Hamirubi wrote:Byrne indeed. I also find the Gestapo-man in the first Indiana Jones to be a very convincing agent.
The late Ronald Lacey, a good actor, yes.
My two favorite scenes with him in this film:
- The one where he confronts Marion, and he seems to pull a pair of nunchakus out of his coat and we all think "uh-oh".... and then it turns out to be some collapsible travel-gear coat hanger - Don't leave Gestapo headquarters without one!
- The one where he is seen on that hot, Mediterranean desert-type island, still wearing his dark suit, leather coat and black hat, obviously suffering from the heat A LOT.... But it can't be helped: A real Gestapo man wears this type of garb everywhere and anytime, as we all know from so many war movies, right? Really, a very nice touch of self-conscious humor on Spielberg's part, there, as if to remind us that the film is clichéd on purpose and not to be taken too seriously.