|Best Movie Villains of All Time|
The martians in The War of the Worlds (1953 & 2005) In either version, the martians are bad dudes with nothing on their minds except destruction and conquest. But in the 1953 version they're prettier.
Kevin Spacey as John Doe in Se7en (1995) Can calm, cool, and collected make a good movie villain? Just watch the movie and decide for yourself. Would UPS really have delivered that package?
Robert DeNiro as Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver (1976) A disturbing example of how fighting corruption and crime can go horribly awry. If you've ever taken a first date to a porno movie, you might not get it however.
Jack Nicholson as Jack Napier and The Joker in Batman (1989) We can't remember the last time an actor has had as much fun playing a movie villain. "I'm givin' away free money, and where is the Batman? He's at home washing his tights!"
Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty in Bonnie and Clyde (1967) Has America ever rooted for cinematic villains harder than in this one? Well... besides the O.J. Simpson debacle.
The mechanical shark in Jaws (1975) Before the dinosaurs, the holocaust, Peter Pan, UFOs and Indiana Jones, there was Bruce the shark - 25 feet of squeaky rubber and clunky gears. And we're still not sure if it's safe to go back in the water.
Glenn Close as Alex Forrest in Fatal Attraction Is it any surprise Glenn Close shows up so many times on this list? She looks civil enough, but boy does she know how to do villain! And we're not even including TV. No, no, please not the bunny!
Robert DeNiro and Robert Mitchum as Max Cady in Cape Fear Both actors, both versions, equally effective. Listen, when your bad guy begins speaking in tongues....he's a baaad guy!
The alien in Alien (1979) Another example that illustrates how villains need not be human to be effective. Gave a whole new meaning to acid reflux.
Al Pacino as Tony Montana in Scarface (1983) As funny and over-the-top as he is dangerous, but Tony is the ultimate drug lord in the ultimate criminal gangland... early '80s Miami. Oh, by the way,Tony would like for you to meet his little friend.