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Gene Hackman – Lex Luthor

9. Gene Hackman – Lex Luthor

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The very first comic-book blockbuster movie villain ever reprised his role two more times in the span of the original Superman “quadrilogy.”  Hackman paved the way for actors everywhere to enjoy and relish in playing a villain, showing that bad guys can have the most fun when it comes to performing. Hackman clearly had a great time becoming the real estate-preoccupied businessman who always enjoys making Superman’s day a bit more difficult.

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