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Ernst Rohm - Hitler: The Rise Of Evil (2003)

That was horrible: not the shoot as such, but it was three months in a Nazi uniform, and having to read all the books about it. Rohm just went in and took the whole of the West part of Germany illegally. The SA, who later became the SS, started out as like a Salvation Army thing, but then they declared themselves the police and it just spiralled into something so evil… There was a lot of weird perversion too. They glorified the old Roman Empire, so they’d be naked with young boys around them. Then they started to fucking arrest gay people! I think Rohm is the worst person I ever played. He was just perversion going straight to fucking hell. And I don’t think Rohm started out thinking he was going to murder people and be king of the world: I think he genuinely wanted to try to do some good, which is the most horrifying thing, in a way. When that series was finished I took all the books I read for research and threw them all away. I didn’t want them in my possession.

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1 I never saw Star Wars
That line in Armageddon always bugged me: "You ever heard of Evel Knievel?" "No, I never saw Star Wars." If you've never heard of Evel Knievel, why would you associate him with a movie you never saw??! Either he's just making two totally unrelated statements for some reason ("I've never heard of him, and also I've never seen Star Wars"), or he HAS heard of Evel Knievel, and thinks he's a character from Star Wars, a movie he's never seen. More

Posted by sowasred2012 on Thursday May 9, 2013, 16:18

2 RE: What about...
Yeah Empire. Why didn't you ask him about every role in his entire career? How dare you just pick 10? You should have talked to him for at least 19 hours. You didn't even talk to him about his theatre work in Sweden in the 70's! What kind of show are you running! More

Posted by Osric on Monday May 6, 2013, 11:52

3 What about...
Hansel & Gretel, Witch Hunters, The Lost World : Jurassic Park, The Brothers Grimm, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, Lock-Out... More

Posted by Toursiveu on Saturday May 4, 2013, 19:50

4 Armageddon
'yuri, you ever heard of evel keneval?' 'i've never seen 'star wars'' More

Posted by spark1 on Friday May 3, 2013, 14:47

5 Great actor
Yes, Fargo has the quintessential Stomare villain, but I also absolutely LOVE him in Minority Report. Such a seedy bastard. You feel like taking a shower after that whole sequence. Freakin' love that movie. More

Posted by Mr Gittes on Friday May 3, 2013, 12:44

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Great feature.. You should do a series of them on all the 27%ers. More

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