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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10. Private Det. Loren Vesser ('Blood Simple')

For your foulest, most criminal needs, look no further than M. Emmett Walsh's giddy, scuzzy Detective Loren Vesser. Though a deal with him is hardly in stone, and when opportunity strikes for a double-cross, he'll take it: Why kill two people when you need only kill one, and frame another to boot? Walsh's Texas drawl is so think you can barely make out his dialogue (though what you do hear is vile), but this is a man who thrives on intelligence. Even looking death in the eye is an opportunity for a belly laugh, realizing his killer has no clue about the real score. JH

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