Villains Have the Most Fun
The bad guy is often the easiest role to play, because they are often the best written. The screenwriter can have fun and indulge while the good guys react most of the time to that.
It’s become a kind of historical fact now that British actors, on the whole, play the bad guys. I don't know why. It started, I think, because the bad guys were the Germans and British people could put on a German accent. In those World War II films, we play the bad guys. And we could do Russian accents and all that stuff. We’re aliens, I think. I think we’re all foreigners, to the Americans.
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A new study, led by psychologist Jean Twenge, points to the screen as the problem.
- In a new study, adolescents and young adults are experiencing increased rates of depression and suicide attempts.
- The data cover the years 2005–2017, tracking perfectly with the introduction of the iPhone and widespread dissemination of smartphones.
- Interestingly, the highest increase in depressive incidents was among individuals in the top income bracket.
On Thursday, New Zealand moved to ban an array of semi-automatic guns and firearms components following a mass shooting that killed 50 people.
- Gun control supporters are pointing to the ban as an example of swift, decisive action that the U.S. desperately needs.
- Others note the inherent differences between the two nations, arguing that it is a good thing that it is relatively hard to pass such legislation in such a short timeframe.
- The ban will surely shape future conversations about gun control in the U.S.
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