Because you like Terence Fletcher in Whiplash
Riggan Thomson is a washed-up movie star running from his inner demons. Alas those inner demons look just like the superhero he used to play. See them in Birdman.
Roger Kint is a nervous, weak, ham-handed criminal. We think. See them in The Usual Suspects.
Major Marquis Warren is a talkative, sharp-eyed, and cold-hearted Civil War soldier-turned-bounty hunter. See them in The Hateful Eight.
Mr. Blonde is the undisputed leader of his pack of suited-up outlaws, with a stoic and serious demeanor, and a penchant for bloodshed. See them in Reservoir Dogs.
It's certainly easier to get great footage of crimes when you can guarantee they'll happen. See them in Nightcrawler.
Tony Mendez is quietly determined and creatively resourceful. See them in Argo.
Beware! Anton Chigurh carries a coin with him, which he forces his victims to flip to decide whether they will live or die. See them in No Country for Old Men.
Hans Landa doesn't seem to have issues with Jews, but he hunts them because he's determined to do his job well. See them in Inglourious Basterds.
Maya Lambert is an obsessive intelligence officer with tunnel vision leading toward Osama bin Laden. See them in Zero Dark Thirty.
Though she can seamlessly flit between glamorous identities, Sydney Prosser is more vulnerable than she pretends to be. See them in American Hustle.
This thrill-seeking driver lives by a very particular moral code. He stands by his word and he's loyal to a fault. See them in Drive.
Charismatic, sociopathic, and dramatic, Charlie Bronson wants nothing more than to be famous. See them in Bronson.