And what better place to play a mean-yet-humorous hood than in a film based on an Elmore Leonard novel. Get Shorty is considered one of the best adaptations of Leonard's works, and it does hum along quite nicely. Delroy plays Bo Catlett, the thugish owner of a limo service who is owed money by B-movie producer Harry Zimm (played by Gene Hackman). Bo doesn't pull any punches when voicing his opinion of Harry.
Bo Catlett: "You think we watch any of your movies, Harry? I've seen better film on teeth."