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What TV Series Are You Streaming Lately?

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I thought it could be interesting with Jodie Foster still playing the young ingenue and Phil Hartman as Hannibal Lecter...

Otherwise: out.
Phil Hartman as Hannibal Lecter is a stretch. In fact, Phil Hartman playing anything other than corpse is a huge stretch.
 

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Too late he's already done for. Is he committed...absolutely. But that doesn't mean I don't think he's a total prick of a human being.

An oldie

What movie were they shooting?
 

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Terminator Salvation. And he tried to blame method acting, as if it was some lofty role.
More like Terminator Green Screen. Haven't seen that much use of green screen acting since the shitty Star Wars Prequels
 

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I know this is a TV Series thread but I have to ask this question, because I've been thinking about it lately and wanted to get your consensus on which actor you think can routinely play a very good villain character. For the longest time I thought Gary Oldman was the best, even though he was more of the non violent type (having others do his bidding). Movies like "The Book of Eli", "The 5th Element" and "JFK" come to mind. However after rewatching "Broken Arrow" I think John Travolta is the ultimate villain. With titles like "Face/Off", "The Punisher", "The Taking of Pelham 123", "Swordfish", he's just such a natural at it. I remember reading something about the movie Face/Off and that Nicholas Cage wasn't convincing enough to play the villain, so they adjusted the plot so he's mainly seen as the protagonist, which makes perfect sense because Cage, while being a great actor, excels playing flawed character roles such as in Matchstick Men, being deeply troubled but having redeemable moments.

Any way what do you guys think?
 

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I know this is a TV Series thread but I have to ask this question, because I've been thinking about it lately and wanted to get your consensus on which actor you think can routinely play a very good villain character. For the longest time I thought Gary Oldman was the best, even though he was more of the non violent type (having others do his bidding). Movies like "The Book of Eli", "The 5th Element" and "JFK" come to mind. However after rewatching "Broken Arrow" I think John Travolta is the ultimate villain. With titles like "Face/Off", "The Punisher", "The Taking of Pelham 123", "Swordfish", he's just such a natural at it. I remember reading something about the movie Face/Off and that Nicholas Cage wasn't convincing enough to play the villain, so they adjusted the plot so he's mainly seen as the protagonist, which makes perfect sense because Cage, while being a great actor, excels playing flawed character roles such as in Matchstick Men, being deeply troubled but having redeemable moments.

Any way what do you guys think?
Might of agreed, but I sat through 5 minutes of "Gotti"

Jason Isaacs ( Lucius Malfoy ) has been a fantastic villain in a bunch of movies.
 

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Might of agreed, but I sat through 5 minutes of "Gotti"

Jason Isaacs ( Lucius Malfoy ) has been a fantastic villain in a bunch of movies.
:lol: Not everyone is as lucky or gifted as Christopher Plummer or Clint Eastwood, even some of the best actors make some horrible movies...some never recover. Bruce Willis, Travolta, De Niro, all come to mind on comically horrid decision making, like they all told their agents to sit one out or something.
 

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Christopher Waltz plays a great villain.
Definitely! Even movies like "Carnage" where no one would argue him being a villainous character, but absolutely a prick....but a likeable prick haha
 

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Not a Harry Potter fan, but Jason Isaacs was great as MU Lorca in ST Discovery. IMO Michael Shannon could be a great villain too. Probably the only one who was actually somewhat kinda sorta interesting in the Superman movie.
 

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Not a Harry Potter fan, but Jason Isaacs was great as MU Lorca in ST Discovery. IMO Michael Shannon could be a great villain too. Probably the only one who was actually somewhat kinda sorta interesting in the Superman movie.
Love Micheal Shannon! He’s definitely one of my favorite more modern actors. He’s incredible in Midnight Special & Take Shelter. But for bad guy it’s hard not considering his work in Premium Rush. Could be his towering height, his stare or his maniacal laugh but he certainly pulls it off

 

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Yeah, Take Shelter turned me into a big fan of his. Incredible flick. Shotgun Stories too.
 

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Limetown; watched four episodes last night Highly Recommended. Part mystery, sci fi and downright weird..
 

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I know this is a TV Series thread but I have to ask this question, because I've been thinking about it lately and wanted to get your consensus on which actor you think can routinely play a very good villain character. For the longest time I thought Gary Oldman was the best, even though he was more of the non violent type (having others do his bidding). Movies like "The Book of Eli", "The 5th Element" and "JFK" come to mind. However after rewatching "Broken Arrow" I think John Travolta is the ultimate villain. With titles like "Face/Off", "The Punisher", "The Taking of Pelham 123", "Swordfish", he's just such a natural at it. I remember reading something about the movie Face/Off and that Nicholas Cage wasn't convincing enough to play the villain, so they adjusted the plot so he's mainly seen as the protagonist, which makes perfect sense because Cage, while being a great actor, excels playing flawed character roles such as in Matchstick Men, being deeply troubled but having redeemable moments.

Any way what do you guys think?
Gary Oldman is leagues better than Travolta. And you left out a couple of his best villain roles:

Léon:

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and True Romance:

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But it's hard to beat Alan Rickman, especially if your first movie role is this:

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no title necessary :bigstar:
 

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