Have you ever seen someone take to the role of villain so easily and so well that you forever associate them with that role from then on?
Whether or not it's the first time you saw Othello in your community or the first time you saw What Lies Beneath with Harrison Ford as a murdering, unfaithful husband—it sticks with you.
It can become difficult to separate the human actor behind the role from the role when you're younger and even more so, when you are deeply affected by the movie. They become the face of something you loathe, and it's difficult to divorce them from that.
Redditor Cutiebeautypie asked:
"Which actor/actress was so good at playing a villain role that you almost hated them in real life?"
Here were some of those answers.
Joffrey Was Always Doomed
"Jack Gleeson, the actor who played Joffrey Baratheon on Game of Thrones."-Ashesza
"GoT wasn’t perfect, but boy did they knock it out of the park when it came to casting. Especially the Lannisters."-Jockobutters
"Such an incredible actor! I read stories that people would yell at him and spit on him when they would see him in public. Super f**ked up."-Breezy_LuvGiphy
That Breaking Bad Energy
"Jesse Plemons. He’s always f**king Todd to me. F**king Todd. Shooting that kid. F**k you Todd."-hamtronn
"Oh god same!! I hate his face.. I know that's mean."
"He is so awful in BB. He's somehow kinda childlike and a psychopath at the same time. Sorry Jesse Plemons, and credit due for your epic acting skills."-Ilikezombiemovie
"Joaquin Phoenix in Gladiator. Such a great actor for the role. He was terrible and also tragic, an overgrown child who was spoiled by his father who didn't love him and simply let him play around so he wouldn't need to deal with him, leaving him spoiled but empty inside."
"And the one time his father showed him any love it was when he was trying to take away all he had known to give it to someone else after he'd been promised it all his life. He was a f**ked up character, but you could see what f**ked him up."-JazzmansRevengeGiphy
See anybody you had a full body negative reaction to on this list?
"JK Simmons in 'Whiplash'. I can’t stand the guy now and shudder at his name because he was so damn good."-TravelSized504
"You know what really bothered me about that movie? He won, in the end. He (spoilers, movie is amazing go see it) abused students to the extent that they killed themselves, and the absolute emotional climax of the movie featured his student...listening to him."
"And letting himself be directed, and they produced amazing music together. It vindicated him. It essentially said, it's okay to treat your students like sh*t because you are pushing them and that drives them to become exceptional."-thebaehavens
George Is A Loser
"Not me, and not really a villain, but my wife absolutely and irrationally hates Jason Alexander, all because of George Costanza."
"I try to tell her that he must be a great actor to instill that kind of emotion but she won't listen."-ParsifalJonesGiphy
When It Becomes Confusing
"I have a hard time deciding between John Lithgow in 'Third Rock From the Sun/Dexter' and Bryan Cranston in 'Malcolm in the Middle/Breaking Bad' for most jarring character change."
"Dick and Hal were both great lovably goofy characters and the later roles were both so brilliantly ruthless. It also makes me wonder what other actors also had polar opposite roles like those."-Buddahrific
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All Work And No Play
"Jack Nicholson in the 'Shining'. The disdain he has for his wife in that movie is so real. Like you almost think that for him to access this level of contempt for his wife it must come from a real place."
"Brilliant acting. 'You think that MAAYYYBBEE we should get DAANNYYYY to a Doctor?!'”-user7890123456789Giphy
And these villains are very likely responsible for moments of TV and film that still haunt you to this day.
A Mimetic Polyalloy
"Robert Patrick in 'Terminator 2'. Patrick did some really amazing training and preparation for that role, including things like learning to shoot without ever blinking."
"Also, when he's running to chase Furlong on the dirt bike, it's not sped up; he was really running like a machine and not even breathing through his mouth."-guitarz333Giphy
Mike Flanagan Loves His Villains
"Samantha Sloyan as Bev keane in 'Midnight Mass'. She's so disgusting and horrible. She talks down to everyone, is obviously prejudice and revels at being a holier than thou person."
"Everybody in their life, especially if you're a church goer, knows a Bev Keane. It's on netflix and it's a seriously great show by the guy who did haunting of hill/bly manor and geralds game."-FlynnLight
Love To Hate
"Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan in 'The Walking Dead'. That guy just oozes charisma. I find him hard to hate while simultaneously hard to forgive. I gotta respect both the actor and writers for doing such a great job with that character."
