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Title: James Bond 007: Henchman
Post by: Corndog on November 07, 2011, 09:20:30 PM
Some of the most memorable characters in the franchise have been the henchmen set out by the villain to do away with Bond. Which one was the best?

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Red Grant (Robert Shaw) from From Russia with Love

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Oddjob (Harold Sakata) from Goldfinger

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Mr. Wint & Mr. Kidd (Bruce Glover & Putter Smith) from Diamonds are Forever

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TeeHee (Julius Harris) from Live and Let Die

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Nick Nack (Herve Villechaize) from The Man with the Golden Gun

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Jaws (Richard Kiel) from The Spy Who Loved Me & Moonraker

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Kriegler (John Wyman) from For Your Eyes Only

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Razor on a String (William Derrick) from Octopussy

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Necros (Andreas Wisniewski) from The Living Daylights

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Dario (Benicio del Toro) from Licence to Kill

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General Ourumov (Gottfried John) from GoldenEye

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Stamper (Goet Otto) from Tomorrow Never Dies

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Dr. Kauffman (Vincent Schiavelli) from Tomorrow Never Dies

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Zao (Rick Yune) from Die Another Day
Title: Re: James Bond 007: Henchman
Post by: smirnoff on November 07, 2011, 09:24:37 PM
Refresh my memory, what was special about Nick Nack?
Title: Re: James Bond 007: Henchman
Post by: Corndog on November 07, 2011, 09:29:05 PM
He was little. The obvious answer is Jaws, with Dario and Razor on a String close behind.
Title: Re: James Bond 007: Henchman
Post by: jim brown on November 07, 2011, 09:47:15 PM
I have to go with Mr. Wint & Mr. Kidd.  They were pretty creepy.
Title: Re: James Bond 007: Henchman
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 07, 2011, 10:03:44 PM
JAWS!  ;D
Title: Re: James Bond 007: Henchman
Post by: Corndog on November 07, 2011, 10:22:05 PM
I have to go with Mr. Wint & Mr. Kidd.  They were pretty creepy.

I've always been entertained by those two as well.
Title: Re: James Bond 007: Henchman
Post by: 1SO on November 07, 2011, 11:05:22 PM
Will have to rank these to find my answer.

1. Jaws (Richard Kiel) from The Spy Who Loved Me & Moonraker
2. Oddjob (Harold Sakata) from Goldfinger
3. Red Grant (Robert Shaw) from From Russia with Love
4. Dr. Kauffman (Vincent Schiavelli) from Tomorrow Never Dies
5. TeeHee (Julius Harris) from Live and Let Die
6. Dario (Benicio del Toro) from Licence to Kill
7. General Ourumov (Gottfried John) from GoldenEye
8. Razor on a String (William Derrick) from Octopussy
9. Zao (Rick Yune) from Die Another Day
10. Necros (Andreas Wisniewski) from The Living Daylights
11. Mr. Wint & Mr. Kidd (Bruce Glover & Putter Smith) from Diamonds are Forever
12. Stamper (Goet Otto) from Tomorrow Never Dies



Honorable Mention to Goldie from The World is Not Enough
Title: Re: James Bond 007: Henchman
Post by: Corndog on November 07, 2011, 11:08:01 PM
Honorable Mention to Goldie from The World is Not Enough

Yea, I thought about including him, Mr. Bullion, but I just thought he was too small to include. I skipped over a few like that in these polls just to conserve my time/energy.
Title: Re: James Bond 007: Henchman
Post by: edgar00 on November 08, 2011, 10:16:42 AM

12. Stamper (Goet Otto) from Tomorrow Never Dies[/color][/b]


That is the most important correct answer. I don't care who anybody chooses as their favorite henchmen, provided that loser Stamper gets last place, you're all winners in my book.
Title: Re: James Bond 007: Henchman
Post by: edgar00 on November 08, 2011, 10:19:53 AM
I voted Grant from FRWL. He's not only the best match for Bond (and less ludicrous and Jaws), but the film uses him so smartly: we see him a little bit at the beginning but we're not sure what he'll do exactly, then we see some more when he saves Bond's life at the Gypsy camp, and then a bit more, a bit more until...Bam! The bad assery begins in the train cart. Great, great, usage of a Bond henchmen. He's played by Robert Shaw, people!
Title: Re: James Bond 007: Henchman
Post by: 1SO on November 08, 2011, 10:39:09 AM
He's my 3rd. Hard to compete with Oddjob's hat. Plus he's the one guy who looks like he could take a stomach punch from Red Grant and the only reaction you would get is a smile.
Title: Re: James Bond 007: Henchman
Post by: StudentOFilm on November 08, 2011, 05:31:36 PM
1. Red Grant
2. Jaws
3. General Ourumov
4. Oddjob
5. Stamper
6. Necros
7. Kriegler
8. Dr. Kaufman
9. Razor on a String
10. Dario
11. Zao
12. Nick Nack
13. TeeHee
14. Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd
Title: Re: James Bond 007: Henchman
Post by: oldkid on November 08, 2011, 09:59:27 PM
Jaws was so great.  And he got such a great end in Moonraker-- the only reason to watch that awful film.
Title: Re: James Bond 007: Henchman
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on November 09, 2011, 04:09:11 AM
Jaws easily.
Title: Re: James Bond 007: Henchman
Post by: Totoro on November 09, 2011, 10:07:06 PM
I hated Mrs. Jaws. That's the only reason NOT to watch the wonderful Moonraker. :P

I did not realize Del Toro was in License to Kill. Now I want to revisit it.