Chances are you may have seen an actor who “broke in” as a serial killer and went on to have a nice career. Some actors like Charlize Theron had a very successful career then played the serial killer. Which is cool too. The video pictured below sparked this topic. Enjoy!
Michael Rooker– You might know him as Merle from the Walking Dead, but before that he played in various roles, including the killer in The Sea of Love.
Jeremy Davies– This bad guy is known for antagonizing law dog Raylan Givens in Justified. He also played Charles Manson.
Tom Noonan– Played the serial Killer in Michael Mann’s version of Red Dragon, Manhunter. He also worked with Mann in the epic crime drama Heat.
Ted Levine– Is most known for being the captain in the hit cable series, Monk. Back in the 80s he played “Buffalo Bill” in the movie The Silence of the Lambs. Pretty chilling performance to.
Mark Harmon– Had a lot of success in the 80s and 90s on hit shows such as St. Elsewhere and NCIS. In the middle there somewhere he played Ted Bundy.
Brian Dennehy– Has had an illustrious career, mostly playing cops. He then took on the role of John Wayne Gacy.
Brian Cox/Anthony Hopkins- Both had successful careers before taking on the role of Hannibal Lecktor. While Cox did a nice job in Manhunter, Hopkins took it to a whole ‘nother level in The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal and Red Dragon.
Ralph Fiennes– Played the part of the “tooth fairy” in Red Dragon. Personally, I like Tom Noonan’s job in Manhunter a little better.
Brad Pitt– Had a budding career before taking on the role of a serial killing “bonnie and clyde” type deal in Kalifornia. Juliette Lewis was the other half of the team.
Woody Harrelson– Was well known from Cheers and movies like White Men Can’t Jump before he took on the role of a serial Killer (alongside Juliette Lewis) in Natural Born Killers.