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Senator Charles Francis Meachum is the main antagonist of the 2007 action movie Shooter.

He is the corrupt Senator of Montana who is responsible for a massacre in Eritrea in order to protect his business interests.

He was portrayed by the late Ned Beatty, who also voiced Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear in Toy Story 3 and Tortoise John in Rango.

What Makes Him Pure Evil?

  • Ordered a team lead by Colonel Johnson to massacre 400 Eritrean villagers in order to make way for his oil pipeline.
  • Orders the assassination of the Archbishop of Ethiopia in order to prevent him from telling the President about the massacre.
  • Attempts to have Bob Lee Swagger and Agent Memphis killed to cover up his involvement in the Archbishop's murder.
  • Was responsible for the abduction of Swagger's girlfriend Sarah to make him stop investigating.
  • Frames Swagger for the Archbishop's murder to get him out of the way.
  • Likely ordered the murder of Officer Timmons in order to tie up loose ends.
  • After his release, Meachum begins plans for a new job in which Johnson will once again massacre civilians who oppose his business interests, this time in Ecuador.
  • His relationship with Johnson is purely professional and they do not care about each other.

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