The Hitman’s Bodyguard is a blockbuster action-comedy like no other. Directed by Patrick Hughes, the film starred Samuel L. Jackson as hitman Darius Kincaid. Based on a screenplay by writer Tom O’Connor, the character was originally intended to be a 35-year-old Irishman, but the film’s theme of an antagonistic action-bromance was established early. When a key exchange between Kincaid and ace bodyguard Micheal Bryce (eventually played by co-star Ryan Reynolds) hit the page, O’Connor took a victory lap around his place knowing he’d struck cinematic gold.

BRYCE SAYS: “My job is to keep you out of harm’s way.” 

KINCAID RETORTS: “I AM harm’s way!”