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John Lithgow in 'Dexter': a real blow-out of an idea

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The news broken by mighty Michael Ausiello that John Lithgow will be the next major villain in Dexter fills my head with joy. Because my head does not think first of Third Rock From The Sun when I think “John Lithgow.” No, I remember him as one of the best, creepiest killers in the movies, in what is arguably director Brian De Palma’s best film, 1981’s Blow Out. You can catch glimpses of a chilling Lithgow about 1:13 into this trailer:

Oh, yes, Lithgow is going to make a great adversary for our Dexter, I am sure of it.

Do you remember Blow Out? (Come on — Travolta at his best, too.) Are you psyched for Lithgow as a bad guy?

For more on Dexter and Lithgow:
‘Dexter’ Exclusive: John Lithgow nabs killer role