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Title: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: oceanus on January 18, 2013, 07:29:15 PM
I’m not sure this thread will go anywhere because the question/premise is kind of strange, but it’s worth a try.

Can you think of a creepy/unpleasant scene in a movie where the main character was attractive/sexy because of what s/he was doing (excluding sex scenes)?
   
Here are a few of mine:

Deliverance – Burt Reynolds when he was holding the bow & arrow (good shot!).  ;)

Godfather I – James Caan (Sonny Corleone) when he sloooowly fell after getting plastered with bullets at the toll both.

Pulp Fiction – Bruce Willis when he selected (and used) the perfect sword.

I asked a friend who happens to love Catherine Zeta-Jones, and he said in the movie Traffic when she said “Shoot him in the head.”

He also said (and this was a surprise) Octavia Spencer (Minnie) in the pie scene from The Help.

Off the top of my head, I can’t think of any recent movie scenes that apply.
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: TylerBelle on January 18, 2013, 07:48:20 PM
In District 9, when Sharlto Copley (Wikus van de Merwe) was turning into the alien. He was just so cute and helpless and I just wanted him to eventually be cured.

In Stand by Me, Kiefer Sutherland (Ace) was such a mean bully, but quite appealing.

Any time James Cagney played a gangster. (Of course loved him as George M. Cohen, too!)

And I so agree with that Burt Reynolds scene in Deliverance.

 
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: oceanus on January 18, 2013, 07:59:23 PM
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In Stand by Me, Kiefer Sutherland (Ace) was such a mean bully, but quite appealing.

Yes, ditto re: Matt Dillon in My Bodyguard.  A real gem for those who haven't seen it.

(What made me think of this thread was a friend recently saw Deliverance for the first time.  I was not big Burt Reynolds fan, but, whew  :D, something about him in that little leather vest with that bow & arrow!  Yowza!  Of course, he was a LOT younger.)

Just thought of another one:  Body Heat when William Hurt throws the chair through the front door and breaks the glass.  I'll skip discussing what happens next. ;)
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Morticia on January 18, 2013, 09:44:29 PM
Antonio Banderas, shooting everyone in Cheech Marin's bar in Desperado.

Johnny Depp, with his eyes removed, shooting blindly in the sequel.
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Adelaide on January 18, 2013, 09:54:18 PM
Ralph Fiennes in Schindler's List. I know, I know, I'm a horrible person.

Also Jason Isaacs in The Patriot.
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: oceanus on January 18, 2013, 10:10:07 PM
Godfather II - Al Pacino, as he looks out the window watching his brother Fredo being killed in the boat.  Also, closing the door in Diane Keaton's face after she sneaks in to visit her children.

Cold, Michael, cold.  But I thought he was so cute back in the day.
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: diesel_darlin on January 18, 2013, 10:28:54 PM
Nicholas Cage when he got locked up in Con Air. That long hair. Phew!
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: HoneyBee42 on January 18, 2013, 10:32:36 PM
Batman, Jack Nicholson as Jack Napier/Joker.

Stand out moment--when he's leaving Alicia to go meet (pre-Jokerization) and she tells him that he looks good, he turns back with that little quirk of the eyebrow "I didn't ask" ... creepy, disturbing and more menace distilled in that little eyebrow quirk ... but darn if he didn't look really good at that moment.
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Nikko-chan on January 18, 2013, 11:02:18 PM
Hmmm Lestat, after feeding from Jessie in Queen of the Damned... then feeding from Akasha. So disgusting... but dang if he wasn't hot doing it! *is weird*
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Amava on January 19, 2013, 05:42:05 AM
That would  be Severus Snape for me. And not just "Rickman Snape". Him too, of course, but (*puts on hipster glasses*) I already loved Snape before the movies were made or before the books even became very popular.

I also very much liked Marc Warren's interpretation of Mister Teatime in Hogfather. 
Since he is less commonly known than Snape, I'll include a pic. I hope I don't send you running off screaming.
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/quotefully_production/photos/character/5ed8edea990f11e090aa12313b10052d_small)
"It's pronounced Teh-ah-ti-meh, Sir."

And you know who I also sometimes find weirdly attractive, no matter how silly-with-an-often-petty-and-nasty-streak he is? Rowan Atkinson's Blackadder. Ok, go ahead, laugh.  ;D

Oh, and, edited to add: we must not forget Dr. House!!
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Snowy Owl on January 19, 2013, 06:18:08 AM
Also Jason Isaacs in The Patriot.

