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      • Hans Gruber was a German terrorist planning to kill almost 30 hostages. He is the main antagonist of Die Hard and a posthumous antagonist in Die Hard with a Vengeance. He was also Simon Gruber 's younger brother.
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    Oct 15, 2020 · Of course, Hans Gruber is the greatest villain in the Die Hard franchise. He might even be the greatest villain in the history of action cinema. Alan Rickman brought a devilish charisma to the role of the callous German terrorist who takes over Nakatomi Plaza.

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      The brother of the main antagonist of the original Die Hard, Simon Gruber is as equally cunning, and equally intoxicated by his love of his own villainy, as his sibling.
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  4. List of antagonists in the Die Hard series | Die Hard Wiki ... › wiki › List_of_antagonists_in

    This is list of characters or unnamed characters who were antagonists in the Die Hard series. Bold stands for major antagonists 1 Die Hard 1.1 Nakatomi Plaza takeover and heist 2 Die Hard 2 2.1 Dulles Airport siege 3 Die Hard with a Vengeance 3.1 New York bombings and Federal Reserve heist 4...

  5. Die Hard (1988) - Full Cast & Crew - IMDb › title › tt0095016

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  6. Hans Gruber | Die Hard Wiki | Fandom › wiki › Hans_Gruber
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    "Due to the Nakatomi corporation's legacy of greed around the globe, they're about to be taught a lesson in the real use of will be witnesses."
    ―Hans Gruber maintaining his façade of a freedom fighter. [src]

    Arrival at Nakatomi Plaza

    As mentioned before, Gruber was originally a member of the German terrorist organization the Volksfrei movement, until he was expelled. Now only concerned with personal gain, he concocted an elaborate robbery scheme using a terrorist pretense as a cover to manipulate the authorities with his plan. He led his gang of 13 thieves to Los Angeles, California on Christmas Eve where a party of employees was being held to take control of the Nakatomi Plaza. Although protected by several code based lo...

    The Vault

    1. "...I'm telling you, you're just going to have to kill me." "OK." 2. ―Hans' response to Takagi as he casually blows his brains across the board room [src] Still believing him to be a terrorist, Takagi continued to make assumptions about the purpose of the takeover to which Hans impatiently told him to sit down. He then continued to question Takagi over the code. After repeatedly denying that he knew the code, Takagi bravely asserted that they were just going to have to kill him. Unfortunat...

    Master Plan

    1. "Mrs. McClane. How nice to make your acquaintance." 2. ―Hans discovers Holly's relation to John McClane. [src] While acquiring a two-way radio, C4 explosives, and detonators from the body of one terrorist, McClane explained the situation via the two-way radio as the police, led by Deputy Police Chief Dwayne T. Robinson, arrived. The police sent in a SWAT team and an armored vehicle. McClane and Powell aware unable to prevent the SWAT team from being ambushed, but McClane managed to kill th...

    Hans, on the night of the Nakatomi Christmas party, appeared a very well groomed man. He wore a black suit, a white shirt, a red tie, and black shoes. Due to his knowledge of Takagi's expensive suit, it is likely his own suit was quite expensive. He had brown, though slightly graying hair that was combed to the right. In the file photo used in the news broadcast, detailing the Nakatomi takeover, Hans did, however, have extremely messy hair and baggy, dirty clothes.

    "As far as I'm concerned, I'm not playing 'the villain'. I'm just playing somebody who wants certain things in life; has made certain choices, and goes after them. "
    ―Alan Rickman on Hans Gruber [src]

    Due to his highly acclaimed and recognizable performance, Alan Rickman was often typecast as villains following this film, such as playing the Sheriff of Nottingham in the 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. In recent years up until his death, Rickman had generally stayed away from playing straight villain roles, instead preferring more complex characters. For example, Severus Snape in the Harry Potter franchise, who at first glance seems villanous, but is later revealed that while unlikable in many ways, is an antihero, or complex heroic figure. This role had also impacted Rickman's career and popularity. Hans was still mentioned relatively often or at least referenced to in some way, in both Die Hard 2 and Die Hard with a Vengeance. He's even arguably referenced to whenever McClane says his 'yippie ki yay' line, as those words were the last words Hans had the chance to say before his death. Hans Gruber is often voted as one of Alan Rickman's most popular roles. Other popular...

    Hans is the only main villain to ever say John's catchphrase, which was also his last words ever before his death.
    It is also interesting to point out that unlike the other sequels, the catchphrase is said by the villain and then dies while in the other films John says his line then finishes off the villain (wi...
    According to Hans Buhringer, the German actor who portrayed Fritz, Alan Rickman did an excellent German accent and meticulously researched German speech. Since English is a second language in Germa...
    Similar to Die Hard with a Vengeance, Hans Gruber could be referenced again if Die Hardestis made.
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  7. List of Die Hard characters - Wikipedia › wiki › List_of_Die_Hard_characters

    Hans Gruber is the main antagonist of Die Hard. He is a cold and unpredictable ex-Volksfrei radical from Zittau in East Germany, who leads a gang of thieves who take over Nakatomi Plaza, imprisoning hostages as part of a scheme to heist $640 million in bearer bonds from the building's vault.

  8. Die Hard (1988) - IMDb › title › tt0095016

    Jul 20, 1988 · Directed by John McTiernan. With Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson. An NYPD officer tries to save his wife and several others taken hostage by German terrorists during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

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  9. Die Hard - Wikipedia › wiki › Die_Hard

    Die Hard was released on DVD in late 1999 as a collection with its sequels Die Hard 2 (1990) and Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995). [106] [107] It was released separately as a special edition DVD in 2001, including commentary by McTiernan, De Govia, and Edlund, and deleted scenes, trailers and behind-the-scenes images.

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