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Jan 6, 2011
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Jack Black is at it again, with his newest movie Gulliver’s Travels, which opens in local cinemas, January 18.

Loosely based on the 18th century novel of the same title by Jonathan Swift, the film follows Lemuel Gulliver (Jack Black), an employee stuck in a dead-end job in the mail room.

He tries to shake things up by making his boss believe that he could be a good writer and journalist.

He plagiarizes an article off the Internet, impresses his boss—no, duh— and is immediately sent off to a daring assignment.

Ths mission: explore the Bermuda Triangle and uncover the mystery of the place. Gulliver proceeds as he was told. Typhoons strike in the middle of his journey, he regains consciousness, gets tied down and bound by a race of humanoids that are barely bigger than a thumb. And this is where the hilarity ensues.

So, in light of the new Jack-man’s film, here now’s a list of the shaggy one’s most memorable roles in movies.
 
Zed in Year One (2009)



Jack Black, no offense to the man, already kind of looks like a caveman with his scruffy facial hair, and scraggly locks. Now, though we expect our ancestral kin to not be smarter than 5th graders, Zed or Caveman Jack is just ridiculous. He’s an utterly useless hunter who, as you might have seen in the video realizes the value of arrowheads a moment too late. Good thing cavewomen knew how to choose their men; otherwise, we’d still have comically oversized foreheads.

Dewey Finn in School of Rock (2003)



Jack Black also looks like your typical alternative/indie musician with the aforementioned scruffy facial hair and the scraggly locks. In the film, Rockstar/Grade School Teacher Jack had dreams of being a rock god, but the universe had other plans for him, which decidedly wasn’t as cool (a grade school teacher). So he does the next best thing, and channels his rockstar frustration at the kids, and teaches them *gasp* the essential powerchords necessary for rocking out.

Jeff Portnoy in Tropic Thunder (2008)



We though of referring to the character as “Comedian Jack,” and instantly realized that that wasn’t too bright. But yeah, in the film, Jack plays a comedian addicted to drugs, who’s particularly known for his wide repertoire of flatulence jokes. And just when you think he’s changed, and kicked the habit entirely for the benefit of the group, he goes straight for the enemy’s cocaine, screaming “Don’t judge meeeee!!!!” as seen in the scene above.

NEXT: Be Kind Rewind, Nacho Libre, Shallow Hal, and High Fidelity


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WORDS BY: GELO GONZALES

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