5 Famous Actors Who Played Bad But Are Very Good As A Person

Some people act being bad so great that it becomes difficult to believe that he or she could be good as well. But no matter how scary or dangerous they appear on screen, some actors who are known for playing villains are the opposite in real life. When they are not playing the role of a villain on set, they are as gentle and kind as can be.

Some fans and co-actors of these villains have shared their ‘behind the scene’ experiences with the actors. Most of them revealed that the personalities these villains bring on screen are just a by-product of great action, directing, makeup artistry, writing, and a theme song.

With that said, here are the 5 actors who played bad but are very kind in real life –

Jason Isaacs

He played the role of Draco Malfoy’s father in the Harry Potter films along with playing a significant role in The Patriot. He once, in an interview, said that “I’m well-known for being tough, uncompromising, psychopathic, dangerous, and I’m as close to a big ball of candy-floss fluff as you could hope to find.”

Jason and his on-screen son, Tom Felton exchanged tweets over the years. Last year, on Draco’s 33rd birthday, Jason Isaacs tweeted:

Holy hairy heroes son – you’re Jesus’s age today! In these strangest of dark days, you’re always a ray of light to me. Thanks for making mischief, music, and magic for this fan (and all the others too). Happiest of Birthday Bonanzas, Love ya kid, Fake Dad x.”

Danny Trejo

He played the villain in Heat. Being a former champion in prison boxing, he is completely the opposite of what he plays on screen. He is very soft-hearted and this became when he revealed that he calls his poodle “baby.”

Trejo is also a loyal son. Born and brought up in San Fernando Valley, he still lives nearby. To this, director Brett Harvey shared his driving experience with Danny when passing around the neighborhood in his 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air.

Brett said that “He literally lives in the same neighborhood where he grew up – and everywhere we went people would be yelling out Machete!” “When Danny does a film now he asks his managers to look up the prison in the area so he can go there and speak”, Harvey added.

Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy played Bane in The Dark Knight. He also played the title character in Venom. But when his dog passed away, he wrote a letter to him (Woody) that shows how kind-hearted Hardy actually is. The letter got published and here is an excerpt:

He was an Angel. And he was my best friend. We went through so much together… I am ultimately grateful for his loyal companionship and love and it is of some great comfort that he is no longer suffering. Above all, I am completely gutted. The world for me was a better place with him in it and by my side. To the bestest friend ever. To me and to a family who loved him beyond words and whom he loved, without doubt, more than I have ever known. Woody was the bestest of journey companions we ever could dream of having. Our souls intertwined forever.”

Tobin Bell

Bell played John Kramer/Jigsaw in all the eight Saw films. He also played Edward Cranston in The Call. The character, Jigsaw, is not someone with whom anyone would like to spend time. However, the real-life Bell is completely the opposite. When a fan got to meet him at the London Film and Comic Con 2016, he shared the experience in an online forum. It goes like this:

Such a delightful man. Even said hello to my mum who was waiting for me to exit the queue.”

Mads Mikkelsen

Mads played the human-hungry Dr. Hannibal Lecter’s role in Hannibal. He also got to play Kaecilius in Doctor Strange. But if we look closer, he is completely a different version of what he plays on screen. In an interview, he echoed:

I hadn’t been dancing for 30 years. I know the character was rusty, but there was obviously a fraction of me that was slightly ambitious on my former craft’s behalf. I learned that seeing some of the replays was just not a good idea. I was always like, “Didn’t I jump much higher once? What is happening?”

Prateek Chatterjee
Prateek Chatterjee

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