Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Pizza, Jul 31, 2022.
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.
Christopher Walken in "Last Man Standing"
Ed Harris in "A History Of Violence"
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.
One of the all time great baddies- Archibald Cunningham!
He got what he had coming to him!
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.
and there are others for sure...he's a good punk!
Donald Pleasence. Iconic as James Bond nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
Powers Boothe - Sudden Death, Blue Sky, Tombstone
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.
I might have missed her in this thread but there's Louise Fletcher as Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
I just looked him up and he passed away only a week ago. RIP
yes, it was mentioned on the forum...: )
yes R.I.P. I enjoyed his work.
Orson welles could play a bad guy very well
I am not usually in this sub-forum very often.
gotcha...I can relate my friend.; ) I'm the same way in other forums that I don't frequent much.
Bruce Dern, in the 1972 John Wayne film The Cowboys. When he breaks the kid's glasses ... oooh, what a bastard.
Joseph Cotton in Shadow Of A Doubt
Ow man, so many good ones! How to choose?
Gary Oldman in (Leon) The Professional
Samuel L. Jackson in Django Unchained
Great in Constantine
Hilarious in Seinfeld
Ruthless and psychotic in Fargo.
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.
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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