The ultimate bad-guys of cinema-history?

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  1. Trenchfriend

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    What do you think?

    First to me:
    Sir Laurence Olivier as "Crassus" (Spartacus, 1960). Pure evil, amazing.
     
  2. LizzieMaine

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    Donald Crisp as "Battling Burrows" in "Broken Blossoms" (1919). Violent, vicious, and utterly irredeemable.
     
  3. Edward

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    Tim Roth in Rob Roy, a Scots-historical Liam Neeson vehicle, which sadly garnered little attention as it came out around the same time as Braveheart (needles to say, it's a superior piece, and also closer to historical reality than Mel Gibson's effort!).

    Raph Fiennes as Amon Goethe in Schindler's List.

    Tim Curry as Dr Frank'n'Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

    Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee and Gary Oldman as Dracula; in the same vein, Max Shreck as Count Orlok.

    Major Arnold Ernt Toht, as played by Ronald Lacey in Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Donald Pleasance as Blofeld in the Bond films. Always a great villain, but nobody as so iconic as Pleasance in the role.

    Som great villains in the horror genre, too - Leatherface, Michael Myers, Norman Bates.
     
  4. Frunobulax

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    Hans Gruber.
     
  5. emigran

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    Robert Montgomery ...of all people
    May not remember this... 1937 he plays a terrible lout and murderer as Danny the young cigarette smoking house helper who kills trusting and unsuspecting, rich Dame May Whitty while seducing Rosalind Russell her niece. He is a real psycho in NIGHT MUST FALL...
     
  6. Lean'n'mean

    Lean'n'mean I'll Lock Up

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    Lee Van Cleef in 'The Good, The Bad & the Ugly'
    Tom Hardy's Bane in 'The Dark Knight Rises'
    Gary Oldman in 'Leon'
    Jack Palance in 'Shane'
     
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    Frank Middleton as Ming the Merciless.
     
  8. Fading Fast

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    A very against-type role for him and, yes, the messed up the wiring bad at the factory on his character in that one.
     
  9. Trenchfriend

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    Yeah, Gary Oldman! Absolutely amazing!!
     
  10. Haversack

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    Donald Sutherland as the sadistic and homicidal Italian fascist, Attila Mellanchini, in Bertolucci's 1900.
     
  11. Laurence Olivier as Richard Gloucester in Richard III and Dr Christian Szell in Marathon Man.
     
  12. Frunobulax

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    Yeah, he was brilliantly evil in Marathon Man
     
  13. I also liked Ian McKellen as Richard in the 1995 version of Richard III.
     
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    Jack Nicholson would probably also be member of the club

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  15. Braz

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    Henry Fonda in "Once Upon a Time in the West." (Hope I remembered that right.) So against type, and just plain mean.
     
  16. MisterCairo

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    Darth Vader destroying a planet to test the Death Star.
     
  17. Gregory Peck as Josef Mengele in The Boys From Brazil.
     
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  18. LizzieMaine

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    Lawyer Goodwill in "The Case Of The Stuttering Pig."

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    "Yeah, you! The guy in the third row!"
     
  19. AntonAAK

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    Christoph Waltz as Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds.
     
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  20. Trenchfriend

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    Oh, I forgot! Michael Corleone, aren't he?

    Brainwashed by military and war, more and more cold as ice, murdering step by step. Psychopathic and alone in the end.
     

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