25 Best Coen Brother Characters

From Barton Fink to the Dude, counting down Joel and Ethan's craziest, most unforgettable creations

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11. Chad Feldheimer ('Burn After Reading')

"I thought you might be worried about the security … of your shit." George Clooney is famous for playing the Coen brothers' prize-winning idiots, but Brad Pitt perfected the type with his only turn at bat. An overeager personal trainer who finds a CD of meaningless data on the floor of his gym and mistakes it for top-secret CIA information, Chad Feldheimer is what would happen if you took Pitt's character from the Ocean's movies and repeatedly dropped him on his head. Chad's obliviousness is the perfect foil for the actor's cocksure swagger (a work uniform polo shirt has never looked so farcically out of place), and you can't help but laugh at the sight of him dying for the cause of his own confusion. DE

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