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I swear before God and six fu--ing white people!
~ Chaney's most famous quote

Chaney is the secondary antagonist in the 2013 film Oldboy, based on the 2003 film of the same name. He is the owner of the hotel room prison in which Joe Doucett was held captive.

He was portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson, who also portrayed Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction, Ordell Robbie in Jackie Brown, Abel Turner in Lakeview Terrace, Mr. Barron in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Octopus in The Spirit, Roland Cox in Jumper, Richmond Valentine in Kingsmen, Elijah Price in Unbreakable and Glass, Stephen in Django Unchained, and Frank Tenpenny in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.


Nothing is known about him except he claims that the woman who got the better of him was tracked down by him and tortured for 16 days. He first appeared watching Joe Doucett's 20-year hotel room imprisonment after being paid by Adrian Pryce to imprison Joe. 20 years later, he releases Joe and continues watching the prisoners. However, Joe came to Chaney and holds him hostage. He then puts cuts on Chaney's neck and spills salt on the wound to torture him into talking until he confesses that he was payed into imprisoning Joe but doesn't know Adrian's name. Joe then uses him as a human shield against the guards and then abandons Chaney to escape. Chaney then got upset to see his pal Marco has gotten killed by Joe.

Later on, Adrian tells them Marie's address and they attack her in revenge for what Joe did to them. Joe came to save her but they outnumber him and hold him towards a table. Chaney prepares to torture him with a straight razor but is given a call from Adrian to let Joe go. Chaney refuses to but only to be payed a bag of diamonds and he does let Joe go before him and his men leave. After Adrian's death, Joe visited Chaney and paid him to lock him up in order to forget finding out that Marie is Joe's daughter. It is unknown what happens to Chaney after this but he possibly still runs the prison and has given up his grudge against Joe.

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