Sunday, August 22, 2010

Jacques Mesrine

L'instict De MortOne of the last big time crooks with a sense of style, this guy has been called the French Dillinger. There are some common points to both of theri stories. Both were fond of spectacular escapes, were conscious of their public image, and both were executed by the cops. Mesrine, however tended to be a bit more vicious. Where Dillinger tried to avoid killing people, Mesrine seems to have had no qualms about sending somebody on the long dirt nap. Mesrine was also a lot better at disguising himself, even earning the title of  "man of a hundred faces." Dillinger couldn't change his look with plastic surgery.


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