Best Actors Who Played a Villain

The Top Ten

1 Al Pacino Al Pacino

He's Tony Montana! The Ultimante villain.

2 Nicolas Cage Nicolas Cage Nicolas 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 ...read more.

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

3 Gary Sinise Gary Sinise Gary 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.

4 Christopher Walken Christopher 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.

5 John Malkovich John Malkovich

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

6 Heath Ledger Heath Ledger Heathcliff 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. V 1 Comment
7 Samuel L. Jackson Samuel L. Jackson Samuel 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 ...read more.

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

8 Thomas Ian Griffith

He was the ultimate villain in Black Point.

9 Jet Li Jet Li Li 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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10 Harrison Ford Harrison Ford Harrison 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

11 Mark Hamill Mark Hamill Mark 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.

12 Alan Rickman Alan Rickman Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (February 21st 1946 - Janurary 14th 2016) was an English actor and director known for playing a variety of roles on stage and screen, most notably Severus Snape in the Harry Potter series and Hans Gruber in Die Hard. He passed away of pancreatic cancer in 2016

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

13 James Earl Jones James Earl Jones James 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 ...read more.
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