Played by: Mel Gibson
As seen in: Lethal Weapon (1987), Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), Lethal Weapon 3 (1992), Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)

Much like Rambo, Riggs was a highly trained Vietnam vet. Unlike Rambo, Riggs is an incorrigible smart-ass and big-time Three Stooges fan. Another way that Riggs is different than the others on this list is that he wants to die.

Wracked with guilt over his wife's death, Riggs has some nasty suicidal tendencies that exacerbate his reckless behavior. In no particular order, he's been dragged over concrete by a moving vehicle, taken an axe to the skull, received multiple gunshots, and been jabbed by knives. All in a day's work the L.A.P.D. Homicide Sergeant.

Though the things he says and does often get him into trouble (in Lethal Weapon 3, he turns tallying his many wounds into foreplay), you can't help but love him. As of press time, Mel Gibson wished that the same was true of the things he said and did.