R | | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A globetrotting hitman and a crestfallen businessman meet in a hotel bar in Mexico City in an encounter that draws them together in a way neither expected.
In a field of six nominees, Pierce Brosnan was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical in 2006, for his role as hitman Julian Noble in this movie, but lost out to Joaquin Phoenix for Walk the Line (2005).
I'm as serious as an erection problem.
When Julian and Danny are at the bullfight, Danny is wearing a light blue shirt and khaki pants. Afterwards when they're both having a drink at the outdoor cafe, Danny appears to be wearing a yellow button down shirt under his jacket with dark blue pants. The scene immediately after, when Danny is sitting on the floor listening to a message from his partner, he is back to wearing the light blue shirt and khaki pants.
"The filmmakers do not condone bullfighting, but respect its long tradition in the Mexican culture. It was extremely important to the producers that no bulls were harmed because of the production of 'The Matador'. In no way did the producers of this film create, arrange or organize any of the bullfights seen within this movie. Sequences staged by the producers employed fake and computer-generated bulls exclusively. Absolutely no animals were harmed by the production of this movie."
$92,312 (USA) (1 January 2006)
$12,594,698 (USA) (30 March 2006)