Who is the best actor to play Lex Luthor ?

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Who is the best actor to play Lex Luthor?

  1. Gene Hackman

    12 vote(s)
    26.1%
  2. Lyle Talbot

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Clancy Brown

    14 vote(s)
    30.4%
  4. John Shea

    7 vote(s)
    15.2%
  5. Michael Rosenbaum

    24 vote(s)
    52.2%
  6. Sherman Howard

    2 vote(s)
    4.3%
  7. James Marsters

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  8. Jessie Eisenberg

    6 vote(s)
    13.0%
  9. Kevin Spacey

    7 vote(s)
    15.2%
  10. Scott James wells

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  11. James Woods

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  12. Kevin Michael Richardson

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Jason Isaacs

    3 vote(s)
    6.5%
  14. John Dimaggio

    2 vote(s)
    4.3%
  15. Anthony Lapaglia

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Stanley Jones

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  17. Steven Blum

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. Mark Rolston

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. Fred Tatasciore

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Michael Bell

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  21. Jackson Beck

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  22. Chris Noth

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  23. Powers Boothe

    3 vote(s)
    6.5%
  24. Travis Willingham

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  25. Jim Meskimen

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  26. Ray Owens

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  27. Rainn Wilson

    2 vote(s)
    4.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. skytardis

    skytardis Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    A good animated film too I enjoyed that one crisis on infinite earths
     
  2. STEPhon IT

    STEPhon IT Commodore Commodore

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    TBH, all of these actors fit the role to the mold. Bold, evil genius guy who wants to kill Superman.
     
  3. Ghost Ryder

    Ghost Ryder Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Well, none of them ever stole fourty cakes, so they all fall short in my opinion.
     
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  4. Pickle Rick

    Pickle Rick Vice Admiral Admiral

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    John Shea - Season 1 Lois & Clark - is my all time favorite. When he had decent material, he was fantastically machiavellian and best epitomised the fiercely intelligent, uber-wealthy Luthor who hid in plain sight. This thread subject has popped up several times over years and it always surprises me how underrated Shea was. I think he is often overlooked because he departed the series early and his subsequent returns were hampered by shitty storylines as the series took a nose dive.
     
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  5. skytardis

    skytardis Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    John Shea plays a very good lex very underrated ! I actually know that I think about it I prefer his characterization to even gene Hackman him and Michael are tied !
     
  6. Enterprise is Great

    Enterprise is Great Vice Admiral Admiral

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    One more to add to that list: Rainn Wilson. He plays Luthor in The Death of Superman and it's sequel The Reign of the Supermen.
     
  7. skytardis

    skytardis Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Oh yeah Dwight from the office Rainn Wilson ok I will add him to the list that's cool that he also voiced him!
     
  8. kirk55555

    kirk55555 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Clancy Brown overall, no contest. If I had to choose from only the live action ones, then Michael Rosenbaum
     
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  9. skytardis

    skytardis Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Nice sixth doctor photo Kirk!
     
  10. LJones41

    LJones41 Commodore Commodore

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    I don't know. I can't decide between Gene Hackman, Michael Rosenbaum and Jesse Eisenberg.
     
  11. skytardis

    skytardis Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Kevin Spacey's portrayal was a more darker vengeful version of the Gene Hackman Lex
     
  12. DigificWriter

    DigificWriter Vice Admiral Admiral

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    That's a good thing, because Returns is meant to be a sequel to the Christopher Reeve film(s) involving Hackman.
     
  13. Jedi_Master

    Jedi_Master Admiral Admiral

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    I liked Spacey's portrayal, which makes sense now that we know he was a comic book villain the whole time.
     
  14. USS Firefly

    USS Firefly Commodore Commodore

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    Is Spacey charged or are there still only accusations?
    I have only heard of chargers against men but not many chargers on the news
     
  15. Jedi_Master

    Jedi_Master Admiral Admiral

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    To my knowledge, there have been no formal charges, but Spacey is beyond toxic and will remain as such indefinitely...
     
  16. skytardis

    skytardis Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    He has reports this time in London from years ago of more sexual allegations wow just more darkness surrounding him!
     
  17. skytardis

    skytardis Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    He really is a toxic person !
     
  18. Admiral2

    Admiral2 Admiral Admiral

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    There's Gene Hackman and there's Clancy Brown. I have no clue what any of those other people are doing on this list.
     
  19. skytardis

    skytardis Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    C'mon Michael Rosenbaum deserves to be on the list he played Lex for seven years, Admiral and John Shea played Lex for over 3 years.
     
  20. Admiral2

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    Shea gets an Honorable Mention from me then. I don't count Rosenbaum because I hated Smallville.