1. Jack Bauer, 24
Does this one really need an explanation? It's Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland), savior of the country (if not the world) several times over. He's definitely a good best friend to have on our side. After years of fighting nuclear bombs, biological weapons, and every kind of terrorist imaginable, Jack has plenty of stories to sustain a conversation. And having survived all that stuff, he deserves some normal, non-threatening friends, too. We'd be happy to have him at our next barbecue, albeit a little concerned that he might unintentionally get us into some trouble.