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Michael Ironside net worth: Michael Ironside is a Canadian actor that has a net worth of $8 million dollars. Michael Ironside, also referred to as Frederick Reginald Ironside, was created in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He went to attend the Ontario College of Art. He began his professional performing career in the late 70s, and has worked steadily in film, television, and gaming jobs since then. He has appeared in such works as “Power Play”, “The Family Man”, “Scanners”, “Double Negative”, “American Nightmare”, “The A-Team”, “V: The Final Battle”, “V”, “Total Recall”, “Highlander 2: The Quickening”, “Chaindance” (which he also wrote), “Point of Impact”, “Tales from the Crypt”, “Major Payne”, and “Smallville”. He’s most commonly recognized for his voice-over work with such animated series as “Superman” and “Transformers Prime”, and for his parts in “X-Men: First Class” and “Warranted”. Among his most iconic 1980s parts was as Lieutenant Commander Rick Heatherly, call sign “Jester” in the hit Top Gun.


Frederick Reginald Ironside information

Frederick Reginald Ironside information

Birth date: February 12, 1950
Birth place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height:5' 9½" (1.77 m)
Profession:Actor, Producer, Writer
Education:OCAD University
Nationality:Canadian
Spouse:Karen Dimwiddie
Children:Adrienne Ironside, Findlay Ironside
Parents:Patricia June Passmore, Robert Walter Ironside
Nominations:Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role, Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series, Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Movies:Total Recall, Starship Troopers, Top Gun, Scanners, Turbo Kid, The Machinist, Terminator Salvation, Highlander II: The Quickening, X-Men: First Class, Extreme Prejudice, The Next Karate Kid, Visiting Hours, Free Willy, Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone, The Perfect Storm, Synchronicity, Major Payne, Extraterrestrial, The Alphabet Killer, Heavy Metal 2000, The Omega Code, Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II, Guncrazy, Ice Soldiers, Reeker, Beneath the Blue, The Falcon and the Snowman, Guy X, Killer Image, McBain, Chaindance, The Glass Shield, The Vagrant, Children of the Corn: Revelation, Lake Placid 3, Crime and Punishment in Suburbia, Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling, Black Ice, Beyond Redemption, Nowhere to Hide, Portraits Of A Killer, Hardwired, Desert Blue, Bloodsuckers, Nuremberg, Storm Cell, Forced to Kill, 1st Bite, High-Ballin', Mindstorm, Tokyo Cowboy
TV shows:Young Blades, Justice League, The Last Chapter II: The War Continues, seaQuest DSV, V: The Final Battle, V, The Last Chapter, Tokyo Trial

