Top 10 James Bond Main Villains (Films)

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When a Bond film releases, you instantly know that you're going to deal with a brand new set of character from whom each has a specific role: Bond girl, Bond ally, main villain and henchman. On this site there have been lists of the best Bond henchmen and the best Bond villains (main villains and henchmen mixed together), but there has been no list featuring the main villains ONLY. So what do you think, who are the best Bond villains of the past twenty-four Bond films?

The Top Ten

1 Le Chiffre - Casino Royale Le Chiffre - Casino Royale Le Chiffre (born Jean Duran) is the first main villain James Bond faces off against and the primary antagonist of the 2006 cinematic version of Fleming's novel. In French, "le chiffre" translates as either "the figure" (i.e. "the number") or "the cipher."
2 Rosa Klebb - From Russia With Love Rosa Klebb - From Russia With Love Colonel Rosa Klebb (Роза Клебб) is a fictional character and the main antagonist from the James Bond film From Russia with Love. She was played by Lotte Lenya in the film version. She is also a playable character in the 2010 video game GoldenEye 007 and in the 2012 video game 007 Legends.
3 Alec Trevelyan - GoldenEye Alec Trevelyan - GoldenEye Alec Trevelyan was a former 00 Agent of Don Cossack descent and head of the Janus Crime Syndicate. He serves as the primary villain of the 1995 film GoldenEye and was portrayed by British actor Sean Bean. Formerly 006, he faked his death at the Arkangelsk Chemical Warfare Facility, commandeered by General ...read more.
4 Francisco Scaramanga - The Man With the Golden Gun Francisco Scaramanga - The Man With the Golden Gun Francisco Scaramanga is the main villain in the James Bond film and novel The Man with the Golden Gun. Scaramanga was played by the late English actor Christopher Lee, who was also Ian Fleming's cousin.
5 Auric Goldfinger - Goldfinger Auric Goldfinger - Goldfinger Auric Goldfinger is the primary villain of the 1959 Ian Fleming novel Goldfinger and its 1964 film adaptation. He was portrayed by German actor Gert Fröbe and voiced by Michael Collins.
6 Dr. Julius No - Dr. No Dr. Julius No - Dr. No Dr. Julius No is a nuclear scientist who used his knowledge and wealth to threaten a U.S. rocket launch. He was ultimately thwarted by James Bond. Julius No originally appeared in the Ian Fleming novel Dr. No and was portrayed by Joseph Wiseman in the 1962 film Dr. No. He was the first James Bond villain ...read more.
7 Franz Sanchez - Licence To Kill Franz Sanchez - Licence To Kill Franz Sanchez is a drug baron who heads a powerful criminal cartel based in the fictional Central American city, Isthmus City. He is the main villain of the 1989 film Licence To Kill and was played by Robert Davi.
8 Kamal Khan / General Orlov - Octopussy Kamal Khan / General Orlov - Octopussy
9 Max Zorin - A View to a Kill Max Zorin - A View to a Kill Max Zorin is a fictional former KGB operative and industrialist. The character acts as the primary antagonist in the 1985 James Bond film A View to a Kill and was played by actor Christopher Walken. The character was later mentioned in the video-game Everything or Nothing (2003) and appeared as a playable ...read more.
10 Ernst Stavro Blofeld - You Only Live Twice Ernst Stavro Blofeld - You Only Live Twice Ernst Stavro Blofeld is a fictional character and a supervillain from the James Bond series of novels and films, who was created by Ian Fleming and Kevin McClory. An evil genius with aspirations of world domination, he is the archenemy of the British Secret Service agent James Bond and is head of the ...read more.

The Contenders

11 Elliot Carver - Tomorrow Never Dies Elliot Carver - Tomorrow Never Dies Elliot Carver is a fictional British media baron and the main villain in the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies. He was played by Jonathan Pryce.
12 Dr. Kananga - Live And Let Die Dr. Kananga - Live And Let Die
13 Elektra King - The World Is Not Enough Elektra King - The World Is Not Enough Elektra King is the daughter of oil tycoon Sir Robert King and is the main villain from the 1999 James Bond film The World Is Not Enough. She is played by Sophie Marceau.
14 Brad Whitaker and Georgi Koskov - The Living Daylights Brad Whitaker and Georgi Koskov - The Living Daylights
15 Ernst Stavro Blofeld - Diamonds Are Forever Ernst Stavro Blofeld - Diamonds Are Forever Ernst Stavro Blofeld is a fictional character and a supervillain from the James Bond series of novels and films, who was created by Ian Fleming and Kevin McClory. An evil genius with aspirations of world domination, he is the archenemy of the British Secret Service agent James Bond and is head of the ...read more.
16 Emilio Largo - Thunderball Emilio Largo - Thunderball Emilio Largo was a fictional high ranking member of the criminal organisation SPECTRE. Based on the character of the same name from Ian Fleming's 1961 novel, Largo appeared in the 1965 James Bond film Thunderball and was played by Italian actor Adolfo Celi, voiced by Robert Rietty.
17 Karl Stromberg - The Spy Who Loved Me Karl Stromberg - The Spy Who Loved Me Karl Stromberg is the webbed-fingered head of Stromberg Shipping and the main villain of the 1977 film The Spy Who Loved Me. Stromberg was portrayed by Austrian actor Curd Jürgens.
18 Hugo Drax - Moonraker Hugo Drax - Moonraker Hugo Drax (who has the honorary title of "Sir" in the novel) is a fictional character created by author Ian Fleming for the James Bond novel Moonraker. Fleming named him after his friend, Sir Reginald Drax. For the later film and its novelization, Drax was almost entirely changed by screenwriter Christopher ...read more.
19 Aristotle Kristatos - For Your Eyes Only Aristotle Kristatos - For Your Eyes Only Aristotle "Aris" Kristatos (Greek: Αριστοτέλης Κριστάτος) is a fictional Greek smuggler, intelligence operative and rival of Milos Columbo. Based on Kristatos from Ian Fleming's short story "Risico", the character was the primary antagonist of the 1981 James Bond film For Your Eyes ...read more.
20 Dominic Greene - Quantum of Solace Dominic Greene - Quantum of Solace Dominic Greene is the primary antagonist in Quantum of Solace (2008), and was a member of the Quantum organisation alongside Mr. White (who hired Le Chiffre in the prior film). Greene operates a legitimate business named Greene Planet, which is supposedly devoted to buying up large sums of land for ...read more.
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