THE OFCS TOP 100 VILLAINS OF ALL TIME 1 Star Wars etc. - Darth Vader - David Prowse/James Earl Jones 2 Silence of the Lambs, The etc. - Hannibal Lecter - Anthony Hopkins 3 Psycho etc. - Norman Bates - Anthony Perkins 4 Die Hard - Hans Gruber - Alan Rickman 5 Blue Velvet - Frank Booth - Dennis Hopper 6 Night of the Hunter - Rev. Harry Powell - Robert Mitchum 7 2001: A Space Odyssey - HAL 9000 - Douglas Rain (voice) 8 Wizard of Oz, The - The Wicked Witch of the West - Margaret Hamilton 9 Nosferatu - Graf Orlock - Max Schreck 10 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan - Khan Noonien Singh - Ricardo Montalban 11 Clockwork Orange, A - Alex - Malcolm McDowell 12 Usual Suspects, The - Keyzer Soze - (mystery/actor's name withheld) 13 Third Man, The - Harry Lime - Orson Welles 14 Schindler's List - Amon Goeth - Ralph Fiennes 15 Halloween - Michael Myers (aka The Shape) - Nick Castle 16 Batman (1989) - The Joker - Jack Nicholson 17 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Nurse Ratched - Louise Fletcher 18 Manchurian Candidate, The - Mrs. Iselin - Angela Lansbury 19 Jaws - The shark - himself 20 Se7en - John Doe - Kevin Spacey 21 Terminator, The etc. - T-800 - Arnold Schwarzenegger 22 Misery - Annie Wilkes - Kathy Bates 23 Shining, The - John 'Jack' Daniel Torrance - Jack Nicholson 24 Once Upon a Time in the West - Frank - Henry Fonda 25 Amadeus - Salieri - F. Murray Abraham 26 M - Hans Beckert - Peter Lorre 27 In the Company of Men - Chad - Aaron Eckhart 28 Alien etc. - The alien - himself 29 Shadow of a Doubt - Uncle Charlie - Joseph Cotten 30 Nightmare On Elm Street, A etc. - Freddy Kreuger - Robert Englund 31 Apocalypse Now - Col. Walter E. Kurtz - Marlon Brando 32 Chinatown - Noah Cross - John Huston 33 Fatal Attraction - Alex Forrest - Glenn Close 34 Full Metal Jacket - Gunnery Sergeant Hartman - R. Lee Ermey 35 Blade Runner - Roy Batty - Rutger Hauer 36 Matrix, The - Mr. Smith - Hugo Weaving 37 Dracula (1931) - Dracula etc. - Bela Lugosi 38 Marathon Man - Christian Szell - Laurence Olivier 39 Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The - T-1000 - Robert Patrick 40 It's a Wonderful Life - Mr. Potter - Lionel Barrymore 41 Exorcist, The - Pazuzu - Mercedes McCambridge (voice) 42 Touch of Evil - Captain Hank Quinlan - Orson Welles 43 Leon (The Professional) - Norman Stansfield - Gary Oldman 44 Cape Fear (1991) - Max Cady - Robert De Niro 45 Goldfinger - Auric Goldfinger - Gert Frobe 46 Richard III - King Richard III - Ian McKellan 47 Strangers On a Train - Bruno Antony - Robert Walker 48 Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, The - Albert Spica - Michael Gambon 49 Double Indemnity - Phyllis Dietrichson - Barbara Stanwyck 50 American Psycho - Patrick Bateman - Christian Bale 51 Hitcher, The - John Ryder - Rutger Hauer 52 Goodfellas - Tommy DeVito - Joe Pesci 53 All About Eve - Eve Harrington - Anne Baxter 54 Bad Seed, The - Rhoda - Patty McCormack 55 Kiss of Death - Tommy Udo - Richard Widmark 56 White Heat - Arthur "Cody" Jarrett - James Cagney 57 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - The queen - Lucille La Verne (voice) 58 Rebecca - Mrs. Danvers - Judith Anderson 59 Cape Fear (1962) - Max Cady - Robert Mitchum 60 Dr. Strangelove - Jack D. Ripper - Sterling Hayden 61 Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery etc. - Dr. Evil - Mike Myers 62 Taxi Driver - Travis Bickle - Robert DeNiro 63 Basic Instinct - Catherine Trammell - Sharon Stone 64 Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The - Leatherface - Gunnar Hansen 65 Wall Street - Gordon Gekko - Michael Douglas 66 Rosemary's Baby - Minnie