Michael Rosenbaum, actor who plays Lex Luthor on the sci-fi series Smallville has decided to depart from the show, which has ultimately established his stance in the television world. According to Associated Content, Michael Rosenbaum confirmed that season seven would be his last participation on Smallville. At this point, there are no clear reports regarding the grounds of his departure or what’s in store for his future.
Rosenbaum, a 35-year old Jewish American actor, is a native of Long Island who studied at Western Kentucky University with a degree in theatre arts. As an actor, he previously appeared on television shows like It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane. In addition, he also graced the movie world with films like Kicking It Old Skool, Racing Stripes, Cursed, Sorority Boys, Sweet November, Eyeball Eddie, Urban Legend and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
As Lex Luthor, Rosenbaum gave life and depth to the villainous character, evident in his acquisition of a Saturn Award for his notable performance in 2001, the year he first appeared on the series Smallville, an action-adventure show that follows the adventures of the young Clark Kent, played by Tom Welling. Throughout the series Luthor’s transition from Clark’s friend to his most hated enemy is a never-ending plot.
Apart from portraying Luthor, he has was given the opportunity to make his directorial debut in an episode of Smallville called “Freak” which aired last February 15, 2007, which is the 15th episode of it’s sixth season. The installment, about a young man and his ability to detect people affected by Kryptonite meteors, garnered an above average satisfactory review from TV.com.
With much significant accomplishments and contributions to the show, his departure will obviously impinge the plot into a different direction. And with just season seven, as well as the rest of season six left, viewers will certainly make the most out of his remaining time on the hit series.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Associated Content