Henchmen Countdown: #3
(Excerpted from The Ultimate James Bond Fan Book)
3. Oddjob, Goldfinger
Oddjob was the first really weird henchman, the first to make us say, “What the…?” Like Jaws, he has a comical quality, but he is ultimately too deadly to laugh at. Harold Sakata’s gleeful devotion to Goldfinger and to killing are amazing—even Kisch thinks he’s crazy to evince such loyalty.
I think Oddjob is a major part of what made Goldfinger the phenomenon it was and is. Surely Auric Goldfinger is among the greatest of villains, but without his deadly sidekick, he would not be as strong or as memorable.