What would you like to do?
Juror 10 is a loud mouthed impolite bigot. He berates people he doesn't agree with and has a low opinion of people living in slum areas.
Because jurors are there to do a job and not socialize. Even the use of first names provide a platform for personalization, which could possible hinder deliberation efforts.
To sit in deliberation with other members of the jury.
Juror #8 (Henry Fonda) dispels the old man's testimony by posing a question to fellow jurors: "How could the old man in the apartment downstairs distinctly hear the threat an…d the body hit the floor a second later, while the woman across the street was viewing the killing through the last two cars, when an El train was making a deafening noise as it passed?" Juror #9 (Joseph Sweeney) answers with an opinion: "Maybe...The seam of his jacket was split under the shoulder...to come to court like that...He was a very old man in a torn jacket and he walked very slowly to the stand. He was dragging his left leg and trying to hide it because he was ashamed. I think I know this man better than anyone here. This is a quiet, frightened, insignificant old man who has been nothing all his life - who has never had recognition - or his name in the newspapers. Nobody knows him. Nobody quotes him. Nobody seeks his advice after seventy-five years. Gentlemen, that's a very sad thing to be nothing. A man like this needs to be quoted, to be listened to, to be quoted just once - very important to him...He wouldn't really lie. But perhaps he made himself believe that he heard those words and recognized the boy's face."
Juror # 3 loses his influence on the others when he tells them of his own disrespectful, teen-aged son who hit him in the face when he was 16. Now 22 years old, the boy hasn…'t been seen for two years and Juror #3 is embittered. This attitude shows his obvious prejudice for the youthful defendant.
In Act Two of the movie 'Twelve Angry Men - What causes conflict between juror number three and juror number five in the opening scene?
Juror #3 stands face-to-face with Juror #8, to demonstrate the stabbing action taken by the young defendant. But Juror #5, who has had experience with switchblade knife fights… in his childhood neighborhood, dispels the theory citing the positioning of the blade had to be on a downward angle. Juror #5: "Anyone who's ever used a switch knife wouldn't handle it any other way."
in the beginning of act 2, the 12 jurors learn that someone changed their vote from guilty to innocent. juror 3 demands to know who changed their vote so he yells at juror 5 b…ecause he thought he did it. it was actually juror 9
The reason all the other jurors turned their backs on Juror #10 (played by Ed Begley) was because whenever he takes to voicing an opinion he constantly criticizes minorities i…n a hateful manner and with an obviously racist attitude. At one point in the movie, he is actually left standing there babbling away to nobody in the middle of the room.
There have always been twelve jurors on any jury panels that I know of. Does something give you the impression there should be any less? I believe twelve individuals would be …able to come up with the appropriate verdict much better than six. I only say that because I realize some cases only employ six to eight jurors. But, not in Capital cases!
1: High School Football Coach 2: Bank Teller 3: Owner of Messenger Service 4: Stock Broker 5: Never Stated 6: Painter 7: Salesman 8: Architect 9: Never Stated 10: Garage Owner… 11: Watch Maker 12: Advertising Executive
Juror #9, later identified as McArdle was the oldest juror.
The Madison Avenue ad executive-
Juror #3 was played by actor Lee J. Cobb. In addition to being in this film, he had a very extensive resume and had been in such films as On the Waterfront and The Exorcist am…ong many others.
Because he is a jilted father whose son had hit him in the face once during a verbal argument, and he has not seen or spoken to him since, causing him great pain coupled with …rage. So, the fact that this boy could kill his father is a loathsome thing to him, and he is bent on convicting the boy based on the flimsy evidence submitted.