONE! TWO! THREE!”
5. JONAH JAMESON, played by J.K. Simmons (Spider-Man, 2002)
I don’t know what the hell his personal grudge is. He probably didn’t get to become the hero when he was a kid so someone like Spider-Man irritates him to the bone.
Angry line: “Who is Spider-Man? He’s a criminal that’s who he is! A vigilante! A public menace! What’s he doing on MY front page?”
4. TOMMY DeVITO, played by Joe Pesci (Goodfellas, 1992)
Geez… this guy can give you the goose bumps. He stares at you and asks you to clarify what you just said, and you’re going to wish you hadn’t said it in the first place.
Angry line: “You mean, let me understand this cause, ya know maybe it’s me, I’m a little messed up maybe, but I’m funny how, I mean funny like I’m a clown, I amuse you? I make you laugh, I’m here to freakin’ amuse you? What do you mean funny, funny how? How am I funny?”
3. QUEEN ELIZABETH I, played by Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth: The Golden Age, 2007)
The man she has a huge crush on has feelings for one of her maids and on top of that, the Spaniards are always in her business.
Angry line: “I, too, can command the wind, sir! I have a hurricane in me that will strip Spain bare when you dare to try me!”
2. WILLIAM “D-FENSE” FOSTER, played by Michael Douglas (Falling Down, 1993)
When everything seems to go wrong, and nothing seems to go as planned; he doesn’t hesitate to take it out on the world.
Angry Line: “You think I’m a thief? Oh, you see, I’m not the thief. I’m not the one charging 85 cents for a *stinking* soda! You’re the thief. I’m just standing up for my rights as a consumer.”
1.OLIVER ROSE and BARBARA ROSE, played by Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner (The War of the Roses, 1989)
Ah, there’s nothing like a married couple who can’t stand each other. Their anger becomes entertaining.
Angry Line: “When I look at you lately, I just wanna smash your face in”
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