20 years later, "Léon: The Professional" is still one of Luc Besson's best - The Spread
Luc Besson and the Disturbing True Story Behind 'Léon: The Professional' “ When Luc Besson did Léon, the story of a year-old girl in love with year- old girl, Mathilda (Natalie Portman), and wanted by a gang of Some critics, including the late, great Roger Ebert, found the relationship disturbing. The relationship between Leon and Mathilda is simultaneously one of father and daughter, teacher and apprentice and outcast and outcast, but. Reno claimed that, for Léon, the possibility of a physical relationship with Mathilda is not even conceivable and during the sequences when.
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Wed May 22, 9: I don't think that Agent Monkey was saying that there is pedophilia in the film clearly there isn'trather that pedophiles will watch the film and get their rocks off due to the content, and therefore that's bad.
He additionally asserted that pedophiles will point out that there's no actual pedophilia in the film as an excuse to get around the fact that it turns them on. He went no further than that, but I get the impression that he views certain films as inherently attractive to pedophiles, and that this is therefore a bad thing. However I would prefer if AM himself could further outline what he means rather than me put inaccurate words in his mouth.
Pedophilia and the film "Leon" (AKA "The Professional"). - Ars Technica OpenForum
Please don't take any of the above as his opinion, other than the direct quotes in the first post. Anyway, to clarify what I mean, I'm sure there are people out there who've jacked off to that film because of Natalie Portman.
I do not share their attraction to her character in that film but they're entirely within their rights to choke the chicken any way they please, provided they don't involve a real child in that fantasy. That's the law where I live US and that's the way it should be imo: That's freedom, which is what I thought the US was all about.
If we're talking about banning, or otherwise restricting films whose content might be deemed to be attractive to pedophiles then I would have to strongly disagree.
Firstly it's an outrageous breach of a filmmaker's freedom of speech; secondly it's a stupid idea because I'm pretty certain that pedophiles get hard over depictions of children in completely non-sexual situations, which means you'd basically have to ban all depicitions of legal minors in any format, which would obviously be crazy.
And as for suggesting that those who would "defend" films like "Leon," which might very well inflame the passions of pedophiles, are hinting that they are pedophiles themselves, the only sensible reply is: David was passed over in favor of William Hartnell, an actor two decades his senior, though the smooth-faced Matt Smith would later be cast as the Eleventh Doctor at the tender age of David did get a chance to leave his mark on the Whoniverse though; he directed two Doctor Who serials—season four's "The Highlanders" and season five's "Fury From the Deep"—both of which are part of the series' infamous missing episodes.
Instead, he took on another starring role on British television: Catweazle pictured abovea befuddled wizard from the 11th century accidentally thrust into the s, in stark contrast to the more experienced time-traveling Doctor. After Catweazle took offBayldon was devoted to the career-defining role and refused a second offer to become the Second Doctor.
Bayldon appeared in a supporting role as Organon in Doctor Who's 17th season, but by the new millennium, he finally consented to take on the mantle of the Doctor—albeit only as a voice actor in the alternate-universe Doctor Who Unbound audio plays. He was 80 years old when the second of his two episodes aired, making him the oldest actor to ever play the Doctor and rendering his earlier objections highly ironic.
Pedophilia and the film "Leon" (AKA "The Professional").
Bayldon passed away on May 10, at the age of He was on the shortlist to succeed Tom Baker, but was passed over in favor of Peter Davison. However, Davies had no real pull with the casting decision, as he turned the show over to Steven Moffat inwho in turn ushered in the reign of Matt Smith and his bow ties.
But her name made headlines yet again in when, after announcing his departure from the show, Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi said that de la Tour was his personal pick to replace him.
Though neither voice netted him the job, he appeared as Captain Zhukov in the revived series. He found even greater fame on the small screen as Davos Seaworth in Game of Thrones.