"In the later seasons, I find him easier to respect than most of the other main characters. Like the paranoia and PTSD most of the characters have is totally understandable, but it's frustrating seeing it cause so many issues."-BuddahrificGiphy
While these villains are endlessly irritating, no story is complete without its antagonists. They are just as important to telling the story as the heroes.
And the actors aren't responsible for the things their characters do--or else, we need to have a serious conversation with everybody who has ever played "Iago" in Othello.
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Many people work hard from the moment they are on the clock until their respective shifts are over at the end of a long day.
For many of those in the workforce, the wages barely sustain a comfortable living, especially for those who are raising a family.
Yet, there are jobs that are known to pay a higher salary without requiring extreme physical labor, or the requirement of higher education.
Curious to hear what those jobs might be, Redditor ImAMasterBayter asked:
"People Break Down Which Professions Are Completely Overpaid"
Extensive training requirements are not a thing, apparently, with these professions.
Daily Dairy Duty
"I watch milk powder go into a bag and out on a conveyor and get paid $37 an hour."
Eyeing Dirt In Motion
"Mine? I get paid $20.50 a hr to watch dirt go by on a belt all day."
The Handy Man Is Happy To Help
"I am a handy man that charges $50/hr with a 3hr minimum, a couple months ago I got a call for service that consisted of changing 9 smoke detector batteries, 2 light bulbs, and rehanging a picture. I felt bad taking the money but the guy couldn’t have been happier to have that stuff finally done. He asked for my card and is now a very good client."
Words From An Appraiser
"I make about 40 an hour after tax in the US as a real estate appraiser. You just need a college degree and a year of training and there is a huge shortage of appraisers right now."
"Edit because this post blew up: I only perceive this job as being overpaid because I used spent most of my 20's making pizza for minimum wage and imposter syndrome is a thing. Also, OP said he was looking for a possible career, and I felt like my job post was better than a troll post."
"Appraisers are not real estate agents or brokers. I do not buy or sell property."
"I do not, 'look at zillow and copy the number' and I don't just, 'make the number' in valuation. While I agree there are some appraisers who may lie or exaggerate, the same could be said of nearly any job. However, if I were to intentionally try hit some goal and got caught fudging the numbers, I'm looking at permanently losing my license and possible jail time depending on the severity. It's actually pretty common for me to, 'tank a deal' if someone is paying too much. This isn't the wild west of valuation anymore; FIRREA is a thing now. Appraisal reports aren't just 3 pages of photos with a cover page anymore; my typical appraisal is 30-50 pages with long boring typed pages of market data that I type and research myself."
"Let's talk about the appraisal gap. In most of the US, we are experiencing a, 'sellers market' meaning houses are selling for higher than what they normally sell for. A lot of people at this thread are blaming appraisers for driving housing prices up. Let me be perfectly clear about this: appraiser's valuations are based off of past data. That is it; we look at closed sales from the past. Realtors and brokers speculate on future markets, because they are motivated by profit. If anyone is driving this current market trend, it is the people buying properties over listing price, local government/laws willingness to allow foreign investors, the people who are raising rents, and the people who are making big risky developments. The appraisers have little to nothing to do with market perception of value; in my area at least many market participants are paying over 30% of listing price. Trust me when I say these people are not satisfied when my appraised value comes in less than that."
"The hardest part of the job is definitely the occasional angry phone call. Let's look at an example. Say someone lists their house at 100k, and they accept an offer for 150k, or 50% over listing. Well the appraisal is based off of past closed sales. The bank will only finance up to the appraised value. So if the appraisal comes in at 110k, meaning the subject in relation to comparable sales from the past year in the subject neighborhood equate to roughly 110k, they will either need to renegotiate the price, or be willing to put up 40k of their own money."
"In a sellers market, it's often better to accept a deal with better financing than a higher price. Let's say in this situation instead of taking the 150k offer with a mortgage, you take a smaller offer for 140k that is all cash, no financing. Well if there is no financing involved, meaning no bank, than no appraisal is needed."
Landing work in software seems to be like hitting the jackpot of success.
"I’m in software sales, software sales. Coworker got 100k commission on a deal."
