With A Street Cat Named Bob hitting the, erm, streets this week, we thought it the perfect time to look back at some great movie Bobs.
Bob (Jeff Morris)
The Blues Brothers (1980)
He runs Bob’s Country Bunker, where they have both kinds of music, country AND western. He was a fan of The Blues Brothers’ unique blend of the two genres, until they done darned went and skipped out owing him a lot of money for beer.
Quote: “That ain’t no Hank Williams song!”
Bob (Michael Madsen)
Sin City (2005)
One of the Basin City Police Department’s finest (ahem) and Hartigan’s partner, Bob doesn’t stick around for long. he picks up Hartigan from prison, drops him off and, well, nicks off. But he gives good brief Bob.
Quote: “It’s a lot of miles into town, Hartigan. You care for a ride?”
Bob (J.K. Simmons)
Up in the Air (2009)
Suffers the indignity of being told of his retrenchment by George Clooney, with a whole lot of verbal vomit about opportunities and following dreams. Georgy boy’s bloody lucky that JK wasn’t playing Whiplash’s Fletcher.
Quote: “Hey, asshole, aren’t you supposed to be consoling me?”
Bob (Tim Robbins)
Bob Roberts (1992)
A millionaire conservative, Bob launches a campaign against an incumbent senator, rousing crowds with his far-right take on 1960s acoustic folk songs. A cautionary tale that could have been followed to the letter by Trump’s campaign…
Quote: “The times they are a-changin’ back.”
Bob (Matt Dillon)
Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
He’s the leader of a bunch of drug addicts who get their fixes by robbing pharmacies – oh alright, “drugstores” – and as such he’s not very nice. But Bob tries to break his habit and go straight, even if it’s more challenge than expected.
Quote: “Alright everybody just act cool. Just like we got back from church.”
Bob (the voice of Pierre Coffin)
Quote: “KING BOB!!!”