15 Best Movie Stoners of All Time

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

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Harold Lee and Kumar Patel, 'Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle' (2004)

Striking a blow for Hollywood inclusiveness, this stoner buddy-comedy was rare mainstream film to feature Asian-American protagonists — and in Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn), gave the big screen its best toker pals since Cheech and Chong. Theirs is a typical yin-yang friendship: Harold is the responsible investment banker, while Kumar is more of the temperamental screw-up. But unlike a lot of cinematic potheads, these buds are actually bright, articulate and sensitive dudes. Which doesn't mean they can't get some serious munchies — hunting down some grub is the whole point of White Castle — or experience crazy drug-fueled trips. (The Claymation sequence from 2011's A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas is one of the trilogy's giggly highlights.) TG

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