15 Best Movie Stoners of All Time

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

Slater, 'Dazed and Confused' (1993)

Epitomizing the stoner as visionary philosopher, Slater is the sort of dude who's real fun at a party — just be careful once he starts going into one of his riffs on the plight of the Native Americans or the unheralded American hero Martha Washington. Dazed and Confused practically reeks of sticky-icky, and Rory Cochrane turns the burnout into a lovable, thoughtful guy, showing how, for some people, pot's not just a pastime but a conscientious objection to living life as a total square. Cochrane was once asked what frightened his high-school toker. "He's probably most scared of, like, graduating," he responded. Let's just hope this starry-eyed kid didn't grow up, get disillusioned and become a Donald Trump supporter. TG

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