What's cool? I guess the answer to that question depends on who is answering it. I think confidence breeds "coolness".
A friend of mine recently showed me an interesting picture blog called the impossible cool. The blog features images of people being...well, you guessed it...COOL! Something more than simply cool, I think the pictures are interesting or "cool" because we know who the people are. These people are hardworking artists, politicians, musicians or actors caught in these candid moments and to see them this way is interesting.
Check it out if you want, here's some of my favorites.
...probably one of the coolest dudes in Cinema, Mastroianni.
It's not a secret that Star Wars Episode 1 is not only a horrible Star Wars movie, it's just a horrible movie in general. Sitting through it is a task, it's so dense and filled with boring political plot points, bad acting and computer graphics. It feels more like an ILM portfolio showcasing CG techniques rather than a film.
I can remember as a kid watching it for the first time and leaving the theater confused. I thought maybe I wasn't watching as careful as I should have been? I dunno what it was but I felt like I missed something because, its Star Wars, isn't it supposed to be good? I thought, "Did I just black out for most of that movie? Was I daydreaming the whole time?" I begged my parents to take me again, so I could see what I surely missed but they wouldn't take me. I had to wait for it to come out on video when I finally realized that it wasn't just me, this shit really does just suck.