13. Julian Noble
The Matador (2005)
PLAYED BY Pierce Brosnan
THE LOWDOWN While on a job in Mexico City, lonely Julian befriends a businessman from Denver, Danny Wright (Greg Kinnear). Months later, Danny is surprised to see Julian show up on his doorstep, in the midst of a personal crisis.
WEAPON OF CHOICE Rifle
REDEEMING VIRTUE Besides being capable of guilt and regret, he makes a fine drinking buddy and an entertaining houseguest.
WHY HE MADE OUR LIST It’s a treat to see Brosnan send up his James Bond image as a sleek, natty, unflappable killer.
EW MOVIE GRADE B