Top 10 Movie Drunks
#10 - Mike Campbell in THE SUN ALSO RISES [1957]
Mike Campbell in THE SUN ALSO RISES [1957] Image

"You know something? The service around this town is getting worse and worse every night . . . Perhaps it's me . . . As a matter of fact, I'm afraid it is me. Nobody seems to pay much attention to me anymore."

#09 - Joe & Kirsten Clay in DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES [1962]
Joe & Kirsten Clay in DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES [1962] Image

"You remember how it really was? You and me and booze—a threesome. You and I were a couple of drunks on the sea of booze and the boat sank."

#08 - Arthur Bach in ARTHUR [1981]
Arthur Bach in ARTHUR [1981] Image

"You're a hooker? Jesus, I forgot! I just thought I was doing GREAT with you!"

#07 - Egbert Souse in THE BANK DICK [1940]
Egbert Souse in THE BANK DICK [1940] Image

Egbert: "Was I in here last night and did I spend a 20 dollar bill?

Joe the Bartender: "Yeah!"

Egbert: "Oh boy, is that a load off my mind. I thought I'd lost it!"

#06 - Ben Sanderson in LEAVING LAS VEGAS [1995]
Ben Sanderson in LEAVING LAS VEGAS [1995] Image

"If you smelled of bourbon as you fucked me, it would help. It would increase my esteem for you . . . If you spread your legs and you had bourbon dripping from your breasts and your pussy and said 'drink here' then I could fall in love with you."

#05 - Don Birnam in THE LOST WEEKEND [1945]
Don Birnam in THE LOST WEEKEND [1945] Image

"It shrinks my liver, doesn't it? . . . It pickles my kidneys, yeah. But what it does to the mind? It tosses the sandbags overboard so the balloon can soar. Suddenly I'm above the ordinary. I'm competent. I'm walking a tightrope over Niagara Falls. I'm one of the great ones."

#04 - Miles in SIDEWAYS [2004]
Miles in SIDEWAYS [2004] Image

"No, if anyone orders Merlot, I'm leaving. I am NOT drinking any fucking Merlot!"

#03 - Geoffrey Firmin in UNDER THE VOLCANO [1984]
Geoffrey Firmin in UNDER THE VOLCANO [1984] Image

"How, unless you drink as I do, can you hope to understand the beauty of an old Indian woman playing dominoes with a chicken?"

#02 - Martha & George in WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? [1966]
Martha & George in WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? [1966] Image

"I hope that was an empty bottle, George! You can't afford to waste good liquor, not on YOUR salary!"

#01 - Henry Chinaski in BARFLY [1987]
Henry Chinaski in BARFLY [1987] Image

"Anybody can be a non-drunk. It takes a special talent to be a drunk. It takes endurance. Endurance is more important than truth."

User Comments - Add a Comment
tbaby - 2011-09-21 12:31:40
Where's the Dude?
Hammad - 2013-05-09 10:43:58

What about peter sellers in Lolita????? He was amazing as a drunk...