Definitely.  Jason Isaacs is amazing in that film and I really like him with long hair.  I think Mel Gibson must not have realised quite how many people were cheering the bad guy on as being better looking and having better characterisation.  Not helped by the fact it's a really bad film in my view (lots of historical inaccuracies and some really clunky dialogue). 

I'd add to this Jason Isaacs in Harry Potter.  It's the combination of long fair hair, long robes and the cane of doom as he moves into shot.  The character's loathsome but he just looks so yummy and moves so beautifully.

Alan Rickman in Die Hard when he's coming up in the lift surrounded by his thugs to the sound of the Ode to Joy.  I know he's a horrible, nasty piece of work, but that's an awesome shot and a standout moment in a fairly average action movie.  I'd agree with Amava, Rickman was also pretty great as Snape. 

Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on January 19, 2013, 07:30:27 AM
Johnny Depp as Sweeney Todd.  The character's an awful person and creepy as all get out but come on, it's Johnny!!

Ninth Gate, also a creepy movie with an unlikable main character but again...Johnny!!

And it is a bad, bad awful terrible no good movie, but "Astronaut's Wife" with Charlize Theron and yep, Johnny Depp.  He plays an astronaut that goes into space and somehow gets possessed with an alien and when he comes back his wife can sense there's something different about him but everyone else thinks she's crazy.  Except his astronaut buddy goes nuts and dies then his wife kills himself and they find out later she was pregnant. 

Then Jillian, Theron's character, finds out she is pregnant with twins and there's this shuttle that by coincidence, only needs to be piloted by two people.  Depp's character does all this gaslighting stuff and an awful person and even though the movie's awful...again, it's Johnny, he just cannot be unattractive to me.
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: 25wishes on January 19, 2013, 08:59:47 AM
Just have to second Alan RIckman in Die Hard.

Also Rutger Hauer in Blindside - he is tormenting a married couple, blackmailing them because he has seen them commit a crime. But he doesn't want money. The husband asks, "What DO you want?" and he replies, "What have you got?"

Oh heck, Rutger Hauer in just about ANY movie.
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: GratefulMaria on January 19, 2013, 09:34:12 AM
Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter.  Elegant and compelling.
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: oceanus on January 19, 2013, 09:48:18 AM
Yes, I agree about Anthony Hopkins/Hannibal Lecter.
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Adelaide on January 19, 2013, 09:57:55 AM
I'll add a 3rd vote for Dr. Lecter. He might fit in here, he did hate rude people. :P

Also Jason Isaacs in The Patriot.

Definitely.  Jason Isaacs is amazing in that film and I really like him with long hair.  I think Mel Gibson must not have realised quite how many people were cheering the bad guy on as being better looking and having better characterisation.  Not helped by the fact it's a really bad film in my view (lots of historical inaccuracies and some really clunky dialogue). 

I'd add to this Jason Isaacs in Harry Potter.  It's the combination of long fair hair, long robes and the cane of doom as he moves into shot.  The character's loathsome but he just looks so yummy and moves so beautifully.
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I have blinders on when it comes to the Patriot because of Jason Isaacs. I'm more likely to call it a "creative interpretation" of the lives of people like Tarleton and Marion. I'll acknowledge that it's not terribly historically accurate, but oh look, Jason Isaacs. And I'd forgotten about him in Harry Potter! I think he said his exaggerated accent for all of these pompous bad guys was based off of one particularly scary school teacher he had and didn't like. :D
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Desdemona on January 19, 2013, 12:06:23 PM
Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire.
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Julian on January 19, 2013, 03:02:38 PM
Tim Curry as the devil in Legend. 

The Borg Queen. 
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Kimblee on January 19, 2013, 03:21:07 PM
Robert Carlyle in Once Upon A Time. Even if half the time he looks, as I explained to a friend, "Like he's been overdosing on bronzer." (She wanted to know the diffrence between him in Storybrooke and in the Enchanted Forest.)

He's just really appealing to me.
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Snowy Owl on January 19, 2013, 03:35:05 PM
Tim Curry as the devil in Legend. 


I'd forgotten that, a choice between him and Tom Cruise, I'd definitely go for darkness. 

