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Old 12-23-08, 11:45 PM
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Actors that play terrific bad guys

I don't know if this topic is a repost, I did use the search engine on this part of the forum and I couldn't find any.

There are some actors that I like that play awesome bad guys, they play mostly good guys though in movies, but in my opinion they make great evil characters. Here are some that I like:

1) Robin Willaims - I find when he plays a bad guy very scary, sick, demented just creepy. It's amazing how good of a bad guy he can play. Pulls in one easy which his charm and jokes.

2) Van Damme - Movies like Double Impact (the brother with the slick back hair) and Black Eagle there is another one that I forgot where he hunts down his clone or brother...I think it's Replicant?
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Old 12-23-08, 11:50 PM
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Alan Rickman, Tim Curry and Gary Oldman spring to mind.
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Old 12-24-08, 12:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Sonic View Post
2) Van Damme - Movies like Double Impact (the brother with the slick back hair) and Black Eagle there is another one that I forgot where he hunts down his clone or brother...I think it's Replicant?

Yeah, that's Replicant. He was very good in a villain role in that one.
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Speaking of replicants, Rutger Hauer, also great in The Hitcher, Nighthawks. Robert Shaw too, great Bond baddy, Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, The sting, Robin and Marian, etc.
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Old 12-24-08, 10:09 AM
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Tom Cruise in Collateral was pretty good.
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Old 12-24-08, 11:05 AM
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Wish people would use Ray Winstone as a villain more.

Go see the Proposition.

And the definition of an actor ONLY known for super good, white bread All-American good guy roles, but then goes and creates IMO the greatest villain ever is Henry Fonda.

Also two of my all-time favorites that get zero love here. Robert Mitchum & Richard Widmark.
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Old 12-24-08, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by superdeluxe View Post
Tom Cruise in Collateral was pretty good.
Definately a great character...I loved this movie.
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Originally Posted by Sessa17 View Post
And the definition of an actor ONLY known for super good, white bread All-American good guy roles, but then goes and creates IMO the greatest villain ever is Henry Fonda.
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Another good actor I forgot to mention that plays an awesome scary bad guy...Harry Connick Jr (movie Copycat).
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Originally Posted by Sessa17 View Post
And the definition of an actor ONLY known for super good, white bread All-American good guy roles, but then goes and creates IMO the greatest villain ever is Henry Fonda.
Nice.

I opened this thread to post Fonda.

James Cromwell damn near matched Fonda. He is so good.

Klaus Kinski.

Heath Ledger did a fantastic job.

Sir Laurence Olivier.

Guy Pierce.

Peter Lorre.

There's a few.
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I second Ralph Fiennes. He's soo good as the bad guy.
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Sean Bean is such a convincing bad guy that even when he isn't, you think he's going to turn bad anyway.
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Everett McGill, although he was awesome in Twin Peaks as one of the few normal and good people of the town.
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Keifer Sutherland (Eye For An Eye)

Edward Norton (Primal Fear)


And my favorite:

Doug Hutchison (The Green Mile, CSI: Las Vegas, X Files, John Doe, Bait)

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