Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Faces Behind Disney's Greatest Villains (Of The Day)

From my friends over at The FW.

PAT CARROLL as URSULA (THE LITTLE MERMAID)


Then: By 1989 when The Little Mermaid premiered, Carroll was already 41 years into her screen acting and voicework career. A gifted comedienne, she moved from nightclub acts to Broadway, film, and television.

Now: Nearly 86 years old, Carroll is still going strong with a recent cameo in Bridesmaids and a role in the upcoming indie comedy BFFs.

 

KEITH DAVID as DR. FACILIER (THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG)


Then: After breaking into movies in 1982 in John Carpenter's The Thing, David has appeared in numerous films including Platoon, Amageddon, and There's Something About Mary.

Now: A popular character actor, David has more than 200 credits to his name, including narration for Ken Burns' The War and the voice of Sgt. Foley in the popular video game Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

 

ELEANOR AUDLEY as MALEFICENT (SLEEPING BEAUTY)


Then: An established Broadway performer, Audley made her breakthrough in film in Disney's Cinderella in 1950, playing the wicked stepmother Lady Tremaine.

Now: Despite playing Disney villains, Audley appeared in numerous TV comedies including Mr. Ed, Green Acres, and My Three Sons. Audley died in 1991, and has not appeared in anything since.



DAVID OGDEN STIERS as GOVERNOR RATCLIFFE (POCAHONTAS)

Then: Best known as Major Charles Winchester in TV's M*A*S*H, Stiers' first Disney role was as Cogsworth the uptight clock in Beauty and the Beast.

Now: Since Pocahontas, Stiers has gone on to voice characters in Disney animated movies such as Lilo & Stitch and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

 

JEREMY IRONS as SCAR (THE LION KING)


Then: An acclaimed actor of stage and screen in the U.S. and in his native U.K., Irons had already won an Oscar (as Klaus Von Bulow in Reversal Of Fortune) and a Tony (The Real Thing) when he took the 1994 role as mean old Uncle Scar.

Now: Irons followed one villainous brother role with another, moving from Scar to Simon Gruber, the revenge-seeking brother of Die Hard villain Hans Gruber, in Die Hard With a Vengeance. In 2013, Irons will star in his third season of the historical drama, The Borgias.



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5 comments:

  1. They missed one. Donkey in Shrek looks sooooo much like Eddie Murphy. Then there's the whole a** thing.

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  2. "Audley died in 1991, and has not appeared in anything since."

    Hahaha! Well, no, I wouldn't think so. :D

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  3. Keith David! "Is it the frank or the beans?" Hahaha!

    I love it when they draw the villains to resemble the actors. Some of them are REALLY convincing. (James Woods, eww!)

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  4. Jeremy Irons TOTALLY looks like Scar, Amy!

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