Also most definitely, David Bowie as Jareth in Labyrinth.  Creepy and weird (and that's just the tight trousers) but very attractive. 
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Jones on January 19, 2013, 03:48:51 PM
I had the biggest crush on Tim Curry as Long John Silver when I was 12-13.
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Amava on January 19, 2013, 03:54:00 PM
Not movie or tv, but music and performance: I had a huge crush on Alice Cooper when I was a teen!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: SamiHami on January 19, 2013, 04:22:51 PM
Not movie or tv, but music and performance: I had a huge crush on Alice Cooper when I was a teen!!!  ;D

I still do!

How about John Malkovich in Dangerous Liaisons? Utterly despicable character, but so compelling.

Al Pacino in Carlito's Way.
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: happygrrl on January 19, 2013, 05:02:30 PM
Ahhh....Tim Curry--love him! Saw him in Spamalot in chicage before it offically opened in NYC.

Although this is neither creepy nor disturbing, I love him in Rocky Horror when he sings, "Well, you go caught with a flat...well, how about that?" and then he cocks one eyebrow and smirks into the camera--

Makes me squee everytime.
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Outdoor Girl on January 19, 2013, 05:33:44 PM
When I was a teen, I had a crush on an actor named Jeff Cober.  He always played the bad guy in whatever show he was guest starring on but I always found him attractive.  I have no idea why.
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: oceanus on January 19, 2013, 05:40:06 PM
Alice Cooper fans – I happened to see him interviewed by Joy Behar a couple of years ago on her talk show.  Fascinating.  He wasn’t strange at all.  Very intelligent, personable, and he has been married to the same woman for 35 yrs (a petite ballerina). 

Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Amava on January 19, 2013, 06:16:34 PM
Alice Cooper fans – I happened to see him interviewed by Joy Behar a couple of years ago on her talk show.  Fascinating.  He wasn’t strange at all.  Very intelligent, personable, and he has been married to the same woman for 35 yrs (a petite ballerina).
Ah, yes, I explained myself poorly. I did not mean to imply that the real man was a creep or a villain.
I posted about him here because what fascinated me /initially/, as a teen, was his creepy act on stage.
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: oceanus on January 19, 2013, 06:26:37 PM
Alice Cooper fans – I happened to see him interviewed by Joy Behar a couple of years ago on her talk show.  Fascinating.  He wasn’t strange at all.  Very intelligent, personable, and he has been married to the same woman for 35 yrs (a petite ballerina).
Ah, yes, I explained myself poorly. I did not mean to imply that the real man was a creep or a villain.
I posted about him here because what fascinated me /initially/, as a teen, was his creepy act on stage.

???  ???

I didn't mean that you implied anything at all.  No explanation or defense is necessary.  I wasn't referring to your post or anything you said. I simply meant that, generally speaking, he is seen as being/looking kind of strange, odd, different due to his onstage persona/image.
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Jocelyn on January 19, 2013, 06:31:00 PM
Alice Cooper fans – I happened to see him interviewed by Joy Behar a couple of years ago on her talk show.  Fascinating.  He wasn’t strange at all.  Very intelligent, personable, and he has been married to the same woman for 35 yrs (a petite ballerina).
Many years ago, my parents and I were in NY, and went to see the taping of a new talk show. When the host came out and announced that the guest of the day was Alice Cooper, I just about crawled under my chair, imagining having to explain Alice to my parents. He came out wearing a Hawaiian shirt and jeans, and chatted with the host in a perfectly normal way. All I had to explain was that no, that WAS Alice, and no, I don't know why he chose a woman's name as his performing name. ::)
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Jocelyn on January 19, 2013, 06:35:03 PM
Mad Max and the Road Warrior.
While the current Mel Gibson is, IMO just creepy and disturbing, in his youth he was a good looking man, and he plays a sanity-challenged person better than just about anyone, with the exception of Peter O'Toole. I saw O'Toole in a movie once where his character was not at ALL reality-challenged, and it creeped me out massively- there was something about him being SANE that was dowright eerie. I kept expecting him to have a psychotic break.
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: MizA on January 19, 2013, 06:38:41 PM
Dexter.

But not David Bowie in Labyrinth. Ever.
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Amava on January 19, 2013, 06:59:47 PM
Alice Cooper fans – I happened to see him interviewed by Joy Behar a couple of years ago on her talk show.  Fascinating.  He wasn’t strange at all.  Very intelligent, personable, and he has been married to the same woman for 35 yrs (a petite ballerina).
Ah, yes, I explained myself poorly. I did not mean to imply that the real man was a creep or a villain.
I posted about him here because what fascinated me /initially/, as a teen, was his creepy act on stage.

