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ALD
07-29-2008, 03:43 PM
This is inspired by Heath Ledgers performance as the joker in the dark knight, but who do you guys think are the greatest villains in movie history? What I'm thinking with this thread is to have people nominate great villains, 3 votes for a villain will put them on the ballot of the final 8, after that we'll have a head to head single elimination vote to see which villain progresses to the next round, so on and so forth until only one man/woman is standing.

My vote goes to Yamazaki Asami from the japanese film Audition.

Gay Ork Wang
07-29-2008, 03:49 PM
http://thereisnobox.files.wordpress.com/2007/07/darth_vader_iphone_upgrade.jpg
Darth Vader rules


http://www.wcurrlin.de/links/basiswissen/neue_bilder/nationalsozialismus/hitler400pix.jpg

saer
07-29-2008, 03:50 PM
1. Joker
2. no Country for old men guy
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3.
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5.

doingthisinsteadofwork
07-29-2008, 03:52 PM
http://www.mtv.com/movies/photos/n/no_country_for_old_men_070918/2.jpg

Addict
07-29-2008, 03:53 PM
http://www.defence.gov.au/news/armynews/editions/1119/images/16-dr%20evil.jpg

saer
07-29-2008, 03:53 PM
ooo..... forgot about him scary as helll

to doingthisinsteadofwork

and since we're posting pictures

http://catholicdiscussion.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/large_batman-the-joker-d3xjfbwm.jpg

d34ng3l021
07-29-2008, 03:58 PM
Me and my friends were talking about this recently.

http://blog.news-record.com/staff/culture/Culture%20Shock%20-%20The%20Joker-thumb.jpg

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t175/yutclambake/NurseRatched.jpg

http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs/080324/Villains/Terminator-2-Patrick_l.jpg

http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs/080324/Villains/No-Country-Old-Javier_l.jpg

http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs/080324/Villains/Lion-King-Scar_l.jpg

http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs/080220/Oscars/Jack-Nicholson-Shining_l.jpg

http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs/080324/Villains/Wizard-Of-Oz-witch_l.jpg

WMD
07-29-2008, 04:16 PM
Eh, the girl from Audition I wouldn't consider a great villain. She was just pretty screwed up.

Best movie villain clearly goes to LEATHERFACE!

http://www.reverseshot.com/files/images/pre-issue22/texas-chainsaw-massacre_28.preview.jpg

WMD
07-29-2008, 04:18 PM
Also...

http://www.legendsofhorror.org/images/bates/ppic1.jpg
Norman Bates.

WMD
07-29-2008, 04:21 PM
To complete the posting trifecta.. I wouldn't say he's the best villain, but I really hated Percy from the Green Mile. That guy was a massive prick.

http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjA3OTk0NDk3OV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNTY2NTY3._V1._ SY400_SX600_.jpg

M.O.T.H.
07-29-2008, 04:21 PM
http://www.thefertighaus.com/images/Blonds/IvanDrago.jpg

M.O.T.H.
07-29-2008, 04:26 PM
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b82/GOTJ05/johndoe.jpg

John Doe

CC.SD
07-29-2008, 04:28 PM
Thank god somebody voted Nurse Ratchett, I clicked on this thread thinking "no one will remember her."

Gary Oldman in Leon: The Professional is pretty badass too.

Brent
07-29-2008, 04:32 PM
http://blogs.knoxnews.com/knx/eder/hal9000.jpg

ATLDirtyBirds
07-29-2008, 04:34 PM
http://www.thefertighaus.com/images/Blonds/IvanDrago.jpg

Ivan Drago was awesome. I must break you....


My two favorites have to be Joke and anton chigurh which was javier bardem's character in No Country for Old Men. Drago's def. up there.

ALD
07-29-2008, 04:39 PM
Eh, the girl from Audition I wouldn't consider a great villain. She was just pretty screwed up.

Best movie villain clearly goes to LEATHERFACE!

http://www.reverseshot.com/files/images/pre-issue22/texas-chainsaw-massacre_28.preview.jpg

I thought she was incredible a they soft spoken, sweet sadastic killer, also figured no one else would mention her whereas my top choice would definately make the final 8 so I decided to give her a shout out.

I'll tally all of the vote when I get back from work. Glad to see so much response to this, seen a lot of my favorites, gary oldman from leon, anton chigurh, the joker, nure ratchett and john doe curious to see what you guys can add to that.