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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Terminator Salvation2009General Ashdown
Wolverine and the X-Men2008-2009TV SeriesColonel Moss / Dr. Brooks
The Alphabet Killer2008Captain Nathan Norcross
Mutants2008Colonal Gauge
Abduction of Jesse Bookman2008Captain Jones
The Terrorist Next Door2008TV MovieWade
Surveillance2008/ICaptain Billings
Criminal Minds2008TV SeriesJohn
Storm Cell2008TV MovieJames
TimeShift2007Video GameDoctor Krone (voice)
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars2007Video GameJack Granger - GDI General
The Veteran2006TV MovieMark 'Doc' Jordan
Masters of Horror2006TV SeriesMr. Chaney
Splinter Cell: Double Agent2006Video GameSam Fisher (voice)
Justice League Unlimited2006TV SeriesDarkseid
Splinter Cell: Essentials2006Video GameSam Fisher (voice)
Stargate SG-12006TV SeriesSeevis
Disaster Zone: Volcano in New York2006TV MovieLevering
Desperate Housewives2005-2006TV SeriesCurtis Monroe
1st Bite2006Theo
On That Day2005ShortDaniel's Father
Guy X2005Guy X
Deepwater2005Walnut
Bloodsuckers2005TV MovieMuco
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory2005Video GameSam Fisher (voice)
Reeker2005Henry
Young Blades2005TV Mini-SeriesCardinal Mazarin
Medical Investigation2004TV SeriesBen Graybridge
Jackie Chan Adventures2004TV SeriesDragon Scout Leader
Andromeda2003-2004TV SeriesThe Patriarch
Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow2004Video GameSam Fisher (voice)
The Machinist2004Miller
Alaska2003TV Movie
Maximum Velocity2003General Amberson
Red Phone 22003TV MovieBremer
Justice League2003TV SeriesDarkseid
The Failures2003Depressor
Hemingway vs. Callaghan2003TV MovieHarry
The Last Chapter II: The War Continues2003TV Mini-SeriesBob Durelle
Le dernier chapitre2002TV Mini-SeriesBob Durelle
The Red Phone: Manhunt2002TV MovieBremer
Splinter Cell2002Video GameSam Fisher (voice)
Run Like Hell2002Video GameCommander Mason (voice)
Fairytales and Pornography2002Justice Coulton
Fallen Angels2002Sheriff Ed Rooney
ER1995-2002TV SeriesDr. William 'Wild Willy' Swift
The District2002TV SeriesDmitri Putin
Ignition2002Jake Russo
The Last Chapter2002TV Mini-SeriesBob Durelle
Extreme Honor2001Baker
Dead Awake2001Skay
Soulkeeper2001Voice of Mr.M (uncredited)
Children of the Corn: Revelation2001VideoPriest
The Outer Limits1999-2001TV SeriesGeneral Quince / Ambassador Prosser
Jett Jackson: The Movie2001TV MovieDr. Kragg
The Shaft2001Gunter Steinberg
Mindstorm2001/ISenator Bill Armitage
Borderline Normal2001Coach Rehmer
Cause of Death2001Jonas Phifer
Project I.G.I.: I'm Going In2000Video GameDavid Lleweyn Jones screams (voice)
Walker, Texas Ranger2000TV SeriesNolan Pierce
Nuremberg2000TV Mini-SeriesCol. Burton C. Andrus
The Perfect Storm2000Bob Brown
Heavy Metal 20002000Tyler (voice)
Superman1997-2000TV SeriesDarkseid
Crime + Punishment in Suburbia2000Fred Skolnick
Cold Squad1999TV SeriesChief Magnus Mulray
The Omega Code1999Dominic
A Twist of Faith1999Alex Hunt
Southern Cross1999Garrison Carver
Black Light1999Insp. Frank Schumann
Question of Privilege1999Lt. Robert Ingram
The Arrangement1999Det. Francis John 'Jack' Connor
