MAN OF STEEL (Warner Bros. Pictures) We’re not saying that Michael Shannon is an evil guy, but the Oscar nominated actor casts an imposing presence to whatever role he approaches. His intimidating demeanor permeates throughout Man of Steel as General Zod, and during the press conference he was asked how he actually channels this so-called “evil.”

The actor is actually a pretty hilarious dude (for proof, check out this Funny or Die video), and he gave a pretty amusing answer about the challenge of playing bad guys like Zod and Nelson Van Alden in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.

To hear Shannon talk about playing villains, click on the media bar below:

Man of Steel, featuring Henry Cavill as Superman, is now playing nationwide.

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