Since T99 is putting up the challenge, I suppose I ought to think about an example of what I like to see in how men are portrayed. I'd like to put forward an example from John Wayne -- Red River, surely, or Rio Bravo. But the truth is that my favorite of all is from a 1980s movie of no special fame.
This rendition of the end scene, if you don't know the movie, is just as good even in a foreign tongue.
Here is one who has learned to live in fellowship with a horse or a hawk or a sword, and thus has every strength that might bring glory to a man: but in spite of that he has not lost the most important thing. If you don't know the film, perhaps you should see it, though in truth the music is terrible. All the same, it may be the best we have ever done at capturing the ideal -- and at understanding the importance of lies and sin, embodied in the character portrayed by Matthew Broderick, in maintaining faith against the hardships of the world. It is those lies that turn the warrior from despair and even suicide, and sustain him until the hour when God's grace brings him joy.
There lies a subtle lesson.