"There are an incredible amount of 'analysts' who just 'own' automated excel sheets they received from developer teams."
"Low to mid six figures is common in HCOL areas."
The Successful Client
"I do the tax returns for a guy who paid 20k for demographic research software and made something like 40M over the last 3 years. His costs are almost nothing and admitted he does like 5 hours of work a week on it."
"I got more likes and comments than I thought I would, and wanted to add some more detail. The guy himself is super nice and easy to work with. It's hard not to feel jealous even though I make good money myself. His business and personal returns are super simple so we don't even charge him that much for them."
"The software is something proprietary he paid a third party for, and I don't know the name of that developer. The data output is sold to political campaigns and he's compensated more if the campaign wins. He did have some clients on both sides but now exclusively works on one side of the aisle."
Salaries in the world of academics got a closer inspection.
"University administrators and board members."
A Stark Contrast
"I'm a professor. I love it. But the 'president's office' contains a staff of 5 people with a total payroll of just under $500k/year. Meanwhile, all the PhDs, MFAs, and DMAs who teach all the classes, advise all the students, and serve on all the committees bring home a whopping $50k-$65k/year, dependent on rank, tenure, etc. It's real fun...
"The president of my institution makes a approximately $500k/year and is provided a house on campus alongside reserved parking if he so chooses to use it. He also gets a country club membership. Meanwhile I have to pay $200 to park at the school where I TA and do research, and I get paid maybe 1/20th of what he does. I genuinely do not understand why the f'k the dude who makes six figures doesn't pay for parking, but I do."
"Edit: that should be half a million."
Some of the cushiest jobs that require less time actively toiling away seem to be paying significantly more than the average livable wage offered in the US.
Perhaps the biggest indicator of what that might be was summed up best by Redditor iadasr, who said:
"Whatever you guys are all doing that lets you browse Reddit all day..."
No one can deny that the first year or so of the global pandemic was a difficult time for everyone.
In addition to the fact that people had to remain home, and limit all communication with friends and family through phone and video chat, people had to adjust to working or studying from home, and be on their guard when out and about in public.
But now, just over two years later and as things seem to be easing back to normal, one can now look back on these difficult years and realize the many lessons we as a society have learned.
Some might fill our hearts with hope and optimism and others which might infuriate us for the rest of our lives.
Redditor Affectionate-Ad1060 was curious to hear all the lessons, the good and the bad, people otherwise might not have learned were it not for the pandemic, leading them to ask:
"What is the most important lesson learnt from Covid-19?"
Healthcare needs fixing.
"Healthcare needs an overhaul."- Toxic_Politician
We could have been better prepared
"When the sh*t really hits the fan, we're f*cked."- idkijustlikememesetc
We overestimated people's concepts of basic decency.
"That it wouldn’t take much for civilized people to turn on each other."- hindmaja
"Most grown adults are nasty and have to be reminded to wash their hands."- shantyirish13
"People are sh*ttier than I expected."- WhitePhatAss
Cherish every moment
"You should take the time to spend with those you love."- idontworktomorrow
Nothing wrong with a little alone time every now and then.
"How comfortable I seriously am with just myself."- equidistant_life
"Bold of you to assume we’ve learned anything."- Airsoft07
Don't give in to vices.
"Alcohol doesn’t improve my life."
" t just feels good for a moment."
"9 months sober!"- bugaboo2013·
Major differences between city life and country life.
"The biggest take away I can come up with is how under serviced rural areas are."
"The local grocery store can’t offer curb side pick up, door dash doesn’t exist here, all the answers for what we should do in a pandemic aren’t feasible where there’s only 500 people."- medicff
It's necessary now and then to stop and reflect, something we all had plenty of time to do in the early months of the pandemic.
And though some major problems became more apparent, which we still need to continue working on, one can also appreciate that maybe the pandemic was the great big reset button the world needed to improve the many things which were otherwise being overlooked.
Here's hoping we remain proactive in continuing to make the world a better place.
OnlyFans was a groundbreaking step in content creation, allowing content creators to earn funds and tips directly from their subscribers.
And though not created expressly with this intention, it has proven hugely popular among both professional and amateur sex workers and porn performers.
So much so, that a threat to ban all adult entertainment from OnlyFans in August of 2021 was immediately squashed six days later.
