Greatest Villain Performances by Actors

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The Top Ten

1 Heath 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.

Absolutely he is still the best and till 2017 no one has ever been able to even to commensurate his acting skills because he was actually a director love you heath ledger. He has been a heart-throb of millions of women and obviously indestructible and invulnerable actor of all time. All our love from America love you heath ledger rest in peace 😢 God bless you all

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2 Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal Lecter - The Silence of the Lambs Anthony 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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3 Al Pacino as John Milton/Devil - The Devil's Advocate Al Pacino as John Milton/Devil - The Devil's Advocate

It was the greatest Devil ever played - Alexandr

Vanity is definitely my favourite sin - love that line. Al Pacino is one hell of an actor.

Al pacino is best

4 Jack Nicholson as Joker - Batman
5 Jason Isaacs as Col. Tavington in The Patriot
6 Ralph Fiennes as Amon Goeth - Schindler's List Ralph Fiennes as Amon Goeth - Schindler's List Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (born 22 December 1962) is an English actor, director and producer. A noted Shakespeare interpreter, he first achieved success onstage at the Royal National Theatre. ...read more.
7 Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurh - No Country for Old Man

The angel of death personified, enough said.

8 Bruce Willis as The Jackal - The Jackal

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

9 Robert 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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10 Joaquin Phoenix as Emperor Commodus - Gladiator

The Newcomers

? Tobin Bell as Jigsaw John - Saw
? Sergi López as Captain Vidal - Pan's Labyrinth

The Contenders

11 Tom 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

12 Gary Oldman as Norman Stansfield - Leon (The Professional)
13 Arnold 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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14 Gary 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

15 Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber - Die Hard Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber - Die Hard 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
16 William McNamara as Peter Foley - Copycat

He did so brutal and cruel murders. - Alexandr

17 Tom Cruise as Vincent - Collateral

Brilliant performance from Cruise. He didn't try to overdo anything and made this dark character completely realistic.

18 Gary Oldman as Dracula - Dracula

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

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19 Daniel 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

20 Colin Farrell as Bullseye - Daredevil Colin Farrell as Bullseye - Daredevil
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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
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1. Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal Lecter - The Silence of the Lambs
2. Al Pacino as John Milton/Devil - The Devil's Advocate
3. Jack Nicholson as Joker - Batman
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1. Jason Isaacs as Col. Tavington in The Patriot
2. Joaquin Phoenix as Emperor Commodus - Gladiator
3. Sergi López as Captain Vidal - Pan's Labyrinth
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