Tossin’ It Out There: Who do YOU think is the greatest Villain of all time?

“If only you knew the power of the Dark Side…”

Ok, folks. This is a big one. Who is it? Who you got?

After last week’s “Heroes” discussion, this one couldn’t be far behind… Who do YOU think is the greatest villain of all time?

The villains are the show stealers, the true stars. We love to hate ’em, we love to see them fooled. At times we actually root for them. However you slice it, they’re an enormous part of movies… sometimes even the best part.

So who’s YOUR favorite? WHY? AFI says Hannibal Lecter, but right near the top they also have Darth Vader, Norman Bates and the Wicked Witch of the West. All great candidates. But there’s many, many, many to choose from. How about the hulking inevitability that IS Anton Chigurh? Or the Joker? Do you prefer the manic lunacy of Nicholson, or the psychotic intensity of Ledger?

I could go on and on and on… but that’s not the point with these, these are YOUR posts. So let us hear it, who do YOU think is the greatest villain of all time?!

134 thoughts on “Tossin’ It Out There: Who do YOU think is the greatest Villain of all time?

  1. How about Alex Forrest in Fatal Attractions & Mrs Mott/Peyton Flanders in The Hand That Rocks The Cradle! Love the mostly male villains listed above, but female villains are so ruthless & freakin’ scary!!

    • I dont know about DeMornay in hand that Rocks, apparently she didnt make that much of an impression on me because I have seen that movie (though it was when it came out) and I barely recall it.

      Glen Close however, holy shit. That’s a goooood one. That scene where she’s just sitting there turning the light on and off? God… That is some creepy shit. LOL.

      Nice choice. That’s a good one.

  2. The Man in Bambi.

    There are a couple of rally good characters that aren’t necessarily villains. Patrick Bateman (American Psycho), Daniel Plainview (There Will Be Blood).

    Hannibal Lecter. Dr. Szell (Marathon Man). Sy Parrish (One Hour Photo). Any villain by Alan Rickman. It’s all about the voice. I mean John Malkovich, Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons. Guys with great voices do great villains. That’s partly why Heath Ledgers Joker was so good. He had the voice down.

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