Friday, 10 May 2013

Outstanding Movie Villains

First off I'll only focus on those villains who weren't exactly in the main role, like how Freddy Kruger was for example, in Nightmare on Elm Street. All of these actors had supporting roles, but managed to outshine the movies' main protagonists.

Javier Bardem

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I've already said that I'm no fan of Bond. Skyfall was just as crappy as every other Bond movie, but the single thing that made it remotely watchable was Javier Bardem's performance. He outperformed every other actor. You could say, that's not a huge accomplishment if you think of Daniel Craig, but trust me, Javier was really good in this movie. Think No Country for Old Man with a slightly better hairdo. Who am i kidding? His hair looks just as messed up as ever.

Al Pacino

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Al Pacino in The Devil's Advocate plays, well the Devil. His performance is way better than mister Point Break's. There is only one other person, who's acting rivals that of Pacino's, and that is Keanu's love interest, Charlize Theron.

Hugo Weaving

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In the Matrix trilogy, Agent Smith was probably the best character. We all liked the wise Morpheus and even Neo, but Agent Smith had something about him. He made the Matrix believable in a way, despising all that was human and trying to escape the restrictions that the programs had put on him.

Kevin Spacey

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Well this guy is one of my favourite actors and in large part for movies such as Se7en. He played the villain who made sure that the seven deadly sins truly became deadly. The whole movie is about this mysterious villain killing off people who have sinned in his eyes, and although we only meet him briefly, his performance remains the most memorable.

Christoph Waltz

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Inglourious Basterds was Christoph's first big break in Hollywood, he even got on Oscar for his performance. Of course he was a Nazi Jew hunter and we all rooted against him, but there is no denying the fact, that if it wasn't for him, the movie wouldn't have been as great as it was.

Anthony Hopkins

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Hannibal “the cannibal” Lecter. Do I even need to say more? The Silence of the Lambs is a classic, we've all seen it at least once and who is the first character that pops in our heads? It's not the FBI lady or the women killer with the skin fetish, but the locked up guy with the high protein diet, Hannibal Lecter.

David Prowse / James Earl Jones

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Who was the most awesome character in the original Star Wars trilogy? Mr. big bad himslef, the Sith Lord, Darth Vader. Who doesn't know Darth Vader, with his heavy breathing, unique voice and dumb looking black helmet? Star Wars has a vast universe with lots of different characters, but Darth Vader remains to this day the core of the franchise.

Heath Ledger

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I saved the best one for last, the Joker from The Dark Knight… I remember before seeing this movie, I've read a couple of reviews and they pretty much all said the same thing, the best movie of 2008 and Heath Ledger's greatest performance ever. First I thought they were just saying that because Heath Ledger had died, but after I went to see it I was blown away. It truly is one of the best movies of all times and Heath Ledger earned his post mortem Oscar.

1 comment:

  1. Hans Lambda was so real, so brutal, a great performance by C. Waltz, Hannibal is the sort of legends, Sir Anthony Hopkins was simply great! the way Hannibal talk inspire's fear, but the greatest movie villain for me is The Joker played by a master actor, Heath Ledger, it's hard to think I won't see a new movie starring him.