->''"The best thing I did was abuse myself when younger - I dabbled in everything, cocaine, booze, women - because now I don't have to do it anymore."''

Malcolm John Taylor, better known as [=Malcolm McDowell=] (born June 13, 1943) is an English actor with a reputation for playing villainous characters, including his StarMakingRole of Alex [=DeLarge=] in ''Film/AClockworkOrange'', the title role in ''Film/{{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'', Creator/HGWells in ''Film/TimeAfterTime'' and Dr. Sam Loomis in the Rob Zombie ''Film/{{Halloween 2007}}'' remake. 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''. It was the first of the so-called "Mick Travis Trilogy", followed by ''O Lucky Man!'' and ''Britannia Hospital'', but aside from the main character's name and certain [[ThematicSeries thematic similarities]], the three movies aren't really related to each other.

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]].

He is also the maternal uncle of actor Creator/AlexanderSiddig.

Malcolm is frequently confused with Creator/RoddyMcDowall. No relation actually. And note the last name spelling.
!!Films and TV shows featuring Malcolm [=McDowell=] with their own trope pages include:

* ''Film/TheArtist'' (cameo as a man waiting for an audition)
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' (Arkady Duvall)
* ''Film/BlueThunder'' (F.E. Cochran)
* ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'' (Dr. Calico)
* ''Film/TheBookOfEli'' (Lombardi the librarian - uncredited)
* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainSimianAndTheSpaceMonkeys'' (Rhesus II)
* ''Film/{{Caligula}}'' (Caligula)
* ''Film/CatPeople'' (1982) (Paul Gallier)
* ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'' (Barney the Encyclocentipedia)
* ''Series/{{Community}}'' (Professor Cornwallis)
* ''Film/AClockworkOrange'' (Alex De Large)
* ''Film/{{Doomsday}}'' (2008) (Dr. Marcus Kane)
* ''Film/EasyA'' (Principal Gibbons)
* ''Series/FantasyIsland'' (the {{Revival}}) (Mr. Roarke)
* ''Film/FistOfTheNorthStar'' (Ryuken)
* ''Series/FranklinAndBash'' (Stanton Infeld)
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' (Count Van Ghoulish)
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' (Daniel Linderman)
* ''Film/{{Halloween 2007}}'' and ''Film/HalloweenII2009'' (the remakes) (Dr. Sam 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/{{Hidalgo}}'' (Major Davenport)
* ''Film/{{If}}'' (Mick Travis)
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' (Metallo)
* ''Film/JustVisiting'' as the Wizard
* ''Kids of the Round Table'' as Merlin
* ''Series/TheMentalist'' (Bret Stiles)
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' (Vater Orlaag)
* ''Series/MozartInTheJungle'' (Thomas)
* ''Film/MrMagoo'' (Austin Cloquet)
* ''Series/OurFriendsInTheNorth'' (Benny Barrett)
* ''Film/ThePassage'' (Captain von Berkow)
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' (Reginald Fletcher)
* ''Film/PrincessOfThieves'' (The Sheriff of Nottingham)
* ''Royal Flash'' (Captain Harry Literature/{{Flashman}})
* ''Film/SilentHillRevelation3D'' (2012) (Leonard Wolf)
* ''Film/SilentNight'' (2012) (Sheriff Cooper)
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' (2000) (A British Person)
* ''Film/StarTrekGenerations'' (Dr. Tolian Soran)
* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' (Metallo)
* ''Film/TankGirl'' (1995) (Kesslee)
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' (Mad Mod)
* ''Film/TimeAfterTime'' (Creator/HGWells)
!!Video games featuring [=McDowell=]

* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3: Uprising'' (President Rupert Thornley)
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline'' (Molag Bal)
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' (President John Henry Eden)
* ''VideoGame/{{Killzone}}3'' (Jorhan Stahl)
* ''VideoGame/GodOfWarIII'' (Daedalus)
* ''VideoGame/WingCommander III'', ''IV'', and ''[[WesternAnimation/WingCommanderAcademy Academy]]'' (Admiral Tolwyn)
* ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps3'' (Dr. Monty)

''[[Film/AClockworkOrange "I've taught you much, my little droogies."]]''