Not having to be a professional has resulted in countless people creating and OnlyFans page as a side hustle, no doubt also taking it as an opportunity to explore a part of themselves they otherwise might not be brave enough to.
Others, however, are far too intimidated to even think about creating an OnlyFans page.
Curious to hear what might be stopping them, Redditor Sense_Conscious took the opportunity to find out by taking to Reddit to ask:
"What’s stopping you from having an OnlyFans?"
One of the hardest things to do in life is to stick to a budget. No matter how well you plan and how determined you are, you always seem to overspend a little.
Usually, this is a result of certain items being overpriced. Between run-of-the-mill inflation and shortage of goods, and the addition of pandemic-related inflation and shortage of goods, several items have been marked up.
In addition to goods, events and services are costing more as well.
The worst part is a lot of the stuff that is overpriced are actually items that people can't stop buying. People can't stop overspending if they aren't able to stop buying.
Curious about what overpriced items people keep buying, Redditor Sxzym asked:
"What's something that's way too overpriced, but people still keep buying?"
An Awful Business That's Always Needed
"Just throw me in the trash."
"I’m thinking about starting a business as a funeral planner. I know it sounds like a stand up bit, but I’m serious."
"It’s not like the average person understands the business, the rules and regulations, and the prices."
"So essentially, you’re making thousands of dollars worth of decisions while you’re an emotional wreck. Plus everyone is trying to squeeze extra money out of you by gaslighting you into thinking you’re a cheapskate that doesn’t care about your dead loved one."
"I go in not knowing the family nor the deceased and I certainly don’t give two sh*ts if a funeral director thinks I’m being cheap."
"The only thing that sucks is I would have to get paid too, so that would kind of ruin the whole point. So part of me just wants to volunteer my efforts."
"I just really hate when people get bent over and put in debt after losing someone. It’s so disgusting."
– Deleted User
"This one hits home. Everytime my mother buys a pack of ciggies and bitches about the rising costs but absolutely refuses to try the MUCH cheaper alternative which is vaping, the same device she seen me quit cigs on lol."
"I feel this lol"
"I’ve had issues with other addictions in the past and managed to kick the bad ones but haven’t been able to quit smoking."
"At 2 packs a day with the price being between 6-8$, that we will call 7 is about 5k a year and I’m about a decade into this so I’ve depend around 50k on cigarettes in my life."
"Fast food. Gone are the days of the dollar menu"
"F*ckin fast food man, McD’s is expensive as sh*t now a days."
"Fast food. I see lines of cars in just about every joint I drive past. Spending who knows how much money on one meal that has no nutrients. I spend the same amount on food that will provide me three meals, with nutrients that will help me through my week."
"Insulin. It's like they need it to live or something. Lol."
"Inhalers too. So ridiculous it's not like I'm choosing to not breathe"
"Not to start a phone war, but i myself think that Apple products in general are way too expensive."
"I might be wrong on this but it seems like every time they come out with a new iPhone all they add is a bit more battery life and a few better camera features when they’ve already had an excellent camera since iPhone X and 11 because that was the whole gimmick of those devices but they keep adding more camera stuff and then slap on a hundred more to the price."
The Essentials Of Eating
"Grubhub/Uber eats/door dash, etc"
"And when you have small children at home, thus making you unable or unwilling (depending on the circumstance) to just run out and pick up the food yourself, you wind up using then FAR more often than you should."
The Completely Necessary
"Insurance I mean, it's necessary, but still..."
"Women's hygiene products."
"It should be dirt cheap, if not free."
"Water. Should never have to pay for it."
"Bottled water - obviously only where safe, clean drinking water is available from the tap."
"Our tap water at our apartment tastes like dirt so we usually get a 24 pack and go through it in about 2 weeks. We always get the store brand, though. Never name brand."
Fulfilling The Food Groups
"pre-sliced fruits and veggies at the store. The markup is insane on those things lol"
"In Tennessee a whole watermelon is $4.99. Also, 1/4 of a watermelon is $4.99."
"I hate myself a little every time I buy pre chopped veggies but damn it if they aren't worth it when my arthritis flares."
Learn A Lot
"College education after associates."
"University or college education"
"The American Dream."
Ouch. That's a harsh reality!