I was never a villain on the stage. I always played strong, sympathetic types. My first stage role with a speaking part, believe it or not, was as a priest. It wasn't until I began acting in films that the producers and directors saw me primarily as a bizarre villain.
Donnie is not a villain. He's a very intense coach. Regardless of all the rumors, Donnie is a heck of a coach. He's a good man with a great motor and a passion for the game. He respects the integrity of the game.
I like playing the villain.
The same energy of character which renders a man a daring villain would have rendered him useful in society, had that society been well organized.
The more successful the villain, the more successful the picture.
So I'm playing a villain for instance, who is supposed to be the bad guy of the story, then I like to try and find things that are good about him.
Upon my life, by some device or other
The villain is o'erraught of all my money.
It's not that fun to just play a villain, without any reasoning behind it.
Jaws was still a handsome, big guy. He got the girl. He was my favorite villain. I tried to make this guy endearing somewhat because all he wanted to do was unite his country.