John Cusack has been crowned cinema's greatest hitman for his role in dark comedy Grosse Pointe Blank.

The American actor, 38, who wrote the screenplay for the 1997 movie where he plays assassin MARTIN Q BLANK - beat Uma Thurman in Kill Bill: VOL 2 to win the poll by British film magazine HOTDOG.

The Top 10 Movie Assassins are:

2. The Jackal, The Day of the Jackal (1973)

3. BEATRIX KIDDO, KILL BILL: VOL. 2 (2004)

4. LEON, LEON (1994)

5. NIKITA, NIKITA (1990)

6. LOUIS MANZZINI, KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS (1949)

7. FRANCISCO SCARAMANGA, THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN (1974)

8. ADRIAN MESSENGER, THE LIST OF ADRIAN MESSENGER (1963)

9. ARTHUR BISHOP, THE MECHANIC (1972)

10. JULES WINNFIELD, Pulp Fiction (1994). (AR/WNTSP/ZG)

10. JULES WINNFIELD, PULP FICTION (1994).

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