Danny Witwer (Colin Farrell) Minority Report (2002)
Danny Witwer is the young buck looking to make a name for himself. He’s arrogant and also very good at his job.
In a direct nod to LA Confidential, Witwer works out the conspiracy two thirds of the way in, only to be killed when he reveals his discovery to the wrong man.
Eyebrow Wow Factor: 9
Sleuth Factor: 9
Out manoeuvered by…
Jack Vincennes (Kevin Spacey) LA Confidential (1997)
Jack Vincennes is a slick and charismatic cop who’s more interested in his own celebrity than doing any real police work.
When he does do some detecting though, damn he’s good - figuring out what’s going on long before Bud White and Ed Exley. Shame he blabs to the wrong person.
Dapper style: 9
Based On Dean Martin-ness: 10
Sleuth Factor: 10