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Welsh actor Rhys Ifans, who plays villain in upcoming superhero pic, tears into fans at standing-room-only panel.

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This "Lizard" really is cold-blooded!

Much has been made of Rhys Ifans' booze-boosted confrontation with Comic-Con security over the weekend, and of his insulting comments toward the U. S. of gosh-darn A. But as the dust settles -- Ifans escaped with nothing more than a citation and an expression of regret -- some are suggesting that the altercation and subsequent citizen's arrest were a deliberate effort on the actor's part to draw attention away from belligerent tirade he unleashed just a few minutes earlier toward fans attending Sony's Amazing Spider-Man panel at the famed pop-culture convention.

"I was genuinely curious to come to Comic-Con," slurred the surly Brit, "because frankly, everything I knew about comic book fans, I had learned by watching Comic Book Guy on The Simpsons."

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"I wanted to see just how much truth there was to the parody. Come to find out, it's not a parody at all. If anything, it's a whitewash. You people disgust me, with your self-important justifications for your stunted development and your elaborate, mask-ridden drag shows. It's sad wretches like you who have made it well-nigh impossible to earn a living as an actor without either making dick jokes or putting on fetish wear and calling it a 'superhero costume.' Poor Bobby [DeNiro] and Al [Pacino] might as well be wearing clown noses every time they get in front of a camera these days, and here I am getting ready to impersonate a character known for dragging out his 's's and wearing a lot of purple."

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"In short," concluded the beery blond, "I'm 44 years old today, drunk as a Lord, and, thanks to this role, completely bereft of dignity. I hate you all. Good night."

As noted, Sony has released a statement saying that the actor "deeply regrets" his behavior during the confrontation with security. No such statement has been issued regarding his remarks during the panel.

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Comments

nan shartel July 26, 2011 @ 2:22 p.m.

typical Brit humour...watch BBCA to hear more

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SurfPuppy619 July 26, 2011 @ 3:21 p.m.

I like this guy! His comment about the Simposon's is hilarious.

I love Comic Con, and I love all the movies that have come from these comic books.

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