He is a movie legend that has a career spanning over four decades and is one of the most heralded actors of his generation.
But it took 40 years for Malcolm McDowell to really make his mark on Hollywood – with a star on the Walk of Fame.
The British actor, 68, was given a star on the prestigious walk outside – aptly – the Pig n’ Whistle British Pub on Hollywood Boulevard.
And the day before he was awarded his star, McDowell spoke about that role which he said was among his all time favourites.
And speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, he said he didn’t mean to play Alex in such a nasty way.
He said: ‘I didn’t play him as a bad guy. If you take out the rape and murder, he was one of the lads. How can you not like him?’
And of that infamous and shocking rape scene, he added: ‘It was ironic, funny and black, which Stanley loved. It was an ad-lib where suddenly you knew which way the film was going.
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