August 4, 2021

“Nobody”: the rematch of Bob Odenkirk

Bob Odenkirk in a scene from “Nobody”, an action scene that hits local theaters today / Outnow

Action cinema returns to local cinemas from the hand of “Nobody”, the film that will show a facet not seen before by Bob Odenkirk, the interpreter who rose to popularity after playing Saul Goodman, a secondary of the cult series “Breaking Bad” that took center stage with its hit spinoff series.

After ten years of playing the same role, and some forays in between in dramatic cinema (“Nebraska” and “Little Women”), the award-winning performer wanted to get revenge with an action film and he will do it in a big way.

Because in “Nobody”, which hits local theaters today, Odenkirk acts under the direction of Ilya Naishuller on a script by Derek Kolstad, the narrative creator of the explosive and bloody franchise “John Wick”, so fans of the saga starring Keanu Reeves already know what to expect and what not.

In this story, Odenkirk is Hutch Mansell, a family man who endures the blows of life with resignation. One night, when two burglars break into her house, Hutch decides not to try to defend herself or her family, convinced that this is the only way to prevent an escalation of violence.

After the attack, his teenage son Blake makes no secret of his disappointment, and his wife Becca wanders even further away. However, the aftermath of the incident serves as a trigger for Hutch to explode and unleash the rage he has built up for years, and he will take him down a violent path in which dark secrets and abilities that he did not know he had will come to light.

To save her family, Hutch will face a dangerous enemy and will make sure that in the future no one will underestimate him again.

“I had a lot of fun playing the role of Huntch Mansell. I trained for two years to prepare the action scenes, to do them myself. Physically it was very hard and exhausting, but it was a lot of fun to do them ”, said the interpreter.

Nominated four times for a Golden Globe and four times for an Emmy for his portrayal of Saul Goodman, Odenkirk said that this character taught him to “interpret with honesty and an open heart”, something he has also felt in “Nobody”, with a protagonist which he defined as “very honest, with frustrated feelings and a lot of depth”.

The name of the film comes from a saying (“Nobody”) widely used to unleash some people who, in his case, is what will lead him to get involved in the action plot. “Sometimes we say those things to ourselves. This man tells himself (nobody) because he has corrected and hidden himself so much that he feels like a nobody. And if you feel like that, it’s a matter of perspective, ”he said.

Odenkirk, who started out in the entertainment world as a writer of comic “skits” on “Saturday Night Live,” never imagined that he would end up carrying guns and punching criminals – or being one of them – in front of the cameras.

“Actually I used to laugh at action movies, I thought they were ridiculous. I liked some of Jackie Chan and Clint Eastwood but I was never a fan of the genre, “he said.

Now he not only likes it, but also affirms that filming scenes like the frenetic fight he stars in on a bus, “is the most fun” he has done since he started in the movies.

“I was in good shape, but I had to get better to fight,” he detailed about his training.


Born in Illinois in 1962, Odenkirk is one of those actors whose image has been irretrievably linked to a character. His, the cynical Saul Goodman from “Breaking Bad,” came in double with the prequel “Better Call Saul,” due to be fired in 2022 after more than a decade between the two series.

“I don’t think it’s hard for me to say goodbye to Saul Goodman. I will feel bad because I like it, but it is difficult to be in someone’s skin, concerns, emotions and life for so long, “explained the actor during an interview with Efe.

Other premieres

In addition to “Nobody”, theaters will receive today on their billboards other two titles: for the whole family comes “The Croods 2: a new era”, with the return of the cave family; and for animation lovers, the long-awaited “Demon Slayer: the infinite train”.