13 BEST EVER MOVIE VILLAIN ACTORS
Number 13 Tom Hardy as Bane The Dark Knight Rises 2008 He’s currently shaved bald to play and looks even more terrifying when he did while wearing a facial mask as the physically intimidating Bane in The Dark Knight Rises. Hardy is perhaps most effective and impressive as a physical villain a man who intimidates the hero with sheer bulk and power. His undeniable intensity makes him a compelling baddie, whether his face is covered or not.
number 12 Kevin Spacey as John Doe Seven, 1995 Kevin Spacey is one of the most successful and popular Hollywood actors. His acting talent knows no bounds: it seems like there is no role too big for him. His skillful portrayal of serial killer John Doe in the movie “Seven” deserves a special mention.
number 11 Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin Iron Man 3, 2013 Ben Kingsley, an actor who has tremendous charisma, has appeared in dozens of films already. But, he is best known for his portrayal of “The Mandarin,“ the sinister head of the terrorist organization in the third ”Iron Man” film.
number 10 Joaquin Phoenix as Emperor Commodus Gladiator, 2000 The role of the evil emperor Commodus in Gladiator has made Joaquin Phoenix one of the best movie villains ever. This talented actor is extremely brilliant in depicting the Emperor’s emotional torment. He makes the audience literally hate his character.
number 9 Glenn Close as Cruella de Vil 101 Dalmatians, 1996 Glenn Cose was already 35-years-old when she made her film debut. However, her relatively late start as an actress hasn’t prevented her from delivering a wonderful performance as Cruella De Vil in “101 Dalmatians.”
number 8 Christoph Waltz as Hans Landa Inglourious Basterds, 2009 So devoted is Christoph Waltz to his villainous roles that it has become a long-standing joke that he always plays the baddie. He came to the attention of mainstream moviegoers as SS officer Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds. for which he won an Oscar – a rare feat for an outright antagonist role.
number 7 Javier Bardem as Anton Chigur No Country for Old Men, 2010 With his handsome looks, Spanish actor Javier Bardem is best known for playing villainous roles Including the depraved serial killer in the Coen brothers’ film “No Country For Old Men.” For this role Bardem has the ability to monologue with the best of them, and he is terrific at quiet intensity. The same is true of his most memorable baddie – Anton Chigurh in the masterful No Country For Old Men. Javier received the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award.
number 6 Rutger Hauer as John Ryder The Hitcher, 1986 Dutch actor Rutger Hauer has earned a reputation as being one of the most talented actors at playing sinister villains. His performance as psychopathic killer John Ryder in the 1986 version of The Hitcher is just perfect.
number 5 Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter The Silence of the Lambs, 1991 Multi-talented and multi-faceted, Sir Anthony Hopkins is, without a doubt, a genius actor. Most people remember him from The Silence of the Lambs, where he played Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath. This role got him an Oscar for Best Actor.
number 4 Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange Harry Potter She’s indelibly linked to the psychopathic Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter movies If you were reaching for the best word to describe Helena Bonham Carter, “kooky” is probably the one you’d plump for she knows how to bring the horror. However, she has shown above all else an ability to add the word “terrifying” to that repertoire.
number 3 Ben Mendelsohn as Nolan Sorrento Ready Player One 2018 If you see Ben Mendelsohn in a movie, then you know exactly which way it is going. He seldom appears as anything other than a villain and, even when he does, there’s always a dark side to his character. Mendelsohn is a bona fide bad guy star, but what’s most impressive is his versatility. Most recently, he played the ruthless tech company boss in Ready Player One
number 2 Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort The Harry Potter films, 2001-2011 Ralph Fiennes has been in a number of notable films where he played mostly negative characters. But his portrayal of Harry Potter’s nemesis Lord Voldemort, aka The Dark Lord, deserves special attention. Ralph Fiennes’s performance as Lord Voldemort is pantomime baddie at its absolute best.
number 1 Heath Ledger as Joker The Dark Knight, 2008 Perhaps one of the greatest roles by Australian actor Heath Ledger is that of the Joker, the main antagonist of the 2008 film The Dark Knight. In preparation for his Oscar-winning portrayal of the Joker, Heath locked himself in a hotel room in London for weeks. He studied every single comic that the Joker appeared in, kept a diary, and practiced different voices to find his own unique style of the character’s voice and laugh.