Any discussion about the best of anything often deteriorates into a tiff about ground rules. We don’t have any ground rules. We just call 'em as we see 'em. Yes, our list is skewed towards recent movies. We like it that way. Read more
Who would have played Chigurh if No Country for Old Men was not only set in 1980 but also shot in 1980? Our vote goes to Oliver Reed.
Known for his burly physique, Reed also has the piercing blue eyes that Javier Bardem lacks. As far as Chigurh's appearance goes, there isn't a whole lot to go on in the book but the one thing Cormac McCarthy clearly describes are his eyes: "Blue as lapis. At once glistening and opaque. Like wet stones." The Coen brothers are on record saying this was a rare instance where they strayed from the book.
Quite the colorful character himself, Reed once needed dozens of stitches after a bar fight, leaving his face distinctly scarred. Not a bad look for Chigurh. But what qualifies Reed more than anything else is his stare. Read more