17. Derek Jacobi as Francis Bacon

Character: Francis Bacon

Film: Love is the Devil

Year Released: 1998

In this tantalizingly dark film, Derek Jacobi plays a self-assured Francis Bacon, at the height of his acclaim and influence, who takes on a new model and subsequently overwhelms him with a very peculiar and dark worldview. Through some truly lovely shots that echo the angles and energy of the artist's work, Jacobi injects some real fun into the master of abstracted figure.

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