Top 10 Movie Villains
They haunt, terrify and intrigue us. Here’s my ten favourites.
Ben Kingsley as Don Logan – Sexy Beast
A charmless sociopath who doesn’t take no for an answer, not even from bet365’s Ray Winestone.
Tim Curry as Darkness – Legend
A camp, sensual villain who’s performance by Curry almost makes this epic failure of a film watchable.
Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter – Silence of the Lambs
An intelligent villain who’s greatest weapon is his charisma. He almost makes human flesh look palatable.
Rutger Hauer as Roy Batty – Blade Runner
Both a villain and arguably just another victim. Rutger Hauer’s Roy Batty is strong, fierce and eerily forgiving.
HAL 9000 – A Space Odyssey
A sentient computer system who desire to complete the mission disregards the risks to human life.
Joe Pesci as Tommy DeVito – Goodfellas
A funny guy who you’d have to invite to a poker game whether you wanted to or not.
Hugo Weaving as Agent Smith – The Matrix
A cold calculated (literally) villain who will stop at nothing to suppress the rebellion.
Ralph Fiennes as Amon Goeth – Schindler’s List
A detached, dispassionate Nazi commandant who exudes what Speilberg called ‘evil sexuality’.
Gary Oldman as Norman Stansfield – Leon
Oldman plays an unhinged DEA agent who struggles to control himself let along the crew he heads.
A pretty unconvincing prop as Jaws – Jaws
A villain whose first appearance comes half way through the film but still manages to terrorise both the local tourists and the audience.