The New Batman Adventures1998TV Series80's Batman
Desert Blue1998Agent Frank Bellows
Going to Kansas City1998Mike Malone
Voyage of Terror1998TV MovieMcBride
Death Row the Tournament1998ShortJudge
Witness to Yesterday1998TV SeriesVladimir Lenin
Ivory Tower1998Marshall Wallace
Captive1998Detective Briscoe
Johnny 2.01997TV MovieFrank Donahue
Starship Troopers1997Jean Rasczak
One of Our Own1997Det. Jack Cooper
Cold Night Into Dawn1997Frank Parr
Chicago Cab1997Al
F/X: The Series1997TV SeriesMontree
The Arrow1997TV MovieCIA Director
The Moravian Massacre1996DocumentaryJohn, Floyd
One Way Out1996Walt
SeaQuest 20321995-1996TV SeriesCaptain Oliver Hudson
Portraits of a Killer1996Sgt. Ernie Hansen
Too Fast Too Young1996Capt. Floyd Anderson
Terminal1996TV MovieSterling Rombauer
The Destiny of Marty Fine1996Mr. Capelli
Asian Connection: Road to Mandalay1995TV MovieSteiger
Bolt1995VideoBilly Niles
Kids of the Round Table1995Butch Scarsdale
Major Payne1995Lt. Col. Stone
Tales from the Crypt1990-1995TV SeriesBurrows / Jerry
Red Scorpion 21994Col. West
The Killing Machine1994Mr. Green
Probable Cause1994TV MovieGary Yanuck
Tokyo Cowboy1994Lyle
Red Sun Rising1994Capt. Meisler
The Next Karate Kid1994Col. Dugan
The Glass Shield1994Detective Gene Baker
Dead Man's Revenge1994TV MovieLuck Hatcher
Fortunes of War1994Carl Pimmler
Save Me1994/IOliver
Forced to Kill1994Sheriff Wilson
Point of Impact1993Roberto Largo
Father Hood1993Jerry
Free Willy1993Dial
Sweet Killing1993Inspector Garcia
Night Trap1993Bishop
Marked for Murder1993TV MovieBats O'Bannion
Black Ice1992Quinn
Guncrazy1992Mr. Kincaid
The Vagrant1992Lt. Ralf Barfuss
Killer Image1992Luther Kane
Neon City1991Harry M. Stark
Cafe Romeo1991Natino
McBain1991Frank Bruce
Deadly Surveillance1991TV MovieFender
Drop Dead Gorgeous1991TV MovieAsylum Interrogator (uncredited)
Chaindance1991J.T. Blake
Payback1991Sheriff Pete
Highlander II: The Quickening1991Gen. Katana
Total Recall1990Richter
Mindfield1989Kellen O'Reilly
Murder by Night1989TV MovieDet. Carl Madsen
Destiny to Order1989Kenrick
Thunderground1989
Hostile Takeover1988Larry Gaylord
Watchers1988Lem
One Boy, One Wolf, One Summer1988TV ShortDon
The Ray Bradbury Theater1988TV SeriesWilliam Acton
Danger Bay1987TV SeriesCharles Fuller
Nowhere to Hide1987Ben
Ford: The Man and the Machine1987TV MovieHarry Bennett
Prom Night II1987Bill Nordham
Extreme Prejudice1987Maj. Paul Hackett
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1987TV SeriesLt. Rick Muldoon
Race for the Bomb1987TV Mini-SeriesWerner Heisenberg
Top Gun1986Jester
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling1986Detective Lawrence
The Hitchhiker1986TV SeriesSheriff Lee
The Cap1985TV MovieSteve's Father
Murder in Space1985TV MovieCapt. Neal Braddock
The Falcon and the Snowman1985FBI Agent
V1984-1985TV SeriesHam Tyler
The Surrogate1984George Kyber
The New Mike Hammer1984TV SeriesWade Bennett
Best Revenge1984Dealer
V: The Final Battle1984TV Mini-SeriesHam Tyler
Hill Street Blues1983TV SeriesSchrader
Cross Country1983Det. Sgt. Roersch
The A-Team1983TV SeriesMiler Crane
The Sins of Dorian Gray1983TV MovieAlan Campbell
