Dr. Evil

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Dr. Evil, played by Mike Myers, is the chief villain of the Austin Powers series of films. He is a parody of James Bond villains, most particularly Donald Pleasance's portrayal of Ernst Stavro Blofeld, in the film You Only Live Twice. Dr. Evil is bald, and wears a gray Nehru Jacket jumpsuit, which is also a reference to Joseph Wiseman's costume as Dr. No from the 1962 film of the same name. He has a white Angora cat named Mr. Bigglesworth (though he was later rendered hairless as a side effect from cryogenic freezing), and a son named Scott Evil. He also has a clone called Mini-Me, who is 1/8th his size. His home town is Bruges, located in Belgium. Curiously, Dr. Evil cannot speak Dutch, even though it is the official language in the northern part of Belgium, including Bruges.

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Speaking about his upbringing in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, the first film in the series, whilst at a therapy session with his estranged son Scott, Evil says:

"The details of my life are quite inconsequential.... very well, where do I begin? My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize; he would drink. He would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes, he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy. The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament... My childhood was typical: summers in Rangoon... luge lessons... In the spring, we'd make meat helmets... When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds - pretty standard really. At the age of 12, I received my first scribe. At the age of 14, a Zoroastrian named Wilma ritualistically shaved my testicles – there really is nothing like a shorn scrotum – it’s breathtaking... I suggest you try it. "

His real name is Douglas "Dougie" Powers, and he is in fact Austin Powers' brother—a fact revealed in the third Austin Powers film.

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