One actor. Two film roles. You tell us which portrayal was the best. The most memorable. Or iconic. Or simply your favorite.
But before you pass judgment, a few words defending the “character” of each…
The case for Tony Manero
The strut. The suit. The hair (my God, that hair). Mention the word “disco” and who’s face pops immediately into your mind? That’s right: Tony Manero, John Travolta’s Brooklyn bad boy who has Saturday Night Fever. Like Manero when he cuts a rug, there is no competition between the two characters. Manero wipes the (dance) floor with Zuko.
The case for Danny Zuko
No competition, huh? Five reasons why you should be hopelessly devoted to Zuko. First of all, lest we forget Manero LOST the dance contest. Second, disco sucks. Third, if Grease is the word then Danny Zuko is the personification of said word. Fourth, the ‘50s teen greaser and leader of the T-Birds at Rydell High is way more fun than the sullen paint store clerk. And lastly, disco sucks.
Now that you’ve heard the arguments for both it’s time to render your verdict!