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Terrence Howard turns villainous for Dead Man Down

Apr. 9, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg

Terrence Howard with a striking stareJust last week it was reported that Dominic Cooper was looking to join DEAD MAN DOWN, the reunion project for the director and the star of the Swedish version of THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, and today brings the very interesting development that Terrence Howard will play the movie's villain. 

The character in question is that of "Alphonse Hoyt, a charming but brutal crime lord who is accustomed to being feared but is thrown off guard when a mysterious tormenter (Colin Farrell) starts sabotaging his business from within and picks off his men one by one as revenge for the death of a family member. Along the way, the insider is seduced and blackmailed by a crime victim (Rapace) also seeking retribution." 

Howard as a "brutal crime lord" is going to be very interesting to see, as a movie is often only as good as the performance of its villain.  And despite the fact that I thought Howard was one of the weaker parts of IRON MAN I would definitely say that he brought the sort of strength and charm that I felt was lacking when he played James Rhodes to his part in RED TAILS, so count me very curious indeed to see what Howard will do with the role of Alphonse Hoyt.

Extra Tidbit: Howard has a degree in Chemical Engineering.
Source: Variety

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1:57PM on 04/09/2012
I've never liked Howard in any film he's done. Even despite the ego described below I just don't think he is a good actor. He was godawful as Rhodey in Iron Man. I'm so glad they replaced him with Cheadle who is a great actor. As for this villain role for Howard? I can never take this man as serious or threatening with that effeminate voice of his.
I've never liked Howard in any film he's done. Even despite the ego described below I just don't think he is a good actor. He was godawful as Rhodey in Iron Man. I'm so glad they replaced him with Cheadle who is a great actor. As for this villain role for Howard? I can never take this man as serious or threatening with that effeminate voice of his.
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1:42PM on 04/09/2012

I agree with KcMsterpce

He's got this pride about him (no pun intended) that makes his screen presence very ego-centric and his personality off-screen is apparently similar, hence why his hollywood career went down the drain.
He's got this pride about him (no pun intended) that makes his screen presence very ego-centric and his personality off-screen is apparently similar, hence why his hollywood career went down the drain.
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10:26AM on 04/09/2012

Bleh.

Anyone but Terrence Howard. Every second I've ever seen him on screen he exudes self-worth and a severely overblown ego. I was glad when he was replaced in IRON MAN 2.
Anyone but Terrence Howard. Every second I've ever seen him on screen he exudes self-worth and a severely overblown ego. I was glad when he was replaced in IRON MAN 2.
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