Cinema's most Charismatic Criminals
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A staple of cinema has long been characters on the wrong side of the law that you can't help but root for. Or at least be highly entertained by. To celebrate the release of The Old Man & The Gun today, here's a list of our 10 favourites: Bonnie & Clyde – Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway (1967) The famously violent bank-robbing couple have fascinated audiences for decades, and certainly wouldn't hold so much appeal if they weren't so charmingly portrayed in Arthur Penn's 1967 movie. Bodhi (Patrick Swayze) – Point Break (1991) You're not a 90s kid if you weren't as taken with blond surfer criminal Bodhi as Johnny Utah (Keanu Reaves) was in this iconic film that I like to look as as a predecessor to the Fast & Furious franchise. Nothing can beat that cop/criminal friendship. Red (Morgan Freeman) – Shawshank Redemption (1994) Tim Robbins' Andy Dufresne finds solace in the wisdom of fellow inmate Red when his life is turned upside down by his wrongful imprisonment in Shawshank prison. Freeman's performance is nothing short of iconic. Tom Ripley (Matt Damon) – The Talented Mr Ripley (1999) Damon turns the charm on full blast as the titular Mr Ripley, sent to Italy to bring back millionaire playboy Jude Law to 1950s America. Seduction is key to a good con! Danny Ocean (George Clooney) – Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
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