A great villain always requires an excellent actor to play. The actors below spend most of their acting in the role of impressive villains.
Christoph Waltz was talented and charismatic enough to make the audience ignore his role in Inglorious Basterds as a fascist who brutally hunted Jews during World War II. Later, the German actor continued to play the evil role in the titles Water For Elephants, Big Eyes, Horrible Bosses 2, The Green Hornet and most recently the 24th film of 007 – Specter.
Although not the first actor to play Dracula, he is the one who plays the bloody Count the most. Lee is also one of the few veteran actors to have played villains in three of America’s greatest movie brands: James Bond, Lord of the Rings and Star Wars. Through 275 movie films, Christopher Lee’s powerful voice and body helped him “spread” horror to the audience for generations.
Famous after playing the cold-blooded assassin with a bull-killing gun in the Coen’s No Country For Old Men, Bardem made his mark with a cold appearance, unpredictable deep eyes. Since then, Javier Bardem has been given dark and sick roles, such as the terrorist Silva Raoul in Skyfall or the blatant gangster in The Counselor.
Maybe many moviegoers will know about Hugo Weaving through the role of Agent Smith in the Matrix, but the “bad guy” career of this veteran actor doesn’t stop there. In Captain America, Weaving plays Red Skull. In the Transformers series, he voices Megatron. Even in the artistic film Cloud Atlas, the roles of Hugo Weaving through every timeline of the film (each actor plays many roles in this film) are all villains.
Before playing the diligent police officer James Gordon in the three parts of The Dark Knight or the uncle Sirius Black in Harry Potter, Gary Oldman was an actor specializing in villains. From gentle villain like the vampire in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, to stylish villain like Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg in The Fifth Element, or sick as Mason Verger in Hannibal… all the roles with different personalities are perfectly portrayed by him.
Not as well known in the US as in his home town of Denmark, Mikkelsen still created a terrifying vibe in every evil role he played. In the first James Bond movie starring Daniel Craig, Mads Mikkelsen plays the vicious accountant Le Chiffre, with a creepy, ghost-like appearance. Later, he became a familiar face to the small screen audience, playing the younger version of the cannibal doctor Hannibal Lecter in the Hannibal series.
It is the unique face and unique acting that makes Fichtner seem like he is always being himself in every movie title – the appearance of this actor himself makes movie fans interested. In titles like Armageddon, The Lone Ranger, and the Prison Break series, he often plays supporting roles but plays an important role in the story line, sometimes as a pure evil villain, sometimes just a neutral observer.
In addition to Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman is also one of the veteran actors associated with the Harry Potter film series. In the story of the boy wizard, the character Severus Snape played by Rickman is not a complete villain, but also causes fear and creates many obstacles for the main characters. In addition, he played Chief Justice Turpin, the main villain in the 2008 adaptation of the classic musical Sweeney Todd. Earlier, action movie fans in general and Bruce Willis fans in particular know Alan Rickman by the villain role in the first Die Hard movie – Hans Gruber.
Behind the octopus tentacles of Captain Davy Jones in the Pirates of the Caribbean series is an elegant British gentleman’s face. With a deep voice and cold face, Nighy is suitable for luxurious types of villains, such as Vampire Lord Viktor in the Underworld series, or voicing Rattlesnake Jake in the famous animated film Rango.