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13 Most Evil Movie Villains Ever
As always, many a night was spent debating the 13 badassest villains. Is Darth Vader worse than Hannibal Lecter? Does Nurse Ratched beat Cruella de Vil? Well, to sum up: killing ones own kids is Bad, as is sadism to people in your care, cutting up cuddly puppies and boiling bunnies. Here's what we came up with:
1. Keyser Söze from The Usual Suspects (1995)
"The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was to make people believe he didn't exist" Kevin Spacey at his evil best: Keyser Söze starts his life as a mediocre drug peddler, but when the mob invades his house, rapes his wife and kills one of his kids, he coolly shoots his wife and remaining kids himself, to show he means business. After that, he is a Legend. Possibly Kevin Spacey's best part ever.
2 & 3. Hannibal Lecter AND Buffalo Bill from The Silence of the lambs (1991)
Which is the badder badass, the guy who eats people or the guy who cuts them up to make himself a nice little human flesh suit? After much debate, we decided to give them a shared mention. Anthony Hopkins is wonderful as the cool and well educated Lecter, but Ted Levine (best known as the lovable sergeant Stottlemeyer from Monk) is pretty freaky as Buffalo Bill the guy who keeps women in a well, makes them rub themselves with lotion and then cuts them up. Literally.
4. Cruella de Vil 101 Dalmatians
Anyone who wants to kill puppies, 101 of them no less, to make a coat (!) must be a very, very wicked person indeed. She was portrayed by Glenn Close, who has made playing baddies an Art form. Expect to see her again in this list!
5. Norman Bates from Psycho (1960)
Dressing up as your mom, to kill girls she wouldn't approve of, while you've stuck her corpse in the basement... Need we say more?
6. T-1000 from Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Remember the scene where John (troubled actor Eddie Furlong phones home, and his aunt answers? And actually, it's The New Terminator, mimicking her voice pitch perfect, and he has shot one of his iron tentacles through her eye and is keeping her lifeless body propped up against the fridge? Zoiks. Mindless, determined evil, much scarier than Arnold Schwarzenegger in the original Terminator.
7. Hans Gruber from Die Hard (1988)
Not so much a bad bad guy as a memorable one: Alan Rickman aka Snape from the Harry Potter movies is wonderful as a German villain who holds Bruce Willis' wife hostage over Christmas. Best fall off a building ever!
8. Dolores Umbridge, Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix
It isn't often that an evil character makes you want to get up and complain to the head master, but teacher Dolores Umbridge, brilliantly brought to life by Imelda Staunton is just such a one. The pink outfits, the fluffy kittens on the wall, it's all just plain Evil. As a teacher, she is a cruel sadist, unjustly punishing Harry, and making him do lines in his own blood... Yep, children's books aren't what they used to be!
9. Nurse Ratched, One flew over the cuckoo's nest (1975)
Like teachers, you expect nurses to be caring folks, who work tirelessly to make people better. Not so Nurse Ratched, a cold, scary sadist, who runs the mental ward where McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) washes up.
Louise Fletcher became an overnight icon.
10. Alex Forrest in Fatal Attraction]]
Married dad Dan has a weekend fling with Alex while his wife is out of town. She gets obsessed with him. Of course, [[Michael Douglas had it coming, cheating on his wife with Glenn Close. But that poor bunny....
The movie was a thundering success and coined the phrase "bunny boiler" meaning women you want to steer clear off.
11. Darth Vader from the Star Wars films
James Earl Jones is the Voice, David Prowse was the body under the robes, together they made one big badass. Anyone who sees the mask will know this is not a nice guy. If you've watched all the movies, you will have to agree: here's a really, really bad character. Trying to kill his own kids doesn't help.
12. The Joker The Black Knight (2009)
The Joker is Undiluted Evil. He's an absolute villain. He has no motive, he has no goal, he has no clear background. He exists merely to balance the good (Batman), and causes the fall of the good (Two-Face). He is as absolute as Lucifer. And won the late, great, Heath Ledger a posthumous Oscar.
13 Ernst Stavro Blofeld, On her majesty's secret service
Founding father of the villainous SPECTRE organization. He's portrayed by different actors, but we decided on Telly Savalas' Blofeld, because he kills Teresa, the only woman James Bond ever married.