Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: face of evil
From: (Ann Hodgins)
Date: 1990-12-18, 09:49

According to a recent newspaper article, Frank Silva,
who plays Killer Bob is "the total opposite" of Bob,
according to a co-worker on the Peaks set.

It interests me that such a gentle person as Frank Silva
should be so believable (to some people) as an evil villian.
Lynch chose him on looks alone. Why?
I believe that the media and arts influence our character 
judgements about each other,  and that tv has fostered 
prejudices based on physical appearance.  This is not
a criticism of Lynch/Frost because, after all, I can't expect
them to hire real psychopaths to play evil characters.
But it is worth mentioning now and again. For instance, at the
time of the rise of Hitler and for a time afterward, many of
the movie's villians were quite Jewish looking.