Apr. 22nd, 2007 02:25 pm Malcolm McDowell at PBiFF Gala
Malcolm McDowell has portrayed some of the most sinister people in motion picture history. He raped a girl and sang Gene Kelly songs in "A Clockwork Orange" and he helped kill Captain Kirk in "Star Trek: Generations." On NBC television's only hit show, "Heroes," McDowell has been revealed as the villainous master mind. It was McDowell's son who encouraged his Dad to take the role. McDowell will now be be rediscovered by a new generation.
Given that he has a two year old son, McDowell admits to being a blessed man. When I commented that he was "O Lucky Man," Malcolm looked at me, smiled with his eyes and we shook hands.
Despite the royal setting of the Boca Raton Resort and Club, Malcolm came across as a good ole bloke. He respects his craft and acknowledged James Cagney as a major influence on his acting technique. Like Cagney, one can easily see how Malcolm could easily make the transition from villain to hero. Check out Malcolm's performances in as H.G. Wells in "Time after Time" and as a newspaper reporter in "Bobby Jones, Stroke of Genius."