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  • Playing Against Type: While Richard Attenborough occasionally played villains early in his career (notably in Brighton Rock), by this time he was much better-known for playing upright heroes in films like The Great Escape, let alone his later fame as a kindly grandfather figure in Jurassic Park. In fact, Attenborough was extremely reluctant to play a serial killer, but found the script's anti-death penalty message so powerful that he felt compelled to take the role.

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