Greatest Villain Performances by Actors
The Top Ten Greatest Villain Performances by Actors
NO one was come close!
Joaquin Phoenix was a great joker but it wasn’t Heath Ledger joker!
He IS the joker. He played the role very well, from the voice to the character Heath killed to outta this movie. He played it naturally, he truly the best joker and one of the best villains of all time. Such a great actor, we missed you dear.
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
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.
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
The angel of death personified, enough said.
Movie hero Willis changed his style in this movie and honestly, his Jackal was brilliant! - Alexandr
Wait, that guy who guest starred on Ben 10 in that one episode about Phil was T-1000? I am too young to watch the film, but that is surprising. - 445956
Great acting! Robert Patrick made this role very memorable! Since childhood, T2 has been my favorite movie.
One of the coolest villains ever. Great acting - Alexandr
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).
This performance has everything that people want in a villain. Sometimes Gary Oldman is comically over the top; air-conducting along to the Beethoven symphony playing in his mind whilst shooting down an entire family, or spouting out oddly hilarious - if not deranged phrases (I haven't got TIME for this Mickey Mouse bull! ). Other times he's flat-out chilling, in particular during the bathroom scene with Natalie Portman wherein he reveals the full extent of his sadism (I take no pleasure in taking a life if it's from a person who doesn't care about it)
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
That role suited him so well - Alexandr
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.
Oldman always was awesome and believable as villain but this one was over the top! - Alexandr
He did so brutal and cruel murders. - Alexandr
Brilliant performance from Cruise. He didn't try to overdo anything and made this dark character completely realistic.
"gary oldman is outstanding as the undead count and deserved an oscar for his performance"
One of the best vampire movies ever. Gary did a great job - Alexandr
Masterful, a bonein filet acting performance meal with a blowjob of evil protagonist for desert
Best villian role for me
His face is the bloodiest and the scariest ever
Or course the irony is that he actually auditioned for the role of Peeta. History tells us that Josh Hutcherson got that role and that Alex ended up as Cato.
The leader of the Career Pack
He played brilliantly the part in the movie and I personally think Dafoe 's green goblin is one of the best movie villains of last twenty years.
Every time I watch Spiderman " the Green Goblin" always scares me by almost killing MJ!
Pretty much the live action Dick Dasterdly
He was more evil as Louie DePalma - Billyv
Brilliant acting from Gerard Butler, one of his best movies to date. Great and very innovative villain-killer. I love this movie - Alexandr
He has played the most crucial role in the success of Sholay the all times Favourite Bollywood Film
Simply the best... Best movies till date
She was way hotter than Katniss
The Matrix trilogy is a stroke of genius. - Cwf1997
He was absolutely brilliant in this film as the cold and cunning Col. Hans Landa. He thoroughly deserves the Oscar he received! Great film!
Brilliant portrayal of this fame-hungry weather girl. She won a Golden Globe for this performance.
Evil with a deadpan expression