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Reader's Cheer of the Week: Lost's Secret Weapon

Kevin Durand by Mario Perez/ABC
Posted by huntress...

Cheers to Kevin Durand for his chilling portrayal of Sgt. Martin Keamy on Lost. Love him or hate him, nobody is neutral when it comes to Keamy, which is the hallmark of a well-played villain. Even the camera seems to linger on Durand, who conveys malice with just a look or tilt of his head. This role should give Durand's career a well-deserved boost... without having to hide behind the dog/man makeup he wore in Dark Angel.

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Posted by Bruce Fretts
Jun 6, 2008 9:30 AM
Oh I agree! He was so evil in this show but you couldn't take your eyes off of him. Why is it the more evil the character, the more we watch? But hopefully, we haven't seen the last of him, with Lost's history of flashbacks and "Deadies" popping back up in the future.
Posted by KateDFW
Jun 6, 2008 10:30 AM
I agree 100% with you. He was a fantastic character and just for the record....I hated him. That's some good acting!
Posted by buffybot
Jun 6, 2008 10:32 AM

I SO didn't recognize him from Dark Angel. Of course there was no way to recognize him but I knew I knew the name but couldn't place where I knew it from (and determined not to look it up to find out).

Oh, I'm in the loathe column - he was (is?) so over the top evil.
Great job Kevin for playing Keamy so well that it was easy to hate him.
Posted by Jonih59
Jun 6, 2008 1:29 PM
I definitely agree. His complete focus on capturing Ben at any cost was portrayed with such intensity that I was completely drawn into his character. Not to mention - he was just plain hot! I hope we get to see him again.
Posted by Debaloo
Jun 6, 2008 1:33 PM
Kevin Durand was also in the movie Smokin' Aces (along with Matthew Fox and Nestor Carbonell) and he played a really evil character. Except this character was far more deranged and much scarier. I recommend this movie, especially to LOST fans who might find it humorous to see LOST characters interacting with each other in a totally different setting and plot.
Cheers all the way for KD - he did a great job on LOST.
Posted by joooolz
Jun 6, 2008 1:46 PM
He was also in 3:10 to Yuma where his character has something in common with Keamy.
Posted by unfazed
Jun 6, 2008 2:10 PM
He also had a recurring role on Stargate: SG1. I also remember him in The Butterfly Effect.
Posted by kavefish
Jun 6, 2008 4:03 PM
I was super excited when I first saw him on the boat. I thought he was great in Smokin' Aces and 3:10 to Yuma, and I new he would be great here. He definitely didn't disappoint, and made Ben's prediction true about the freighter people being worse than he was.

Kevin Durand was also in Wild Hogs and Austin Powers 2.
Posted by joshwright17
Jun 6, 2008 4:03 PM
Durand was terrific as Keamy--scared the crap out of me. He would be great as a bad something or other on Supernatural--I'd love to see him tangle with the new powerful Sam Winchester next season (sadly, we don't yet know what's going to be up with Dean).
Posted by Marci
Jun 6, 2008 6:09 PM
You're right, anybody that could make you hate him as much as he had me going (and I'm sure most viewers) HAS TO BE DOING A GREAT JOB! Was SO GLAD he was killed!! AND he really did have "the look" so that it was UGH, I DON'T like this guy!!
Posted by Dorjean
Jun 6, 2008 8:20 PM