of the most famous and sinister of the villains, Auric Goldfinger (played
perfectly by Gert Fröbe) can never be remembered without mentioning his mute
henchman, Oddjob. Goldfinger's remarkable planning and ruthless execution made
him more than a match for Bond's ingenuity, whilst Oddjob provided the supreme
physical challenge. Only thwarted by 007's irresistible charms,
Goldfinger's plan to break into Fort Knox was perhaps one of the most daring to
Bond: Do you expect me to talk?
Goldfinger: No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!
not the best golf caddy in the world, Goldfinger's mute Korean manservant,
Oddjob (played by Harold Sakata), makes up for it in many other ways. Remembered
chiefly for his steel rimmed bowler hat, Sakata (once a world weight-lifting
champion who won silver in the 1948 Olympic games) makes Oddjob an almost
invulnerable opponent for 007. However, Bond's quick thinking finally leads to
his shocking end. Following the success of his part in Goldfinger, Sakata (also
known as Tosh Toga) took Oddjob as an informal middle name.