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Best HITMAN from any Movie ?

Old 05-06-05, 07:31 AM
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Best HITMAN from any Movie ?

Whose your pick for the best Hitman from any movie ?
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Edward Fox from The Day of the Jackal or Jean Reno from The Professional, although Leon Lai from Fallen Angels is a sentimental favorite.
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Edward Fox is the king!
Forrest Whittaker in Ghost Dog
Charles Bronson in he Mechanic
Lawrence Harvey in he Manchurian Candidate
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Cruise isnt too bad in Collateral
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hands down jules winfield.
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Lena Olin in Romeo is Bleeding
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Old 05-06-05, 10:41 AM
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James Gandolfini in True Romance
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Old 05-06-05, 11:00 AM
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Travolta in Pulp Fiction

Cruise was pretty bad ass in Collateral too...
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Old 05-06-05, 11:00 AM
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James Gandolfini in True Romance

James in The Mexican =
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Old 05-06-05, 11:01 AM
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Gotta go with some of the Bond films on this one:

Jaws from THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
Red Grant from FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
Xenia Onnatopp from GOLDENEYE
Scramanga from THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN
Mr. Wint & Mr. Kidd from DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

These aren't "realistic" hitmen/hitwomen to be sure, but they sure are entertaining and memorable characters.
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Old 05-06-05, 11:10 AM
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Kirill (Karl Urban) in Bourne Supremacy. I don't know about BEST, but he was pretty good. Had that "cold-blooded" look and demeanor.
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Mongo from Blazing Saddles.
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Old 05-06-05, 11:22 AM
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Alain Delon from Le Samourai (1967)
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Chow Yun-Fat from The Killer (1989)
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Bruce Willis from the Jackle.
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Originally Posted by flixtime
Alain Delon from Le Samourai (1967)
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Chow Yun-Fat from The Killer (1989)
I thought of both, but each seemed to have personality flaws which ended up dooming them, don't you think?
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Old 05-06-05, 11:49 AM
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Edward Fox from Day of The Jackal.
It took pretty much all the security in France to take him down.

Tom Cruise in Collateral was pretty much foiled by a taxi driver.
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Originally Posted by bhk
Edward Fox from Day of The Jackal.
It took pretty much all the security in France to take him down.

Tom Cruise in Collateral was pretty much foiled by a taxi driver.
I think that sums it up.
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Old 05-06-05, 11:55 AM
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And how do you top Sonny Chiba as Golgo 13?

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Old 05-06-05, 12:16 PM
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I still vote for Tom Cruise's portrayal in Collateral.

Filmakers can make hitmen seem superhuman but Tom Cruise was more believable in disarming people with his charisma and the emotional detachment needed in order to execute people at will. The gunfights were as realistic as movies get these days and Tom was trained by a former SAS guy in weapons handling and close quarters combat. Shooting from retention, reloads, proper stance, proper grip, controlled double taps etc. Its refreshing to see an actor who looks like he knows how to handle a real gun instead of a toy.

As entertaining as "superhuman" hitman as Jean Reno or Anne Paurillard is in La Femme Nikita I guess I kinda prefer a more realistic approach.
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Old 05-06-05, 12:30 PM
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I know you don't mention the Jackal as a sort of "superhuman" hitman but the way he set everything up and the fact that he was targeting a well known and well protected leader of a country who already had assasination attempts against him that had failed made him a superior character for me. It's one thing to knock off a few businessmen etc. but completely another to try and almost pull off knocking off the leader of a country. (And unfortunately, I know the above sounds a lot like arguing about who's stronger, Tarzan or The Phantom)
John Malkovich's portrayal of an assasin in In the Line of Fire was very good as well.
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James Gandolfini in True Romance
The first one I thougt of too, then I remembered he got killed by a girl.

I liked Jude Law in Road to Perdition.

Does Robert Patrick qualify from T2?
How about the Bride from Kill Bill?
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Lena Olin in Romeo is Bleeding
I like this choice! I just saw this for the first time a couple of months back and really liked it. She's got a great wink.
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