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone1983Overdog
American Nightmare1983Sgt. Skylar (as Mike Ironside)
Off Your Rocker1982TV MovieVictor (as Mike Ironside)
Visiting Hours1982Colt Hawker
The July Group1981TV MovieDuffy
Clown White1981TV MovieMax
Surfacing1981Wayne
Scanners1981Darryl Revok
I, Maureen1980Dr. Paul Johnson
Coming Out Alive1980Gateway
Suzanne1980Jimmy
Double Negative1980Edgar
A Paid Vacation1979TV MovieHaggart
The Family Man1979TV MovieBartender
The Littlest Hobo1979TV SeriesBill
Stone Cold Dead1979Murdered Police Detective
Summer's Children1979Pimp
Power Play1978Torturer (uncredited)
High-Ballin'1978Butch
For the Record1978TV SeriesPoliceman
Outrageous!1977Drunk (as Mike Ironside)
Hellmington2017post-productionRupert Woodhouse
Alterscape2017post-productionDr. Julian Loro
Liberty2017pre-productionFischer
Still/Born2017filmingDr. Neilson
The Space Between2017/IcompletedNick
The Jester from Transylvania2016post-productionCharles Pennington
Carpe DMfilmingRalph Johnson
Stegman Is Deadpost-productionDon
The Harrowingpost-productionLt. Logan
Tokyo Trial2016TV Mini-SeriesGeneral Douglas MacArthur
The Encounter2016TV SeriesMaximum Mike
Patient Seven2016Dr. Daniel Marcus
Children of the Fall2016Sam
Line of Descent2016ShortHank Lannigan
Element2016/IJoe
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2016TV SeriesEmperor Zanmoran
Heretiks2016The Magistrate
Lucky's Treasure2016Henry Landis
The Flash2015TV SeriesLewis Snart
The Sin Seer2015Alexander Rachet
Synchronicity2015/IVKlaus Meisner
The Lizzie Borden Chronicles2015TV Mini-SeriesWarren Stark
Turbo Kid2015Zeus
882015/IISheriff Knowles
Desecrated2015Tom McClain
Chimeras2014ShortJohn
A Fighting Man2014Max Wynn
Extraterrestrial2014Travis
Rake2014TV SeriesVictor
Stan Lee's Mighty 72014TV MovieXanar (voice)
Ice Soldiers2013Col. Desmond Trump
Transformers Prime Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising2013TV MovieUltra Magnus (voice)
Stay2013/IFrank
Meltdown2013Rear Admiral Tragger
Transformers Prime2013TV SeriesUltra Magnus
Vegas2013TV SeriesPorter Gainsley
California Winter2012Sheriff Hillman
Sunset Bar2012TV MovieIan Fishman
XIII: The Series2012TV SeriesMr. Barnowsky
Dark Wall2012TV SeriesWarden
Toti copiii domnului2012Peter
Community2012TV SeriesColonel Archwood
Justified2012TV SeriesSarno
Burden of Evil2012TV MovieSenator Pitfield
R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour2012TV SeriesMargolin
Conduct Unbecoming2011Col. Dodd
Transgression2011Matthew
Agency of Vengeance: Dark Rising2011VideoColonel Haggerd
X: First Class2011Captain (as M. Ironside)
Smallville2004-2010TV SeriesGeneral Sam Lane
Level 26: Dark Prophecy2010Tom Riggins
Lake Placid 32010TV MovieSheriff Tony Willinger
Burn Notice2010TV SeriesGregory Hart
Beneath the Blue2010Captain Elias Blaine
Castle2010TV SeriesVictor Racine
Eva2010/IIAlfonse
Splinter Cell: Conviction2010Video GameSam Fisher (voice)
The Bannen Way2010Chief Bannen
Hardwired2009Hal
The Beacon2009Lieutenant Hutton
Cold Case2009TV SeriesCommandant Murillo
The Jazzman2009Bernie Kaddly
Level 26: Dark Origins2009ShortTom Riggins
The Butcher2009Teddy Carmichael

