The Big Picture

  • Bruce Greenwood delivers a perfect performance as Roderick Usher in The Fall of the House of Usher, but he was a last-minute replacement for another actor.
  • It's difficult to imagine anyone else as Roderick thanks to how Greenwood's quiet intensity and organic charisma convey both Roderick's ruthlessness and his vulnerability.
  • Greenwood's portrayal of Roderick Usher is visceral and nuanced, capturing the character's transformation from predator to prey with skill and depth.