7 Greatest Movie Villains of All Time

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Harry Roat - Wait Until Dark (1967)

Why on earth would you want to kill sweet Audrey Hepburn? Or a visually-impaired character played by her? But Alan Arkin's Harry Roat's unwillingness to consider a way around her made him much more chilling, as did his famous lunge.

SS-Captain Amon Göth - Schindler's List (1993)

Ralph Fiennes channeled the casual cruelty of an SS work camp commandant with chilling directness, making no bones about his job and his general interest in pursuing it to the worst possible conclusion.

Le Chiffre - Casino Royale (2006)

The financier of terrorism faces off against James Bond not in a battle of brawn but one of brain, across a poker table, and though he ultimately winds up being a mere pawn, what a pawn he is whilst he is at it.

Anton Chigurh - No Country for Old Men (2007)

Nothing ever distracted the man with the worst haircut in the history of film villainy. Nothing mattered more than his quest. Every human being was the only a tiny obstacle in his path, best killed. His lack of general expression made Chigurh seem much more evil than might happen with a more Machiavellian figure.

The Joker - The Dark Knight (2008)

The diabolical villain of Christopher Nolan's film was happiest when wreaking havoc amongst the best of people and triggering further chaos, bringing Gotham, its administration, and people to their knees.

SS-Colonel Hans Landa - Inglourious Basterds (2009)

The well-mannered SS officer caught his prey not through acts of violence but through the art of conversation, making him a danger to anyone and everyone around him.

Amy Dunne - Gone Girl (2014)

Dunne made the switch from docile, ignored homemaker to skillful deviant in a jiffy, but it made her all the more dangerous - because she had you sold on all of it.

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