After seven movies, Tobin Bell is inextricably connected to the 'Saw' film franchise. Sure, he wasn't always the guy (literally) lifting the heavy machinery, but as Jigsaw, the madman who first elected to teach lessons with a series of intricate traps rather than, say, a stern talking-to, he will forever be associated with the series – and, most likely, remain extraordinarily intimidating, even if his next role is playing a mild-mannered librarian.
Cinematical caught up with Bell earlier this week via telephone to discuss 'Saw 3D,' the final installment in the series. Before we got into the gory details of his ongoing development of the character, we asked him to take a look back at the films and give us a shortlist of the scenes and sequences he remembers most fondly. And while few of them emphasize the actual traps, those Rube Goldberg-by-way-of-Rob Zombie contraptions that have made the movies a cultural icon, Bell's favorite moments perhaps appropriately focus on the type of work that an actor might prefer, not to mention, that not only entertains audiences, but truly engages them, and of course keeps them coming back for more.