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20Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger)

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Unlike Jason and Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger was played by the same person for the entire duration of the original franchise. He had much more of a personality and made Robert Englund into a horror legend. He appeared as Freddy in all of the original Nightmare on Elm Street films

and the television show Freddy's Nightmares (1988-1990). His final appearance as Krueger was in the Freddy vs. Jason (2003) movie.

Englund has appeared in over 150 television shows and movies since 1974. In between playing Freddy over the course of the next 30 years, he played Dennis Shothoffer in Downtown (1986-1987), Blackie in Nightmare Cafe (1992), and Dr. Andover in Fear Clinic (TV series in 2009, movie in 2015), to name a few. He also voiced The Riddler in The Batman (2005-2007) and Adrian Toomes, AKA The Vulture, in Spectacular Spider-Man.

It comes as no surprise that Englund has appeared in many horror movies. He played the Phantom in the horror slasher remake of Phantom of the Opera (1989), the murderous Mayor Buckman from 2001 Maniacs (2005), the titular demon in Inkubus (2011) and the Warden in The Funhouse Massacre (2015).

The world of horror has certainly not seen the last of Robert Englund. He is going to be in four upcoming horror movies: Nightworld (2016), The Midnight Man (2016), Echo of Evil (2017) and Abruptio (2018).

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