Shane P. Hallam
07-29-2008, 04:39 PM
It is easily Darth Vader, far and away.

http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/050411/050411_darthVader_hmed2_3p.hmedium.jpg


May I also toss in one of my own for fun:

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/geekend/images/m_agent_smith.jpg

Crickett
07-29-2008, 04:41 PM
http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/geekend/images/m_agent_smith.jpg

I really wish they had never made Matrix sequels. :(

Brodeur
07-29-2008, 04:52 PM
Hannibal Lecter, Hans Gruber, Darth Vader, Noah Cross, Norman Bates, Hal, and some others.

the dude
07-29-2008, 04:58 PM
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n281/Anders_skak/conversaciones7mt5.jpg

darth vader is GOAT, but Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg is def my favorite

keylime_5
07-29-2008, 05:02 PM
Darth Vader is the best. Joker certainly makes a case, let's see if it stands test of time though. How about the ring from LOTR? Not your conventional villain but no doubt pure evil without a face.

TACKLE
07-29-2008, 05:04 PM
http://i9.tinypic.com/673rbt2.jpg

I couldn't stand Commodus from Gladiator but that's what made him such a good villain.


Also...
http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00018/ed_imgRSNN1921XX_18681a.jpg

FTW. Greatest Villain in the history of cinema. lol.

MetSox17
07-29-2008, 05:07 PM
http://i9.tinypic.com/673rbt2.jpg

I second this one. One of the best

The Unseen
07-29-2008, 05:09 PM
http://i9.tinypic.com/673rbt2.jpg

An underrated choice. He's one of my favorites, too.

But Darth Vader is definitely #1 IMO. I'd be willing to say Ledger's Joker is #2, although there are alot of villain performances I've missed out on.

bantx
07-29-2008, 05:16 PM
does denzel in training day count? my list will be up soon

roughrider30
07-29-2008, 05:19 PM
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g35/kitfanblog3/JigSaw.jpg

Jigsaw

not the best overall, but IMO a good one

CC.SD
07-29-2008, 05:20 PM
does denzel in training day count? my list will be up soon

It sure does.

thule
07-29-2008, 05:23 PM
What's scarier than a villians name that noone will say.

I'll go with "he who must not be named"
http://blog.cleveland.com/entertainment/2007/07/large_voldemort.jpg

HChu
07-29-2008, 05:24 PM
Also...
http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00018/ed_imgRSNN1921XX_18681a.jpg

FTW. Greatest Villain in the history of cinema. lol.

QFT, "Ice to meet you!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNaDZIrxh-0

kwilk103
07-29-2008, 05:40 PM
i liked tom cruise in collateral

Brent
07-29-2008, 05:53 PM
How am I the only HAL voter? Where are my fellow Kubrick fans?

Brodeur
07-29-2008, 05:57 PM
How am I the only HAL voter? Where are my fellow Kubrick fans?

I said Hal as well.

doingthisinsteadofwork
07-29-2008, 05:59 PM
http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs/070926/misery_l.jpg

bantx
07-29-2008, 06:01 PM
In no order

http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/peoplescritic/library/training2.jpg
Alonzo Training Day

http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc51/sir_skeleton_sam/anton.jpg
Anton Chigurh No Country for Old Men

http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh201/dashizznitt07/joker.jpg
Joker

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x134/imapirateriot/livejournal%20moods/Voldemort.jpg
voldemort

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t209/Cont30s/artistas/lecter0103.jpg
Hannibal Lecter

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm189/sk8r_dude93/saw-3-4.jpg
Jigsaw

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i251/Bantx/Pictures/Chuckywalli.jpg
Chucky

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x270/diadefolga/xerxes.jpg
Xerxes

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff145/tzombiephotos/JackTorrance.jpg
Jack Torrance

AND LAST

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w15/xkato/Stay-puff-marshmellow-man-film.jpg
marshmellow man

703SKINS202
07-29-2008, 06:33 PM
http://www.fearthegooberzilla.com/pics/running02.JPG

silly

Shane P. Hallam
07-29-2008, 06:33 PM
Hannibal Lector wasn't even a villain in his most famous movie, and he was barely in the movie :P

703SKINS202
07-29-2008, 06:38 PM
Also
http://didiojuliano.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/mugatu.jpg

and my personal favorites
http://www.shaftagents.com/footclan.jpg

d34ng3l021
07-29-2008, 06:39 PM
How am I the only one to mention Nurse Ratchet so far? This is preposterous.

