Kane Hodder's Favorite Movie Villains
Kane Hodder is the imposing man behind some of cinema's biggest scares -- he played Jason Voorhies in four Friday the 13th films, Leatherface in Texas Chainsaw Massacre III and Hatchet in Hatchet -- so in honor of Halloween, I tasked the author (he's just released Unmasked: True Life Story of The World's Most Prolific Cinematic Killer) to reveal his five favorite movie villains of all-time.
And while you might expect the list to read like a who's who of horror, it's much more in-depth than that. "I think that an effective movie villain is one who seems natural in the role," Kane tells TheInsider.com. "Sounds simple, but so often for me, the bad guy in a movie looks like he is trying to be a bad guy. Like he is trying too hard, or something. It has to look like the guy or girl is not acting. Like maybe their real personality is not that far off of the character they are portraying. Something that has been said about me in the past. Not too sure if that is good or bad!"
So, with no further ado, here are Kane Hodder's Five Favorite Movie Villains, ever!
Kevin Spacey, Se7en
"He was a convincing killer with a very intelligent aspect to his character. An intellectual psychopath. A combination that I find pretty frightening."
Anthony Hopkins, Silence of the Lambs
A brilliant, understated performance that was terrifying. Many actors feel the need to be over-the-top in order to be a maniacal killer. Mr. Hopkins scared the hell out of the audience by being utterly low-key. Genius.
Tom E. Lewis, Red Hill
"In my opinion, one of the best performances by a movie villain in years. Throughout the movie, there was never a scene where I didn't believe that he was a badass killer. The consistency in his character never wavered. Not easy to do over the course of 3 months of shooting."
Charlize Theron, Monster
The way she transformed herself both physically and mentally was stunning. I was the stunt coordinator on that film, and it was an absolute pleasure to watch her work every day. I believe that the best training that an actor can receive, is to watch and observe an incredibly talented actor such as Charlize at work."
Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men
"I know from experience, how difficult it is to be scary without the benefit of using your voice. While Javier's character wasn't completely silent, he did say very little throughout the film, yet still conveyed a terrifying persona on the screen. A calm brutality."
To pick up Unmasked: True Life Story of The World's Most Prolific Cinematic Killer, click here!