20. Oskar Schindler
German industrialist credited with saving over a thousand Jews during the Holocaust by employing them in his enamel, ammunition, and Hitler-facepalm factories. His life is the subject of the novel, Schindler's Ark, and the film, Schindler's List.





19. Johnny Cash
Singer-songwriter nicknamed the "Man in Black" for his outlaw image, but more specifically, for wearing black while creating his outlaw image. The self-proclaimed "Biggest Sinner of Them All," Cash played for those he felt society had left behind, often dedicating his performances to the poor, hungry, and wronged. In his lifetime, Cash wrote over 1,000 songs.





18. Ulysses S. Grant
Under his command, the Union Army crushed Confederates at the Battle of Shiloh, and as Commanding General of the United States Army, he made Robert E. Lee beg for mercy at Appomattox. A few years after the North had claimed its victory, Grant was elected President of the United States. He even went on to get reelected, despite numerous ethical scandals.





17. John Wayne
One of the most ruggedly masculine actors of all time, and certain the most ruggedly masculine actor with Marion for a birth name. Appearing in over 150 films, the only thing comparable to his love for being in front of the camera was his distaste for hippies, communists, and people suggesting there's a difference between the two.





16. Geronimo
Contrary to what one might believe after watching a movie with skydiving in it, Geronimo has little to do with jumping out of planes and practically everything to do with keeping others out of Apache plains--for a while, at least. Nicknamed "The Worst Indian Who Ever Lived" by white settlers, Geronimo proved a worthy opponent to the much larger Mexican and American troops vying for his people's land.