Billy Bob Thornton: Creepy 'Fargo' character 'an enigma'

Cast member Billy Bob Thornton of TV series

Cast member Billy Bob Thornton of TV series "Fargo" participates in a panel during FX Networks' part of the Television Critics Association (TCA) Winter 2014 presentations in Pasadena, California in this January 14, 2014 file photo. (REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian/Files)

Bill Harris, QMI Agency

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I just keep thinking of Stephen King.

There's nothing supernatural in the new series Fargo. But the character played by Billy Bob Thornton strangely reminds me of an evil presence who would be at home in a Stephen King novel.

Thornton's character, Lorne Malvo, knows you better than you know yourself. He knows what you really want, even if you can't admit it. And he is a man of action.

But Lorne Malvo can be mischievous, too. He is not above pitting people against each other merely for his own amusement.

Yes, there is something King-style spooky about Thornton's Lorne Malvo, as you'll see when Fargo debuts, Tuesday, April 15 on FX Canada and FXX Canada (be aware, though, that subsequent episodes will be available only on FXX Canada, which came into being on April 1, so you'll have to make sure you get that channel if you want to continue watching beyond the debut).

“When people ask me, 'Tell us about your ch


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