Russian Bad Guys

CALLING ALL FILM BUFFS! We notice what might be a trend in the appearance of Russians playing the role of bad buy in recent major motion pictures, and of the Russian character being played by a non-Russian. Three such examples appear below, but we don’t claim to be experts in filmography. Do you know any other recent films in which Russians are featured as the bad guys, especially where the character isn’t even played by a Russian? Here are some examples:

THE INCREDIBLE HULK (2008)
(Tim Roth – UK)

INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL (2008)
(Cate Blanchett – Australia)

THE BOURNE SUPREMACY (2004)
(Karl Urban – New Zealand)

UPDATE — READER ADDITIONS:

EASTERN PROMISES (2007)
(Viggo Mortenson – U.S.A.)

One response to “Russian Bad Guys

  1. “Eastern Promises” (2007), directed by Canadian David Cronenberg, is a masterful study of the Russian mafia in London. Villains (there are no heroes) are played by Danish-American Viggo Mortensen, the Prussian-born veteran Armin MÜller-Stahl (as the godfather), and Frenchman Vincent Cassel, et alii…

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