- Stanton Infeld
Malcolm McDowell is arguably among the most dynamic and inventive of world-class actors, yet also one capable of immense charm, humor and poignancy. McDowell has created a gallery of iconic characters since catapulting to the screen as Mick Travis, the rebellious upperclassman in Lindsay Anderson's prize-winning sensation If...
McDowell's place in movie history was subsequently secured when Stanley Kubrick found the actor he was searching for to play the gleefully amoral Alex in A Clockwork Orange
Those legendary roles are among the ones that have endured with legions of filmgoers, while new adherents have been won over by his tyrannical Soran (who destroys Capt. Kirk) in Star Trek: Generations
; his Machiavellian Mr. Roarke in the 2002 revival of Fantasy Island
; and his comically pompous professor Steve Pynchon in the critically hailed CBS television series Pearl
, starring opposite Rhea Perlman.
McDowell's distinctive motion picture characterizations include Richard Lester's Royal Flash
, Paul Schrader's Cat People
, Rachel Talalay's Tank Girl
, Joseph Losey's Figures in a Landscape
, Bryan Forbes' The Raging Moon
and the Chaplinesque studio boss in Blake Edwards' Sunset
On television, McDowell has made recurring appearances as Terence on the hit HBO series Entourage
and as Linderman on NBC's Heroes