This weekend Benicio Del Toro will follow in the footsteps of a long line of actors by portraying a werewolf in a movie. The Oscar winner will star in a remake of the 1941 Universal classic, The Wolfman, a role that was originally portrayed by the legendary Lon Chaney Jr. Del Toro looks as if he was born to play the hairy creature, but he’s not the first to tackle the tortured beast. In honor of its recent popularity (thanks a lot New Moon), we want to know who you think makes the best wolfman?
Vote in our poll and let us know who should be named top dog…
Joe Johnston‘s take on the character is a throw back to the 1940′s version while the other candidates in our poll embody different versions of the wolf mythology. We’ve included the John Landis classic, An American Werewolf in London, Mike Nichols‘ Wolf, and of course, Chris Weitz‘ The Twilight Saga: New Moon. You’ll have five actors to choose from including del Toro, Chaney, David Naughton, Jack Nicholson, and Taylor Lautner. It seems weird putting Lautner in the same category with these guys, but we have to be fair.
Tell us who you think played the best wolfman and why in our comments section.