15 Best Movie Stoners of All Time

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

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George Hanson, 'Easy Rider' (1969)

Tagging along on Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper's cross-country drug odyssey, Jack Nicholson’s football-helmeted Hanson stands for all the squares who could easily be cool if they’d just turn on. A slick-talking southern lawyer with a thirst for booze, George tries grass for the first time while hanging out with his new hippie friends, and soon finds himself deeply relaxed, philosophizing about Venusians and bullfrogs. Though Nicholson’s part is small, Easy Rider helped make him a star. He’s the salt-of-the-earth guy-next-door who makes dope-smoking acceptable to the everyman, by turning it an exercise of our nation's divinely bestowed freedoms. God bless America indeed. NM

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