Captain Louis Renault is a supporting-antagonist-later-protagonist of the 1942 Warner Bros. film Casablanca.
He was portrayed by Claude Rains.
Why He Rocks
- As usual, Claude Rains is at the top of his game with his portrayal of Renault.
- Even though he often works with Major Strasser, he's not very evil when he's not around.
- He's had a character development arc similar to Rick's in which decides whether he should stay with Strasser or join the rebellion.
- He gets loads of snarky one-liners during his parts of the film such as the following:
- "I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here."
- "The waters? What waters? We're in the desert."
- He was very protective of Rick and the refugees, showing to secretly be trying to sabotage Strasser's plan showing himself to not be completely evil, even before he completely redeems himself.
- The famous scene towards the end where he sees Rick's noble sacrifice and gets inspired to turn over a new leaf as well.
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