|Date of birth:||c. 1937|
|Affiliation:||Impossible Mission Force|
United States Army (formerly)
|Played by:||Anthony Hopkins (uncredited)|
|First appearance:||Mission: Impossible II|
|Last appearance:||Mission: Impossible II|
Biography[edit | edit source]
Swanbeck is the one who takes Ethan out of his vacation as he gives the mission briefing details in a modified sunglasses before Ethan choses to accept it. Later, after Ethan recruited a British professional thief, Nyah Nordoff-Hall, he goes to the IMF safe house in Seville, Spain, to meet Swanbeck and receive his field assignment. Then, Ethan is instructed by Swanbeck to recover a stolen item (revealed to be a deadly synthetic virus), Chimera, and bring the sample to the IMF, which he does not in the end of the film despite removing Ambrose.
Behind the Scenes[edit | edit source]
Swanbeck is the only character in the entire Mission: Impossible franchise to say the title phrase; when Ethan says that it will be difficult to convince Nyah to go back to Sean Ambrose, Swanbeck says "Well, this is not Mission Difficult, Mr. Hunt, it's Mission Impossible; difficult should be a walk in the park for you".
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Mission: Impossible II (First appearance)