Personal Ballots: Best Actor and Best Actress - And so it's come to this, the finale of the traditional Oscar-like categories in our own annual Film Bitch Awards. All the nominations have been announce...
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Well, what can you say? We love ourselves a good corruption tale. And oh boy, has Hollywood ever delivered on a subject matter in finer form? We've got 'em all - politicians, wardens, coppas, oh my! They're drug users, drug runners, flat out killers, and sly work dealers. They know what buttons to push, how hard to push them, and the ideal setup man to take all the blame. On the outside we snark and snide their cynical, self-absolute ways, but on the inside we derive a malevolent pleasure from knowing they exist. Some we redeem, but most we lose. Manipulation is the game, crooked paves the direction, exploitation breeds the lifestyle, and easy street is the dream. So, here they are. Some of my most beloved nefarious souls of high moral office.
What? OK, the last one may just be me having a bit of fun with the spirit of the list - but it most indisputably counts! So, let me have it. What are some of your favorite corrupt figures of Hollywood cinema?