The Lonely Assassin: The Mechanic & The American

Two films made decades apart portray in different ways the loneliness, emotional isolation and anxiety of a hit man in the 1972 film “The Mechanic” starring Charles Bronson and the 2010 film “The American” starring George Clooney. While very different films from very different eras I was struck by some of the similarities between them. Is the lonely assassin a myth?