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Old 06-19-2018, 07:44 AM
idoneus1957 idoneus1957 is offline
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The man you love to hate

Sometimes the villain is the one who makes the film. Back around 1915, the studios billed Erich von Stroheim as "The man you love to hate." He mostly played sadistic German officers back then.

I guess Alan Rickman's performance in Die Hard made critics sit up and say "This guy is good as playing bad." actually, the one I most disliked in that movie was...can't remember his name. The one who tipped the bad guys off to who "Roy" really was. I guess he was supposed to be hateable.
What do they do for a casting call when they want to cast a part like Pete Pettigrew in Harry Potter, or the Secretery of Defense in Independence Day? "Wanted, actor to play a snivelling little rat-faced git."
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