When talking about architect on screen, one can't help thinking about Howard Roark, the idealist and strong-egoed architect in The Fountainhead (1949). 8 yrs later, the movie 12 Angry Men created another impressive architect Davis by Henri Fonda. He is a wise and fair-minded man who convinces the other 11 jurors of the innocence of a 18-year old boy. The entire story takes place in one location: the jury room. The drama lies in the intense dialogues and the outstanding performance.
In order to prove the inaccuracy of one testimony, Davis examines the floor plan of the crime scene, and calculates the possible time needed to get from point A to B. Besides the expertise, it also shows the good communication skill most architects possess :)