Actors that were great playing the Bad Guy

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  1. stereoguy

    stereoguy Its Gotta Be True Stereo!

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    Richard widmark
     
  2. Lightworker

    Lightworker Forum Resident

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    Ned Beatty was truly despicable in Shooter (2007) playing a 'John McCain-esque' U.S. Senator.
    Come to think of it, Danny Glover had a particularly nasty part in that film as well.

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  3. Tom Slick

    Tom Slick Forum Resident

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    Christopher Walken in "Last Man Standing"
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    Ed Harris in "A History Of Violence"
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  4. neo123

    neo123 Forum Resident

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    Jason Isaacs - The Patriot, Harry Potter films, and other notable bad guy roles in other films

    Tim Roth - Reservoir Dogs, Rob Roy, Planet of the Apes (remake), etc.
     
  5. Wildest cat from montana

    Wildest cat from montana Humble Reader

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    One of the all time great baddies- Archibald Cunningham!
    He got what he had coming to him!
     
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  6. Kristofa

    Kristofa Tone Chaser

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    Stephen Graham in This Is England. - Probably the most convincing acting I have ever seen.

    Ben Foster in 3:10 to Yuma - He must have had a blast playing this role.
     
  7. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    Charles Lane
     
  8. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    and there are others for sure...he's a good punk!
     
  9. reapers

    reapers Forum Resident

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    Michael Ironside
     
  10. jwoverho

    jwoverho Licensed Drug Dealer

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    Donald Pleasence. Iconic as James Bond nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld.

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  11. finslaw

    finslaw muzak to my ears

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    Powers Boothe - Sudden Death, Blue Sky, Tombstone

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    Van Heflin - Possessed, The Prowler
    Ann Baxter - All About Eve, Guest in the House
    Everett McGill - People Under the Stairs, Silver Bullet, Under Siege 2
    William Shatner - The Intruder
    Chris Sarandon - Fright Night
    William Forsythe - lots of stuff
    Laird Cregar - only in the biz for 4 years before dying but many great baddie roles
    Gary Busey - Surviving the Game, Under Siege (his son is a good baddie too)
    Humphrey Bogart - Brother Orchid, Conflict, Two Mrs. Carrolls (always preferred him as a heavy.)

    His best villain was 1992's Diggstown. So despicable he got actual death threats.
     
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  12. Sean

    Sean Senior Member

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    I might have missed her in this thread but there's Louise Fletcher as Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
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  13. Sean

    Sean Senior Member

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    I just looked him up and he passed away only a week ago. RIP
     
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  14. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    yes, it was mentioned on the forum...: )
    yes R.I.P. I enjoyed his work.
     
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  15. Kassonica

    Kassonica Forum Resident

    Orson welles could play a bad guy very well
     
  16. Sean

    Sean Senior Member

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    I am not usually in this sub-forum very often. :)
     
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  17. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    gotcha...I can relate my friend.; ) I'm the same way in other forums that I don't frequent much.
     
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  18. tonyballz

    tonyballz Roogalator

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    Bruce Dern, in the 1972 John Wayne film The Cowboys. When he breaks the kid's glasses ... oooh, what a bastard.
     
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  19. Baz66

    Baz66 CD Music Fan

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    James Mason.
     
  20. rockerreds

    rockerreds Senior Member

    Joseph Cotton in Shadow Of A Doubt
     
  21. Speedmaster

    Speedmaster What does it mean, if it all means nothing?

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    Ow man, so many good ones! How to choose?

    Gary Oldman in (Leon) The Professional
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    Samuel L. Jackson in Django Unchained
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  22. a customer

    a customer Forum Resident

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    Great in Constantine
    Hilarious in Seinfeld
     
  23. Ruthless and psychotic in Fargo.
     
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  24. finslaw

    finslaw muzak to my ears

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    But he played a great "can't wait to see his comeuppance" villain in Witchfinder General. A part he played perfectly straight, and how could you camp up such a despicable real life villain anyway?

    Basil Rathbone deserves a shout out for the times he played a snobbish sword fighting prince/king.
     
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  25. Lightworker

    Lightworker Forum Resident

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    Powers Boothe also played a really sadistic bastard on Deadwood, and was effectively creepy as
    'The Rev' in Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980)
     
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