Played by: Edward Fox
The Day of the Jackal focuses on a hitman hired by the French paramilitary organization, the OAS, to assassinate Charles de Gaulle, the president of France. After the real-life failed attempt in 1962, the movie focuses on the group hiring a British assassin codenamed the Jackal to give it another try. He's a complete mystery—no one knows his true identity and almost everything about his life story is fictitious.
Through the use of false documents and custom made weapons, the Jackal moves around the world wherever he wants as he and the OAS hatch a plot to kill one of the world’s most prominent leaders. And, fortunately for the film's viewers, the Jackal picks off anyone in his path.