What Is The Best Tim Curry [Movie]?

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Muppet's Treasure Island



Scandalously, in his role as Long John Silver he has only one song. But it's a corker, and throughout the rest of the movie he delivers his usual subtle performance of suppressed emotion and nuance.



Clue



He plays Wadsworth the butler in a film that should be much, much worse than it actually is. The first act lags, some jokes don't land, but Tim Curry holds everything together incredibly, not least in the last act, when he tells you who did it three times while sprinting, falling, yelling, jabbing his fingers and generally being very Tim Curry like.



Stephen King's IT



Hiya, Georgie!



Legend



It's tough to pull off horns bigger than your head, but Tim Curry does it with aplomb. Probably on the short list every time someone needs to cast Satan, he's a sensuous devil here. I would imagine the amount of fan-fiction this performance produced is substantial, and will never check.



The Three Musketeers



Not a great film. Probably not even a good one, but the villains were all very good. Michael Wincott, Rebecca De-Mornay and of course Tim Curry as a Cardinal Richelieu who is enjoying his robes. Enjoy him acting Chris O'Donnell off the screen here. No great task, but still. Look at him roll every word around in his mouth and revel in power.

So, in which of the movies above is Tim Curry most great? Let's decide once and for all, right here. This list of great Tim Curry performances is of course definitive, and nothing has been left out.

What Is The Best Tim Curry [Movie]? 131 votes

Long John Silver in Muppet's Treasure Island
16%
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Wadsworth in Clue
60%
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Pennywise the Clown in Stephen King's IT
5%
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The Devil in Legend
12%
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Cardinal Richelieu in The Three Musketeers
5%
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  • BogartBogart Streetwise Hercules Fighting The Rising Odds Registered User, Moderator mod
    Wadsworth in Clue
    You can talk about other movies as well, I guess, but is a movie really worth talking about if Tim Curry isn't in it?

  • RamiRami Registered User regular
    poll fail

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    Red Alert 3

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  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    Wadsworth in Clue
    ummmmmm

    Rocky Horror?

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  • BogartBogart Streetwise Hercules Fighting The Rising Odds Registered User, Moderator mod
    Wadsworth in Clue
    Red Alert 3

    Dang! Secret correct answer right here.

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  • MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    edited January 13
    Red Alert 3 and it's not even close.

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    Wadsworth in Clue

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  • davidsdurionsdavidsdurions Your Trusty Meatshield Panhandle NebraskaRegistered User regular
    Wadsworth in Clue
    Clue was the first movie I remember Curry in and will forever be one of my favorite movies of all time. He's good always, everywhere though.

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  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    Wadsworth in Clue
    MegaMan001 wrote: »
    Red Alert 3 and it's not even close.


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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    Wadsworth in Clue
    There needs to be an "All of the Above" answer.

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  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    Long John Silver in Muppet's Treasure Island
    Clue is a better film, but Treasure Island is a better performance, as he got to be ham all the way through instead of saving it for a burst at the end

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  • The Zombie PenguinThe Zombie Penguin Eternal Hungry Corpse Registered User regular
    Long John Silver in Muppet's Treasure Island
    Muppet treasure island is great and I'll hear no slander otherwise.

    He was amazing as King Arthur in Spamalot and I wish there were legal recordings of that out there

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  • GyralGyral Registered User regular
    Pennywise the Clown in Stephen King's IT
    God, this is hard because Tim Curry makes all movies better. But without him, many of these would not be good movies.

    Also, remember he was King Chicken in the Duckman cartoon and he was in the Rosanne TV show for a short while.

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  • GONG-00GONG-00 Registered User regular
    Wadsworth in Clue
    Tim Curry as Dr. Petrov in The Hunt for Red October was a value add.

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  • PiotyrPiotyr Registered User regular
    Wadsworth in Clue
    Another underrated role for Curry, as the Rooster in Annie:

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  • Commander ZoomCommander Zoom Registered User regular
    Wadsworth in Clue
    and Captain Hook on Fox's Peter Pan and the Pirates.

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  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    Long John Silver in Muppet's Treasure Island
    Treasure Island is one of my favourite books, so when I first watched the film I was annoyed at the changes

    What's wrong with
    Jim shooting Israel Hans, pirates coming down with malaria, and Silver escaping with no repurcussions?
    It was originally serialised in a children's magazine!

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    Let's not forget Charles Dance's finest performance.

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    The Devil in Legend
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    poll fail


    The Worst Witch is sooooo baddd.

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  • KelorKelor Registered User regular
    edited January 13
    Cardinal Richelieu in The Three Musketeers
    I have a real soft spot for The Three Musketeers.

    It benefits and is elevated from a soundtrack by Michael Kamen it does not deserve and a wonderfully treasonous performance by Curry.

    There is enough charisma from the trio of musketeers to outweigh O’Donnel’s performance. The escape from the execution scene in the carriage and the kick off of the final battle scene is just pure fun.