???  ???

I didn't mean that you implied anything at all.  No explanation or defense is necessary.  I wasn't referring to your post or anything you said. I simply meant that, generally speaking, he is seen as being/looking kind of strange, odd, different due to his onstage persona/image.

Oh okay good!  :D
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: redsfan on January 19, 2013, 08:23:47 PM
Billy Zane in Titanic.  He was the evil fiance.  Not even the best actor, but he sure is nice to look at.
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Jules1980 on January 19, 2013, 10:47:15 PM
When I was a teen, I had a crush on an actor named Jeff Cober.  He always played the bad guy in whatever show he was guest starring on but I always found him attractive.  I have no idea why.

I did too.  Only I first saw him as Dodger on China Beach.  Dodger wasn't a bad guy, though he did have some creepy moments, he was just a soldier, maybe with a little battle fatigue.
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Softly Spoken on January 19, 2013, 11:11:45 PM
Okay this is weird, I just read the posts about Tim Curry/Legend and then the promo for the movie came on the tv! *cue Twilight Zone music*
I didn't have a crush on him but the character that fascinated me in Legend (besides Curry's Darkness) was his henchman goblin Blix (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ruAIYMAEYM). I remember the first time you see him (the character was actually played by a woman) it's the long nose, then these wormy lips swallow noisily and this creepy raspy voice comes out... *shudder* But he was also a hell of a shot with a bow and I was way into fantasy so I found him really compelling...and crafty and funny - one of his lackey's gets banished by Curry for mouthing off and Blix just goes "Wow." Then he has this great line about encouraging his men's initiative.

I used to be so into weird stuff I can't believe I don't have a whole list for this thread... :-[
I'll come back and post if something I've apparently blocked out comes back to me.  ;D
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Cracea on January 19, 2013, 11:51:57 PM
When I was a teen, I had a crush on an actor named Jeff Cober.  He always played the bad guy in whatever show he was guest starring on but I always found him attractive.  I have no idea why.

I did too.  Only I first saw him as Dodger on China Beach.  Dodger wasn't a bad guy, though he did have some creepy moments, he was just a soldier, maybe with a little battle fatigue.

I've always liked Jeff Kober as well. He was great as Dodger, and I enjoyed him in "Kindred: The Embraced" as the Nosferatu Daedalus.
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: greencat on January 20, 2013, 12:10:11 AM
I'll actually add in a second (or third or whatever) vote for David Bowie as Jareth the Goblin King...partly because my first name is the same as Jennifer Connelly's character, and every time he addressed her by name, it was like he was actually talking to me!

The whole movie "Secretary." 



 
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: MerryCat on January 20, 2013, 12:27:37 AM
Add me to the list for David Bowie in Labyrinth. Something about the eyeliner and feathered hair still makes me swoony lol. Also, although I loved Data, there was always something really attractive about Lor. Is that just me?
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Outdoor Girl on January 20, 2013, 09:20:26 AM
When I was a teen, I had a crush on an actor named Jeff Cober.  He always played the bad guy in whatever show he was guest starring on but I always found him attractive.  I have no idea why.

I did too.  Only I first saw him as Dodger on China Beach.  Dodger wasn't a bad guy, though he did have some creepy moments, he was just a soldier, maybe with a little battle fatigue.

I've always liked Jeff Kober as well. He was great as Dodger, and I enjoyed him in "Kindred: The Embraced" as the Nosferatu Daedalus.

I'd forgotten he was in China Beach.  He was in something recently as a guest star; I don't remember what show.  Which is what reminded me.
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on January 20, 2013, 12:08:23 PM
Also a vote for Bowie in Labyrinth.  Hmm, maybe that was the start of my attraction to men in eyeliner? ;) Though I'd take Captain Jack over Jareth.  :)
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Cracea on January 20, 2013, 02:23:26 PM
When I was a teen, I had a crush on an actor named Jeff Cober.  He always played the bad guy in whatever show he was guest starring on but I always found him attractive.  I have no idea why.

I did too.  Only I first saw him as Dodger on China Beach.  Dodger wasn't a bad guy, though he did have some creepy moments, he was just a soldier, maybe with a little battle fatigue.


