5. Cool Hand Luke
Paul Newman’s titular inmate may have “cool” in his name, but he certainly pumps out the sweat during his sentence at a Florida prison camp.
4. Sally Hardesty
Women can get pretty sweaty in the line of duty, as the protagonist of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre shows when she’s menaced by Leatherface.
3. Indiana Jones
Temples and caves – not so great ventilation-wise.
2. John Rambo
Sylvester Stallone makes two appearances on this list, for good reason – the dude knows how to sweat. The first First Blood had him in a sweatshirt, but later movies let the juice flow all over his pecs.
1. Ted Striker
The hero of 1980 screwball comedy Airplane earned a spot in the sweaty protagonist hall of fame for the scene where liquid literally pours off him in buckets.