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"Bad boys" are fine to admire from afar. Especially when they're fictional. I mean, we probably wouldn't want a boyfriend who wears a leather jacket IRL, but in movies it's fine. And that's just the point: the rebels we'd be with in a heartbeat if they jumped off the screen wouldn't actually be that fun to hang out with in real life.
There's the dangerous rebel, who will never show up where he's suppose to be. The charming quipper, who's actually just bigging himself up and putting other people down. And then of course, there are flat out criminals and sociopaths.
Why are we so obsessed with horrible men? Maybe it's time to shift our affection to more stable fantasy guys? Ones that wouldn't neg you on a date or forget your birthday. Ahead is a list of some of the other crappy things our favourite on-screen bad boys would do.
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Ferris from Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
On screen, it's fun to watch Mr. Bueller crash a parade and possibly give his BFF long lasting psychological damage. In real life, he'd grow up to be the kind of guy who doesn't tip, then explains why his lack of tip is actually better for the waiter.
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Jess from Gilmore Girls (2000 — 2007)
Being into Jack Kerouac in your teens is all well and good. But once you're in your twenties, well, it's just a bit lame.
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Damon from The Vampire Diaries (2009 — Present)
Yes, he is by far the most interesting guy in the whole town. But he's also a mass murderer. Um yeah.
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Romeo from Romeo + Juliet (1996)
One word: Rosalind. Poor, discarded Rosalind. This, well, Romeo would be onto his next conquest quicker than you can say "apothecary."
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Don Draper from Mad Men (2007 — 2015)
OK, so he can sip on an Old Fashioned like a pro, but this guy's cheated more times than Lance Armstrong.