FAVORITE ANGRY MAN #4: Juror 9 (Joseph Sweeney)

The oldest member of the panel, Juror 9 (Joseph Sweeney) has probably seen it all and, because of that, he offers wisdom, compassion and understanding to an otherwise hostile and tense room. Though he is one of the most unassuming jurors as the film goes on, he is poignantly the second one to change his vote from ‘guilty’ to ‘not guilty’, after witnessing Juror 8 (Henry Fonda) stand up for what he believes in, something Juror 9 can definitely appreciate. Symbolically, in the film’s last scene, the two formally introduced themselves to each other.

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