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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''. 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 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.
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!!Films and TV shows 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)
* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainSimianAndTheSpaceMonkeys'' (Rhesus II)
* ''Film/CatPeople'' (1982) (Paul Gallier)
* ''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)
* ''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/{{If}}'' (Mick Travis)
* ''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)
* ''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)
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!!Video games featuring [=McDowell=]

* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3: Uprising'' (President Rupert Thornley)
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline'' (Molag Bal)
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' (President Eden)
* ''VideoGame/{{Killzone}}3'' (Jorhan Stahl)
* ''VideoGame/WingCommander III'', ''IV'', and ''[[WesternAnimation/WingCommanderAcademy Academy]]'' (Admiral Tolwyn)
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''[[Film/AClockworkOrange "I've taught you much, my little droogies."]]''
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