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  • Ronald Bartel
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  • Ronald Bartel is a minor villain that appears in the 1991 film Backdraft. He is a crazed and deadly arsonist who is obsessed with fire and watching things burn. He is portrayed by veteran actor Donald Sutherland, who also portrayed Donald Mclintock and President Snow. Although he doesn't commit any violent acts onscreen, it revealed that he has already deliberately murdered an unknown number of people, including children and elderly women.
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  • Ronald Bartel is a minor villain that appears in the 1991 film Backdraft. He is a crazed and deadly arsonist who is obsessed with fire and watching things burn. He is portrayed by veteran actor Donald Sutherland, who also portrayed Donald Mclintock and President Snow. Although he doesn't commit any violent acts onscreen, it revealed that he has already deliberately murdered an unknown number of people, including children and elderly women. He is very quiet, creepy and manipulative and can easily be compared to the likes of Hannibal Lecter. Early dialog implies that at one point he was hired as a mercenary to burn buildings possibly for insurance schemes. He was also creative in his attacks as he was even know to rig telephones to explode by "taping kitchen matches to the bell strikers, wrapped in gasoline soaked cotton balls". He was once caught in one of his own fires and was saved by Donald "Shadow" RImgale (then a fire fighter) who apparently was unaware of who he was. Rimgale accidentally ran into a barrel of phospherous which exploded, badly scarring them both.