Columbia / Sony Pictures
Detective name: Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Steve Martin) in "The Pink Panther 2" (2009)
Sleuthing style: French, bumbling and hilarious. Clouseau's antics keep audiences coming back for more. Watching him trying to crack a case is a real crackup.
Claim to fame: The jazzy "Pink Panther" theme song, composed by Henry Mancini, along with the Pink Panther animated character, help Clouseau bring the film to life. The song was nominated for an Academy Award for original music score in 1964, and its notes are still very much alive today.