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#8 Malcolm McDowell – A Clockwork Orange

09 Nov

Either looked over or snubbed, Malcolm McDowell did not receive an Academy Award nomination for his most memorable role to date, in A Clockwork Orange. Even though the movie itself garnered 4 other nominations including Best Picture, Malcolm’s extraordinary work in this chilling film.

Malcolm plays Alex de Large the film’s main hero/protagonist and he narrates a large portion of the movie. He is a delinquent that is obsessed with rape and Beethoven. Set in the future he is a volunteer to aversion therapy, in the government’s ability to solve a staggering crime rate.

Malcolm is brilliant, and even after 30 years this movie and his portrayal will cause you to be speechless for a matter of minutes after viewing. There has only been one other movie and characterization that caused me to have this reaction which was Hilary Swank in Boy’s Don’t Cry.

Unfortunately Malcolm became typecast as psychotic villains and was never really able to become a great actor, and later had the unfortunate task to play the villain that kills Captain Kirk in the Star Trek phenomena.
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Posted by on November 9, 2006 in 70's, Actors, Top 10 Actors of the 70's

 

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