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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    Oh you hated it so if Rosenbaum played Lex in another show not Smallville he would count in your opinion!
     
  2. skytardis

    skytardis Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    I still think he does you do not have to like Smallville admiral that's perfectly ok , but he still counts in my opinion you do not have to vote for him though !
     
  3. Admiral2

    Admiral2 Admiral Admiral

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    Actually he did play lex in another show...for two lines of the Justice League Unlimited episode The Great Brain Robbery. I preferred that performance. Is it okay if i count that?
     
  4. skytardis

    skytardis Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Yeah that's cool !
     
  5. JD

    JD Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Wow, I hadn't heard about that, I'm definitely intrigued.
     
  6. TREK_GOD_1

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    Hackman had the massive Luthor ego down to a science, while Talbot had a great, Golden Age Luthor appearance.
     
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  7. Sisko_is_my_captain

    Sisko_is_my_captain Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Rosenbaum needs to play a role in the CW Arrowverse. They don't even have to call him Lex. Just bring him over from a parallel Earth, make him play a bald villian with daddy issues (Lex in all but name), and I might start watching the Arrowverse shows again. I'd actually enjoy a Smallville crossover episode - maybe an alternate universe version of Smallville, with better writing.
     
  8. USS Firefly

    USS Firefly Commodore Commodore

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    That would indeed be fun
     
  9. Gov Kodos

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    The way Luke Arnold played Long John Silver in Black Sails has a lot of the qualities I'd like to see in a well played Lex Luthor. Arnold really captured the moral ambiguity of Silver. You never knew if he was a bad guy pretending to be good or vice versa. He was both lovable and scary which is what Silver and Luthor should be, imo.
     
  10. E-DUB

    E-DUB Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I'd like to see Bryan Cranston take on the roll.
     
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