You’re making a film. You need to quickly establish Sylvester Stallone as a maverick cop who plays by his own rules. What do you do?
Maybe you have him arrive at the scene of a hostage situation in a souped-up vintage car, defy his boss to take on the villains single-handed, all whilst wearing huge polaroid sunglasses and chewing a matchstick.
Oh, and maybe you give him a character defining one-liner like, “Crime’s a disease, and I’m the cure.”