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The 100 Greatest Movie Characters | Empire | 42. Alex DeLarge

"Come and get one in the yarbles, if you have any yarbles, ya eunuch jelly thou!" Alex DeLarge

Played By: Malcolm McDowell
Film: A Clockwork Orange

Why He's On The List: It's a role that was dripping with controversy from the beginning, but Kubrick could always be trusted to get the right man for the job and to get the most out of him. Step up Malcolm McDowell, who had already made a frightening impression just a few years earlier on Lindsay Anderson's If..., and well and truly finished the job with teenage sociopath Alex. Being a young man who enjoys rape and violence, even watching the tables turned on him isn't satisfying (the brainwashing technique is clinically brutal), but we've never been so terrified to see someone 'cured'.

Finest Hour: His 'Singin' In The Rain' rendition during a home invasion.

The 100 Greatest Movie Characters | Empire | 42. Alex DeLarge
Malcolm McDowell as Alex DeLarge

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