Born To Be Bad

Talking To The Greatest Villains In Action Cinema

Available now from Bear Manor Media

While 1980s action cinema may have been a time of shaggy mullets, big biceps, and one-liners for the heroes, it was always the villains that stuck in our minds once the credits rolled. Whether they were smuggling cocaine, bearer bonds, Krugerrands, attempting world domination or some good old-fashioned kidnapping, the villains were always the best part of the film!

In this book, action film fan, Timon Singh, sets out to talk to the actors behind the greatest villains of his adolescence to discover the stories behind their infamous film roles, the impact they had on their career and, most importantly, whether bad guys have all the fun. Speaking to everyone from body builders to kickboxing champions to experienced stage thespians, Timon interviews the actors behind some of the greatest villains and henchmen in action cinema including former Bond baddies, corrupt CEOs, global terrorists and intergalactic bounty hunters.

Featuring interviews with the likes of Vernon Wells (Commando), Ronny Cox (Total Recall, Robocop), Martin Kove (The Karate Kid), David Patrick Kelly (The Warriors), Bob Wall (Enter The Dragon), Steven Berkoff (Rambo: First Blood Part II) and many others, this is an essential read for all fans of action movies!

Includes an introduction from Steven E. de Souza, the screenwriter behind action classics such as The Running Man, Commando and Die Hard.

AVAILABLE NOW FROM BEARMANOR MEDIA

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REVIEWS

“Born to be Bad will give you hours of pleasure. It truly is a hive of scum and villainy.”

The Movie Waffler

“Born to Be Bad is the ideal Christmas gift for any action fan and is a bit of a must have with plenty of fascinating behind the scenes stories from some of our favourite movies.”

The Action Elite

“A great sense of peeling back the layers of what went into making critically-lauded and fan favourite cult classics alike so enduringly popular – it’s all about the bad guys.”

Set The Tape


“A who’s who of action cinema!”

Bulletproof Media

INTERVIEW EXTRACTS

Born To Be Bad: DERRICK O’CONNOR

Born To Be Bad: SVEN-OLE THORSEN

Born To Be Bad: AL LEONG

Born To Be Bad: VERNON WELLS

Bad films, good times