12. Sheriff Buford T. Justice, Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
Played By: Jackie Gleason
Sheriff Buford T. Justice should only be scary to people who fall on the wrong side of the law. For the ne'er-do-wells out there, his face is scarier than any you will ever see. The "Smokey" of the film's title, Justice normally locks up bad guys faster than you can can say "sumbitch."
Gleason's comedic portrayal of Justice is the stuff of comedy legend. His performance remains cinema's iconic Southern lawman thirty years after the film's release.