By TreeOfLife 6 Comments
I guess we as comic fans associate ourselves much more with the heroes and the actors and actresses who play them, but really playing a villain is so much harder. Look at the bad guys in the Iron Man movies, Jeff Bridges is an Oscar Winner, Mickey Rourke is an Oscar nominee, and Ben Kingsley is an Oscar Winner (though I know that Downey has been nominated himself). The same holds true across most other franchises as we remember the performances of the Joker more than the performances of Batman. It is interesting, because to really hate or to fear a villain in a movie they have to be a great actor, whereas heroes gain our admiration much easier.