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The villain of any story is often the most compelling character.
If I play a villain, I try to find his lightness and his good side. And if I play a hero or a good guy, I'll try to find his darkness or his flaws. Because I don't believe in good and evil. I believe in grays.
Back in the '30s, '40s and '50s, you had clear-cut heroes, clear-cut supervillains. Today, you have more of a blend, more of a gray area between the two. You have the rise of the sympathetic villain and the rise of the antihero.
Being a villain is great, even though I've only gotten to do it a few times.
I think you have a social responsibility as the villain, which is pretty different from the hero's responsibility. If you have any kind of a social or political conscience at all, the first thing you want to do is make malevolence recognizable to people, almost as a kind of teaching aid.
I liked getting the best villain award. I thought that was funny.
Everybody loves a villain - let's face it.
I know what's good for me. I can't play black or gray. I can't be a villain or anything close to one. I have to play white.
My face lends itself to austere characters, and unless they're two-dimensional, I will do them. Any actor will tell you that an interesting villain is much more interesting to play.
Hollywood constantly wants to label you and type you into a certain category, 'Oh he's a comedy guy,' or the weirdo character guy or the villain.
Even with a villain, you don't want him just to be some pockmarked punchbag.
Having the Stitch character, the villain that becomes a hero, coming from outer space, it took a very difficult and complex story and put it into a simpler, kinder time.
I want to play a villain. I want to play a romantic heroine.
It's not that fun to just play a villain, without any reasoning behind it.
It's as boring to see a completely evil villain as it is to see a completely good guy.
No actor can play a villain if they don't sympathise with him or her - otherwise the character just becomes a two-dimensional caricature.
I'm the blackest villain of all time.
Everything about playing a villain is appealing to me.
I love the idea of a super villain that doesn't wear a cape, that doesn't wear a super suit.
The great thing I like about the sci-fi genre is there's a lot of different latitude for a lot of different kinds of behavior. You can be a very larger-than-life villain, or a very naturalistic villain, and all of it seems to fit.
It's interesting sometimes when an audience can empathize with a villain.
I would love to play the villain, but again, it sort of what happens in this industry.
Of course we've been fighting against stereotypes from Day One at East West. That's the reason we formed: to combat that, and to show we are capable of more than just fulfilling the stereotypes - waiter, laundryman, gardener, martial artist, villain.
I don't think playing a villain is my greatest talent.
In the summer after sixth grade, I took a class at St. Robert Bellarmine. My first role, I was the villain in a play, and I forgot all my lines. I think I cried my way through the performance.
I didn't set out to be a villain in film. I'm a character actor, and if my first movie was a comedy, I could have played a geek just as well.
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