In 1964's The Killers, Ronald Reagan played Jack Browning, a wealthy criminal planning a big heist. (It was the only time he ever played the part of a villain during his acting career.)
In this role, he had to give an insolent young Angie Dickinson what she had coming when she defied him in front of his men.
Afterwards though, he said that it was easily the most distasteful thing he'd done in Hollywood. He really wasn't that sort of guy, even in pretend-land.
But at least in the movie, he got his in the end, courtesy of mortally-wounded hit-man Lee Marvin. And so did she.
Two other favorites of mine, Norman Fell and Claude Akins, also starred in this movie adaptation of a Hemmingway story.