Dick Israel as onscreen villain: 'Best rapist in town'

Posted at 11/30/2012 7:36 PM

Recounting the beginnings of his showbiz career, veteran actor Dick Israel said his roles onscreen earned him the ire of many of his viewers.

In an interview with ANC's "Storyline" aired Friday, Israel recalled being "the best rapist in town," referring to the frequency of his taking on portrayals as a sex offender and a villain on the big screen.

"Papasok ako sa sinehan nang palihim. Naririnig ko 'yung mga nanonood, they hate me. I feel elated, kasi 'yun talaga ang trabaho ko eh, ang galitin nila. Meaning, successful talaga akong kontrabida," he said.

Israel would go on to be recognized for his acting by local award-giving bodies. Among others, he was awarded Best Supporting Actor in 1988 for his role in "Patrolman" at the Metro Manila Film Festival; and in 1995 for his portrayal in "Kanto Boy 2: Anak ni Totoy Guapo" at the FAMAS Awards.

Storyline, ANC, November 30, 2012