Brodeur
07-29-2008, 06:41 PM
Hannibal Lector wasn't even a villain in his most famous movie, and he was barely in the movie :P

It was basically how the character was so intelligent and evil and had such an impact on the movie when he was in it for only like 20 minutes. Hell, he was better than the John Doe ripoff and Xerxes (what the hell?).

bored of education
07-29-2008, 06:49 PM
easily Vader, followed by Darth Sidus, followed by Count Dooku, Darth Maul, Jango fett, Boba Fett, darth plagueis the wise and dark jedi sith forenci

OSUGiants17
07-29-2008, 06:57 PM
http://www.council-of-elrond.com/castdb/gollum/gollum2.jpg

Brent
07-29-2008, 07:05 PM
How am I the only one to mention Nurse Ratchet so far? This is preposterous.
I didnt think she was so villainous... more hate-worthy than anything.

JT Jag
07-29-2008, 07:25 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/95/Heyes.jpg/300px-Heyes.jpg

Just creepy.

I have Darth Vader 1a and Hannibal the Cannibal 1b.

Rob S
07-29-2008, 08:22 PM
Hannibal Lecter from the original Silence of the Lambs is the king imo. But for a lesser known villain, if u saw Pan's Labyrinth, the general is downright evil.

Turtlepower
07-29-2008, 08:29 PM
Wow, all of you suck.

Hans Gruber from Die Hard. Hands down the best ever.

http://www.foroswebgratis.com/imagenes_foros/6/5/4/7/4/301776DIE%20HARD%20Hans%20Gruber%20handsome.jpg

awfullyquiet
07-29-2008, 08:30 PM
http://www.zoobeat.com/gallery/data/503/Baby_Sun_Bear_Wellington_Zoo.jpg

P-L
07-29-2008, 08:36 PM
Darth Vader is probably #1. I'd say Hannibal Lector is #2 and probably put The Joker (Heath Ledger) at #3.

Caddy
07-29-2008, 08:40 PM
I think some of these two are worthy and I don't think have been mentioned yet.

http://www.ee.duke.edu/%7Edrsmith/cloaking/predator.jpg

http://www.sharkattackphotos.com/Images/Jaws/JawsFilmCover.jpg

A Perfect Score
07-29-2008, 09:22 PM
For me, the tops would be:

Vader
Norman Bates
The Joker
John Doe
Magneto
The Shark from Jaws
King Kong (if he counts)
Hannibal Lector

And does Tyler Durden count as a villain :D? I guess hes more of an anti hero

Brodeur
07-29-2008, 09:26 PM
For me, the tops would be:

King Kong (if he counts)


He's not a villain really as portrayed in the movie(s).

fischbowl
07-29-2008, 10:04 PM
Nurse Ratchett definitely number one followed by Jack Torrence of the Shining for sure. Anton Chigurh of recent movies

Underrated choice is Keyser Soze

A Perfect Score
07-29-2008, 10:06 PM
Nurse Ratchett definitely number one followed by Jack Torrence of the Shining for sure. Anton Chigurh of recent movies

Underrated choice is Keyser Soze

Keyser Soze is a great one and I was gunna say him, but I didnt want to put any spoilers or anything into my post...He isnt really a villain is he? I guess he is...dammit I dont know.

CJSchneider
07-29-2008, 11:03 PM
http://www.gamerevolution.com/images/misc/pennywise.jpg

They all float down here!

Paul
07-29-2008, 11:08 PM
http://www.gamerevolution.com/images/misc/pennywise.jpg

They all float down here!

Stupid clown f'ed up my childhood. I couldn't even look Ronald Mcdonald in eyes anymore.

CJSchneider
07-29-2008, 11:10 PM
Dude, I was 16 when I first watched that mini-series. I didn't sleep for like a week. 16 and afraid of a clown.

703SKINS202
07-29-2008, 11:10 PM
http://www.gamerevolution.com/images/misc/pennywise.jpg

They all float down here!

Nice I like it.

slightlyaraiderfan
07-29-2008, 11:52 PM
If NFLDC were a movie, njx.

themaninblack
07-30-2008, 12:09 AM
Norman Bates.

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Paul
07-30-2008, 12:24 AM
The two Mountain Men from Deliverance. Even though they weren't in the movie for long, they were still f'ed up.

