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Doc (Jim) over at Music Enthusiast was mentioning a performance that was real nasty. He said a particular scene was really hard to watch. The scene was from ‘The Unforgiven’ and the performance was by Gene Hackman as ‘Little Bill’. That convo gave me some fuel for an idea I’ve been rattling around in my head for a while. My favorite Bad Asses in film. Great performances by actors bringing to life some real nasty pieces of work. These BA’s have provided CB with some memorable moments. Brilliant work. So here they are. Feel free to add your own “Nasty’s”.
Bill Sykes (Oliver Twist) : Robert Newton – scary, sweaty, drunk’n headcase.
Wilson (Shane) : Jack Palance – Ice in his veins killer.
Scorpio (Dirty Harry) : Andy Robinson – Fucking nuts!
Anton Chigurh ( No Country For Old Men) : Javier Bardem – Freak with bad hair
Max Cady (Cape Fear 91) : Robert DeNiro – Vengeful Psycho
Max Cady (Cape Fear 62) : Robert Mitchum – Big vengeful Psycho
Little Bill Daggett (Unforgiven) : Gene Hackman – Unstable flip out case. Sadisticly violent
Johnny Rocco (Key Largo) : Edward G Robinson – Bad man
Don Logan (Sexy Beast) : Ben Kingsley – A real special kind of head case.
Angel Eyes (Good Bad the Ugly) : Lee Van Cleef – Cool, calculated badness.
Shack (Emperor The North Pole) : Ernest Borgnine – A little unstable and a lot fucking mean.
Lee Clayton (Missouri Breaks) : Marlon Brando – Fucking weirdo.
Jack Torrance (The Shining) : Jack Nicholson – Not playing with a full deck. But playing with an ax.
Wez : Vernon Wells (Road Warrior) – Pretty far from right in the head.
Mapache (The Wild Bunch) : Emileo Fernandez – A “General’ asshole.
Toothless and his buddy (Deliverance) : Herbert “Cowboy” Coward and Bill McKinney – Bad news wood nymphs.
Ramon/El Indio (Fist Full $/Few $ More) : Gian Maria Volonte – Head troubles.
LT (Bad Lieutenant) : Harvey Keitel – Bad Ass cop
Frank (Once Upon a Time In the West) : Henry Fonda – Old and nasty
Edward Hyde (Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr Hyde) Jack Palance – Flip side Bad Ass
‘Doc’ Council (Fools Parade) : George Kennedy – A man of God. Not really.
Bill “The Butcher” Cutting (Gangs of New York) – Daniel Day Lewis – Patriotic Bad Ass
Baby Jane Hudson (Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?) : Bette Davis – Yup, women are bad asses too
Maggott (The Dirty Dozen) : Telly Savalas – Another man of God. Not really, he’s a maniac.
Miller (Hang’m High) : Bruce Dern – Sleazeball cowboy.
Mike Brennan (Q&A) : Nick Nolte – Even the bad asses are scared of him.
Red Leary (Thunderbolt and Lightfoot) : George Kennedy – No sense of humor. Just fucking mean.
Reno Smith (Bad day At Black Rock) : Robert Ryan – A good old dyed in the wool racist
Arthur Burns (The Proposition) : Danny Huston – A very sick individual.
Dr. Hannibal Lecktor (Manhunter) : Brian Cox – A very scary kind of man.
Rudy Butler (The Getaway) : Al Lettieri – Hall of Fame Bad Ass
Tuco (Good Bad the Ugly) : Eli Wallach – Likeable Bad Ass
Lou Ford (Killer Inside Me) : Casey Affleck – Certified crazy and real violent on the side.
Howard (One Eyed Jacks) : Timothy Carey – Tub of guts asshole Bad Ass.
Richard Kuklinski (The Iceman) : Michael Shannon – Believable, truthful psycho.
Grimes (Hombre) : Richard Boone – Not a nice guy.
Vic Vega (Reservoir Dogs) “Tooth Pick Vic” Mr. Blonde – Michael Madsen – I want this prick to be dead.
Tommy, Henry and Jimmy (Goodfellas) : Pesci, Liotta, DeNiro – A team of Bad Asses
Daniel Plainview (Let There Be Blood) : Daniel Day Lewis – A very bad human being.
That’s it folks! CB’s Bad Asses of Film. I probably forgot a few, but fuck it, this is enough badness for a lifetime.
(If this was a quiz you would get bonus points for naming the two meatballs below)
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