Wednesday, September 1, 2010

AS SEEN ON TV: CARLOS THE JACKAL

After a month that seemed to be full of outlaws, we're kicking off September with still another.....

CARLOS THE JACKAL


AS SEEN IN:
"Carlos"
(Coming in October to the Sundance Channel)

AS PLAYED BY:
Edgar Ramirez

From Wikipedia:
Ilich Ramírez Sánchez (born October 12, 1949(1949-10-12)) is a Venezuelan convicted in France. After several bungled bombings, he achieved notoriety for a 1975 raid on the OPEC headquarters in Vienna, resulting in the deaths of three people. For many years he was among the most wanted international fugitives. He is now serving a life sentence in La Santé Prison in Paris for the murder of two French agents of the DST (counter-intelligence) and an alleged informant.

Ramírez Sánchez was given the nom de guerre Carlos, when he became a member of the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). Carlos was called The Jackal by The Guardian when Frederick Forsyth's novel The Day of the Jackal was reportedly found among his belongings.

BCnU!

2 comments:

MediumRob said...

Do TV movies count because Carlos also appears in teh Richard Chamberlain Bourne Identity (which is a tad closer to the book than the Matt Damon one):

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094791/

Toby O'B said...

I guess I should have saved Carlos for Two For Tuesday.....