I've always liked Jeff Kober as well. He was great as Dodger, and I enjoyed him in "Kindred: The Embraced" as the Nosferatu Daedalus.

I'd forgotten he was in China Beach.  He was in something recently as a guest star; I don't remember what show.  Which is what reminded me.

New Girl? He's hilarious as the super in that one.

David Bowie in Labyrinth for me too.
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Outdoor Girl on January 20, 2013, 02:33:48 PM
^ No, it was one of the crime type ones - he was a bad guy.  A misunderstood bad guy, if I remember correctly.
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: readingchick on January 20, 2013, 02:43:50 PM
Javier Bardem as Raoul Silva in Skyfall. Creepy as all getout but what the hey....
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Pietri on January 20, 2013, 03:32:38 PM
Oh yes, Bond movie villains: Sean Bean in Goldeneye. I felt a tiny bit sorry for Pierce Brosnan  >:D
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Snowy Owl on January 20, 2013, 04:20:35 PM
Oh yes, Bond movie villains: Sean Bean in Goldeneye. I felt a tiny bit sorry for Pierce Brosnan  >:D

Sean Bean is always awesome.  I definitely was cheering for him during that film. 
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Shea on January 20, 2013, 07:48:47 PM
Javert in the stage version of Les Mis that I saw in London. Can't remember the guy's name, but between being played by a handsome middle-aged gentleman, having a spectacular voice, and the rather despicable but ever-intriguing character of Javert...very pleasing indeed.

Russell Crow in the role does not cut it, IMO.
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Yarnspinner on January 20, 2013, 10:11:43 PM
Antonio Banderas, shooting everyone in Cheech Marin's bar in Desperado.

Johnny Depp, with his eyes removed, shooting blindly in the sequel.

Oh, Lordy.  A friend and I went to see the sequel...and friend got so tired of the body count that she got up and left.  I told her, I will be right behind you, but I was promised a blind Johnny Depp in black leather shooting people and I am not leaving until I get some.

I am not a big Keanu Reeves fan, but he was absolutely adorable in The Watcher in the scene where he is joking around and dancing with a young woman who he is preparing to murder.
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: greencat on January 20, 2013, 10:20:25 PM
Oh, and on that note - Christian Bale in American Psycho.  I mean, his character is totally deranged, but, Christian Bale (at a normal body weight and not either ridiculously skinny or ridiculously bulked out for a role).
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on January 20, 2013, 10:23:14 PM
Antonio Banderas, shooting everyone in Cheech Marin's bar in Desperado.

Johnny Depp, with his eyes removed, shooting blindly in the sequel.

Oh, Lordy.  A friend and I went to see the sequel...and friend got so tired of the body count that she got up and left.  I told her, I will be right behind you, but I was promised a blind Johnny Depp in black leather shooting people and I am not leaving until I get some.


Love it! I saw that movie and it was one of those that is not my favorite Johnny movie and don't own on dvd, but if I catch it on tv I will watch it for his part.  :)
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Post by: Gyburc on January 21, 2013, 10:42:50 AM
Javier Bardem as Raoul Silva in Skyfall. Creepy as all getout but what the hey....

Yes, definitely. And also as Chigurh in No Country for Old Men.

Sting as Feyd Rautha in the old film version of Dune. Eeek.



Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Softly Spoken on January 21, 2013, 12:52:05 PM
Okay I remember an interesting one:

in the "Stargate" movie, the people-enslaving alien was an evil jerk - but he happened to commandeer the body of a fairly hot native teen boy. So he had a weird voice and evil glowing-white eyes, but he was also this cute androgynous guy in exotic pharaoh regalia...I was a teeny bit sad when he and his pyramid spaceship got blown up.  ;)

Funny what you see when you watch movies and tv through the veil of teenage hormones.  ::)
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: afbluebelle on January 21, 2013, 12:58:03 PM
Oh, and on that note - Christian Bale in American Psycho.  I mean, his character is totally deranged, but, Christian Bale (at a normal body weight and not either ridiculously skinny or ridiculously bulked out for a role).

He was so pretty... so very, very pretty!

Kinda have a thing for Cyrus the Virus and Steve Buscemi's characters in the movie "Con Air". I love that Steve's character escaped and got to play in Vegas. Also, both characters had some witty one liners!

I'm also disturbingly in love with General Francis X. Hummel in the movie "The Rock". Yeah, he is a terrorist with flesh melting marbles of doom (or whatever). Still love him!



