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Malcolm McDowell has had his fair share of iconic film roles – the brutal hooligan Alex in A Clockwork Orange, HG Wells in Time after Time, even a brutal Roman emperor in Caligula. But for Rob Zombie’s remake of the classic slasher flick Halloween, McDowell steps into someone else’s large shoes as Dr Loomis, the gun-toting psychiatrist created by Donald Pleasance in the original 1978 hit. For the affable McDowell, though, the burden was minimal – as was, it turns out, the preparation for the part.
Q: Did you take some convincing to do Halloween?
Q: Did you watch the original movie?
Q: Your Dr Loomis is different from what Donald Pleasance did, but it also seems like you knew the character very well.
Q: When you made A Clockwork Orange, you worked with Stanley Kubrick, one of the great directors. Do you see any of what Kubrick had in Rob Zombie?:
Q: Halloween is the latest salvo in what could be considered a bit of a renaissance for you, thanks to your roles on the TV shows Entourage and Heroes. How are you enjoying your latest burst of fame?
Q: At this point, what are you looking to do now?
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