Food & Drink

The Best Eaters In Pop Culture

By Kim Barnard
9th Jan 2015

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On a completely unrelated note… today we’re counting down the best eaters on our screens. Because we’re hungry and because… it’s the holidays, alright?

Here are the 10 best eaters in pop culture.

Brad Pitt in all of his movies, ever

Tell us a movie that Brad Pitt’s in that doesn’t have a scene with him putting something in his gob (keep it clean, people). It’s impossible. Nachos in Ocean’s, a Twinkie in Moneyball, peanut butter in Meet Joe Black, chewing gum in… everything. There’s some kind of oral fixation going on and we’re on board. And we’re not alone.

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Edward Scissorhands in… Edward Scissorhands (duh)

Because eating your dinner with knives for hands can be tricky.

Charlie Bucket in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

We know Augustus Gloop is the obvious choice here, but when Charlie delicately nibbles his one precious chocolate bar… we’re slayed.

Kevin McAllister in Home Alone 2 

When Kevin eats that perfect-looking cheesy pizza and grape juice in the back of a limo… why can’t life be more like that?

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Peter and the Lost Boys in Hook

Ok, sure, it’s an imaginary feast, but the way those guys tuck into that steaming turkey… it’s everything.

Tony Soprano in The Sopranos

Baked ziti, anyone? 

Julia Child (Meryl Streep) in Julie and Julia

When Julia gets served the fish swimming in butter at a schmancy Parisian restaurant all thoughts of diets go begging.

Mia (Uma Thurman) in Pulp Fiction

Ok, so this is technically drinking, but it so good, it still deserves a spot on this list. Pulp Fiction’s famous milkshake scene single-handedly made gourmet milkshakes a thing, and we’re grateful.

Lady and The Tramp

Obligatory addition. What’s better than sharing a single strand of pasta with your beloved? A total classic despite the fact that we actually want all the pasta to ourselves.

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Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) in 30 Rock

Watching Ms Lemon scarf down a hot dog, or her famous ‘night cheese’, and we know we’ve found our mirror staring back at us. 

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Image credit: GIF Challenge, Pop Sugar

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