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Live poll:Who Is The Most Threatening While Wearing Sunglasses

List page: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls565490447/

Poll page: https://www.imdb.com/poll/ZOigdYwdwLs/

This poll is inspired by Paok_Kilkis‘ poll suggestion Female Characters with Sunglasses and uses some of the more intimidating selections. This poll doesn’t ask who is sexier, or sleeker, or cooler. This poll asks who looks more threatening and scarier while wearing sunglasses (often carrying a weapon - both villains and heroes). And just for fun, let’s not post character name or actors/actresses names! Go totally image! Who looks the most threatening while wearing sunglasses?

Got any to suggest, submit your photos here.

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There are tons, some movies even have a half dozen or more worthy characters! Plus, some episodic series sported a new sunglassed look just about every episode (ie Alias mostly featured on but not limited to Sydney Bristow).

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@urbanemovies​ you got a few I’m going put on tomorrow. Cobra and taxi driver and mis smith, are going on. The mirrored sunglasses look is what made the cool hand Luke Guard so intimidating. To tell the truth, I think neo looked rather chummy compared to mobbus, agent Smith, and (I forgot the character name of the woman) in the Matrix. I’m going for intimidation and scary. I was looking for Eastwood but I got the wrong Dirty Harry film. Thank you.

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@dgranger​ 

FYC, I would use the "Boss Godfrey (The Man With No Eyes)" moniker from 'Cool Hand Luke', instead of listing him simply as a prison guard. There are two styles of sunglasses Clint wears in the original 'Dirty Harry' movie. I uploaded an image that features the sleeker and more cool version. There are tons of options to choose from, but I would strive to be inclusive and give at least ten spots to mirrored bad ass female action hereos, assasins, villians and others. Aside from that pool of females that includes Trinity from the 'Matrix' franchise, there are women like Miranda from 'The Devil Wears Prada' that don't even need a gun to be threatning. There also are a number of non-American made titles that feature threatening mirrored characters that are both intimidating and scary, from Asian and European cinema, that are deserving of 5-10 answer slots, IMHO.

FYC, here are some more iconic threatening mirrored character images and choices. Plus, there is a better Travis Trickle image from 'Taxi Driver' pending.

James Mardsen as Cyclops from the 'X-Men' franchise

Jack Nicholson as Border Agent Charlie Smith in The Border (1982)

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@urbanemovies​ how about this one? Even before Marion Crane got to the Bates Motel, Alfred Hitchcock used a sunglasses highway patrolman to set your nerves on end. Alfred Hitchcock definitely knew how to manipulate the audience.

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@dgranger​ I like the image and the scene. But, I think this poll idea is so good and has so many great options, that you can set the bar higher and limit it to main characters who achieved iconic status for their mirrored looks. I would think Jack Nicholson as Border Agent Charlie Smith in The Border (1982) is a better choice instead (see above). He spends the whole movie wearing his mirrored glasses and being a bad ass, instead of a bit character in a fleeting scene.

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@urbanemovies​ Nicholson is on but the IMDb doesn’t have that picture.

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@dgranger​ I uploaded it this morning for you, but it still has one pending approval for the name link to go. I added a couple backups just in case, and they are waiting for name link approval too. I would give it a day and check back to see a couple choices hopefully in the media index. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083678/mediaindex/?ref_=tt_mv_close

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Update: All the Jack Nicholson as Border Agent Charlie Smith in The Border (1982) uploaded pictures are available in the media index now @ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083678/mediaindex/?ref_=tt_mv_close.

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Thanks. I changed the picture.

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@urbanemovies​ I will add more of your selections.

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@dgranger​ I changed my mind. Every time I go to view your updated selection, this image really creeps me out. While, Alfred Hitchcock status as the master of suspense was never in question. I think this "long shot" has a real chance to be the top selected answer in a live poll asking "Who is the most threatening while wearing sunglasses?"

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@urbanemovies​ I didn’t use Al Pacino from “Scarface”. Too glamorous. But I did find another that has the intimidation factor racketed up to 10. Possible winner.
now I need which of the two Doc Oct pictures to use 31 or 32. 

