Paul Newman (Henry Gondorff)
Newman does not just class up the joint when compared to Worm, as he is a fellow swindler who is out for private profit.
The gap using Newman’s Henry Gondorff is he is after a much bigger prize, and he’s taking down a bit of a monster in Doyle Lonnegan.
Newman’s poker chops are only on display for a short while, but he holds his own at a high-stakes game, while (presumably) also getting wasted.
A pure delight because he obnoxiously gloats and taunts Lonnegan, Newman makes this character his own and succeeds in the poker table at the procedure.
Newman’s reaction to his first win is prized, while he spares no pleasure in the face of losing poker players .
His true performance as a card player isn’t what sets him apart here, but his wise-guy demeanor shines through and makes this effort really stick out.
Val Kilmer (Doc Holliday) — Tombstone
Perhaps my favorite movie character of all time, Doc Holliday is your rare real-life gambler who made it to the films.
Tombstone surely was not about his card-playing abilities and was more focused on Wyatt Earp, but it still offered Kilmer lots of leash to deliver this gunfighter/gambler/dentist hybrid to life.
Was the real Doc Holliday half as amazing as Kilmer made him out to be? Impossibly so, but you receive a crash course in his hilarity from the quick poker scene above.
Is not that a daisy, really.
Kilmer slayed the particular role, and while his art was more about the personality and his crazy antics than the poker playing, it’s still worth including on this list.
온라인홀덤‘s a little more activity of Doc playing some cards, for good measure.
Edward Norton (Worm) — Rounders
We’ve broached some lesser-known poker players from the movies, but we’re now getting to the more predictable portion of my poker movie star rankings.
Next up is Edward Norton’s Worm, who lives up to his moniker as a slimy player who is not above cheating, taking what is not his, and lying.
Worm is your faithful friend to Matt Damon’s Mike McDermott, and he is a nice poker player, however he can not stay on the straight and narrow. Deep in debt and constantly on the lookout for the quickest fix, Worm paints an ugly portrait of a good poker player gone wrong.
The scene that best exemplifies Worm’s character as a poker player comes in a side game against a few cops (seen above)
It was not very smart to try and cheat police officers, but that is Worm in a nutshell.
A vibrant personality with the ability to get a table dropped in his chatter, Worm combines poker skill with terrible etiquette, and it’s agonizingly beautiful.