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Born Malcolm John Taylor on June 13, 1943, in Leeds, England, Malcolm McDowell has portrayed a string of nasty characters on film, creating an indelibly etched image as a screen villain.

McDowell worked as a Royal Shakespeare Company extra before securing the part of an amoral hooligan in A Clockwork Orange (1971). McDowell chalked up a Golden Globe nomination for his chilling portrayal and was catapulted to fame, but the role ultimately typecast him. In 1979, he made an auspicious American movie debut in Time After Time and later that year starred as the iniquitous title character in Caligula.

The 1980s were a mixed bag for McDowell as he appeared in feature films such as Cross Creek ('83) and made-for-TV movies. He again played the heavy in 1994's Star Trek: Generations; his other big-screen highlights include Hugo Pool (1997), My Life So Far (1999) and The Company (2003).

Malcolm McDowell in 31

31

2016 R

On the eve of Halloween, five carnies find themselves abducted, confined in a sinister compound and forced to play the brutal game of 31, in which they must try to survive for 12 hours against a bizarre horde of backwoods lunatics.

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