Films that had prominent characters don masks way before coronavirus scare

Updated: May 22, 2020, 04:04 PM(IST)

The mask has entered our lives as one of the most essential health accessories in the time of the coronavirus outbreak. From Tom Hardy in 'The Dark Knight Rises' to Regina King in 'Watchmen', these characters donned masks way before the pandemic. 

Anthony Hopkins in 'The Silence of the Lambs'

The infamous psychologist turned serial killer Dr Hannibal Lecter is a fictional character in a series of suspense novels by Thomas Harris. Anthony Hopkins won an Academy Award for his portrayal of the character in The Silence of the Lambs (1991).



Sebastian Stan in 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' features the MCU's greatest face mask icon -- Sebastian Stan. In the movie, Sebastian Stan is high on action with Winter Soldier in top form. 


Regina King in 'Watchmen'

'Watchmen' brought us a number of face mask icons last year. In the movie Regina King as an Angela Abar wears two masks, one as a wife and mother of three and one as a lead detective in the police force.


Tom Hardy in 'The Dark Knight Rises'

Tom Hardy loves covering his face for iconic roles as he delivered his best as Bane in Christopher Nolan's The 'Dark Knight Rises'. His famous dialogue from the movie goes like: "No one cared who I was until I put on the mask."


Hugh Keays-Byrne in 'Mad Max: Fury Road' 

Hugh Keays-Byrne played antagonist Immortan Joe in the movie 'Mad Max: Fury Road'. In the movie, he is a ruler of the wasteland as he wears a clear, plastic carapace, chest armor over oozing sores with his long, white hair flaring around a skeleton-smile mask he uses to hide with a breathing apparatus.



Dennis in 'The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie'

Dennis the Hitman is an antagonist in 'The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie' who is a murderous bounty hunter hired by Plankton to kill SpongeBob and Patrick and prevent the two from finding King Neptune's crown. Alec Baldwin voiced the character. 



Hera Hilmar in 'Mortal Engines'

Hera Hilmar plays a mysterious masked woman in the movie 'Mortal Engines' which follows a story of a  post-apocalyptic world where cities move and consume each other to survive. In this, two strangers come together to stop a sinister and destructive conspiracy.



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