Role: David Miscavige, Chairman, Religious Technology Center
Actor: Eric Roberts
Roberts has the maniacal charisma it takes to play a role like Miscavige, Scientology's leader, Hubbard's protégé and the church's most powerful player. He was the guy who announced Hubbard's death to church members in 1986, saying Hubbard had decided to "discard" his physical body in order to complete more "research." Miscavige was Tom Cruise's best man at his wedding to Katie Holmes.
Check out Miscavige ranting about psychiatry. Roberts would own this role.
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