|Leon: The Professional (1994)|
Leon: The Professional (1994)
Director: Luc Besson
Cast: Jean Reno, Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Danny Aiello
Léon (Jean Reno) is a hitman (or "cleaner" as he would rather be known) living a solitary life in New York City's Little Italy. Most of his work comes from a mafioso named Tony (Danny Aiello), who operates from the "Supreme Macaroni Company" retail store. Leon spends his idle time engaging in calisthenics, nurturing a houseplant that early on he describes as his "best friend", and (in one scene) watching old Gene Kelly musicals. One day he meets Mathilda Lando (Natalie Portman), a twelve-year-old girl with a black eye, living with her dysfunctional family in an apartment down the hallway.
Jean Reno as Leone "Léon" Montana, a professional hitman.
Natalie Portman as Mathilda, a twelve-year-old girl who sets out to avenge her four-year-old brother's murder.
In the art of the kill, Leon was the master. He never had a reason to care, until the arrival of Natalie Portman's Mathilda.
Related Pages: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman