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Old 04-24-03, 06:56 PM
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DVDs with Black villians

Was reading the Arab villains thread and someone pointed this out. I can't really think of any dvds with black villains in them (but a disproportionate amount of black ppl do die first in movies). Anybody know of a movie with a black villain?
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*technically* speaking, Samuel L. Jackson could be considered a villian in The Negotiator. That could be argued at length, but I'd consider his role a bit villainous.
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He wasn't the villain. What did he do that was villainous?
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What did he do that was villainous?
Please don't ask that question. Someone might post the pic of him with his balls hanging out again.

The recent Steven Seagal movie (too lazy to look up title) where the criminals break into prison had a black main villain, I think.

Denzel in Training Day
SLJ in Pulp Fiction
Morgan Freeman in Hard Rain
Wesley Snipes in New Jack City

Honk!

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Um your a little late. http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=288044
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Originally posted by huzefa
He wasn't the villain. What did he do that was villainous?
Held an entire floor of an office building hostage. Although he did it for what may be considered legitimate reasons, what he did was still the work of a villain.

In that same vein, what about Denzel Washington in John Q. It was pretty much the same plot concept, although different circumstances. Once again, the end may have justified the means, but holding people hostage should be and is considered villainous.
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Wasn't Sam L Jackson the
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bad guy in Unbreakable?

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Blacula, Blackenstein, Dr. Black and Mr. White (Well, sort of on that one).
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Danny Glover in Switchback, Color Purple, Witness
Morgan Freeman in Hard Rain, Outbreak, Chain Reaction, Nurse Betty
Don Cheadle in Meteor Man, Devil in a Blue Dress
Halle Berry in Swordfish, Flintstones, Rich Man's Wife
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some may consider laurence fishburne in pee-wee's playhouse to be rather villainous.
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Mr. T in ROCKY 3 , Yappet Kotto in LIVE AND LET DIE.
In the 90's the decade of liberals and their P.C., you won't find too many movies that had a black villian with a white hero.
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Snoop Dogg in Baby Boy
Tiny "Zeus" Lister in Friday
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You can add DREAMCATCHER to the Morgan Freeman-as-villain list.

Oh, and if you feel it counts, there's always the uber-villain Darth Vader, voiced by James Earl Jones...
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Michael Clarke Duncan in Daredevil

Black Hawk Down?
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Conan - James Earl Jones
Conan the Destroyer - Wilt Chamberlain (half bad, anyway)
Demolition Man - Wesley Snipe

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Originally posted by edytwinky
Snoop Dogg in Baby Boy
Tiny "Zeus" Lister in Friday
AND Tiny "Zeus" Lister as Zeus in No Holds Barred.
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Originally posted by Charlie Goose
The recent Steven Seagal movie (too lazy to look up title) where the criminals break into prison had a black main villain, I think.[/B]
That was Half Past Dead and it was Morris Chestnut.

And what about "Mr. Big" (Yaphet Kotto) from Live and Let Die... wasn't he the old 7-Up guy? (Oops, someone already mentioned him.)
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Originally posted by Goldberg74:
And what about Yaphet Kotto...wasn't he the old 7-Up guy?

No, that was Geoffrey Holder, who movie audiences may remember best as Punjab from 1982's ANNIE. Yaphet was the bonus-obsessed engineer from ALIEN, though...
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Don't forget Wesley Snipes in "Demolition Man".
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Kareem Adbdul Jabbar played a villain in one of the Bruce Lee movies.

Also, I can't remember the character's name, but there was a black villain in the Four Feathers.
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Richard Pryor as The Wiz, that fat beayotch who played the wiked witch of the west in...The Wiz
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Tony Todd as the CandyMan. Perhaps the only black horror villain?
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Originally posted by matome
Tony Todd as the CandyMan. Perhaps the only black horror villain?
Originally posted by majorjoe23
Blacula, Blackenstein, Dr. Black and Mr. White (Well, sort of on that one).

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