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Don’t do it! From Friedkin’s underrated To Live And Die In L.A.
Rod Steiger works them peepers good in Sergei Bondarchuk’s flawed-but-magnificent Waterloo as that chippy Corsican.
An early (1993) outing for Dean Norris – later the iconic DEA agent Hank in Breaking Bad – as a scientist in RJR Nabisco’s tobacco division in the witty TV movie about the company’s leveraged buyout, Barbarians At The Gate.
Ah, For Queen And Country: featuring the best worst London accent deployed by an American since Dick Van Dyke (and preceding Forest Whitaker in The Crying Game by four years), Denzel Washington’s first big role (if, erm, you exclude 1988’s multiple Oscar/Golden Globe/BAFTA-nominated Cry Freedom) has him as a Commonwealth-born Falklands veteran leaving the army and becoming thoroughly disillusioned with Thatcher’s Britain.
Possibly this made things a bit tricky for the cross-marketing guys; the best they could manage was a bit of product placement involving a crippled ex-squaddie (Dorian Healy) taking a slash whilst taking swigs from a can of Tennent’s Super. Because you’re worth it.
Seriously, Frank, just what were you thinking?
From the fourth season of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.
Hired gun Martin David (Willem Dafoe) makes the best of some thinking time in the bath in excellently low-key thriller The Hunter.