Love a good rant. And he will always have a special place in my heart because of Clockwork Orange.
Marvel's The Avengers is still in theaters around the world, getting record-breaking box-office love from millions of adoring moviegoers. But McDowell isn't one of them. For him, Joss Whedon's adventure with Earth's Mightiest Heroes was "mindless crap."
Clearly, McDowell had no part in The Avengers, but he's not afraid to go after actors he's worked with, too. Consider Sir Patrick Stewart, the distinguished British thespian who gave us the legendary Jean-Luc Picard. We're all fans here, but McDowell's definitely not. According to him, if you want a more exciting experience than watching Stewart in a Star Trek flick, you can go "watch paint dry."
William Shatner's not exempt from McDowell's blasts, either. As Tolian Soran in Generations, McDowell had the distinction of killing Adm. James T. Kirk, something he takes great pride in not because it's an important moment in Trek history, but because he got to be the guy who shut Shatner up.
"I did them a favor," he said.