You Know the Easy Ones, Right? Jack Nicholson (Love the Devilish Eyebrows) and Even Al Pacino (With His Gritty Gangster Look)
Sometimes it's all too familiar, so Hollywood likes to try something a little different with the Devil, and that's cool. But you wouldn't even expect these actors to try their hand at the Prince of Darkness, and perhaps a couple are a bit questionable.
So here are the top three in our opinion as far as breaking the hellish mold that is SATAN, reinventing what it's like to be the King of Sinners:
- George Burns -- You may not know who George Burns is, but when we're talking about stellar acting and a memorable screen presence, this guy takes the cake. And, yes, he happened to play the Devil (and God as well) in this iconic flick.
- Will Smith -- Shocking, right? The veritable Fresh Prince (of Darkness) of Bel-Air also had his hand at the role in this rather forgotten film.
- Billy Crystal -- And this one takes the cake for the most oddball rendition of the Dark Lord of Hades incarnate. From a certain perspective, though, the film you'll learn about here had its charm!
I'm willing to bet you never knew these films existed. And if you did, you completely forgot about them. Proof that so much of horror exists even out there among the A-listers and other genres to great effect. Yes, religious thrillers have their piece of the pie and touch on multiple aspects.
But nothing beats oddball, offbeat, and perhaps a little 'weird' turns of some of the most iconic horror symbols of all time. SATAN's one of them.
And Here We Have 3 COMEDIANS -- All Who Have Played the Prince of Darkness
Any other actors you think would be an excellent twist on Beelzebub in films or TV? Comment below! I'm personally thinking Jim Carrey would be an interesting choice right now. Ever watch THE CABLE GUY?