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->''"Acting is probably the greatest therapy in the world. You can get a lot stuff out of you on the set so you don't have to take it home with you at night. It's the stuff between the lines, the empty space between those lines which is interesting."''

Dr. Robert Carlyle, OBE, actually, although he doesn't use the Doctor title.

Robert is an actor born in Glasgow, and he frequently plays ViolentGlaswegian characters as well as villains in general. Despite this, his co-stars on ''Series/OnceUponATime'' have noted that it's really hard to be scared of him/act as such because he's a [[MeanCharacterNiceActor really nice guy]] in real life. His best known roles include ''Film/TheFullMonty'', ''Film/{{Trainspotting}}'', ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'', and the aforementioned ''Once Upon a Time''. He also appears in the video for the Music/{{Oasis}} song "Little by Little".

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!Roles
* ''Film/AngelasAshes'': Malachy [=McCourt=] Sr.
* ''Film/TheFullMonty'': Gary "Gaz" Schofield
* ''Film/PlunkettAndMacleane'': Plunkett
* ''Film/{{Ravenous}}'': Colonel Ives / F.W. Colqhoun
* ''Film/TheBeach'': Daffy
* ''Film/The51stState'': Felix [=DeSouza=]
* ''Film/{{Trainspotting}}'' and ''Film/T2Trainspotting'': Francis Begbie
* ''Film/TwentyEightWeeksLater'': Don Harris
* ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'': Renard
* ''Film/{{Eragon}}'': Durza
* ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24: Redemption]]'': Carl Benton
* ''Series/HamishMacbeth''
* ''Series/HitlerTheRiseOfEvil''; UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler
* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold
* ''Series/StargateUniverse'': Nicholas Rush
* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow'': Gabriel Belmont/[[spoiler:Dracula]]
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!Tropes
* ''{{Villainous Cheek Bones}}''