Best Teeth: Movie Villians
If we were to believe the movies, then even the most crazed villains see their dentist regularly, since so many of them have great (and deceptive) smiles. Here’s a look at some of the most notorious villains in movie history with the best teeth.
Inspired by the real life murderer Ed Gein, Norman Bates suffers from multiple personality disorder after murdering his abusive mother, Norma in Alfred Hitchcock’s classic, Psycho. Although the character in the novel of the same name is supposed to be homely and overweight, Hitchcock cast a young Anthony Perkins because he wanted audiences to sympathize with Bates and like the character, so he made him more of a “boy next door.” As an extra tidbit, the story takes place in Phoenix in the year 1960. Although the majority of the film was shot in California, a few scenes were actually shot in downtown Phoenix.
Alex DeLarge (Malcolm McDowell) is the main character of Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange (1971). DeLarge is a charismatic sociopath who spends his free time listening to classical music (Beethoven is his favorite) and committing “ultra-violence.” Set in futuristic (for 1971) London, DeLarge and his “droogs” get intoxicated on “milk plus” (drug-laced milk) and hit the town.
In Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film adaptation of the Stephen King novel, Jack Torrance (played by Jack Nicholson) is a writer and former teacher whose alcoholism and temper cost him his job and nearly ends his marriage. to Wendy Torrance. He takes a job as caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel during the winter. His young son possesses psychic abilities and is able to see things from the past and future, such as the ghosts who inhabit the hotel. After settling in,Jack gradually becomes influenced by a supernatural presence, loses his marbles and eventually attempts to murder his wife and son. Once he has descended into madness, Jack belts the now famous line, “Heeeere’s Johnny!”