Why are we comparing LMG to Skerritt? It should be Hudson. Now there's a douchebag.
But Bill Paxton's character only began with douche tendencies. He grew as a character, and went out like a friggin' boss!
It is physically impossible for Tom Skerritt to act like a douche. His innate cool factor prevents any semblance of douchey behavior...whether feigned or intentional.
I was going to rebut however your avatar stared me down and convinced me otherwise.
LOL. Beware the "eye of the Skerritt"!!