Knowledge Identifier: $Lex_Luthor
Category: Movies & TV (150)
Launched in 1950.
Countries: United States (75%), (11%), United Kingdom (7%)
Linked to: Infinity Inc., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
A 1960 story by Jerry Siegel expanded upon Luthor's origin and motivations, revealing him to be a childhood friend of Superman's who lost his hair when a fire destroyed his laboratory
Gene Hackman - Hackman showed a talent for both comedy and the "slow burn" as criminal mastermind Lex Luthor in Superman: The Movie, as he would in its 1980 and 1987 sequels.
Following the 1985 limited series "Crisis on Infinite Earths", the character was re-imagined as a Machiavellian industrialist and white-collar criminal, even briefly serving as President of the United States
In 2004, Kurt Carley portrayed Luthor in Sandy Collora's fan film "World's Finest"
Ian Roberts (rugby league) - He appeared in the 2006 motion picture "Superman Returns" as Riley, a henchman of Lex Luthor
Parker Posey - In 2006, Posey appeared in "Superman Returns" as Kitty Kowalski, Lex Luthor's ditzy sidekick, a character based on Eve Teschmacher from the 1978 film "Superman"
Superman in film - The director confirmed in a 2012 interview that Robert Downey, Jr. had been cast as Lex Luthor
Jesse Eisenberg - In a fictional write-up of the new LexCorp on "Fortune", stylized as a magazine profile and published October 5, 2015, it was revealed that Eisenberg will actually be portraying the son of Lex Luthor, Alexander "Lex" Luthor, Jr
In DC's 2016 line-wide relaunch "DC Rebirth", following the death of the New 52 $ Superman, Luthor decides to assume Superman's symbol in a new suit of battle armor to protect Metropolis, but he is confronted by the Pre-"Flashpoint" Superman, who refuses to believe that Luthor's intentions are as noble
Norman Osborn - IGN ranked him as twenty fourth on their top 100 villains list in 2016 being the third highest Marvel Comics supervillain on the list after Magneto and Doctor Doom and the fifth highest comic book supervillain with DC Comics supervillains Joker and Lex Luthor being the only other higher ranked
Jon Cryer - On November 16, 2018, it was announced that Cryer had been cast as the classic villain Lex Luthor on The CW's "Supergirl " in a recurring role, starting in the fifteenth episode of Season 4