Actors that were great playing the Bad Guy

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  1. Michael

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

  2. GregM

    GregM The expanding man

    Daddyland, CA
    Has Javier Bardem been mentioned for his performance in No Country? Frankly I attribute that more to the Coens than Bardem. He was a horrible Bond villain in Skyfall.
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  3. Wildest cat from montana

    Wildest cat from montana Humble Reader

    ontario canada
    He was even worse in 'The Counsellor'.
  4. ralphb

    ralphb "First they came for..."

    Brooklyn, New York
    Dame Judith Anderson, Rebecca (1940)
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  5. Michael

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

    probably the king of madness...he freaks me out!
    Udo Kier
    Udo Kier
  6. tommy-thewho

    tommy-thewho Forum Resident

    detroit, mi
    Alan Rickman from Die Hard.
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  7. Claus LH

    Claus LH Forum Resident

    Klaus Kinski in many different films, mostly by Herzog.
    Richard Attenborough in "10 Rillington Place"
    Ted Levine in "Silence of the Lambs"
    Erwin Leder in "Angst"

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  8. Wildest cat from montana

    Wildest cat from montana Humble Reader

    ontario canada
    Based on a true story and all the more creepy for it. Claustrophobic, unsettling movie. Attenborough is fantastic in it.
  9. Rob P S

    Rob P S Senior Member

    Pittsburgh, PA
    MC Gainey

    "With a face like this, there aren't a lot of lawyers or priest roles coming my way. I've gotta face that was meant for a mug shot and that's what I've been doing for the past thirty years. If I play a cop, it's always a racist cop, or a trigger-happy cop or a crooked cop - but by and large I play cowboys, bikers, and convicts."
  10. townsend

    townsend Senior Member

    Ridgway, CO
    In the movie Hombre, with Paul Newman playing a half bred, Richard Boone plays a very bad man. The video is mediocre, but it shows Boone as a bad ass. Everybody at the stagecoach station, including even a soldier, is intimated. Everybody, of course, except Newman.

  11. neo123

    neo123 Forum Resident

    Northern Kentucky
    Thought of another one. David Patrick Kelly. This guy always gave me the creeps. He was especially bad (and creepy) in these three movies: The Warriors, Dreamscape, and 48 Hrs.


    "Warriors, Come Out To Play-ee-ay!"
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  12. Jimmy B.

    Jimmy B. Music and film fan.

    Orson Welles.
  13. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

    TBH, he was playing himself.
  14. lobo

    lobo Music has always been a matter of Energy to me...

    Gert Fröbe as Goldfinger is still high on my list. Concerning more current movies I like Christoph Waltz as a villain and really loved Javier Bardem in No Country for Old Men. I still get the chills when I see the mystery man in Lynch's Lost Highway ("Hahaha. Give me back my phone!"). Jesus!
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  15. Pizza

    Pizza With extra pepperoni Thread Starter

    He was amazing in Warriors! Too good and distinctive, in fact, that I can’t accept him in other movies as the villain. I keep hearing that Warriors line locked in my head.
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  16. JMT

    JMT Senior Member

    Rocklin, CA
    Doug Hutchison - Percy Wetmore (The Green Mile)
    Jason Isaacs - Col. Tavington (The Patriot)
  17. unclefred

    unclefred Coastie with the Moastie

    Oregon Coast
    I can't believe it took so long for us to mention Kinski!
  18. unclefred

    unclefred Coastie with the Moastie

    Oregon Coast
    I attribute that to his haircut.
  19. Leepal

    Leepal Forum Resident

    Swindon, UK
    Aaron Eckhart in "In the Company of Men"

    The character he plays doesn't actually do anything illegal as such, and yet he is possibly the most horrible villain in any film I've seen.
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  20. rockerreds

    rockerreds Senior Member

    His wimp cohort is great too.
  21. mcnpauls

    mcnpauls Forum Resident

    Michael Caine in "Blood and Wine" is vile and steals the film even from Jack Nicholson.
  22. ralphb

    ralphb "First they came for..."

    Brooklyn, New York
    Kim Stanley and Richard Attenborough in Seance On A Wet Afternoon.
  23. Jazzmonkie

    Jazzmonkie Forum Resident

    Tempe, AZ
    Lionel Atwill
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  24. andy749

    andy749 Senior Member

    William Smith
    Ernest Borgnine
  25. Roland Stone

    Roland Stone Offending Member

    The "worst" bad guys in my viewing history:


    Tim Roth as Archibald Cunningham, a wolf in fop's clothing, and his uncle, the Marquis of Montrose, played by John Hurt, putting the squeeze on the title character played by Liam Neeson.

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