Agents of death

13 June 2022
Whether it’s because of their methodical coolness or efficient lethality, assassins have always been a favourite.
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In honour of our Sunday night movie, The Protégé, we present the most badass assassins in movie history.

In no particular order, ladies and gents, these are the agents of death you don’t want to mess with. 

Scaramanga from The Man with the Golden Gun

Francisco Scaramanga is the most expensive hitman in the world. Charging one million dollars per hit ( This was  an impressive amount of money in the 1970s), this sure shot is so accurate, he only carries a single golden bullet.

Anton Chigurh from No Country for Old Men

With no emotions in sight,  just a weaponised compressed air tank, Anton Chigurh kills everything in his path.

Chigurh’s strange bowl cut, odd vocal inflections, and air of vacant amorality make him a figure of imposing, near-otherworldly viciousness.

Sam from Gunpowder Milkshake

Sam, a fierce hit-woman, uses her “talents” to clean up the most dangerous messes. She’s as efficient as she is loyal.

John Wick from John Wick

Whether it’s with a weapon or just his bare hands, John is deadly. As a one-man army, he mows down anyone who messes with his fragile peace.  

Ghost Dog from Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

As a samurai-inspired assassin for the mob, Ghost Dog is a lone wolf in an urban forest full of villainous vipers, who kills his target and, ultimately, those who'd double-cross him, with silent ferocity.

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