Poker strategy essays
The Coolest On-Screen Poker Players
Hollywood loves a good risk taker, whether its secret
agents, con artists or plain old bad guys, we all
love the danger and the charisma. Some of the most
charismatic characters in film history have found
their way to the poker table over the years, so let's
take a look at the coolest players to ever set foot
in a casino
on the silver screen.
Daniel "Danny" Ocean is both the namesake and central
protagonist in the original Ocean's 11, and its 2001
remake, and the two sequels that followed. Initially
portrayed by Frank Sinatra in the original film and
by George Clooney in the remake, Ocean is the only
character that appears in all four Ocean's films.
James Bond is a secret agent, code name 007 who works
for the British Secret Service. He was created in
1953 by writer Ian Fleming, and has featured in over
26 films, being portrayed by seven different actors.
The glitz and glamour of casinos play perfectly into
the overall setting of Bond films, seeing him at the
tables in films such as Dr. No, Thunderball and Diamonds
Eric "The Kid" Stoner
Eric Stoner is the lead character in the 1965 American
drama film The Cincinnati Kid, portrayed by Steve
McQueen. It tells the story of a young Depression-era
poker player as he seeks to establish his reputation
at the top. His quest leads him to take on Lancey
Howard, an experienced player widely considered to
be the best, ending in a climactic final poker match
between the two.
Le'Chiffre is a Bond villain appearing in the 1967
film Casino Royale and its subsequent 2006 remake,
starring Mads Mikkelsen in the role. Little is known
about the character besides his alias, which is the
French translation of "The Number". A mathematical
genius and a chess prodigy, his abilities enable him
to earn large sums of money on games of chance and
Played by Matt Damon in the 1998 film Rounders, Mike
McDermott is a law student and talented poker player
who dreams of hitting the big leagues. The film also
starred Edward Norton as his childhood friend, John
Malkovich as KGB, a Russian mobster and John Turturro
as Joey Knish, his mentor and fellow poker player.
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