Originally Posted by sirhcyennek81
I'll clarify. The actor should fit the part. Hoffman is no superman. But superman does not need to be the nazi model of the perfect human being. People who are perceived as perfect rarely are, and these people are considered rolemodels.
Ok. But part of movie making is story telling. Part of story telling is taking short cuts to tell that story. Its called "Superman", he needs to look like a "Superman". The only thing that I agree with you is the "Bad Guy". The bad guys always look like the bad guy. Short of the "Hitler's", "Stalin's" of the world bad guys never look like the bad guys. Think of the serial killers of the world. They blend into society so well, but they kill people with almost nobody noticing. But again this is more melodrama than drama and the "bad guys" need to be more easily identifiable as being "bad".