I'm gonna count to ten.
~ Owen Davian's interrogation technique.
You have a wife, a girlfriend? Because you know what I'm gonna do next? I'm gonna find her, whoever she is, I'm gonna find her and I'm gonna hurt her, and I'm gonna make her bleed and cry and call out your name. And you're not gonna be able to do shit, you know why? Cause you're gonna be this close to dead. And then I'm gonna kill you right in front of her.
~ Davian's threat to Ethan.

Owen Davian is the main antagonist of the 2006 spy action film Mission: Impossible III. He is an elusive, ruthless and manipulative black market arms dealer and one of the enemies of Ethan Hunt.

He was portrayed by the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, who also played Dean Trumbell and is known for portraying Plutarch Heavensbee of the Hunger Games Series.


Davian is an extremely ruthless, violent, megalomaniacal, callous, and intelligent sadist with elusive ways to avoid capture by the Impossible Mission Force and the Central Intelligence Agency.

He is cruel, heartless, but calm, calculating and has a very big dissonant serenity. He is also a sadistic psychopath as he enjoys wreaking havoc, antagonizing and harming Ethan as well as his wife. He is defined as one of the most dangerous enemies of the Impossible Mission Force (and particularly Ethan).



Davian is the most infamous black market dealer who commonly makes use of specialized micro-explosives which, once planted in the skulls of hostages or exposed undercover agents, enable the disposal of an individual with ease without harming others. Davian's plan is to ultimately find a mysterious dangerous object known only as the Rabbit's Foot and sell it to various terrorist groups for profit.

Mission: Impossible III

Ethan Hunt goes on a mission to capture Davian and initially succeeds in doing that, but Davian is soon broken out of IMF custody by his operatives and manages to escape in his helicopter. He then kidnaps Ethan's wife, Julia, before calling Ethan, telling him he has 48 hours to recover the Rabbit's Foot for him or else Julia will die. Ethan finds the Rabbit's Foot and contacts Davian, but Davian seemingly kills his wife anyway. This is later revealed to be Davian's head of security in disguise, as Davian had wanted to make sure Ethan was in fact telling the truth. Davian then leaves, but Ethan overpowers one of his men (later revealed to be IMF Operations Manager John Musgrave) and tracks the location of his last phone call. This leads him to a small building where Davian has the real Julia tied up. As Ethan goes in to free her, he is attacked by Davian from behind and a brief fight ensues; with Ethan shoving him through a set of glass doors and out onto the road. Davian is then run over by a speeding truck, ultimately killing him once and for all and leaving only one of his shoes in its wake.



           Mission: Impossible Villains

Mission: Impossible: Jim Phelps† | Franz Krieger† | Max Mitsopolis | Claire Phelps† | Matthias
Mission: Impossible II: Sean Ambrose† | Hugh Stamp† | John C. McCloy | Wallis† | Ulrich† | Michael† | Simon
Mission: Impossible III: Owen Davian† | John Musgrave†| Brownway | Kimbrough | Translator†
Ghost Protocol: Kurt Hendricks† | Marius Wistrom† | Sabine Moreau† | Brij Nath | Bogdan
Rogue Nation: Solomon Lane | The Syndicate (Janik Vinter†, Kagan†, Saif†, Richter† & Atlee)
Fallout: Solomon Lane | The Apostles (August Walker†, White Widow, Zola Mitsopolis & Nils Debruuk)