Tuesday, February 14, 2006

The Silver Screen's New Bad Guy Du Jour

Moviemakers are always looking for a generic bad guy that audiences can hiss with abandon. Nazis are always good, but in short supply. Arabs played that role for a while and you might think they'd be more prominent than ever, but a desire not to inflame passions keeps them untouchable. Eco-terrorists, big business, science-run-amok -- they've all had their shot. But the rest of the world has found its most dependable villain in years: Americans. And who better to embody a hateful Yankee than B-movie star Billy Zane?

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