No, I don't have a grudge against Nicholas Cage. He just has some really sexy creepers as the bad guys in his movies.
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: flowersintheattic on January 21, 2013, 01:05:23 PM
Oh, and on that note - Christian Bale in American Psycho.  I mean, his character is totally deranged, but, Christian Bale (at a normal body weight and not either ridiculously skinny or ridiculously bulked out for a role).

I'm definitely with you on this one.

Also, I'm working my way through "Doctor Who" right now (on Series 4, and the tenth doctor), and while I love him when he's kind and happy and helping people/aliens, I've found him (and the ninth doctor) very attractive when they're being vengeful, destructive, and angry.

And of course Dr. House, Roger Sterling, and Don Draper - all very sexy men who are not at all nice.
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Post by: Redneck Gravy on January 21, 2013, 01:49:43 PM
Gene Hackman in Unforgiven (one movie that I have never been able to watch a second time)

Gary Cole in Fatal Vision (some people just play their roles toooooo well)

same for Mark Harmon in the role of Ted Bundy 
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Post by: squeakers on January 21, 2013, 02:16:58 PM
Brad Bellick (Wade Williams) in Prison Break. He's a mean corrections officer who eventually gets thrown in prison himself.  There is a scene where he is standing in his underwear, covered in filth and just has this so sad and bewildered look on his face. From one side of the bars to the other and he misses his mom.  Made me feel so sad for him.

Then I saw the muscles in his thighs and hiding under his tummy chub.  He's a beefy guy.. I luv beefy guys  8)

Here's a picture from around that time but he has a plastic bag on as protection (cleaning up the non functioning bathroom): http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3969759232/nm0931898
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Shalamar on January 21, 2013, 02:53:49 PM
My very first crush was a bad guy - Oliver Reed as Bill Sykes in "Oliver!".  He was a complete brute and utterly terrifying as Bill, but so hot.

Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: AuntieA on January 21, 2013, 04:19:10 PM
Pod for Mark Harmon in "The Deliberate Stranger".
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Tashigi on January 21, 2013, 07:58:56 PM
Tom Cruise at the end of Interview With a Vampire

Spoiler:
When he jumps into the writer's car and bites his throat, nearly killing the poor writer, then you can see the color and life going back to his filthy, bony hands and his features in general (it's a remarkably subtle effect).

There's something peculiarly creepy yet attractive about how he fastidiously puts himself back into order, pulling his rotting lace cuffs so delicately from the sleeves of his (likely stolen) jacket and how he smiles almost benevolently and says, in such awesomely snarky yet sinister tones, "Let me give you the choice that -I- never had."

In retrospect, you can certainly observe that Tom Cruise can meet Lestat's particular brand of crazy just fine.
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Jones on January 21, 2013, 08:05:58 PM
Oh, and on that note - Christian Bale in American Psycho.  I mean, his character is totally deranged, but, Christian Bale (at a normal body weight and not either ridiculously skinny or ridiculously bulked out for a role).

I'm definitely with you on this one.

Also, I'm working my way through "Doctor Who" right now (on Series 4, and the tenth doctor), and while I love him when he's kind and happy and helping people/aliens, I've found him (and the ninth doctor) very attractive when they're being vengeful, destructive, and angry.
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Time to find the version of "Hamlet" that has David Tennant in the title role.

ETA: here it is... http://video.pbs.org/video/1473795626/
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Miss Misery on January 21, 2013, 08:06:58 PM
Christoph Waltz and Eli Roth in Inglourious Basterds. Normally I can't stand the sight of Eli Roth, but good grief he was hot in that movie! And Christoph Waltz is just yummy, period.

Hugo Weaving in Captain America and The Matrix trilogy.

Jackie Earle Haley in Watchmen, especially the scene where he's ripping up the shirt, and as Guerrero on Human Target. *fans self*
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: guihong on January 21, 2013, 09:03:24 PM
I'm going way back ;)

Max von Sydow as Ming in Flash Gordon.  Who has never, ever fantasized about being "prepared" for the Emperor's pleasure?

Yul Bryner in, oh, everything.  The Ten Commandments and The King and I, especially.

Telly Savalas as Kojak

I don't know if any of those are "creepy", but maybe "menacing"?

Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Yarnspinner on January 21, 2013, 10:31:44 PM
My very first crush was a bad guy - Oliver Reed as Bill Sykes in "Oliver!".  He was a complete brute and utterly terrifying as Bill, but so hot.



