A Conversation for Why Villains in Movies Have English Accents
Myjo - Keeper of Decisions That Should Never be Made on Two Hours of Sleep Started conversation Jan 15, 2003
I take minor exception to the use of Christopher Lee in Lord of the Rings as a supporting example, as this wasn't really a case of the baddie being stereotyped by the use of an English accent. Nearly everyone in LotR has an "English" accent, whether natural or affected, impressive or just plain awful. It would be like saying Ian Hart played the stereotypical villain when he portrayed Professor Quirrell as having an English accent in Harry Potter.
Like I said, it's a minor point. This article was a fun read. Thanks!
Ku'Reshtin (Bring the beat back!) Posted Jan 16, 2003
Also, what about Christopher Lee playing one of the ultimate baddies of all time when he gave Dracula a face for the modern ages.
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