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Walken's Evil Roles.
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Okay, so the Hessian isn't exactly the main antagonist in Sleepy Hollow - but he's probably close to it, in my eyes Hessian is a poor misunderstood soul. To me it was the humans who were in the wrong, not the Hessian himself. But he is a very alluring creature, for one thing he is very strong and fierce and also has hypnotic aquamarine blue eyes and razor sharp pointed teeth. On top of that he cares for his horse Daredevil a whole lot and is quite a skilled fighter. This of course being the only Walken role where he does not say anything unless you count roars and snarls. This is the Walken role that made me a fan of his, I mean just look at him - it's easy to see why there are people on here who are fans of this character. I also happen to be obsessed with this character and the movie he comes from, no offense to all other Sleepy Hollow adaptations - but there is only room in my heart for one adaptation and that is Tim Burton's version for bringing me this bloodthirsty Hessian warrior. I mean i've practically done a whole RP based storyarc about my character transforming into him via a curse - and also countless IMVU pics of heroines being hypnotized and bitten by him. He's so badass too...the way he slices people's heads off - oh god, all that blood...rrrr..it's making me drool just thinking about it.
Now when most people think of angels they think of those stock angelic looking figures in long white robes, with feathery white wings and a halo on their head - either that or the 'Supernatural' variety. But this angel is NOT like the rest, for one thing he's an extremely badass archangel who is anything but angelic, he's bitter towards humans - at least in the first two films because the lord prefers them over his kind (angels). He is inhumanly strong...can turn into a flock of birds, near immortal, and can set things on fire just by sheer will, and once more...he can knock people out easily just by waving his hand in front of them and going "Shhh.." He is the one and true angel of death. Fun fact: Prior to this Walken played an angel of death in the Madonna music video 'Bad Girl'.
Bond has had many arch enemies but none were quite as psychotic as Max Zorin, Zorin is the result of several experimentations, he is also a millionaire, a genius, and completely insane. How insane is he? He kills several of his OWN workers! He is insane, sadistic and one hell of a memorable villain. Fun fact: David Bowie was offered this part but Bowie declined with the reason "I didn't want to spend five months watching my stunt double fall off cliffs". Bowie would later on play Jareth in the movie Labyrinth and also star with Walken in the movie 'Basquiat'.
If Gotham City's main hero is a man who is like a bat, then it should only be appropriate that for his second outing with Tim Burton he'd have an antagonist whose name is a nod to the 1922 classic Nosferatu's leading man Max Schreck, Max Shreck is the second Walken character with the first name Max, he is a cold manipulative businessman who aims to build a power plant. That and he is responsible for the creation of Catwoman herself. Originally this role was supposed to be Harvey Dent who was seen briefly in the first Batman movie (Tim Burton's 1989 film) who was supposed to be badly scarred at the end which would lead to the introduction of Two Face (who would later appear in Batman Forever but played by Tommy Lee Jones and later in Nolan's The Dark Knight as played by Aaron Eckheart), one draft even had Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin and Max being siblings. He was also supposed to be in Batman: The Animated Series but that was scraped and the similar Roland Daggett was put in the show instead. In the game 'Batman: Arkham City' the Cheshire cat head from Shreck's department store is featured. Fun fact: Tim Burton was reluctant to cast Walken in the role because Walken scared him.
Throughout 2014 it was announced that Walken would be playing this infamous pirate in this version of the musical based on the classic J.M Barrie story. In September, pictures of Walken in full costume as Captain Hook including a poster of him in the role were seen worldwide - then came the behind the scenes footage. Finally on December 4th, 2014 - we got to see him in all his Walkeny glory as Captain Hook. Reactions were mostly mixed with some people even wondering if he was dead, sick, tired, or even drunk - but despite that he stole the show and was one of many things that made that live musical event a hit. Walken's version of Hook was unique, true...he's no Dustin Hoffman, Hans Conried, Corey Burton, Cyril Ritchard, or Collin O' Donahue but his version of Hook was one of a kind.
This man is what can be best described as a human vampire. It's one of Walken's creepiest roles, even Walken himself admits that this role was his creepiest one yet. And the ending - what he and Helen Mirren's character who is his wife - did to the protagonist to kill him off, it's like something out of Sweeney Todd. No, scratch that - it's like what one of Dexter Morgan's arch enemies would probably do. When your parents used to tell you not to talk to strangers - they probably were talking about this guy.
Feng is a ping-pong master with his own hideaway and a rather interesting taste in fashion. He enjoys nothing more than a good game of ping-pong, and is very serious about it. But he also has a wicked sense of humor. On top of that it is revealed he used to be an apprentice of Master Wong but he never completed the training, it is also revealed his backhand technique is awful. Sadly, much like most of Walken's iconic roles here (except his True Romance role and Robert, and possibly Captain Hook) he dies. Walken's characters always have a bad habit of dying even if they're not the villain but in the case of roles like Gyp DeCarlo and Frank Abignale Sr who are both real people - the real people who he portrayed had died IRL in events prior to the movies they were portrayed in. Although there are a few that actually didn't die.
This guy is like Max Zorin taken up to 11. And a very formidable enemy for Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson might I add. Not to mention his tooth fairy speech. Also sadly, this is another role in which Walken dies near the end.
Bobby is extremely suave and charismatic, so much so that he sweeps Cassandra off her feet and tries to steal her from Wayne, and almost succeeds, he's not bloodthirsty or entirely evil - he's a more lighthearted kind of evil. And what do you know...this is one of the roles in which he actually lives!
*not to be confused with Agent Smith, the historical figure John Smith, Robert Smith of the Cure or rapper/actor Will Smith* (Nick Of Time) - The first time Walken faced off against Depp and it's quite a memorable one at that. He proves himself to be a worthy adversary, and also sadly - this is another 'Walken dies at the end' role. But luckily Walken and Depp would meet again in Sleepy Hollow, only this time Walken would be sporting aqua blue eyes, armor, spiky black hair and sharp pointed teeth.
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