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Léon (1994)
France / English
"If you want a job done well hire a professional. "
Professional assassin Leon reluctantly takes care of 12-year-old Mathilda, a neighbor whose parents are killed, and teaches her his trade.
Jean Reno Leon
Gary Oldman Stansfield
Natalie Portman Mathilda
Danny Aiello Tony
Peter Appel Malky
Willi One Blood 1st Stansfield man
Don Creech 2nd Stansfield man
Keith A. Glascoe 3 rd Stansfield man
Randolph Scott 4 th Stansfield man
Michael Badalucco Mathilda's Father
Ellen Greene Mathilda's Mother
Elizabeth Regen Mathilda's Sister
Carl J. Matusovich Mathilda's Brother
Frank Senger Fatman
Lucius Wyatt Cherokee Tonto (as Lucius Wyatt 'Cherokee')
Director: Luc Besson
Producer: Patrice Ledoux
Writer: Luc Besson
Where are the accolades?
This movie is rated 63 on the imdb top 250 movie list, showing that people obviously like this movie, and with good reason. But why the hell didn;t this movie garner at least one single oscar or golden globe nomination??

natalie portman's performance was terrific as the emotionally ravaged matildha - best actress nomination for sure.

jean reno should have been nominated for a best actor nomination. the fact that the audience is led to feel sympathy and sorrow for a hitman speaks words enough about his performance.

gary oldman is fantastic as the corrupt and psychotic cop. his character is so repulsive and chilling, but at the same time so quirky and interesting to watch. best supporting actor nomination.

luc besson. when this man will get some kudos for his work i never know. the professional, in my opinion, is his greatest achievement as a director and, considering the fact he has helmed classic cult films such as nikita and the fifth element, the professional must rate highly as one of the best films of the 90's atleast! best film and best director nominations should have been given.

but no, it was all too easy to heap praise on the feel good movie forrest gump, and shun the movie that, through its intensity and tragedy, better highlights the value of life and love.

Seen it:Ja
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:DVD
Imdb rating: 8.6
Musician: Eric Serra
Running time: 136 min (uncut version) / 133 min (International version)
Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]; Stereo [English]
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Last modified: 2007-07-19 20:27:3