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The 100 Greatest Movie Characters | Empire | 46. Anton Chigurh

"Call it, friend-o." Anton Chigurh

Played By: Javier Bardem
Film: No Country For Old Men

Why He's On The List: When American novelist Cormac McCarthy wants to throw a dark character at you, it's a safe assumption that you're not going to be able to get them out of your head for a good, long while - if ever. One of his best is Chigurh, and between the Coens and Bardem, they never missed a beat in bringing this monster to the screen. With the kind of unholy relentlessness usually reserved for horror icons, the hired killer has an almost supernatural ability to track his prey, and is rather short in the mercy department, preferring to leave the tough decisions to a coin toss. And that bowl cut is utterly terrifying.

Finest Hour: The look on his face when he strangles a cop with his own handcuffs.

The 100 Greatest Movie Characters | Empire | 46. Anton Chigurh
Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurh

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