Best Actors Who Played a Villian

The Top TenXW

1Al Pacino

He's Tony Montana! The Ultimante villain.

2Nicolas CageNicolas Kim Coppola, known professionally as Nicolas Cage, is an American actor and producer. He is well known for his roles in Raising Arizona, Moonstruck, Vampire's Kiss, Wild at Heart, Honeymoon in Vegas, Red Rock West, Leaving Las Vegas, The Rock, Con Air, Face/Off, City of Angels, 8MM, Bringing more.

Well done as Little Junior Brown and Castro Troy. He should play more villains.

3Gary SiniseGary Alan Sinise is an American actor, director, and musician. Among other awards, he has won an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and has been nominated for an Academy Award.

The man who played the ultimate villain who's name is Jimmy Shaker.

4Christopher Walken

He's the villain in movies such as A View to a Kill, Nick of Time, and The Rundown. There's more of his villanious roles.

Walken needs to be higher up on this list.

5John Malkovich

He played villains in these movies such as Con Air and In the Line of Fire

6Heath LedgerHeathcliff Andrew Ledger was an Australian actor and director. After performing roles in Australian television and film during the 1990s, Ledger left for the United States in 1998 to develop his film career.V1 Comment
7Samuel L. JacksonSamuel Leroy Jackson is an American actor and film producer. He achieved prominence and critical acclaim in the early 1990s with films such as Jungle Fever, Patriot Games, Amos & Andrew, True Romance, Jurassic Park and his collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino including Pulp Fiction, Jackie more.

Jumper, Lakeview Terrace, etc. You name his villanious roles.

8Thomas Ian Griffith

He was the ultimate villain in Black Point.

9Jet LiLi Lianjie, better known by his English stage name Jet Li, is a Chinese film actor, film producer, martial artist, and wushu champion who was born in Beijing.

Jet Li: The villain of War, Lethal Weapon 4, etc.

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10Harrison FordHarrison Ford is an American actor and film producer. He gained worldwide fame for his starring roles as Han Solo in the original Star Wars epic space opera trilogy and the title character of the Indiana Jones film series.

He was a good guy at the beginning of What Lies Beneath, but near the end, he's the villain.

The Contenders

11Mark HamillMark Richard Hamill is an American actor and voice actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy – Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi and his portrayal of the Joker in Batman: the Animated Series.

He was also the voice of The Joker in Batman The Animated Series. who knew he was so good at making the joker scary?

Well done in his 1989 film Slipstream as the villain.

12Alan RickmanAlan Sidney Patrick Rickman was an English actor and director known for playing a variety of roles on stage and screen.

Can't believe he is not listed here. Remember his role as Hans gruber in die hard.

13James Earl JonesJames Earl Jones is an American actor who in a career spanning more than 60 years has become known as "one of America's most distinguished and versatile" actors and "one of the greatest actors in American history." Since his Broadway debut in 1957, Jones has won many awards, including a Tony Award and more.
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