The 25 Most Badass Characters In Quentin Tarantino Movies

17. Kurt Russell as Stuntman Mike McKay, Grindhouse: Death Proof (2007)

The professional driver known as Stuntman Mike likes to get his rocks off by killing women instead of bagging them, but unlike most serial killers, Mike sticks to his craft and kills with his special '71 Chevy Nova SS 396. Prior to Grindhouse, Tarantino said he cast Kurt Russell with the intention of returning him to the badass leading man status he once held before being detrimentally cast in films like Miracle.

Two vehicular homicides (one taking our four girls at once) and one showstopping chase sequence later, the mission was accomplished. Except for those final minutes, when Mike gets stomped out by three very pissed-off ladies. Speaking of which...

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