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The super-villain first appeared in the DC comic books in 1940 and, although the archenemy of Superman, he has also come into conflict with Batman and other superheroes in the DC Universe.
Originally depicted as a mad scientist who used his intelligence to create futuristic weapons, Lex Luthor evolved into a bald businessman and industrialist whose sky-high intelligence compensated for his lack of superpowers.
With Eisenberg stirring debate as the newest incarnation of the villain, we take a look back at the actors who've taken on Lex Luthor and ask who played him best.
Lyle Talbot (Atom Man vs Superman)
Talbot was not only the first actor to take on Lex Luthor, he was also the first live-action actor to play two »
When Jesse Eisenberg was cast as the villainous Lex Luthor in Batman Vs. Superman last week, the Internet was flooded with numerous jokes comparing the LexCorp CEO to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, whom the actor portrayed in the Oscar-nominated drama The Social Network. New details have surfaced regarding who this version of Lex Luthor really is, and it seems the Mark Zuckerberg comparisons may not be too far off, but there is still much more to the character than fans may expect.
Be warned, there will be spoilers for Batman Vs. Superman from here on out, so read on at your own risk.
Yesterday, we reported that insiders weren't sure if the actor was going to sport the bald look, but today's report from Latino Review reveals that Lex will not only be bald, but he will also sport an elaborate tattoo of the Metropolis skyline that covers his right arm. »
But in this case, the Internet might actually have a point. Eisenberg, who received an Oscar nomination for playing Mark Zuckerberg in 2010′s “The Social Network,” doesn’t exactly scream evil comic-book villain. And he’s a departure from other names that had been floated for the role, such as “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston.
Ramin Setoodeh: Do the citizens of Metropolis even use Facebook? The decision to cast Eisenberg as Luthor is unexpected, to say the least, and combine that with Affleck as Batman, and I’m a little worried »
- Ramin Setoodeh and Justin Kroll
Joel and Ethan Coen have built a reputation as two of the most visionary and idiosyncratic filmmakers working today. Dabbling in Film Noir to screwball comedy, from off-beat indies to big-budget studio pieces, their films are adored by critics and audiences alike. The two-man writer-director-producer-editor team, have long been regarded by cinephiles as masters of the craft. Choosing our favourite Coen Bros. film isn’t an easy task, but we asked our staff to rank their films from favourite to least favourite. The results were interesting, with Fargo running away with first place, and two of their 16 films not producing enough votes to justify making the cut (The Lady Killers, Intolerable Cruelty). Here are the results. Let us know which is your favourite Coen Bros. film?
13. Burn After Reading, 2008
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