Tom Waits Is Satan

Tom Waits As Mr. Nick/The Devil

Tom Waits will portray Satan himself in Terry Gilliam‘s upcoming film, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.

“How do you play the devil?,” muses Waits of his second pairing with the filmmaker. “How do you play an archetype that large, that deep in history? I finally realized that I was just going to have to play it myself — it’s my devil. It’s the way I play the devil.”

Should be good. You know there ain’t no devil, there’s just God when he’s drunk…

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Trailer: Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus – Official Teaser

4 thoughts on “Tom Waits Is Satan”

  1. terry gilliam’s films are pretty great. when they are on there’s nothing like them out there (brazil, time bandits, fear and loathing…), but when they are off they are a bore (tideland).

    even if he never evolved into the feature filmmaker that he has become, he would at least have given us the brilliant short film the crimson permanent assurance.

    crimson permanent assurance short film:



  2. That is brilliant casting on Gilliam’s part. I will see this flick just to see Waits as Satan.

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