Bruce Carter (Juror #11)
JUROR #11 (Bruce Carter). There's very little variation in color on this American jury of 1957. But there is one "foreigner"---an immigrant citizen, who might even be a Jew, though this is never stated. He's a very serious man, and like most immigrants he is most appreciative of the rights, principles and virtues of his adopted country. Though often quiet and deferential, he can stand up himself---he rebukes Juror #7 for not taking the trial more seriously. His own experience contributes to the general understanding-- he wonders if the old man could have recognized the defendant in the dimly lit tenement building. He also asks why a son who had just murdered his dad would come back home at 3:00 am in the morning. Another guy you hope is sitting in jury rooms across our and his land.
JUROR #12 (Mark Hennessy) Good looking fella. Works in an ad agency. Has a lttle style, crunches numbers, knows the score, cruises with power, very self regarding, yet ultimately a timid follower. Not quite an empty suit but just about. His idea of solving problems is to chip a few balls up on the green and see which ones get close to the hole. That's the way the big shots do it. He's a little shot and a big shot wannabe. These days you might find him down the hall in one of the smaller offices at the Sterling Cooper agency, wishing he was Jon Hamm, having a three martini lunch and then bending over a few of those nifty secretaries. It might happen one day. But I doubt it.