Rob S
07-30-2008, 03:06 AM
Hannibal Lector wasn't even a villain in his most famous movie, and he was barely in the movie :P

How do u figure? I guess technically u are right, but throughout the whole movie, no matter how long it has been since u saw him, u are afraid of Hannibal. Petrified actually. At least for me; I find myself talking myself into forgetting about him, but I cant feel secure even today after I have seen the movie a million times. He is by far the creepiest and scariest movie character of all time imo. I think he is a villain because he screws with ur mind and scares the piss out of you. Not to mention the fact that he disembowels 2 cops and string up their dead bodies in a ritualistic killing........

KCJ58
07-30-2008, 03:16 AM
http://www.ugo.com/filmtv/top11-classicrock/images/apocnow.jpg
http://img5.allocine.fr/acmedia/medias/nmedia/18/63/13/18/18837673.jpg

CJSchneider
07-30-2008, 08:33 AM
Sweet, + rep KCJ, I love that movie.

OSUGiants17
07-30-2008, 11:27 AM
the 2 kids from funny games.

EDIT:
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh6/fun_and_love/funny-games-evil-boys.jpg
http://www.filmreference.com/images/sjff_01_img0190.jpg

Don Vito
07-30-2008, 11:29 AM
http://www.ugo.com/filmtv/top11-classicrock/images/apocnow.jpg


Kurtz from Apocalypse Now gets my vote as well, my favorite movie of all time.

cdub11
07-30-2008, 11:50 AM
TX from Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

http://shell.ormset.no/~gm/pictures/me_news/kristanna_loken3.jpg

TheBuffaloBills
07-30-2008, 12:37 PM
http://pages.prodigy.net/rockaway/leprechaun4.jpg

Wow what awful movies he was in....... He was quite the villain though

CJSchneider
07-30-2008, 12:39 PM
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/samyul2006/brad_pitt_12_monkeys.jpg

Your process is all ****ed up!

703SKINS202
07-30-2008, 12:45 PM
Kurtz from Apocalypse Now gets my vote as well, my favorite movie of all time.

Top 5 for me definetly.

Shane P. Hallam
07-30-2008, 01:02 PM
How do u figure? I guess technically u are right, but throughout the whole movie, no matter how long it has been since u saw him, u are afraid of Hannibal. Petrified actually. At least for me; I find myself talking myself into forgetting about him, but I cant feel secure even today after I have seen the movie a million times. He is by far the creepiest and scariest movie character of all time imo. I think he is a villain because he screws with ur mind and scares the piss out of you. Not to mention the fact that he disembowels 2 cops and string up their dead bodies in a ritualistic killing........

He was in the movie for 16 minutes, and though creepy, I agree, he wasn't really the villain in Silence Of The Lambs.

703SKINS202
07-30-2008, 01:06 PM
How about this guy then?

http://imgsrv.923krock.com/image/wfny3/UserFiles/Image/news_images/buffalo-bill.jpg

A Perfect Score
07-30-2008, 02:02 PM
I am really surprised no one has mentioned Freddy Krueger or Jason Voorhees...

Brodeur
07-30-2008, 02:46 PM
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/samyul2006/brad_pitt_12_monkeys.jpg

Your process is all ****ed up!

Well the fact that he's not a villain could be a problem.

TACKLE
07-30-2008, 02:53 PM
But for a lesser known villain, if u saw Pan's Labyrinth, the general is downright evil.

Forgot about him. Haven't seen that movie in a while but he was a great villain. You just hated him the whole movie.

BigJohn98
07-30-2008, 03:20 PM
My favorite
http://www.collider.com/uploads/imageGallery/Halloween/tyler_mane_as_michael_myers_halloween.jpg

MaxV
07-30-2008, 03:50 PM
A couple of others:

http://static.ibnlive.com/pix/sitepix/08_2007/stone_basic248.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/98/Fredkruegermoviefirst.png/250px-

M.O.T.H.
07-30-2008, 03:52 PM
I heard they are remaking the Nightmare on Elm Street series...that shoud be interesting.

BRAVEHEART
07-30-2008, 04:37 PM
http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/images/features/topvillains/10brooks050107.jpg

Dr. Gonzo
07-31-2008, 08:29 PM
My favorites have already been mentioned so I will throw out someone who I don't think has been. Gary Oldman in Leon: The Professional.

http://splunge.net.au/events/gary-oldman-film-festival/the_professional.jpg

He loooooooooooooooooooves Beethoven.

Vikes99ej
07-31-2008, 10:25 PM
Chris Elliott in Snow Day was pretty bad-ass.