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12.02.2008
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Mark Strong, SHERLOCK HOLMES Red hot British thesp Mark Strong recently spoke to IGN about his role as the villainous Lord Blackwood in director Guy Ritchie's upcoming SHERLOCK HOLMES in which he re-imagines the legendary sleuth as an ass whupping, martial arts wielding crime fighter in the form of Robert Downey Jr. It seems that while he's Holmes' main adversary in the film, Holmes' primary arch-nemesis Moriarty does play a role as sort of a set-up for a possible sequel. Says Strong, "Moriarty's in it... but you don't really see him. I think he's there because if the franchise carries on, there's a possibility that he will appear in a larger guise. But for the purposes of this one and the detective narrative, I'm the guy that Sherlock's after, Lord Blackwood. And he's a cultist/Satanist lord who is the ultimate cad." A Satanist who's the ultimate cad? Awesome. The uber-sleuthing and cultist charm starts November 20th next year.

Extra Tidbit: Strong's real name is Marco Giuseppe Salussolia.
Source: IGN

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2:05PM on 12/05/2008
I accept this film only because I would one day like to see the Sherlock Holmes/HP Lovecraft crossover put on film.
I accept this film only because I would one day like to see the Sherlock Holmes/HP Lovecraft crossover put on film.
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1:15AM on 12/03/2008
luke319, We might be closer to that than we think. I just read an interview from digital spy.com and he said he'd love to play a Bond villian. Combined with the fact that he's really good friends with Daniel Craig certain raises those odds too.
luke319, We might be closer to that than we think. I just read an interview from digital spy.com and he said he'd love to play a Bond villian. Combined with the fact that he's really good friends with Daniel Craig certain raises those odds too.
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12:56AM on 12/03/2008
Nice. I saw "Body of Lies" and I thought he was great and he able to steal some of DiCaprio and Crowe's thunder in the movie. So Naturally, I like this.

EDIT: I looked up Strong and this dude's career is going to take off soon. HE's set to play the villian (Guy of Gisbourne) in Scott's Nottingham, he's in Vaughn's Kick-Ass (Frank D'Amico)
Nice. I saw "Body of Lies" and I thought he was great and he able to steal some of DiCaprio and Crowe's thunder in the movie. So Naturally, I like this.

EDIT: I looked up Strong and this dude's career is going to take off soon. HE's set to play the villian (Guy of Gisbourne) in Scott's Nottingham, he's in Vaughn's Kick-Ass (Frank D'Amico)
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10:15PM on 12/02/2008
For me Strong was outshined by some of the other stars in Stardust (although he did a very fine job nonetheless), but I've gotta agree that he was by far the best thing about Body of Lies, and I actually liked that film quite a bit. He's the kind of guy that seems like he was born to play a Bond villain.
For me Strong was outshined by some of the other stars in Stardust (although he did a very fine job nonetheless), but I've gotta agree that he was by far the best thing about Body of Lies, and I actually liked that film quite a bit. He's the kind of guy that seems like he was born to play a Bond villain.
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5:37PM on 12/02/2008

Stratburst -

You are absolutely right. This guy was fantastic in "Body of Lies." I had never seen "Stardust," but after looking him up I picked it up straight away - whaddaya know, he's great in that too! Looking forward to more from this guy. And yeah, he does have a little Garcia thing going on, Tony.
You are absolutely right. This guy was fantastic in "Body of Lies." I had never seen "Stardust," but after looking him up I picked it up straight away - whaddaya know, he's great in that too! Looking forward to more from this guy. And yeah, he does have a little Garcia thing going on, Tony.
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4:45PM on 12/02/2008
Is it just me, or does he look at lot like Andy Garcia?
Is it just me, or does he look at lot like Andy Garcia?
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3:11PM on 12/02/2008

Mark Strong rocks

I thought he was easily the best thing in Body of Lies. And his appearance in Stardust was freakin' awesome as well. An excellent actor.
I thought he was easily the best thing in Body of Lies. And his appearance in Stardust was freakin' awesome as well. An excellent actor.
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