Dumb, Dumber, Dumbest: A Breakdown of the Best Movie Idiots

Braindead blackmailers, head-bopping bozos and a man named Brick — we rank the movie characters who give stupidity a bad name

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Lt. Frank Drebin, 'The Naked Gun' Movies (1988-1994)

Drebin is a member of the elite "Police Squad" and a man who doesn't play by the law — because the law is sensibly crafted by cognizant, literate individuals. He has a Midas touch for harming his partner Nordberg, the previously injured, and/or elderly women, occasionally all at once. He's prone to forgetting the point he's trying to make during hardboiled narration, and once mauled a Shakespeare in the Park ensemble ("I see five weirdos dressed in togas stabbing a guy in the middle of the park in full view of 100 people, I shoot the bastards!"). Drebin may embarrass the badge he wears by belting opera while urinating, but dammit, he gets the job done. If only this crack detective could detect correct word usage from their homonym counterparts.
Dumb Factor: 5

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