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Becoming Baron Harkonnen: Stellan Skarsgard Teases the Terrifying Dune Villain

Becoming Baron Harkonnen: Stellan Skarsgard Teases the Terrifying Dune Villain

For a long time, there was a general sentiment in Hollywood that Brian Herbert's seminal sci-fi novel, Dune, was unfilmable. Acclaimed filmmaker Denis Villeneuve took on the formidable task of adapting Dune for the big screen with a huge budget and an illustrious ensemble cast. Stellan Skarsgård will appear in the movie in the role of the main villain, Baron Vladimir Harkonnen. In an interview with The Daily Beast, the actor teased his character's distinctive appearance, and the chilling effect the Baron's mere presence has on the story.

"I did eight or ten days on the movie, so my character doesn't show up for too much, but his presence will be felt. He's such a frightening presence where even if he doesn't say anything, I think you'll be afraid of him. And I'm extremely fat. I had eight hours in the makeup chair every day. And in some scenes,

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