For actor Hugo Weaving, the distance between his farm in Sydney, Australia and Los Angeles isn't just 7,500 miles, give or take. It's the distance between his identities as a pop culture icon and as a conservatory-trained actor who revels in the classical canon.
Both of Weaving's faces are on prominent display in the Baltimore area this month.
As a cartoon villain with inverted facial features in a red rubber mask, Weaver is stomping around the screen in the dozens of movie theaters where "Captain America" is now showing. (Weaving portrays Cap's nemesis, Red Skull.)
And as Astrov, a driven and outwardly cynical physician with an underlying melancholy in...