Appeared (as "Oscar Wilde") in "The Importance of Being Wilde". Forum Theatre Civic Arts Plaza, Los Angeles, California. Scott Bakula
was also in the cast.
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Malcolm Mc Dowell | Malcolm MacDowell | Malcom McDowell | Malcolm Mcdowell
5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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[on his career playing villains] I suppose I'm primarily known for that but in fact, that would only be half of my career if I was to add it all up.
During the Ludivico scene in A Clockwork Orange
(1971), McDowell's eyes were clamped open using a surgical device for eye surgery. The doctor applying eyedrops in the scene was an actual physician who was on hand in case of an injury. Nevertheless, McDowell's cornea was accidentally scratched as a result of the eye clamping and he suffered temporary blindness.
Known for his bombastic and intentionally antagonistic personality (especially in his relationship with many directors)