Saturday, 5 March 2011

"I have a million ideas, but, they all point to certain death." ~Alan Rickman as Marvin, the Paranoid Android

        Oh I love thee. So here's a guy who's made a career of playing iconic villains, or maybe just one, who in the end isn't a villain at all. With a legendary voice that can be compared to that of James Earl "Darth Vader" Jones's, Alan Rickman is a gem of an actor upon whom the unfortuantely prevalent curse of widely-respected and wildly-talented without any recognition-received has been cast.

A look back..
Hans Gruber: Who said we were terrorists?

Sheriff of Nottingham: That's it then. Cancel the kitchen scraps for lepers and orphans, no more merciful beheadings, and call off Christmas.

Harry: Oh, God. I am so in the wrong. The classic fool!

Marvin the Paranoid Android: Life? Don't talk to me about life!

Antoine Richis: Very well, but remember this... I'll be looking at you when you're laid on the cross and the twelve blows are crashing down on your limbs. When the crowd is finally tired of your screams and wandered home, I will climb up through your blood and sit beside you. I will look deep into your eyes and drop by drop I will trickle my disgust into them like burning acid until finally you perish.

Judge Turpin: You see, sir, a man infatuate with love, her ardent and eager slave. So fetch the pomade and pumice stone and lend me a more seductive tone, a sprinkling perhaps of French cologne, but first, sir, I think... a shave.

Blue Caterpillar: I can't help you if you don't even know who you are, stupid girl.

And finally...
Severus Snape: Has it ever crossed your brilliant mind that I don't want to do this anymore?

      So call this a silly girl's dream, but I really think that if EVER Harry Potter has a chance at anything acting-related in the Oscars or any proper-award show for that matter, it will be next year for Alan Rickman as Snape with "The Prince's Tale" if done properly- no other character or actor in the film has the emotional ability to pull it off and this could be the big crowning glory moment. If Gandalf then why not Snape, is my question.

      This was Part 3 of my Favourite Actors who play villains and Anti-heroes.
      Also it was Alan Rickman's 65th Birthday a few days back, so HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY PROFESSOR!!



  1. "I'm going to cut your heart out WITH A SPOON!"

  2. Ahah, I guess I'm the second Ruth to comment on this post. I LOVE Rickman... he's just so awesome in everything but my fave is missing from this list: Col. Brandon from Sense & Sensibility

  3. That is because he was a proper nice guy in that role...probably one of the best Austen characters ever.

  4. My friend and I always have massive arguments about Brandon :( I adore him...she doesn't. But then she refuses to even pick up Jane Austen since we read S and S in Literature - just because we had a bad teacher doesn't mean she has to condemn the books! Gah!

  5. Well, personally I hate Austen. I set myself a target to read all of her books two years ago, and I did. But then I realised what a prig and a prude she is. Her books are like Hindi soap operas, I do not kid you. Anyone one who is a bit improper becomes bad or is abandoned.
    Having said that, I cannot imagine life without Lizzy Bennet, Emma Woodhouse, Marianne Dashwood and ofcourse, Fitzwilliam Darcy.