1. What is your favorite gangster film?
(in no particular order):
Carlito's Way; The Godfather Parts I and II; Snatch; Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels; Sexy Beast; Scarface (both the '30s and '80s versions); The Untouchables; Goodfellas; Jackie Brown; Miller's Crossing; Last Man Standing; Desperado; The Road To Perdition; Dirty Deeds; Two Hands; Gangs of New York; The Public Enemy
2. Who is your favorite gangster actor?
1. Al Pacino
2. Uma Thurman
3. Samuel L. Jackson
4. Michael Caine
5. James Gandolfini
6. James Cagney
7. Robert De Niro
8. Bruce Willis
9. Vinnie Jones
10. Paul Muni
11. Daniel Day-Lewis
12. Sean Connery
13. Kevin Costner
14. Ving Rhames
15. Bryan Brown
16. Pam Grier
17. Alan Ford
18. Jason Statham
19. Laurence Tierney
20. Harvey Keitel
(No particular order for the last eighteen, but I HAD to put Al first, and what can I say? I love Uma).
3. Who is your favorite gangster film character, and in what film does he or she appear?
(in no particular order):
Carlito Brigante, Carlito's Way
Jimmy "The Gent" Conway, Goodfellas
Jackie Brown, Jackie Brown
Bullet-Tooth Tony, Snatch
Barry Ryan, Dirty Deeds
Bill "the Butcher" Cutting, Gangs of New York
Jimmy Malone, The Untouchables
Elliot Ness, The Untouchables
Jules Winfield, Pulp Fiction
Mia Wallace, Pulp Fiction
Jack Carter, Get Carter (the Michael Caine version, not the horse-pucky remake)
Brick Top, Snatch
Don Logan, Sexy Beast
Teddy "Black Magic" Bass, Sexy Beast
Winston Wolf, Pulp Fiction
King Benny, Sleepers
Also, I loved that little Italian bloke who was Tony's secretary in the original Scarface, and those three dickheads in Snatch, Vinnie, Sol and Tyrone
4. Who is your favorite director in the gangster genre?
Either Guy Ritchie or Brian de Palma
5. What is your favorite quote or piece of dialog?
"Do any of you know what "nemesis" means? "A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent", in this case personified by an 'orrible cunt: me."
- Brick Top, Snatch
A close second is this one from Pulp Fiction:
Butch: "You okay?"
Marcellus: "No! I'm very f--kin' far from okay!"
Butch: "So what now?"
Marcellus: "What now? Let me tell you what now: I'm gonna get a coupla hard pipe-hittin' niggers to go to work on those here with a pair o' pliers and a blowtorch. (To Zed) You hear me talkin' hillbilly boy?! I'm gonna get medieval on your arse!"
Butch: "I mean what now between me and you?"
Marcellus: "Oh, that "what now". Let me tell you what now between me and you: there is no me and you."
Butch: "So we're cool?"
Marcellus: "Yeah, we're cool. Two things: (1) What happened here is between you and me and Mr. Soon-To-Be-Livin'-The-Rest-Of-His-Short-A
and like a good Aussie I include this one from Two Hands:
Pando: "Acko, we're takin' your car."
Acko: "But I just got the gearbox fixed."
Pando: "Good - that means it f--kin' works!"
6. What is your favorite scene?
The "Cigarette on the Aeroplane" scene in Sexy Beast;
Jules' "Shepherd" scene in the diner in Pulp Fiction;
Butch and Marcellus dispatching the two sickos in Pulp Fiction;
Tony trying to train his new secretary in the original Scarface
7. Which gangster film character do you most love to hate?
David Kleinfeld (Carlito's Way), followed closely by Al Capone (The Untouchables).
8. Which ganster film character do you most straight-out hate or loathe?
Zed and his mate the pawn shop owner in Pulp Fiction, followed closely by Conor Rooney in Road To Perdition.