View Poll Results: Vote for Best Actor Playing a Villain

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  • Lee Van Cleef, in The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly

    3 4.11%
  • Rebecca de Mornay, in The Hand that Rocks the Cradle

    0 0%
  • Clancy Brown as The Kurgan in Highlander

    1 1.37%
  • John Malkovich, In The Line of Fire

    1 1.37%
  • James Earl Jones, Conan the Barbarian

    3 4.11%
  • Jack Nicholson, The Shining, Witches of Eastwick, The Departed

    9 12.33%
  • Al Pacino, Devil's Advocate, Scarface

    1 1.37%
  • Robert Patrick, T1000 in Terminator 2

    2 2.74%
  • Gary Oldman in 5th Element, Professional

    11 15.07%
  • Hugo Weaving as Agent Smith, Matrix

    5 6.85%
  • Daniel Day-Lewis as The Butcher, Gangs of New York

    9 12.33%
  • Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lector, Silence of the Lambs

    15 20.55%
  • Kathy Bates in Misery

    1 1.37%
  • Kevin Spacey in The Usual Suspects

    5 6.85%
  • William B. Davis, the Cigarette Smoking Man in The X-Files

    1 1.37%
  • Alan Ford as Bricktop in Snatch

    4 5.48%
  • Woody Harrelson in Natural Born Killers, Wag the Dog

    0 0%
  • Julliette Lewis in Natural Born Killers

    0 0%
  • Michael Madeson as Mr. Blonde in Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill

    1 1.37%
  • Samuel L Jackson in Jackie Brown

    1 1.37%
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    Best Actor as a Villain in Film History

    I'm sure I'll forget many great actors, so feel free to add your own to this list. I'll also try and find some good quotes for them. Here's one so far:

    James Earl Jones in Conan the Barbarian:

    "Yes! You know what it is, don't you boy. Shall I tell you? It's the least I can do. Steel isn't strong boy, flesh is stronger! Look around you. There, on the rocks; that beautiful girl. Come to me, my child... [girl leaps to her death] That is strength, boy! That is power! What is steel compared to the hand that wields it? Look at the strength in your body, the desire in your heart, I gave you this! Such a waste. Contemplate this on the tree of woe.[to his guards] Crucify him!"


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    Orson Welles as Quinlan in A Touch of Evil.....

    My dad has always claimed his favorite movie villain was Scott Glenn in Urban Cowboy. Go figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gentrifier
    Orson Welles as Quinlan in A Touch of Evil.....
    Correct!

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    Cool, that's a movie I haven't seen.

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    Dude. Dennis Hopper, Blue Velvet.

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    Klaus Kinski, talkshows and interviews

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    A good villian isn't a sadistic, he's ruthless. So I'd vote Peter Cushing as Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars: A New Hope. He doesn't give a shit about people, follows higher orders and is a calculating bad guy.

    But there's so many others.

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    Bob Hoskins in Unleashed was cold.

    Wesley Snipes in Demolition Man was hella ruthless...in a funny way.
    "Afraid not of none of you cowards but of my own strength"


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    Denzel Washington in Training Day. Next subject

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    That twisted korean dude in Oldboy
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    Alan Rickman in "Die Hard."

    "I wanted this to be professional. Efficient, adroit, cooperative, not a lot to ask. Alas, your Mr. Takagi did not see it that way, so he won't be joining us for the rest of his life.

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    it's a tie for me between hugo weaving and gary oldman. hmmm

    edit: went for hugo weaving in the end-he's just so un-nerving.
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    Robert Mitchum in Night of the Hunter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John
    Dude. Dennis Hopper, Blue Velvet.
    Frank Booth is one scary mofo.

    "Heineken?! Fuck that shit man! PABST BLUE RIBBON!"

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    Gene Hackman in Unforgiven.

    I love that even though he's technically the "villian", his character can come across as more sympathetic than Clint Eastwood's "hero". He was just a guy who wanted to keep his town safe, though he did tend to go a little overboard from time to time.
    Probably one of my favorite exchanges from a movie ever, as Hackman lies bleeding at Eastwood's gun point,

    Hackman: "I don't deserve this... to die like this. I was building a house."
    Eastwood: "Deserve's got nothin to do with it."
    Hackman: "I'll see you in hell, William Munny."
    Eastwood: "Yeah."
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