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
One of Our Own1997associate producer
Probable Cause1994TV Movie executive producer
Chaindance1991executive producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Arrangement1999writer
Chaindance1991screenplay

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Arrangement1999

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Splinter Cell: Blacklist2013Video Game acting coach: Eric Johnson

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Imagining 'Total Recall'2001Video documentary short special thanks
Soulkeeper2001grateful thanks
The Opportunists2000thanks
Dieter & Andreas1989Short grateful acknowledgment

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alien LifeDocumentary post-productionNarrator (rumored)
The IMDb Studio2015TV Series shortHimself
Mental Saboteur2014Video shortHimself
The Hour2011TV SeriesHimself
Cinema 32011TV SeriesHimself
Días de cine2011TV SeriesHimself
Continuarà...2010TV SeriesHimself
Surveillance: The Watched Are Watching2008Video documentary shortHimself
Danger Zone: The Making of 'Top Gun'2004Video documentaryHimself
Death from Above: The Making of 'Starship Troopers'2002Video documentary shortHimself
VH-1 Behind the Movie2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Inside the Kill Box: Fighting the Gulf War2001TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Heavy Metal 2000: Voice Talent Featurette2000Video documentary shortHimself
A Supercarrier Is Burning: U.S.S. Enterprise2000TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Kwekànamad: The Wind is Changing1999DocumentaryNarrator
The Directors1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Highlander 2: To Be or Not to Be a Sequel1997Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'Total Recall'1990TV Short documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks2015TV Series documentaryColt Hawker
Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape2010DocumentaryHimself
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy2010Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Desperate Housewives Special: The More You Know, the Juicier It Gets2006TV MovieCurtis Monroe (uncredited)
Desperate Housewives Special: All the Juicy Details2006TV MovieCurtis Monroe (uncredited)
Sharon Stone - Una mujer de 100 caras1998TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater1994TV SeriesLuther Kane

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014BTVA Special/DVD Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Theatrical ShortTransformers Prime Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising (2013)· Sumalee Montano
· Steve Blum
· Frank Welker
· Will Friedle
· John Noble
· Peter Cullen
· Peter Mensah
· David Sobolov
· Kevin Michael Richardson
· Nolan North
· James Horan
· Daran Norris
· Jeffrey Combs
2011Time-Machine Honorary AwardSitges - Catalonian International Film Festival

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014BTVA Television Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Male Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role - Action/DramaTransformers Prime (2010)
2014BTVA Television Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Action/DramaTransformers Prime (2010)· Peter Cullen
· Frank Welker
· Steve Blum
· Sumalee Montano
· Kevin Michael Richardson
· Jeffrey Combs
· Daran Norris
· Josh Keaton
· Tania Gunadi
· Andy Pessoa
· Nolan North
· Ernie Hudson
· James Horan
· Peter Mensah
2003GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic RoleThe Last Chapter II: The War Continues (2003)
2002GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-SeriesLe dernier chapitre: La Suite (2002)
1989ACECableACE AwardsActor in a Dramatic SeriesThe Ray Bradbury Theater (1985)
1989GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance by a Supporting ActorOne Boy, One Wolf, One Summer (1988)
1988GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance by a Lead Actor in a Dramatic Program or Mini-SeriesThe Ray Bradbury Theater (1985)
1982GenieGenie AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleScanners (1981)


