It's time to call in the experts! No messing around under the bonnet and hoping for the best anymore. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, maybe you can hire Jason Statham in
'The Mechanic' or one of Pearl & Dean's Top 5 Movie Mechanics.
The first entry in this latest top 5 is the man with no name! Known only as the German Mechanic from Indiana Jones - Raiders of the Lost Ark, this is one brutal character. He has the shortest on screen time out of any of the mechanics on this list, but by gosh is it memorable!
Upon seeing Indiana Jones trying to commandeer the Flying Wing German aircraft which was going to transport the Ark of the Covenant, this rather beastly chap tried to stop Indy. A brawl ensued with Indy no match for the power of this guy, but unaware the now moving plane was right behind him, the German mechanic was ripped to shreds by the spinning propellers! Now that's a way to bow out!
Do I even need to justify this entry? Ok if I must.
Mikaela Banes played by the stunning Megan Fox, is the character in the Transformers that becomes the love interest of Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf). The genuine reason (honest govenor!) that Mikaela makes our Top 5 is her amazing mechanical skills. She learnt how to fix cars and motorbikes from her father, Cal, who was a long-time car thief. See Mikaela does have grounds to make our Top 5. How dare you question our reasoning! :)-
Good old Ronnie, the loveable larger than life car mechanic. Played by the late Chris Farley who sadly passed away in late 1997, Ronnie isn't exactly the most hard working mechanic.
We first meet Ronnie when Beldar Conehead (also known as Donald R. DeCicco on planet earth!) comes to collect his American sedan. But this mechanic has spent most of the afternoon sipping beers and not repairing Beldar's car! However, Ronnie is far more interested in Connie Conehead who he finds uber attractive! The pair soon fall in love but Beldar doesn't agree at first, even stating "I find you unacceptable!" But Ronnie comes good in the end...
Can you really believe this cuety turns out to be one of the most evil characters ever to grace the silver screen? Well he does! Anakin Skywalker eventually becomes the infamous Darth Vader, housed within the legendary Death Star.
But it wasn't all about death and destruction for this little lad oh no. Anakin is a genius went it comes to mechanics and robotics. Not only at a young age did he build his own custom podracer but invents and creates a talking protocol droid (robot to you and me) named C-3PO. Yes the icon that is C-3PO! Who would have believed it eh?
I know what you're thinking, "Ray Stantz a mechanic? No he's a Ghostbuster!". Well yes he is a Ghostbuster but he is also a mastermind when it comes to mechanics! Ray, played by Dan Aykroyd, is the mind behind the Ecto-1, the awesome 1959 Cadillac the Ghostbusters ride around in!
Ray purchases the car for $4,800, which considering the vehicle is in an awful state needing all kinds of repairs is a ridiculously high price. So hey perhaps Ray isn't the greatest negotiator but he soon turns the old banger into a sparkling white ectomobile. But that's not all as with the help of Egon Spengler, Ray helps make the Proton Pack and all the awesome 'bustin gear! So if you need a car fixing or ghost catching, who ya gonna call?