When the heat is on and the tension is high, we tend to get a little moist. In this feature, we’ll pay tribute to the movie heroes who get incredibly sweaty under pressure.
10. Mad Max
It’s one thing to drive through a desolate Australian desert in hundred-degree temperatures. It’s another to wear black leather while you do it.
9. Conan the Barbarian
Arnold Schwarzenegger has let his oiled beefcake loose in many, many movies, but few pumped out the sweat quite as much as Conan.
You know a boxer’s giving it their all when the sweat flies off of them, and Stallone’s legendary role probably shed enough liquid to fill several buckets in his pugilistic career.
7. Ellen Ripley
They say that you should never let a xenomorph see you sweat, but Ellen Ripley lets it drip all over the inside of the Nostromo in her debut.
6. Judah Ben-Hur
Charlton Heston was a master of cinematic sweatiness, and his perspiration pinnacle came as the titular character in 1959 historical drama Ben-Hur.