Greatest Villain Performances by Actors


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1Heath Legder as Joker - The Dark Knight

It's one thing to act out a role masterfully, but to immerse yourself into said role so masterfully that you and the character you're portraying become indistinguishable is another thing. Heath Ledger's portrayal of the Joker in The Dark Knight was just that, and, simply put, it's why so many considered his portrayal of Joker to be the best villain portrayal in film history.

Heath was an incredible actor but this was by far his most astounding performance. I am amazed by him and I have so much respect for him... His joker was so fascinating, and you never once stopped to think that it was heath ledger, the guy from brokeback mountain, underneath all that makeup. You were too busy being scared out of your pants

Ledger seemed so mental in this movie, the way he he smiles, laughs, and his acting makes you concentrate straight on the movie.

The World's Best Actor with Best Ever Performance This Man is a Genius in what he Does No one Can Ever Ever Be as Great as "THE JOKER." Ever.

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2Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal Lecter - The Silence of the Lambs

The Most Horrendously Dangerous Villain in a Motion Picture! Easily your #1 Spot in this List... - Nirmal1991USA

Probably the most known villain - Alexandr

No one can top this performance! Sir Anthony Hopkins, we love your Remarkable Acting!

"I ate his liver" and "Clarice do you still hear them the screaming of the lambs? " Anthony Hopkins performance is remarkable in one of my all time favorite The Silence of the Lambs.

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3Al Pacino as John Milton/Devil - The Devil's Advocate

It was the greatest Devil ever played - Alexandr

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4Jack Nicholson as Joker - Batman
5Bruce Willis as The Jackal - The Jackal

Movie hero Willis changed his style in this movie and honestly, his Jackal was brilliant! - Alexandr

6Robert Patrick as T-1000 - Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Great acting! Robert Patrick made this role very memorable! Since childhood, T2 has been my favorite movie.

Great art Robert Patrick to T-1000 terminator full watter metal, T-1000 better model of T-800 relative T-101. T-1000 is compatible modul to identite peoples (T-1000, great young, T-800 oldest old).

Robert Patrick face be identite T-1000 Terminator, from year 2029 be sacrifice best modul from metal alloy of werry last year, function destruction John Connor and destroil cybernet The Terminator T-800.

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7Tom Cruise as Lestat de Lioncourt - Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles

As one who read and loved this character in many of Anne Rice's novels, I feel Tom Cruise embodied him perfectly. I can't imagine anyone else doing it nearly as well. - Billyv

One of the greatest works from Tom Cruise, superb acting - Alexandr

This was my favorite role he ever did

8Arnold Schwarzenegger as Terminator - The Terminator

Arnold of part terminator, werry intellect cybernet, red shine eyes and metal body endoskeleton. He is Model T-800, no match return.

T-101, relative T-800, art Arnold big scene to metal cybernet is his form to destruction. Cyberdaim system complete metal red blick eyes.

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9Gary Oldman as Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg - The Fifth Element

Oldman always was awesome and believable as villain but this one was over the top! - Alexandr

10Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurh - No Country for Old Man

The angel of death personified, enough said.

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11William McNamara as Peter Foley - Copycat

He did so brutal and cruel murders. - Alexandr

12Ralph Fiennes as Amon Goeth - Schindler's List
13Tom Hiddleston as Loki - The AvengersThomas William Hiddleston is an English actor. He is best known for his role as Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in Thor, The Avengers, and Thor: The Dark World.
14Christopher Waltz as Col. Hans Landa - Inglourious Basterds

He was absolutely brilliant in this film as the cold and cunning Col. Hans Landa. He thoroughly deserves the Oscar he received! Great film!

15Gary Oldman as Dracula - Dracula

"gary oldman is outstanding as the undead count and deserved an oscar for his performance"

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16Daniel Day-Lewis As Bill 'the Butcher' Cutting - Gangs of New York

Masterful, a bonein filet acting performance meal with a blowjob of evil protagonist for desert

17Colin Farrell as Bullseye - Daredevil
18Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester - Supernatural
19Jeevan as Lala - Laawaris
20Javier Bardem as Silva - Skyfall
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal Lecter - The Silence of the Lambs
2. Heath Legder as Joker - The Dark Knight
3. Jack Nicholson as Joker - Batman
1. Heath Legder as Joker - The Dark Knight
2. Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal Lecter - The Silence of the Lambs
3. Al Pacino as John Milton/Devil - The Devil's Advocate
1. Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurh - No Country for Old Man
2. Christopher Waltz as Col. Hans Landa - Inglourious Basterds
3. Ralph Fiennes as Amon Goeth - Schindler's List

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