What are some films about tough bastards, either emotionally or physically?
I’ll start with Bronson.
Traces of Stones
Rosetta (tough as nails and no father)
Born to Kill
Also, anything with Lee Marvin.
Ha! I just re-watched The Limey.
And Rosetta is yes, one tough cookie.
i’ve been becoming re-obsessed with it lately.
Come on now, Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia!!!!!
all dirty harry films
the french connection 1&2
death wish series
dead mans shoes
the wild bunch
hard-boiled and the killer
touchez pas au grisbi
No Lee Marvin yet? Take your pick, but I’ll pick Prime Cut.
Charles Bronson is the toughest bastard of all.
pretty much most of the Cannon films of the 80s are about tough bastards
“The Seven Samurai”
“The Dirty Dozen”
Charles Bronson in Hard Times
Mel Gibson in Road Warrior
Humphrey Bogard Petrified Forrest
John Wayne The Searchers
Lee Marvin in Point Blank
Clint Eastwood in High Plains Drifter
Charles Bronson in Once Upon A Time In The West
those dudes from spandau ballet in the krays
not even kidding. those guys were scary
also cagney in the public enemy and white heat
and there’s goodfellas and the godfather films
and bill the butcher in gangs of new york
nobody said oldboy?
Robert Duval in “The Great Santini”
Angelina Jolie in “Wanted”
Fando, of Jodorowski’s “Fando y Liz”. He’s a tough bastard.
Man Bites Dog
I’m of a mind to disagree about “Ghost Dog” being a tough bastard, he’s too noble for that, he’s a (modern day) samurai.
Escape from La,Escape from NYC-Snake Pliskin
Video game that qualifies as film-Metal Gear Solid-Snake
Steve McQueen in Papillon
Vinnie Jones in Lock, Stock & two Smoking Barrels
“Come out to da coast, we’ll get together, have a few laughs.”
Only Angels Have Wings (1939) and Wages of Fear (1953)
On The Waterfront
Murakawa in Sonatine
All Whit Stillman films qualify. Is there a more macho son-of—bitch than Chris Eigeman’s Nick Smith in “Metropolitan”?
Z. Bart, you mean, of course, other than Woody Allen?