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30 Actors Who Could Make a Great Carnage 

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Updated April 11, 2019 14.1k votes 1.4k voters 168.6k views 29 items

List Rules Vote up actors you think would nail the role of Carnage.

In Sony Pictures' Spider-Man spin-off Venom, starring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, we at long last, get a quick glimpse of fan-favorite Carnage on the big screen. In the post credits of Venom, we saw that Cletus Kasady – psychopath, lunatic, serial killer, and madman – is played by Woody Harrelson, who we'll see more of in the anticipated release of Venom 2. But who else could have taken on the role? 

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Jackie Earle Haley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 30 Actors Who Could Make a Great Carnage
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He may already be associated with a comic property, but he was wearing a mask, for the most part (Rorschach in Watchmen). This guy is terrifying, has the look, and a great voice for the character.

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Joe Gilgun is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 30 Actors Who Could Make a Great Carnage
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Watch Lockout. This guy nails the whole Cletus vibe. Plus, he's an unknown who looks positively crazy, which is perfect.
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Ben Foster is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 30 Actors Who Could Make a Great Carnage
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The shrill voice, the intensity, the build, the hair color, the sheer talent! This guy was made to play Carnage. He may be X-Men's Angel, but there's no telling if they're planning on using the character anytime soon. Also, let's throw down the Ben Affleck Daredevil/Batman card.
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Michael C. Hall is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 30 Actors Who Could Make a Great Carnage
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It might be a bit of typecasting here, but Hall is the right age, hair color, and has the look. He has that distinct voice, a fan following, and yes, is no stranger to playing serial killers.
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