Loved LOVED Oliver Reed, especially in "The Assassination Bureau" with Diana Rigg (which is the movie that made me fall for him...)
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: silvercelt on January 21, 2013, 10:32:15 PM
I don't know if this counts as creepy or disturbing, really, but there is a scene in the original Stargate movie with Kurt Russell.  He and the others are dressed as the slave people, about to start an attack on Ra and his army.  When one of the guards pulls the hood off of Kurt Russell's head, and KR says, "Hey- how ya doin?" then winks and shoots him?  No idea why, but he is so attractive right then.
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Yarnspinner on January 21, 2013, 10:33:29 PM
Tom Cruise at the end of Interview With a Vampire

Spoiler:
When he jumps into the writer's car and bites his throat, nearly killing the poor writer, then you can see the color and life going back to his filthy, bony hands and his features in general (it's a remarkably subtle effect).

There's something peculiarly creepy yet attractive about how he fastidiously puts himself back into order, pulling his rotting lace cuffs so delicately from the sleeves of his (likely stolen) jacket and how he smiles almost benevolently and says, in such awesomely snarky yet sinister tones, "Let me give you the choice that -I- never had."

In retrospect, you can certainly observe that Tom Cruise can meet Lestat's particular brand of crazy just fine.

"Louis, Louis, still whining after all these years!"  and switching over to Sympathy for the Devil....
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Tashigi on January 21, 2013, 11:45:31 PM
Tom Cruise at the end of Interview With a Vampire

Spoiler:
When he jumps into the writer's car and bites his throat, nearly killing the poor writer, then you can see the color and life going back to his filthy, bony hands and his features in general (it's a remarkably subtle effect).

There's something peculiarly creepy yet attractive about how he fastidiously puts himself back into order, pulling his rotting lace cuffs so delicately from the sleeves of his (likely stolen) jacket and how he smiles almost benevolently and says, in such awesomely snarky yet sinister tones, "Let me give you the choice that -I- never had."

In retrospect, you can certainly observe that Tom Cruise can meet Lestat's particular brand of crazy just fine.

"Louis, Louis, still whining after all these years!"  and switching over to Sympathy for the Devil....

I admit to cracking up at hearing him say that.
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Morticia on January 22, 2013, 08:15:07 AM
Gerard Butler in Phantom of the Opera.
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Shea on January 22, 2013, 08:27:54 AM
Oh, and on that note - Christian Bale in American Psycho.  I mean, his character is totally deranged, but, Christian Bale (at a normal body weight and not either ridiculously skinny or ridiculously bulked out for a role).

I'm definitely with you on this one.

Also, I'm working my way through "Doctor Who" right now (on Series 4, and the tenth doctor), and while I love him when he's kind and happy and helping people/aliens, I've found him (and the ninth doctor) very attractive when they're being vengeful, destructive, and angry.
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Time to find the version of "Hamlet" that has David Tennant in the title role.

ETA: here it is... http://video.pbs.org/video/1473795626/

That version is AMAZING, and David Tennant is a fantastic Hamlet. And speaking of creepy-awesome, Patrick Stewart as Claudius is, if possible, even better.
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on January 22, 2013, 09:21:05 AM
I don't know about attractive but Christopher Walken manages to be creepy and kind of funny at the same time. 
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Redneck Gravy on January 22, 2013, 09:26:17 AM
I don't know about attractive but Christopher Walken manages to be creepy and kind of funny at the same time.

Oh my YES!
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Syfygeek on January 22, 2013, 10:11:55 AM
Christopher Lee, don't care if he has fangs or not, there's something really creepy/sexy about him.
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: LadyClaire on January 22, 2013, 10:33:57 AM
I don't know about attractive but Christopher Walken manages to be creepy and kind of funny at the same time.

Him dancing in the video "Weapon of Choice" by Fatboy Slim is one of my favorite things ever, because he's so creepy and the dancing is so..unexpected.
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on January 22, 2013, 11:25:08 AM
I don't know about attractive but Christopher Walken manages to be creepy and kind of funny at the same time.

Him dancing in the video "Weapon of Choice" by Fatboy Slim is one of my favorite things ever, because he's so creepy and the dancing is so..unexpected.

