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How James Spader's Past Film Jerks Could Crush the Avengers
James Spader has spent most of his IMDB page racking up an impressive résumé as slimy, smarmy villains, from his early portrayals of wheat-haired, Reagan-era sociopaths to his current role as an elder-statesman creep on The Blacklist. So it's no wonder that Joss Whedon cast him as the titular age-defining villain in the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron. The spectacularly dickish skills that Spader has honed in his classic films, from Pretty in Pink to Less than Zero to Secretary, are perfectly suited to jab at the Achilles' heels of Marvel's greatest superheroes. Click on to see which former character's talents will help him fell which Avenger.