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#Fact
1Has turned down roles of characters in wheelchairs due to his last name being the same as Raymond Burr's paraplegic television character.
2He has played four DC Comics characters: Darkseid in Superman (1996) and Justice League (2001), Batman in The New Batman Adventures: Legends of the Dark Knight (1998), General Sam Lane in Smallville: Gone (2004), Smallville: Façade (2004) and Smallville: Ambush (2010) and Lewis Snart in The Flash: Family of Rogues (2015).
3He played Peyton List's father in two CW television series based on DC Comics: Lucy Lane's father General Sam Lane in Smallville: Ambush (2010) and Lisa Snart / Golden Glider's father Lewis Snart in The Flash: Family of Rogues (2015).
4Has English, Irish and Scottish ancestry.
5Good friends with actor Mickey Jones.
6Admitted in an interview with George Stroumboulopoulos that he has had both his knees replaced (they are both titanium). He ruined them playing football and roofing before he made it into films.
7His father was a street lighting technician and his mother was a housewife.
8A former chain smoker, he has been diagnosed twice with cancer (thyroid and prostate cancer). Both times he has beaten it.
9Has started acting in Canadian television and films in 1977 and attracted American attention with his role in David Cronenberg's Scanners (1981) which earned him a Best Supporting Actor nomination in the Canadian Genie Awards.
10Lives in Los Angeles, California.
11Has had a love of reading since childhood, with which he credits his father instilling in him: "My dad gave me and my brother this rule - as long as we were reading and doing nothing else, we could stay up until dawn or until we passed out... whichever came first. That's why, to this day, I'm a sucker for a good book.".
12Is the oldest of five children of Robert Walter and Patricia June Ironside.
13Attended and graduated from OCAD University in Toronto, Ontario.
14Is a huge fan of Professional Wrestling and Frank Herbert's "Dune" series.
15Good friends with WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler (aka Jerry "The King" Lawler).
16A talented arm wrestler in his youth, he ironically often loses an arm and/or other limb in his films: Total Recall (1990), Starship Troopers (1997), The Machinist (2004) and Guy X (2005). If he had not been too bulky, he also would have played Alex Murphy in RoboCop (1987).
17Like Terence Stamp, he has played both a Superman adversary and friend. The adversary he played was Darkseid, one of Superman's greatest enemies, on the animated series Justice League (2001). The friend he played was General Sam Lane, father of Lois Lane (Clark Kent's future bride) on the television series Smallville (2001).
18At age 15, he wrote a play called "The Shelter" which won first prize in a Canada-wide university contest. He used the prize money to mount his own production of said play.
19Was for some time attached to play the title role in RoboCop (1987), but the crew had to give up on the idea when they realized that he would have to have a much smaller frame to fit into the costume envisaged.
20Moved to Los Angeles, California, USA in 1982.
21Said in an interview he is mostly recognized by the public from his voice-over work in the Splinter Cell (2002) series.
22Father of Adrienne Ironside from a previous marriage.
23His brother is a high school shop teacher in his hometown of Toronto, Ontario.
24Has a daughter, Findlay Ironside (born 1998), by second wife Karen.
25Came to notice in the Canadian sci-fi horror classic Scanners (1981) in which he played the mind-controlling, head-blowing megalomaniac Darryl Revok, which led to a dynamic, infamous career of out-and-out villains or edgy anti-heroes.

