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 Heroes playing Negative Roles

Tom Cruise – Collateral

Tom Cruise, in preparation for his role as an assassin in the 2004 film Collateral, disguised himself as a UPS courier and delivered packages in busy, crowded establishments. It was an attempt to test how well the instantly recognizable actor could easily blend in a crowd.   He also practiced thoroughly handling guns to make the shooting scenes as real as possible. In the movie Collateral, Cruise plays the role of Vincent, a hired killer. The story is as follows: 

Los Angeles cab driver Max Durocher lives an incredibly mundane life. He drives a cab day in and day out - and has for the last twelve years. His only escape from reality is a photo of a tropical island and the fact that he wants to start his own limo company. All that changes when a government investigative attorney named Annie Ferrell gets in his cab from the airport. Max is seemingly unaware of the case that Annie is involved in is about to have dire consequences for his very life. Immediately after dropping Annie off downtown, he picks up a customer known only by his first name - Vincent. Vincent offers Max a deal he can't refuse - $700 for making five stops, then getting him to the airport without making a run for it. But at the first stop, a body drops from the sky and Max soon realizes that Vincent is someone he's probably better off not knowing. Vincent is a calculating assassin hired by the very people being prosecuted by Annie - who's out to wipe out all the witnesses in the federal prosecution trial.                             Click for video

Anthony Perkins – The Psycho

Hoenix office worker Marion Crane is fed up with the way life has treated her. She has to meet her lover Sam in lunch breaks and they cannot get married because Sam has to give most of his money away in alimony. One Friday Marion is trusted to bank $40,000 by her employer. Seeing the opportunity to take the money and start a new life, Marion leaves town and heads towards Sam's California store. Tired after the long drive and caught in a storm, she gets off the main highway and pulls into The Bates Motel. The motel is managed by a quiet young man called Norman who seems to be dominated by his mother. Anthony Perkins plays the role of the motel owner, Norman. He plays the psycho, split personality of his own and his mother.Click for video

Denzel Washington – American Gangster

In 1968, the loyal driver, bouncer and collector Frank Lucas (played by Denzel Washington) witnesses the death of his boss and mentor Bumpy Johnson and finds that Harlem lost its leadership. Frank decides to import heroin direct from the source in Bangkok, establishing a logistic of transportation using the US military airplanes from Vietnam to USA. The quality of his product associated to the trade mark "Blue Magic" and the lower prices bring Frank Lucas to the position of number one distributor of heroin in USA. Meanwhile, in the Essex County, the incorruptible detective Richie Roberts that is studying for the Bar Examination is invited to join and head a Federal Investigation Force of Narcotics, seeking the leaders of the dealers in North America. Click for video

Christian Bayle – American Psycho

Set in Manhattanduring the Wall Street boom of the late 1980s, American Psycho follows the life of wealthy young investment banker Patrick Bateman. Bateman, in his late 20s when the story begins, narrates his everyday activities, from his recreational life among the Wall Street;elite of New Yorkto his forays into murder by nightfall. After killing Paul Owen, one of his colleagues, Bateman appropriates his apartment as a place to host and kill more victims. Bateman's control over his violent urges deteriorates. His murders become increasingly sadistic, rape,cannibalism, and necrophilia, and his grasp on sanity begins to slip. Bateman begins to experience bizarre hallucinations such as seeing a Cheeriointerviewed on a talk show, being stalked by an anthropomorphic;park bench, and finding a bone in his Dove Bar. These incidents culminate in a shooting spree during which he kills several random people in the street, resulting in a SWAT team being dispatched in a helicopter. This narrative episode sees the first-person perspective shift to a third-person one and the subsequent events are, although not for the first time in the novel, described in terms pertaining to cinematic portrayal. Bateman flees on foot and hides in his office, where he phones his attorney, Harold Carnes, and confesses all his crimes to the answering machine. At the end of the story, Bateman confronts Carnes about the message he left on his machine, only to find the attorney amused at what he considers a hilarious joke. Carnes tells Bateman that he is too much of a coward to have committed such acts. In the dialogue-laden climax, Carnes stands up to a defiant Bateman and tells him his claim of having murdered Owen is impossible, because he had dinner in London with him a few days before, not once but twice. Click for video

Robert DeNiro  - Cape Fear

Robert Deniro plays the role of Max Cady who has been convicted for rape and once out of jail, wants to take revenge on his lawyer Sam Bowden and his family for not representing his case properly. Robert De Niro is renowned for his drive and his method acting approach to roles trying to imitate the life of his character in order to portray him more realistically.Robert DeNiro spend hours and hours at the gym to tone up the body so that it would reflect a man coming out of the jail after 14 years.

The plot:Sam Bowden (Nick Nolte) is a small-town corporate attorney, family-man. Max Cady is a tattooed, cigar-smoking, bible-quoting, psychotic rapist. What do they have in common? Fourteen years, ago Sam was a public defender assigned to Max Cady's rape trial, and he made a serious error: he hid a document from his illiterate client that could have gotten him acquitted. Now, the cagey, bibliophile Cady has been released, and he intends to teach Sam Bowden and his family a thing or two about loss. Click For video

Sivaji Ganesan in “Andha Naal”

Rajan, (Sivaji Ganesan) is a radio engineer who wants to sell radios to the poor at an affordable price. Unable to get any support from the government, he goes to Japan where his work is appreciated. He becomes a spy, selling India's military secrets to the Japanese. Usha(Pandari Bai), his wife, learns about this and tries to reform him. But Rajan does not mind betraying India. Usha cannot stop Rajan and tries to shoot him. She changes her mind but pulls the trigger accidentally, killing Rajan. After revealing the truth, Usha commits suicide. Click for video

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