First Poster for Ariel Vromen March 27, 2012 Loving husband. Devoted father. Ruthless killer. ‘The Iceman’ is the electrifying true story of Richard Kuklinski (Michael Shannon), a notorious mob contract killer and loving family man. He earned his nickname by freezing the bodies of his victims, disguising the time of death, and throwing police off-track. He was a man who used his tendencies toward violence and detachment from consequence to create an idyllic family life. His family and neighbors believed he was an average businessman, having no idea about his deadly alternate life. Kuklinski killed over one hundred people during his life. He never felt remorse for anything he had done, except hurting his family.