#4: JONATHAN KE QUAN AS SHORT ROUND IN INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM (1984)

Compared to the personality-deficient taxi drivers in Manhattan, 11-year-old Short Round would be a joy to ride behind. And, no, we’re not pausing that. Grow up already. In fact, be more like Short Round, the incredibly mature little Shanghai cab operator who saves Indiana Jones’s ass from the evil Mola Ram’s mind control in Temple of Doom, the second entry into Harrison Ford’s adventurer series. Lest you think the name “Short Round” was a subliminal jab at the often joked about smallness of Asian men, the character was reportedly named after screenwriter William Hyuck’s dog. See, that’s much less offensive.