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Old 07-14-04, 08:28 AM
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Who is your favorite bad guy movie roles that made him Star Material?

Mine Deforest Kelly who played movie bad guys then went to a good guy Chief Medical Officer Leonard McCoy in Star Trek:TOS and a few big ST movies.
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McCoy was a bad guy?

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Old 07-14-04, 09:44 AM
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Richard Widmark's film debut as maniacal bad guy Tommy Udo in Kiss of Death (1947). Widmark went on to have a long and distinguished career as a leading man in mostly good-guy roles.
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My favorite movie bad guy turned into a good guy has to be John Lithgow. He went from being an over-the-top bad guy in films like Cliffhanger in the early 90s to his hilarious role on TV's "3rd Rock from the Sun".
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He wasn't in a lot of scenes but Robert Picardo sure made a creepy debut in Howling
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Alan Rickman...Hans Gruber in "Die Hard"
absolutely catapulted from there...
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Originally posted by angryyoungman
My favorite movie bad guy turned into a good guy has to be John Lithgow. He went from being an over-the-top bad guy in films like Cliffhanger in the early 90s to his hilarious role on TV's "3rd Rock from the Sun".
Lithgow was a nice guy way before he was a bad guy. Movies like The World According to Garp (a transvestite sweetheart), Footloose (a preacher), Twilight Zone: The Movie (a neurotic nice guy).
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But before all of those was Blow Out.
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Willem Dafoe in To Live and Die in L.A. was such a good villain that I rooted for him rather than the two cops. That movie made him a big star.
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No question, Alan Rickman may not have succeeded in stealing the goods in Die Hard, but he easily steals this "category" of "award"!
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Lee Marvin in Bad Day at Black Rock.

Morgan Freeman in Brubaker and Street Smart.
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Originally posted by Charlie Goose


Morgan Freeman in Street Smart.
You, my friend NAILED it!!!!!!
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Originally posted by devilpants
Willem Dafoe in To Live and Die in L.A. was such a good villain that I rooted for him rather than the two cops. That movie made him a big star.

Actually i think it was Platoon that made Dafoe a star(well he has never really been a star,but that movie made him well known anyway)
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Originally posted by shill66
No question, Alan Rickman may not have succeeded in stealing the goods in Die Hard, but he easily steals this "category" of "award"!
I think that in a span of 2 years he played Gruber in Die Hard then played the heavy opposite Costner in Robin Hood(Rickman stole the show) and then played the heavy opposite Tom Selleck in Quigley down under,three great villians all in a row
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Ed Norton in Primal Fear
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Billy Zane in Dead Calm.
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Deforest Kelly before Star Trek used to play the heavy in a lot of westerns until his big break. Look up Deforest Kelly on the IMDb on a 'people' search you'll see the westerns he acted in.
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Originally posted by Doughboy
Ed Norton in Primal Fear
Good call. Norton was working in a mail room when he got that role.
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Originally posted by devilpants
Willem Dafoe in To Live and Die in L.A. was such a good villain that I rooted for him rather than the two cops. That movie made him a big star.
DaFoe in Streets of Fire
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Originally posted by flixtime
Richard Widmark's film debut as maniacal bad guy Tommy Udo in Kiss of Death (1947). Widmark went on to have a long and distinguished career as a leading man in mostly good-guy roles.
Apologies to other posters, but we have a winner!
Tommy Udo gave me nightmares, man.

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