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Malcolm John Taylor, better known as [=Malcolm McDowell=] (June 13, 1943-) is an English actor with a reputation for playing villainous characters, including his StarMakingRole of Alex in ''Film/AClockworkOrange'', the title role in ''Caligula'', the guy who [[DroppedABridgeOnHim dropped a bridge]] on Captain Kirk in ''Film/StarTrekGenerations'' (and only took the part because [[AwesomeDearBoy the producers let him drop that bridge]]), Metallo in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', and the villain of the ShowWithinAShow in ''Disney/{{Bolt}}''.

Non-villainous roles include Major Gresham in ''Film/AcesHigh'' and Creator/HGWells in ''Film/TimeAfterTime''. Somewhere in between are [[{{Literature/Flashman}} Harry Flashman]] in the film version of ''Royal Flash'' and Mr. Roarke in the remake of ''Series/FantasyIsland''.

He made his film debut in ''Film/{{If}}'', and his performance in that film convinced Creator/StanleyKubrick to cast him in ''A Clockwork Orange''.

In 2013, he appeared in some Sprint commercials with Creator/JamesEarlJones, reading TotallyRadical SMS texts and social media posts, [[MundaneMadeAwesome and making them sound awesome]].
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!!Works featuring [=Malcolm McDowell=] with their own trope pages include:

* ''Film/TheArtist'' (cameo as the Butler)
* ''Film/BlueThunder'' (F.E. Cochran)
* ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'' (Dr. Calico)
* ''Film/TheBookOfEli'' (Lombardi the librarian - uncredited)
* ''Caligula'' (Caligula)
* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainSimianAndTheSpaceMonkeys'' (Rhesus II)
* ''Film/CatPeople'' (1982) (Paul Gallier)
* ''ChalkZone'' (Barney the Encyclocentipedia)
* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3: Uprising'' (President Rupert Thornley)
* ''Series/{{Community}}'' (Professor Cornwallis)
* ''Film/AClockworkOrange'' (Alex De Large)
* ''Film/{{Doomsday}}'' (2008) (Dr. Marcus Kane)
* ''Film/EasyA'' (Principal Gibbons)
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline'' (Molag Bal)
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' (President Eden)
* ''Series/FantasyIsland'' (the {{Revival}}) (Mr. Roarke)
* ''Film/FistOfTheNorthStar'' (Ryuken)
* ''Series/FranklinAndBash'' (Stanton Infeld)
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' (Daniel Linderman)
* ''Film/{{Halloween 2007}}'' and ''Film/HalloweenII2009'' (the remakes) (Dr. Loomis) He has stated his participation in the potential third film will be dependent on whether Rob Zombie directs it. At this point, Rob has declined to do so.
* ''Film/{{If}}'' (Mick Travis)
* ''VideoGame/{{Killzone}}3'' (Jorhan Stahl)
* ''Series/TheMentalist'' (Bret Stiles)
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' (Vater Orlaag)
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' (Reginald Fletcher)
* ''Film/PrincessOfThieves'' (The Sheriff of Nottingham)
* ''Film/SilentHillRevelation3D'' (2012) (Leonard Wolf)
* ''Film/SilentNight'' (2012) (Sheriff Cooper)
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' (2000) (A British Person)
* ''Film/StarTrekGenerations'' (Dr. Soran)
* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' (Metallo)
* ''Film/TankGirl'' (1995) (Kesslee)
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' (Mad Mod)
* ''Film/TimeAfterTime'' (Creator/HGWells)
* ''VideoGame/WingCommander III'', ''IV'', and ''[[WesternAnimation/WingCommanderAcademy Academy]]'' (Admiral Tolwyn)
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