In “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,” Holbrook’s character Klaber is the right-hand man to the main villain, Jürgen Voller, played by Mads Mikkelsen, another actor who gets cast as bad guys a lot. Voller mostly operates in the shadows, allowing Klaber to do all the dirty work — a job Klaber seems to enjoy. He’s rotten to the core and chases after Indiana Jones with villainous gusto.
However, playing another right-hand man villain for director James Mangold gave the actor pause. Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Holbrook confessed, “[T]he character was a similar second-in-command bad guy who does all the bidding. That was the similarity, and that was my hesitation when I read it.” Holbrook is talking about the similarity between Klaber and Pierce, the role he played in James Mangold’s “Logan.” Just like Klaber, Pierce is a footsoldier working for other villains and doing all the dirty work.