Would you consider playing a downright villain? Do you get offered those roles?
Yeah, yeah, if it’s a good part. The Departed, the guy was definitely not a good guy. And The Good Shepherd, he has his son’s wife thrown out of the aeroplane. There are definitely aspects of him that weren’t good. And the Ripley character… he’s my favourite character.
Yeah, that movie still holds up.
More than The Departed?
Finally, we have to ask: did it annoy you to have the piss taken out of you in Team America?
No, I loved that! I still get people coming up to me with pictures of the puppet and I sign it. But they say, “Could you just write, ‘Maaaatttt Daaammoonnn’?” So yeah, I was really happy to be in that. I actually really like that movie.
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