Al Swearengen

<b>Played by</b>: Ian McShane, "Deadwood"
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<b>Anti-villain status</b>: The powerful owner of Deadwood's Gem saloon and brothel, Swearengen could easily have been a mustache-twirling villain. But McShane's portrayal and Al's occasional good deed kept him on the anti side of the villains.
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<i>-- <a href="http://twitter.com/andrealeigh203">Andrea Reiher</a>, <a href="http://www.zap2it.com">Zap2it</a></i>

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Played by: Ian McShane, "Deadwood"

Anti-villain status: The powerful owner of Deadwood's Gem saloon and brothel, Swearengen could easily have been a mustache-twirling villain. But McShane's portrayal and Al's occasional good deed kept him on the anti side of the villains.

-- Andrea Reiher, Zap2it

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