Actors that were great playing the Bad Guy

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  1. a customer

    a customer Forum Resident

    That movie was a good Jim Jones story
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  2. shark shaped fin

    shark shaped fin Forum Resident

    Los Angeles, CA
    I always enjoy proper minor villain roles, the guys who leave an indelible mark despite maybe only appearing briefly and frequently being dispatched at the end of their scene or two.

    James Gandolfini in True Romance

    Stephen McHattie as a perfectly hateful killer who sets the story’s events in motion in A History of Violence

    Said Taghmaoui in Three Kings (more a gray area role than outright villain)

    Timothy Carey in The Killing

    more major roles but Lance Henriksen in Hard Target*, Near Dark, Johnny Handsome, and Stone Cold
    * special shout out to Arnold Vosloo in that one too
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  3. finslaw

    finslaw muzak to my ears

    Stephen Lang - The Hard Way, Fire Down Under, Avatar, Don't Breathe

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  4. mbd40

    mbd40 Steely Dan Fan

    Hope, Ar
    Rosamund Pike
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  5. Rob P S

    Rob P S Senior Member

    Pittsburgh, PA
  6. ralphb

    ralphb "First they came for..."

    Brooklyn, New York
    Linda Fiorentino (The Last Seduction)
    Kathleen Turner
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  7. Randall DeBouvre

    Randall DeBouvre forum resident

    that dude always plays a complete a-hole.
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  8. Pizza

    Pizza With extra pepperoni Thread Starter

    John Vernon was great as Dean Wormer in Animal House.
  9. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk Vintage Dust

    Fort Worth TX
    John Saxon...the perfect bad guy.
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  10. Michael

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

    James Russo
  11. Michael

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

    he's often plays a shady character...great character actor.
  12. Borgia

    Borgia Do not speak wisely of this night

    Henry Silva. Much like John Saxon, he was one of those character actors who could reek of evil.

  13. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    travolta in broken arrow
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  14. Chazro

    Chazro Forum Resident

    West Palm Bch, Fl.
    Just saw this recently:
    Basil Rathbone in Captain Blood (and of course, Robin Hood!).
  15. Chazro

    Chazro Forum Resident

    West Palm Bch, Fl.
    Travolta's played quite a few bad guys. I liked him in Swordfish, Face Off, and The Taking of Pelham 123.
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  16. Michael

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

    he looked creepy to me since I was a youngster!
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  17. Michael

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

    Face Off was a fun movie...John played the perfect Cage character...
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  18. Michael

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

    that was a long drawn-out battle!
  19. Hanglow

    Hanglow Forum Resident

    Saratoga New York
    Six pages in and no mention of two of the great heavies ...William Smith (RIP) and Al Lettieri Sollozzo in The Godfather fame:righton:

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  20. Timothy Aborn

    Timothy Aborn Forum Resident

    Milford, NH 03055
    Off the top of my head:
    Lee Marvin
    Claude Akins
    John Russell
    Dan Duryea
    Robert J. Wilke
    Warren Oates
    John McIntyre
  21. PapaMuerte

    PapaMuerte Zappatista

    Daniel D. Lewis as Bill The Butcher
    Peter Lorre as Hans Beckert
    Dennis Hopper as Frank Booth..
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  22. Wildest cat from montana

    Wildest cat from montana Humble Reader

    ontario canada
    And in ' Battle Field Earth'...oh, wait, that was just bad.
  23. Solitaire1

    Solitaire1 Carpenters Fan

    Mark Hamill as The Joker in the Animated DC Universe. For me, he is more memorable for that role than that of Luke Skywalker.

    See the following video for the various actors who have played and voiced The Joker and compare:

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  24. Nodrog96

    Nodrog96 Forum Resident

    NE Scotland
    That made me think of Reggie Nalder ..

    .. who played a lot of baddies in his time and the scariest TV vampire..


    (Fun fact - according to IMDb he was onscreen for less than 90 seconds during the 3 hour mini series)
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  25. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    samantha mathis was very good in that film.
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