Actor Malcolm McDowell is probably best known for his role in the 1971 Stanley Kubrick film, "A Clockwork Orange," as a young sociopath with a taste for violence and Beethoven. Since then, his more than 40 years of acting have seen him star in everything from "Star Trek Generations" to the TV shows "Entourage" and "Heroes." We'll talk to McDowell about his storied career and what it's like to be one of Hollywood's go-to bad guys.
On Finding Early Success in 'Clockwork'
"I think nearer the time for the first 10 years after I played the part I did get sick of [being asked about it] because I was into other things and you only have one of those in a lifetime if you're lucky. Most people never see anything like that, that was lightning in a bottle, working with one of the world's great directors and an incredible book written by Anthony Burgess."
On Being Called Hollywood's "Go-to Bad Guy"
"I can't get rid of that label. I think honestly if you start your career playing sort of hugely immoral characters, which are always, of course, the most interesting, then you kind of get stuck with it. And if you play them with a certain relish then you really are in trouble."