Top 3 Films: Jude Law

Happy 38th Jude!

Enemy at the Gates (2001)

This WW2-era film was based on a novel by the same name written by William Craig and also partially based on the novel War of the Rats written by David Robbins.

Overall, it is about the Battle of Stalingrad but it focuses on a battle between a German sniper and a Russian sniper who are, for all intents and purposes, chasing each other.

Jude Law plays the Russian sniper, Vassili Zaitsev. Ed Harris plays his German counterpart, Erwin Konig.

It also stars Joseph Fiennes, Ron Perlman, and Bob Hoskins, who plays future Soviet premier Nikita Krushchev.

Road to Perdition (2002)

This Great Depression-era film is based on a graphic novel by the same name written by Max Allan Collins.

Jude stars as Harlen Maguire, a mob assassin who is hunting the main character, Michael Sullivan, who is played by Tom Hanks.

Also starring in the film are Paul Newman, Daniel Craig, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Sherlock Holmes (2009)

This film, which was directed by Guy Ritchie (Snatch, RocknRolla, etc..), is obviously based on the British fictional detective written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Jude Law plays Dr Watson to Robert Downey Jr’s Sherlock Holmes.

I am looking forward to the sequel which is predicted to be released sometime in 2011.


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