The latest Dark Knight movie starring Robert Pattinson is being loved by the fans. And the direction by Matt Reeves is being highly appreciated. The Batman (2022) also has Colin Farrell The Penguin, one of the greatest adversaries of Batman. The Penguin or Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot is a criminal mastermind in Gotham City. Colin Farrell’s version of The Penguin in the recent movie is being liked. The Irish actor has always proved that he is one of the most skilled actors in Hollywood. He has played a number of different roles. From romantic leads to Superheroes and even villains. The Penguin is not the only villain the actor has played. Here are some of the villain roles of the actor that are just as good or better than The Penguin.
Apart from playing the comic book villain in DC, Colin Farrell has played a villain for Marvel as well. Bullseye is a Marvel comic villain of Daredevil. In 2003 movie of Daredevil, titled after hero featured Bullseye. Colin Farell played the role. Bullseye is a psychotic killer that uses his profession to kill. The Farrell version of the villain was given an Irish background. The actor shaved his head for the role and also read the comics to adopt the character well. He became the nefarious villain Bullseye was and it was one of the best things in the movie.
In the Harry Potter prequel series, Fantastic Beasts, the first part introduces us to a villainous man Percival Graves. He is an Auror in the Magical Congress of the United States. But later it turns out to be that he was Gillert Grindelwald using a Human Transfiguration spell to stay in disguise. Though his role was short in the franchise as Johnny Depp appeared as the real face behind the evil Percival Graves. The role played by him is was well-portrayed as the man who sentenced the protagonist of the film to death. He is so convincingly evil that he serves as a great villain. Some were quite upset to see Johnny Depp being made Grindelwald and not Colin Farrell himself continuing the role.
In the movie, Pride and Glory, Colin Farrell played the role of the main antagonist. The film is a classic crime drama and that would have not been without the actor’s excellent portrayal of Jimmy Egan. Jimmy is a Sergeant in NYPD and a football player as well. Later in the film, it is discovered that the man is also involved in corruption. And has a role in the murders and drugs in the city. His brother-in-law, Edward Norton, is the one who exposes him. Though the movie did not get much appreciation. But the actor, again proved his worth playing a villain.
One of the two sub-antagonists of the 2011 Horrible Bosses, Bobby Pellitt is the son of Jack Pellitt. Colin Farrell played the character of the addict horrible son of a rich father. Bobby inherits the company after his father’s death and for his personal gains, ruins it. He is a mean, rude, and careless boss. He fires employees for no reason like being overweight. Bobby was a jerk, yet hilariously and delightfully. The character is so disliked and the actor has done a great job portraying such a hated character.
Another memorable killer played by Colin Farrell was Charles Ambrose in the 2015 movie Solace. And this time he was back as a serial killer. Charles Ambrose is a serial killer who kills people who are terminally ill to free them from their misery. Or so he says. Anthony Perkins as John Clancy is a psychic, who is trying to find the killer with his cop friend. The actor shows up halfway in the movie and reveals himself to be the killer. He tries to reason his killings by putting people out of their misery. Though the movie did not do so well, Colin Farrell did not disappoint us even this time.
Colin Farrell’s villainous roles are not just limited to killers or supervillains. But the actor has also explored the supernatural side as well. In the remake of Friday Night released in 2011, the actor played Jerry Dandridge, a vampire. He is the main antagonist of the film. Jerry is an evil vampire that had been preying on beautiful women in the neighborhood. And manages to get away with it, till his neighbor finds out his secret. Colin Farrell did an excellent job portraying the evil vampire.
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