I’ve been saying this for years and it’s FINALLY happening! Documentary filmmaker Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Encounters at the end of the World) is going to play a villain in the latest Tom Cruise vehicle. The movie is titled One Shot, about a cop investigating murders committed by a sniper. Assuming Herzog is the sniper, it’s only natural considering he’s been shot by one in the past (google it).
Though Herzog will definitely nail this role, he’s not the only Documentary Filmmaker out there who could play a villain. Let’s take a look at some other Documentarians who could go up against the hero.
This doesn’t need an explanation. Just look at the picture. If he’s not Doctor Evil, he’s definitely a mafioso/corrupt mayor/both. And considering he’s best known for his work exposing an unlawfu conviction from the police, it wouldn’t surprise me if he’s got untold experience dealing with the law.
Ken Burns has that Hannibal Lector/Mr. Rogers thing going on. Not only is he soft spoken and well read, he’s encyclopedic when it comes to just about anything. You can’t tell me you’d accept a dinner invitation from this guy — first he’d drone on about _____ historical period until you fell asleep and woke up getting your brains spoon fed to you by Burns while he talks about what a great neighbor you are. Whenever they decide to reboot ‘Silence of the Lambs‘, Ken Burns should at least be considered for the role of Hannibal.
Morgan Spurlock may be a world famous documentarian, but that mustache has ‘corrupt small town sheriff‘ written all over it. He’s got ego, he’s self righteous, and to top it off, he’s got enough tenacity to pester anyone that walks in his path into doing his bidding. Sure he’s “doing good”, that’s what every corrupt lawman says. Sheriff Spurlock, you have my vote. See? I’m already agreeing with him.