Originally Posted by Bruce_Wayne29
Hackman. At least he was openly campy. Spacey is a great actor and he did try to convey the idea that this was a more creepy Luthor but he stuck by his intentions. That idea never really materialized on screen.
I agree. I like the idea of a dark Lex Luthor, but Spacey's performance just didn't cut it. It seemed like he was trying to impersonate Gene Hackman, rather than Lex Luthor, while trying to be dark at the same time. Gene Hackman's Luthor was more original, and he fit well in the Christopher Reeve world of Superman.