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@jaf_ismael​ good choice for the movie, but that shot was to glamorous, sleek and cool. I want menacing, intimidating, and threatening. I was comsidering another shot from blade where a minor vampire was also wearing sunglasses and with fangs out and dripping with blood. But he was really small in the shot. 

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@jaf_ismael​ used

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@jaf_ismael​ used

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@jaf_ismael​ used

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@dgranger ,

And just for fun, let’s not post character name or actresses/actresses names! Go totally image!

Sadly, IMDb removes images for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, that means that image polls lose images. An image poll that excludes character and actress/actors names is fine, so long as you keep track of the names of the characters and actress/actors names if/when an image disappears from the poll.

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@dan_dassow​ okay, but I didn’t want to do that. I want this purely on looks and not who the character is:

1- Roat from “Wait until Dark”

2 - the Terminator from “The Terminator”

3 - Sarah Connor from “T2: Judgement Day”

4 - David soul from “Magnum Force”

5 - Boss Godfrey from “Cool Hand Luke”

6 - Sarah from “The Neon Demon”

7 - Morpheus from “the Matrix Reloaded”

8 - agent Smith from “The Matrix”

9 - Neo from “The Matrix”

10 - Trinity from “The Matrix”

11 - Millie from “Free Guy”

12 - the player with the skeleton mask robbing the bank, aka, Bank Robber 2, voiced by The Rock Dwayne Johnson, in “Free Guy” (Hugh Jackman was the voice of the masked player in the alley and Tine Fay was the voice of the vaccuuming mom)

13 - Nada from “They Live”

14 - Mort Mills as Highway Patrol Officer from “Pyscho” (would you believe I found a creeper picture?)

15 - Travis Bickle from “Taxi Driver”

16 - Marion Cobretti from “Cobra”

17 - Blade from “Blade”

18 - Charlie Smith from “The Border”

19 - Quin from “Blade”

20 - will be  Dirty Harry from “Dirty Harry” https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0066999/mediaviewer/rm1631654913

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Okay, I’m having trouble logging into my account to add https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0066999/mediaviewer/rm1631654913 as Dirty Harry. 

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@dgranger​ You could save a screenshot of your poll answers once complete and post it on your poll thread to not list the names (proactive) and still have a readily accessible record. An even better idea is too superimpose thier answer slot numbers onto the saved screenshot image page for a record that is kept in the poll's thread.

A worse idea is more reactive, but is a good tool to fix problems that exist already (back-up plan).

The Wayback Machine https://web.archive.org/ allows, in some cases, to see an archived page of your poll. You can archive your own poll pages on the website too. Simply type in the poll's web address, (You can select the results page to access historical vote total results over the years), select the date you want from the choices, and view the page on that date. It has gotten me out of plenty of jams, before I was smart enough to be proactive. I do a fair amount of image polls and both tricks are a must for image poll makers. Dan was kind enough to share it with me from out of his poll makers' bag of tools or his tricks of the trade, a couple years back.

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Image of the list so far.

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Please correct:

And just for fun, let’s not post character name or actors/actresses names!

Got any to suggest, submit your photos here.

#33: These last three, you really don’t want them to remove their sunglasses to see what is not there behind the sunglasses.

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@Jessica​ appreciated as always. Most of those are because I think faster than I can type and I just don’t simply proofread. And I still hate auto correct. But the “n” on “To”, I don’t know how that got there unless my finger accidentally hit the button. Thanks. Great catch on that one.

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Congratulations, @dgranger!

Who Is The Most Threatening While Wearing Sunglasses

Live Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/ZOigdYwdwLs/

Please change "Poll Suggestion" to "Live Poll" in the discussion thread title and change the settings so that it appears under "Praise" now, rather than "Idea."

 

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@dan_dassow​ , done. I hope the IMDb also did Paok_Kilkis‘ poll too. After all, his inspired this poll. I also got another suggestion for him if he wants to include a creepy one of Uma Thurman as Medusa in   Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lighting Thief