5 Gabriel Macht Films For 'Suits' Fans
5. The Spirit (2008)
Superheroes are in vogue right now, so it's worth taking a second look at The Spirit, in which Macht played the title character, based on Will Eisner's successful comic series. The film itself may not win you over, but it does teach us that Macht can play a larger-than-life hero as well as he plays ordinary folks.
Sure, this being a comic-book movie it's not exactly Shakespeare (how serious can one take a flick with a character named Silken Floss, really) but to his credit, Macht keeps his Denny Colt/The Spirit feeling like a human being, instead of an over-the-top caricature. If someday he gets a better script, The Spirit gives me the confidence that Macht could do what Jeremy Renner did in The Avengers: remind us that these days, "serious" actors can flourish in comic-book movies, too.
This being a superhero movie, you also get to see him in a cool costume, dispatching of bad guy Samuel L. Jackson in truly awesome fashion, and of course, romancing the love interests. Whether or not the film succeeds, it's got all the components of a leading role in it for you to enjoy.
Plus, thanks to this flick, we can say that Macht has his own action figure, which is definitely good for some coolness points.
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