15 Best Movie Stoners of All Time

From Cheech and Chong to the Dude, the pantheon of screen potheads

Every Cast Member of 'Reefer Madness' (1936)

Back in the days when marijuana was a mystery to most Americans, Reefer Madness was just another terribly acted educational film — all cheap titillation and stern lectures. Then, in the 1970s, some enterprising archivists dug the movie up and started running it on the midnight circuit, so that hip dopers could cackle at what folks in the 1930s thought "getting high" was like. When the deluded fools in this picture smoke up, they go nuts, driven to violence and insanity by their demand to have everything be "faster, faster." (Because if there’s one thing pot-heads are known for, it's being in a hurry.) But give thanks to the jitterbugging drug fiends in this movie, all of whom gave us the first representations of screen stoners and paved the way for all those cinematic hopheads that would follow. We owe them so much. NM