Discussion in 'Movies & TV' started by umo, Jan 20, 2008.
Wood Harris as Avon Barksdale in The Wire
i liked william hurt in a history of violence
Hugo Weaving as Agent Smith in The Matrix.
BTW I thought Stringer Bell was a stronger villian in The Wire than Avon.
Joker - Batman (more comic book than Nicholson)
GLaDOS - Portal (video game, but WOW)
Venom - Spider-Man (could've been so much more fleshed out)
Biff Tannen - Back to the Future
John Doe - Seven (because he ultimately won)
See I have to agree, because when he was killed in the next to last episdoe of season 3, I didn't even bother watching the season finale. It seemed anti-climatic. But for HBO shows, the best villian was Brother Justin from Carnivale.
Does Dexter count as a villain?
No. He's really more of an anti-hero. Or maybe even an anti-villain.
that asshole from all three Back To The Future movies
Yoda in Revenge of the Sith.
The way he tried to stop Sidious was disgusting.
(insert black guy)
Ah...I LOOOOOOOVE a good villain.
Mr. Hand from Dark City
Humongus from Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
Mr. Glower from It's a Wonderful Life
Azazel from Fallen
John Doe from Seven
And though he's not the best I did like Machine from 8mm.
And probably many more.
My favorite villians are(in no particlular order)
Khan Noonien Singh
and can't forget.....
Have some others but these are my top four.
Wow, obscure, but a good pick. Richard O'Brien was fucking tremendous there. Just ridiculously creepy.
I know Jimmy hates him but I thought Joaquin Phoenix nailed his role in Gladiator perfectly. He's just effeminate, brooding, incestuous, and slippery enough to make the villain interesting. Plus unlike most current villains he doesn't try to be sympathetic. You actually want him to die in the end. Commodus (yes that's his name) is basically an evil pussy with no redeeming qualities.
Bra-fucking-vo! I'm holding my sides.
[glow=4]Don't just stare at it. Eat it.[/glow]
Does Leonard from Memento count, He is kind of a serial killer?
How about some classic ones like,
Chucky (Charles Lee Ray)
Ahhhh...fucked up..I said Mr Gower...that was the pharmacist. Mr Potter was the bad guy. I rushed it and fucked up.
Really to me the villain is what sells the hero. Without a great villain a hero is just a guy who does good.