Five Favorite Films with Ray Stevenson

The Kill the Irishman star also talks about working with Christopher Walken.

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Ray Stevenson has starred as a soldier in the HBO series Rome, and has a comic-book anti-hero in The Punisher: War Zone. Now he's got another lead role, this time as Irish mobster Danny Greene, in the new film Kill the Irishman. We got the chance to talk to him about the film, and of course, we asked him to tell us about five of his favorite movies. Although he admitted it would be hard to narrow it down to five, "I'm a Gemini - it's like asking what side of toast to butter. Bloody hell, ask me to solve world peace!" We also talked to him about working with Christopher Walken, and whether or not he'd return to Rome in the future.

Point Blank (1967, 95% Tomatometer)

Lee Marvin... That's a great movie. It kind of sets the benchmark, I think. It kind of puts it up there, because you really engage. And also every part is so well-written. Angie Dickenson... from the female roles to the male roles, the parts are so well drawn. And yet there's a danger to it, there's a rawness to it. It's like an expose of that world, you know?

Bullitt (1968, 97% Tomatometer)

I've got to say Bullitt. Just the coolest guy on the planet [laughing]. The chase scene... when they get burned out in that wreck in the end and that car horn is going... That's moviemaking, a great piece.

Queen Margot (1994, 77% Tomatometer)

It's Daniel Auteuil, Isabel Adjani... It's such an incredible piece. It takes place ostensibly in Paris around the time of the massacre of the Protestants by the Catholic ruling family. Basically under the auspices of bringing them in, in the guise of a joint wedding that's going to unite the Huguenots and the royal class, and this massacre takes place. And it's dirty, and you can almost smell the clothes, and it's just so well done. It's a great story, and I just love watching it.

The Fountain (2006, 51% Tomatometer)

I really enjoyed The Fountain, just because it appeals to another side of me [laughing]. The shamanistic, esoterical side.

Where Eagles Dare (1968, 88% Tomatometer)

You got Richard Burton, and Clint Eastwood. I love it.

Next, Stevenson talks about working with Christopher Walken, and the possibility of a Rome movie.