A sociopathic assassin hired to recover the drug money. The character was a recurrence of the “Unstoppable Evil” archetype found in the Coen Brothers’ work, though the brothers wanted to avoid one-dimensionality, particularly a comparison to The Terminator. The Coen Brothers sought to cast someone “who could have come from Mars” to avoid a sense of identification. The brothers introduced the character in the beginning of the film in a manner similar to the opening of the 1976 film The Man Who Fell to Earth. Chigurh has been perceived as a “modern equivalent of Death from Ingmar Bergman’s 1957 film The Seventh Seal”. Chigurh’s distinctive look was derived from a 1979 photo from a book supplied by Jones which featured photos of brothel patrons on the Texas-Mexico border. Describing his “extraordinary moptop haircut,” Bardem said, “You don’t have to act the haircut. The haircut acts by itself.” He also reportedly said after seeing himself with the new hairdo for the first time, “Oh no, now I won’t get laid for two months.” Bardem signed on because he had been a Coens fan ever since he saw their debut, Blood Simple.
Was captured as an enemy combatant during the United States’ 2001 invasion of Afghanistan. An American citizen, he is now serving a 20-year prison sentence in connection with his participation in Afghanistan’s Taliban army. He was captured during the Battle of Qala-i-Jangi, a violent Taliban prison uprising where American CIA officer Johnny “Mike” Spann was killed.
Lindh received training at Al-Farouq, an alleged Al-Qaeda training camp located in Afghanistan. There, he attended a lecture by Osama bin Laden before the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. Lindh had previously received training with Harkat-ul-Mujahideen, an internationally designated terrorist organization based in Pakistan.
Lindh went by Sulayman al-Faris during his time in Afghanistan, but prefers the name Hamza Walker Lindh today.
Taliban Contract Killer (From Free Range International)
Any Afghan vets recognize this look? If this cat were driving a motorbike in Zabul Province he would be shot on sight. The bob haircut, moustache, dead eyes, and bracelets mark him as Taliban, a contract killer or both. Tim of Panjwayi made him instantly and spent a good 15 minutes trying to chat him up, shake his hand, in short let him know we know and that not all the internationals here are clueless. It pissed our man off; amused the other Afghans who are normally intimidated by guys like this. It is not like us to let a shitbird like this slide by when he shows up wearing colors.
Is a leading militant in Waziristan, Pakistan and the leader of the Taliban umbrella group, Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, formed in December 2007.