Castevet - Ruth Gordon 67 Deliverance - Mountain men - Bill McKinney and Herbert "Cowboy" Coward 68 Training Day - Alonzo Harris - Denzel Washington 69 What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? - Jane Hudson - Bette Davis 70 101 Dalmatians - Cruella De Vil - Betty Lou Gerson (voice) 71 Metropolis - The evil Maria - Brigitte Helm 72 Duel - The truck driver - Carey Loftin 73 In the Line of Fire - Booth - John Malkovich 74 Phantom of the Opera, The (1925) - Erik - Lon Chaney 75 Last Seduction, The - Wendy Kroy - Linda Fiorentino 76 Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer - Henry - Michael Rooker 77 Sexy Beast - Don Logan - Ben Kingsley 78 Wait Until Dark - Roat - Alan Arkin 79 Reservoir Dogs - Mr. Blonde - Michael Madsen 80 Aguirre, the Wrath of God - Aguirre - Klaus Kinski 81 Fight Club - Tyler Durden - Brad Pitt 82 Batman Returns - Catwoman - Michelle Pfieffer 83 Rob Roy - Archibald Cunningham - Tim Roth 84 Graduate, The - Mrs. Robinson - Anne Bancroft 85 Casablanca - Major Heinrich Strasser - Conrad Veidt 86 Back to the Future etc. - Biff Tannen - Thomas F. Wilson 87 Ferris Bueller's Day Off - Ed Rooney - Jeffrey Jones 88 Roger & Me - Roger Smith - himself 89 Unforgiven - Little Bill Daggett - Gene Hackman 90 Frankenstein etc. - The monster - Boris Karloff 91 Flash Gordon (1980) - Ming the Merciless - Max Von Sydow 92 Stepfather, The - Henry Morrison/Jerry Blake/Bill Hodgkins - Terry O'Quinn 93 Primal Fear - Mystery Villain - actor's name withheld 94 Shane - Jack Wilson - Jack Palance 95 Peeping Tom - Mark Lewis - Carl Boehm 96 Mutiny On the Bounty (1935) - Captain William Bligh - Charles Laughton 97 Legend - The Lord of Darkness - Tim Curry 98 Last House On the Left, The - Krug - David Hess 99 Lolita - Clare Quilty - Peter Sellers 100 Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The - Dr. Caligari - Werner Krauss
Thoughts? Opinions? Glaring omissions? Have at it!
Some of my personal favorites. David Bowie, the Labyrinth - nothing says evil like kidnapping a baby, making the baby's sister go through a maze to find her, then poisoning her, and dancing with a bunch of trolls while singing "Dance Magic Dance"
Nemesis Enforcer - I still can't believe he jobbed to Sgt. Slaughter at the end.
The Stay Puft Marshmallow Men
John Malkovich in Con Air
A few that come to mind that should be on the list. Guy Pearce, The Count of Monte Cristo - he put his best friend in jail, stole his wife and kid, treated them like crap then almost got the son to kill his father.
Joaquin Phoenix, Gladiator - he wanted to commit incest, what more do you want?
And in my opinion the biggest omission....
I think he's way better than the Alien or any of the Terminators and should probably be in the top 10.
Ones who made the list that I don't think should. (or in the wrong place) Hugo Weaving, the Matrix - I'm not one of the many people who loved Matrix, I thought it was a unique story with great effects, but in my opinion not one single actor put on that good of a performance.
T-1000 and T-800 - Come on, T-1000 should be higher.
Michelle Pffeifer, Batman Returns - ehhh, Jack really should be the only Batman villian on there.
The Queen in Snow White - should be higher
Gunnar Hansen, Texas Chainsaw Massacre - should be higher.
i just saw Red Dragon, Ralph Finnes and Sir Anthony just ROCK BABY.
In a revision of that list, Ralph Finnes has to go up there in the top 20...
Raw rhymed with glory. Smackdown made me all shades of happy. WWE is getting good again. The crops? Jeezum Spice! Someone stole my crops. What in the ham fat is going on. That's just poo-doo! That's just my 2.458 Yen.
