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Tom Waits Week: Tom Onscreen

We’ve talked a lot about Tom Waits’ music this week, but we haven’t gotten into Tom’s acting career. He’s done some movie acting on the side, and as you might expect, he’s gotten some pretty interesting roles. In fact, he plays the devil in Terry Gilliam’s upcoming The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, and he’s rumored to be cast in The Hobbit, which would be absolutely insane. He’s appearing as an engineer in 2010’s The Book of Eli, which stars Denzel Washington in a post-apocalyptic world. I’m excited about this one, because I like the idea that Tom Waits manages to survive the end of the world. But until then, here are a few of Wait’s top film roles.

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