22. Gen. Buck Turgidson
played by George C. Scott in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Buck Turgidson, played with total commitment by George C. Scott, is a testament to the absurdity of the military. His absolute confidence in his institution, distrust of his enemies, and general incompetence combine to make a man who can, with a straight face, rail against a “mine shaft gap” in the face of oblivion.