Saturday, October 04, 2008

Greatest Movie Villains

So I was thinking about "The Dark Knight," and firmly believe that Heath Ledger's Joker is one of the greatest movie villains of all time. So I was wondering who people think are the greatest movie villains ever. Here are a few of my picks:

Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber in "Die Hard"
Orson Welles as Hank Quinlan in "Touch of Evil"
Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter in "The Silence of the Lambs"
Gene Hackman as Little Bill Daggett in "Unforgiven"

Who do you think are the greatest movie villains ever?

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Blogger Rob Flumignan said...

Ooh. That's a good list. How about Kahn, from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn. And, of course, Darth Vader. And Agent Smith from The Matrix.

All SF movies. Interesting.

6:10 PM  
Blogger Jason Pinter said...

Agent Smith is a good one. Hugo Weaving manages to find himself in some pretty big movie franchises. Darth Vader's a 'duh, why didn't I think of that?' pick.

Can I add a non-human villain? How about Bruce the Shark from "Jaws".

6:39 PM  
Blogger pattinase (abbott) said...

Ben Kingsley scared me to death in Sexy Beast.

9:58 PM  
Blogger Bobby Mangahas said...

Not a "villain" per se, but Robin Williams was rather unnerving in One Hour Photo. My friend refused to go to a one hour photo place for a while after seeing that movie.

11:00 AM  
Blogger Anthony Izzo said...

Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurh in "No Country For Old Men." Kathy Bates as Annie Wilkes in "Misery." Both pretty unnerving.

9:18 PM  
Blogger Bethany said...

You forgot the quintessential villains...

Evil Stepmother in Snow White. Cut out a girls heart + transforming into an old hag + poisoning an apple = EVIL!

Glenn Close from Fatal Attraction. Who in their right mind could boil bunnies??? Disgusting!

Michelle Pfieffer as Catwoman in Batman Returns. Wow, what a great villain!! MEOW!

2:38 PM  
Blogger Stuart Neville said...

How's about Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest? I just got the Blu-Ray version the other day, and her spite is sharper than ever.

1:38 PM  
Blogger James said...

I know I'm a bit late putting my 2 cents in, but I had a few to add to this already great list:

HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey
Kevin Spacey in Seven
Does Kevin Spacey from the Usual Suspects count?
T1000 from Terminator 2
The Alien(s) from the movies of the same name


5:04 AM  

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