    He was also Sir Gawain in the Prince Valiant cartoon, which is more trivia than anything but had a banger of an intro.

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    What the fuck, poll?

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    Wadsworth in Clue
    Red Alert 3

    came in to post this, was not disappointed

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  • HardtargetHardtarget There Are Four Lights VancouverRegistered User regular
    edited January 13
    Wadsworth in Clue
    can we vote for best treasure island adaptation?

    so anyways this is the correct answer


    edit - this also wins most underappreciated disney animated movoie

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    Long John Silver in Muppet's Treasure Island
    YES an excuse to post this:

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    edited January 13
    The Devil in Legend
    Echo wrote: »
    Let's not forget Charles Dance's finest performance.

    Ah Space Truckers, what a wonderful piece of B-movie bliss.

    The interrogation scene between Dance and Dennis Hopper, *chefs kiss*

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  • WotanAnubisWotanAnubis Registered User regular
    Long John Silver in Muppet's Treasure Island
    Muppet's Treasure Island is the best Tim Curry movie (Red Alert 3 being disqualified because it's not a movie).

    It is, however, not the best Muppets movie.

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  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    Wadsworth in Clue
    Muppet's Treasure Island is the best Tim Curry movie (Red Alert 3 being disqualified because it's not a movie).

    It is, however, not the best Muppets movie.

    That's Christmas Carol right

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    Long John Silver in Muppet's Treasure Island
    Muppet's Treasure Island is the best Tim Curry movie (Red Alert 3 being disqualified because it's not a movie).

    It is, however, not the best Muppets movie.

    That's Christmas Carol right

    Right.

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  • LoserForHireXLoserForHireX Registered User regular
    Cardinal Richelieu in The Three Musketeers
    Fookin love that Three Musketeers. Such an amazing cast and all of them except for O'Donnell just ham it up so hard. Gotta watch it again.

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  • Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    Wadsworth in Clue
    The Grinch

  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    Wadsworth in Clue
    I liked the 2011 Musketeers movie as a popcorn flick.

    Plus the Venice sequence made me want an AssCreed movie. Shame about that.

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  • shrykeshryke Member of the Beast Registered User regular
    edited January 13
    Kelor wrote: »
    I have a real soft spot for The Three Musketeers.

    It benefits and is elevated from a soundtrack by Michael Karen it does not deserve and a wonderfully treasonous performance by Curry.

    There is enough charisma from the trio of musketeers to outweigh O’Donnel’s performance. The escape from the execution scene in the carriage and the kick off of the final battle scene is just pure fun.

    I've always loved that version. And yes, the scene right before the final battle kicks off where it's the 3 of them against all the cardinal's guards and then all the other musketeers pour in from the crowd and whip off their disguises in unison is pure cheesy brilliance. The syncing with the music is perfection.

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  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
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    The 90s Three Musketeers movie is a bad movie filled with more cheese than any given region of france or wisconsin

    but I also love it

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  • davidsdurionsdavidsdurions Your Trusty Meatshield Panhandle NebraskaRegistered User regular
    Wadsworth in Clue
    I always thought it was important O'Donnell's D'Artagnan be incredibly wooden and uninteresting, lest the character be seen as otherwise. D'Artagnan is shit and needs to not be confused as anything else, at least in that telling of the story. Luckily they cast O'Donnell who could do nothing else than be terrible and awkward. He was the Christian Laettner on the Dream Team for that movie. Made everyone look even better.

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  • Atlas in ChainsAtlas in Chains Registered User regular
    Wadsworth in Clue
    I always thought Charlie Sheen was out of place in France, let alone in a movie set during the 1620's in France. But how can you dislike a swashbuckler movie that has Bryan Adams crooning about love?

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  • RingoRingo He/Him Bury me at Lone Tree DenRegistered User regular
    Cardinal Richelieu in The Three Musketeers
    Xaquin wrote: »
    ummmmmm

    Rocky Horror?

    Yeah, this omission is pretty baffling to me

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  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    Long John Silver in Muppet's Treasure Island
    Bogart was just secretly checking if everyone was awake

    alternate answer: Bogart was asleep

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  • BogartBogart Streetwise Hercules Fighting The Rising Odds Registered User, Moderator mod
    Wadsworth in Clue
    It’s almost like I did it deliberately for a laugh and made an obvious allusion to doing so in the OP.

    Rocky Horror is his most iconic role and probably the least interesting answer to the question, as it’s the most obvious. And quite possibly the right answer!

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  • HappylilElfHappylilElf Registered User regular
    Wadsworth in Clue

    god I still can't believe how much talent there was in that cast

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  • SnicketysnickSnicketysnick The Greatest Hype Man in WesterosRegistered User regular
    Bogart wrote: »
    It’s almost like I did it deliberately for a laugh and made an obvious allusion to doing so in the OP.

    Rocky Horror is his most iconic role and probably the least interesting answer to the question, as it’s the most obvious. And quite possibly the right answer!



    how dare you

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