James Spader: 5 Awesome Performances And 5 That Sucked

The strangest actor in Hollywood?

Why become an actor? Some people do it for the craft or the fame or because they can't see themselves doing anything else. If his IMDb page is anything to go by, James Spader does it for the money: €œEvery single film I've ever done I've taken because of the money. Every single one. I'm not ashamed to say that.€ Admittedly this quote comes from all the way back in 1990 - pre Stargate - but it€™s a refreshing display of honesty from the star whom Rolling Stone recently called "The Strangest Man on TV€. This is not to cast aspersions on his integrity - by most accounts, Jimmy, as he likes to be called, has an obsession for detail that can make him difficult to work with. Indeed, from snarky-yet-sincere legal genius Alan Shore in Boston Legal, a role for which he won two Emmys, to jubilant, fedora-wearing bad-ass Raymond Reddington on The Blacklist, Spader has had an impressive career in both film and television. Cool and understated, he brings deep reserves of humor and intelligence to every role we see him in. Unfortunately, though, not every role he€™s take has been quite deserving of his talents. As such, in celebration of his appearance as the megalomaniacal robot Ultron in Marvel€™s upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron, here€™s a rundown of some of the best and worst to hit the big screen. Here's our latest in our Friday column, 5 Awesome Performances And 5 That Sucked...

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