Funny you said that, as I was watching that video just before posting that! :)
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: flowersintheattic on January 22, 2013, 12:13:02 PM
Oh, and on that note - Christian Bale in American Psycho.  I mean, his character is totally deranged, but, Christian Bale (at a normal body weight and not either ridiculously skinny or ridiculously bulked out for a role).

I'm definitely with you on this one.

Also, I'm working my way through "Doctor Who" right now (on Series 4, and the tenth doctor), and while I love him when he's kind and happy and helping people/aliens, I've found him (and the ninth doctor) very attractive when they're being vengeful, destructive, and angry.
snip
Time to find the version of "Hamlet" that has David Tennant in the title role.

ETA: here it is... http://video.pbs.org/video/1473795626/

That version is AMAZING, and David Tennant is a fantastic Hamlet. And speaking of creepy-awesome, Patrick Stewart as Claudius is, if possible, even better.

I can't wait to watch it all. I just watched a couple of minutes over my lunch break and like it already!
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: violinp on January 22, 2013, 09:58:05 PM
Ramin Karimloo as the Phantom...even with the mask off.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQLl9_flfTw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQLl9_flfTw) (Down Once More/Track Down This Murderer in full, so pretty long) This definitely should not be hot, but it is. I blame it on the sexy, sexy voice.  :P
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Seraphia on January 23, 2013, 09:53:42 AM
Oh, and on that note - Christian Bale in American Psycho.  I mean, his character is totally deranged, but, Christian Bale (at a normal body weight and not either ridiculously skinny or ridiculously bulked out for a role).

I'm definitely with you on this one.

Also, I'm working my way through "Doctor Who" right now (on Series 4, and the tenth doctor), and while I love him when he's kind and happy and helping people/aliens, I've found him (and the ninth doctor) very attractive when they're being vengeful, destructive, and angry.
snip
Time to find the version of "Hamlet" that has David Tennant in the title role.

ETA: here it is... http://video.pbs.org/video/1473795626/

That version is AMAZING, and David Tennant is a fantastic Hamlet. And speaking of creepy-awesome, Patrick Stewart as Claudius is, if possible, even better.

I can't wait to watch it all. I just watched a couple of minutes over my lunch break and like it already!

Tennant does a great Hamlet. As my DH put it "Who better to cast as a man who is trying to fake crazy without realizing he actually might be crazy than a man whose face is made of silly putty?"

Patrick Stewart as Claudius was equally inspired. I think the term 'gravitas' may have been coined especially for him.
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: sunnygirl on January 26, 2013, 09:27:31 AM
David Tennant's playing Richard II at the RSC later this year. It's going to be amazing! And probably Iago (Othello) and Angelo (Measure for Measure) there within the next few years too.
Title: Re: Creepy, disturbing, but also attractive
Post by: Shea on January 26, 2013, 11:50:17 AM
Oh, and on that note - Christian Bale in American Psycho.  I mean, his character is totally deranged, but, Christian Bale (at a normal body weight and not either ridiculously skinny or ridiculously bulked out for a role).

I'm definitely with you on this one.

Also, I'm working my way through "Doctor Who" right now (on Series 4, and the tenth doctor), and while I love him when he's kind and happy and helping people/aliens, I've found him (and the ninth doctor) very attractive when they're being vengeful, destructive, and angry.
snip
Time to find the version of "Hamlet" that has David Tennant in the title role.

ETA: here it is... http://video.pbs.org/video/1473795626/

That version is AMAZING, and David Tennant is a fantastic Hamlet. And speaking of creepy-awesome, Patrick Stewart as Claudius is, if possible, even better.

I can't wait to watch it all. I just watched a couple of minutes over my lunch break and like it already!

Tennant does a great Hamlet. As my DH put it "Who better to cast as a man who is trying to fake crazy without realizing he actually might be crazy than a man whose face is made of silly putty?"

Patrick Stewart as Claudius was equally inspired. I think the term 'gravitas' may have been coined especially for him.

What I loved about Patrick Stewart's interpretation was how he didn't play the role as a total slimebag. I've seen a lot of productions of Hamlet, and most of the Claudiuses (Claudii?) I've seen play him as varying degrees of slimy, because, well, he is slimy. But Patrick Stewart played him as really rather charming. You kind of wanted to like him, which made the fact of who Claudius is as what he's done even more creepy. It's easier when you can just hate the guy, as opposed to having to try not to like him. I thought that interpretation, both in the context of the play and in reference to what it will do to the audience, was absolutely brilliant.