Since the death of actor Robert Mitchum, Hollywood has been struggling to fill the palpable void of machismo. Matching manliness with menace, Mitchum was the first to take on the role of Max Cady in the original Cape Fear. His smug swagger, his calculated reserve, and his savage tendencies make him a terrifying movie monster. Every time his icy voice calls out to Gregory Peck, calling him “counselor,” chills run rampant up and down the spine. The way he pursues Peck’s character is frighteningly animalistic; like a predator stalking its prey.