Out Of Character Moments

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  1. Mitch Henessey

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    Michael Myers is evil incarnate. He's a cold-hearted and unstoppable killing machine, who shows no mercy.....until he ran into his niece Jamie Lloyd in Halloween 4. Well, this moment comes form Halloween 5, but still. Anyway, for one moment, Michael lowered his guard, and he showed a softer side to his niece.

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    You don't see a clear, close-up shot of Michael's full face (gotta maintain the mystique), but Michael Myers of all people lowering his guard, and showing humility was a complete shock. And on top of that, he shed a tear. Of course, Michael goes apeshit, when Jaime tries to touch him, but when you think about all of Michael's brutal murders and his character, this scene is truly a memorable moment in the Halloween franchise.

    I was still in my early teens, when I saw The Revenge Of Michael Myers for the first time on some AMC Halloween marathon, and this scene totally caught me off guard.

    So with that said, what are your favorite or memorable out of character moments? And choices aren't limited to just movies, TV shows are eligible also.

    I was going to go with Arnie and the thumbs up at the end of T2, but I ramble on enough about Terminator in here.
     
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    The episode of The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air where Will & Carlton are held at gunpoint at an ATM and Will ends up taking a bullet for Carlton, which leaves Carlton so traumatized by the event that he goes out and gets himself a gun. Who would've ever thought they'd see Carlton of all people with a gun? Shows how deeply the incident had wounded Carlton and turned his world on it's head. This private encounter between Will & Carlton in Will's hospital room is so powerful & emotional that it always leaves me in tears.

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    There are some other serious episodes/moments in the Fresh Prince where Will, Carlton & Phil go out of character that always get to me too. Episodes like Carlton overdosing on speed from Will's locker, Will's deadbeat dad leaving him again, and Uncle Phil having a heart attack.
     
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  3. Mustang Sally

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    There was an odd turn of character in Superman II. Clark and Lois were in a diner after he had temporarily lost his super powers. He fronted a bully and got the living shit beat out of him.

    Later, when he regained his powers, in a plot twist completely unrelated to what was happening in the rest of the movie, he went back to the diner and returned the favor, beating and humiliating the bully.

    It was so strange; so out of character for him to use his super strength to exact revenge on a single, otherwise insignificant bully. When Lex Luthor tried to cause the state of California to drop into the Pacific Ocean, Superman only wound up bringing him to jail and leaving him there. Yet, to avenge a beating he received as a mere mortal; one that affected no one but himself, Clark smashes the guy into the cash register? He uses his super powers to punish someone for something he couldn't do without the powers? Totally out of character.

    Yes, the scene was funny....and yes, it evened a score....but the act was so out of place for either Clark Kent/Superman that I wondered why they bothered inserting it into the movie.
     
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  4. Mitch Henessey

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    To add to this, there was the episode, where Will finally broke down, and admitted his love for Lisa.

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    I forget the story behind the fat suit (think it had to something with a bet, a trainer, and Uncle Phil), but Will followed Lisa around in the grocery store, because he thought she was cheating on him. At the end of the confrontation (not shown in the video) Will opens up about his true feelings for Lisa. It's an out of character moment, because if you know the show's history, Will was a proud and cocky womanizer for years, until he ran into into Lisa, and Will gives an example of his past with the analogy of the cheetah and a rabbit.

    Another moment that sticks out for me is this scene from American Psycho. Patrick Bateman sparing his secretary Jean was an awkward and unusual moment. Bateman salivates in taking the time to pick out the right weapon. He prepares to use the nail gun, but the voicemail from his fiancée interrupts him. Bateman is a gleeful, cold-hearted, and meticulous sociopath throughout the movie, but in this one moment (the confession at the end would be another moment), he's vulnerable and disappointed in himself, after letting Jean go free.

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