Collectively these are great men; individually they are tough, strong, funny, daring, brave, stylish. They fly the flag for the male species. Some stare adversity in the face, others spit in the face of metrosexuality, and some are simply loved for not apologizing for who they are, no matter what their shortcomings. They make us proud to be men.
But there is only one man who epitomizes all of the things that makes these men great. One man who exudes power, machismo, brains, brawn, and a vocabulary that a working class Shakespeare would have been proud of.
That man is Ari Gold.
When Entourage hit our screens in 2004 little did we know that a television rockstar had been born. Ari Gold was abrasive, obnoxious, charismatic, chauvinistic, and loaded with so much innuendo that even the cast of Carry On would have blushed. We fell in love with him immediately.
His speeches and rants became legendary, but just don't take my word for it, check it out for yourself...
There isn't really much else to say after that! The good news of course is that Ari Gold will be back, as Mark Wahlberg announced in January that the Entourage movie is in the pipeline and if ever a character deserved to grace the big screen in all his glory, then that man is Ari Gold.
Ari pulls no punches; he tells it like it is whether you like it or not. He's worked damn hard to get where he is and he isn't afraid to wield the power it has created. He commands respect and when he doesn't get it, he bitch slaps the taste right out of your mouth!
But deep down, Ari was a man you knew would get you results. He is a loyal friend and husband, and despite all the bravado, he's just a bloody good bloke.
Ari Gold... I salute you, we ALL salute you!