#Quote
1The first role I ever had - well, the first union thing - was on a CBC thing called The Ottawa Valley, which I think was part of an anthology series. I played a soldier on a train, and I had two or three lines in it, and it was a World War II thing. It was an Alice Munro short story that was turned into a half-hour drama. But when they were filming, they wanted to hide some technology, so they had me sit on the arm of a chair rather than in a seat. I thought, "This is cool! Somebody's gonna see me!" And I had to smoke this cigarette, because I think [the director] wanted some kind of character. The problem was that, 14 takes later, I'm still sitting on the arm of the chair. And the cheeks of my ass, you could probably park a Buick up there! It was two days of sitting on the arm of the chair on a period train, smoking non-filtered cigarettes. I felt like I was about 80 years old and had been fairly abused. So that was my introduction to film work.
2[on McBain] Oh, God. That's a joke to everybody. Even to The Simpsons. It's their favorite movie! You know, in all truth, that was a filmmaker who was being backed by his father, who had a ton of money, and just pissed it up against the wall. I remember it was a fairly good story to start off with, which was about ex-vets having to get rid of their shame of being survivors, I think. You know, when their friends are lost? And by the time we got it, they had rewritten the script from an A-minus to a C-minus script. God, I just have nothing good to say about that film. Absolutely nothing. Other than that the filmmaker, thank God, will never make films again. He ended up going back to restoring vintage racing cars on his father's chit. And you can put all that in there. I don't say anything in interviews that I wouldn't say to somebody's face.
3[on Total Recall] That was absolutely wonderful. God, I have so many friends from that. You know, on most films I make friends. I make friends with people behind the camera as well as in front of the camera, and I think I made more friends on that one than any other. Friends I'm still close with. It holds a really warm spot in my heart. It was six months in Mexico City shooting that.
4[on whether he has had experiences where he did a film that he expected to turn out one way but it turned out another] Most of the time, actually. I never look at the work when I'm doing it. I know a lot of people rush off camera to look at playbacks and shit like that, but I hate looking at what I'm doing when I'm doing it. Because emotionally, if I'm correct, the director will tell me, and if they like what I'm doing, I'll stay in that line. If I look at what I'm doing, I can't help it, I'm only a human being: I'll go, "Wow, that's the way it looks?" I'll become conscious of it, and I'll be like, "Why don't I look the way I feel?" So I'm really custom-built to support storytellers. If they like what I'm doing, then that's what I'll do. But because of that, I'm always surprised when I do finally see it, as I was with Turbo Kid.
5Scanners is a fucking brilliant film. And it still holds up. My 16-year-old daughter saw it about a month ago with her friends, and she said, "I didn't know about this. This is good. I like what it's talking about, with the mucking with people's genetics and stuff." So that's kind of cool. When something holds up almost 35 years later to a completely new generation, I don't give a shit what anybody else says about it: It stands up.
6(2000) I've been around a long time. I'm never going to be the lead actor guy. I'm real quiet and real happy and real fortunate to keep working. It's what I do. It's like the circus. I ran away and joined it a long time ago.
7(2000, on his acting career) My dad referred to it that I ran away at a very early age and joined the circus and I think it is quite apt. It's a great way to live. You get to move from family unit to family unit, from set to set, from project to project where you're thrust into a very intimate, very honest relationship with people and you have to either tell the truth and step up or it can be a really horrific situation if you try and manipulate it every time and over 40 years I've met a lot of great people.
8(2011) I always knew I wasn't going to be this major star. My job is just to work.
9[on shooting numerous fight scenes for such movies as Total Recall (1990) and The Next Karate Kid (1994)] I trained for some time in taekwondo, until I blew out both my legs and had to quit. Since then, I've been blessed to work with some of the more talented martial arts-trainers and choreographers in the business. I've also got field experience, from being in my share of real-life barroom brawls.
10The word "career" scares me! It's the sort of thing you say about dead actors, old guys. I think this festival wanted to do a retrospective on me a few years ago and I told them to fuck off. Jesus, that's for guys that are on crutches and in wheelchairs and that you need to spoon-feed... Aargh! I plan to be around for at least another 20 years!
11[on being typecast as a villain] I use the analogy that if you hit an old lady on screen with a shovel and kill her and somebody makes money from that moment, then they really don't want you to step out from that parameter. They don't want you to do anything but hit more old ladies with shovels and if that's the trunk that I have to build my tree from, that's fine.
12[in a 1984 magazine interview] The characters I've played until now have been very sick people. These people are emotionally or physically damaged. Since I played killers so well, they wanted me to play a killer the next time. I used to call my roles "dog-eating" parts; you know, the director says, "We need somebody to bite a dog in this scene. Let's call Ironside.".
13Acting itself is a very childlike thing. You're asked to suspend reality and to play - and what better place than when you're sitting there looking like the most weird villain imaginable? You have all these toys around you. It brings out the child in you much easier than when you're standing around in a suit playing a cop.
14The weirder the role, the more toys around to help suspend reality, the easier it is - and the better I think my work gets. All of these things make it easier to take risks. Children - and actors - take risks all the time.
15If I didn't like the attention, I suppose I wouldn't be doing this job. What do you do? Destroy someone's fantasy about you or play it to the limit? I still haven't quite worked it all out and I don't know how to resolve it. It's said actors act because they fear death and it's the one and only certainty for some kind of immortality. My attitude is: screw the future, let's get on with here and now. You don't know how long it'll last.
16I get to bring these misshapen, emotionally unbalanced people to life.
17I like to play bad guys, since good guys are always beaten up several times during the movie. Bad guys are beaten only once, in the end.

#Trademark
1Scar on the left side of his face
2Often plays fearsome, menacing villains
3Often plays military commanders and authority figures
4Being an actor with a great sense of physicality, he frequently plays characters who lose limbs, such as in Total Recall (1990), Starship Troopers (1997), The Machinist (2004) and Guy X (2005).
5Deep yet gravelly commanding voice

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