The problem with Vader #1 is he turned face. Now, they left off the list a man who did not turn face in a movie, and who brought forth cinematic perfection. Yes, of course I'm talking about Captain Lou, Captain Lou, Albano in Bodyslam.
I want you to know, I agree with everything I've just said.
I would have chosen Bill Lumbergh, most definitely. He is the devil. How about also: Wulfgar - NightHawks (Rutger Hauer) and Mr. Blonde - Resevoir Dogs (Michael Madsen). I just can't listen to "Stuck in the Middle" by Stealers Wheel and not think of him cutting off the cop's ear.
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Longshanks definitely. What about Jet Li in Lethal Weapon 4? He was so intense even though he never spoke a word of English. And how about Christopher Lee as either Dracula or Saruman from The Lord of the Rings?
Darth Vader is an obvious choice, but everyone always mentions him. They should have tried thinking outside the box and picked The Emperor. Now that was one cocky, sleazy sonnovabitch. Either him or Peter Cushing as Grand Moff Tarkin.
The placement of Rutger Hauer's character from the Hitcher at 51 is criminal. The scene of him popping his face up with the kids playing in the station wagon is one of those perfect EVIL movie moments. And where in the hell is The Kurrgan from Highlander? You going to tell me he was less of a great movie villain than the guy in the Stepfather films? Lastly, I'm not sure exactly what qualifies R. Lee Ermey from Full Metal Jacket as a villain. He was doing his admittedly awful job of preparing men to kill other men in cold blood, but I'm not sure that qualifies as villainy.
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Originally posted by redsoxnationThe problem with Vader #1 is he turned face. Now, they left off the list a man who did not turn face in a movie, and who brought forth cinematic perfection. Yes, of course I'm talking about Captain Lou, Captain Lou, Albano in Bodyslam.
Problem 2 was that he was revealed to be Humpty Dumpty shortly after his failed face turn.
I dunno. If you're talking about wrestling villians how can you NOT appreciate the "greatness" that is "ZZZZZZZZZEEEEEEUUUUUUSSSSSS."
On the other hand if you're talking about the kinda villiany that haunts your dreams for many nights to come, you just HAVE to recognise the sheer evil of Torgo, from "Manos: The Hands of Fate."
I would have expected to see Kenneth Brannagh on the list for his Iago in Othello (unless there was a restriction that the movie had to have made money).
I also think John Malkovich and Glenn Close deserve consideration for their roles in Dangerous Liasons. Maybe they're not scary villians, but you'll have a hard time finding people who treat eachother more evilly than those two.
And I just noticed in that list that Khan's full name is Khan Noonian Singh. I seem to recall that Data's creator was a Dr. Noonian Singh. Have I just finally grasped a large piece of Star Trek continuity that I was missing before?
how come you're so afraid of things that dont make any sense to you? do you water your raisins daily? do you have any raisins? is there anything that does make sense to you? are you afraid of twelve button suits? how come you're so afraid to stop talking?
Grand Moff Tarkin in the movies is evil. Grand Moff Tarkin in the prequel novels is much more evil. f you go by the novels, Palpatine would be move evil than Vader. BUT this is about movies. We'll see come Episode 3.
For now, I agree with Vader as number one.
And I agree with the above post by ekedolphin. Where's Walkin's love?
"My mother used to bug me all the time about how I always played villians. 'Just once I'd like you to play a good guy for a a change!'. Well mom, this is for you!".
- Walkin hosting SNL. Opening monologe, right before he goes into a broadway musical.
"I'm walkin'. CHRISTOPHER Walkin. In a winter. wonder. laaaaand!"
- Walkin during his musical number that he did for his mother.
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Agreed, agreed, agreed and AGREED, SPF. Rutger Hauer in the Hitcher is probably one of the single most disturbing villian roles in movie history, even above Hopkins in Silence of the Lams (if he is even the "villian"). It is definately a top 10, if not a top 5.
I also have to agree with ekedolphin. Walken from View to a Kill has to be one of the sickest (as in bad) villians ever. Gunning down your own people who helped you build your doomsday device? Pure EVIL.
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Boy, It's been a while since I saw a movie that depressing (and that's counting the happy ending). Probably not since film class and either "new german cinema" or early Italian Neo-Realism.
It's a very good movie.