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The Guard (movie)
Brit villain Mark Strong seeks a little more ambiguity in his film roles these days

It comes as no surprise that renowned British character actor Mark Strong is a pretty fair poker player. He'd have to be. His screen reputation is"unadulterated villainy" (Sandra Hall, Sydney Morning Herald). He was the bad guy in everything from "Sherlock Holmes" to "Kick-Ass," "The Guard" to "Welcome to the Punch." "You've got to have a good poker face" with that resume, he says with a chuckle. "You try to play it neutral, because you can't give away your hand." He was warned by colleagues and others that he was acquiring baggage. The former Marco Giuseppe Salussolia, with his steely eyes and flinty,...