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Villains in movies

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Chief, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. Chief

    Chief "Friggin Joke Monkey"

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    The talk about the Joker in the Dark Knight got me to thinking about the most effective villains in movies ... the characters that were purely awful and needed to be exterminated.

    I'm not talking about misunderstood characters who may have had a good side, but effective villains who stirred all sorts of stuff inside of you. You wanted them dead.

    A few come to mind:

    -- The British officer in The Patriot who was Mel Gibson's and Heath Ledger's nemesis.

    -- Two in the Green Mile: Percy Wetmore and Wild Bill.

    -- Bruce Dern's character in John Wayne's film, The Cowboys.

    -- Blue Duck in Lonesome Dove.

    I'm sure there are many more.
  2. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    What the character did in the movie was terrible but he stole the movie imo.

    Every time I see a moon pie in a store I think about him. :laugh2:

    But I agree on Percy.
  3. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    Matt Damon's character in The Departed. He had to go ... and he did.
  4. Chief

    Chief "Friggin Joke Monkey"

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    Same with me on the moon pies. :laugh2:

    Classic line from that movie:

    Percy Wetmore: "Deranged killer? He look more like a limp noodle to me. Hey!
    [to a doped-up Wild Bill]. You've been declared competent, son, 'know what that means? 'Means you gonna ride the lightning. Ha ha."
  5. jackrussell

    jackrussell Last of the Duke Street Kings

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    The guy that comes right to mind was Mr. T in the Rocky movie.

    You could feel the hate in the entire theatre that night.
  6. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    Oh yeah! Good one.


    Cant think of any real good ones right now...

    Die Hard III (w/ Samuel L. Jackson) - the female villian and the wacky 2nd in command dude.

    A Charles Bronson movie... cant remember the name... the main villian was abusing women/kids(cant remember) and Bronson didnt kill him, he took him to jail and put him in the cell with a BIG FAT dude and Bronson smiled... and the BIG DUDE started touching him and he screamed "dont touch me, dont touch me"
  7. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Jason Iaasics (sp?) is the british officer and he also does a good job of playing a bad guy in the Harry Potter movies.
  8. Chief

    Chief "Friggin Joke Monkey"

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    "The Evil That Men Do."

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  9. locked&loaded

    locked&loaded its redskin season

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    samuel l jackson in unbreakable
  10. bbgun

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    The sadistic Burmese general that Rambo disemboweled in the last film. And of course, Superman crushing General Zod's hand.
  11. Boom

    Boom Just Dez It

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    Captain Vidal in Pan's Labyrinth
    John Doe in Seven
  12. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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  13. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    Anton Chigurh in "No Country for Old Men."

    I have to agree with Chief about Bruce Dern in "The Cowboys." Bruce was actually the most hated actor in Hollywood for several years after that film.

    Blue Duck in "Lonesome Dive" is also very good. So is the guy who led the gang that they hung with Jake Spoon. Name escapes me.

    Gene Simmons did a film with Tom Selleck called "Runaway" where he was a great villain. Dr. Octavius Luther or something like that. Crap movie, but a cool villain.

    Gregory Peck did a nice job as Captain Ahab, the all time literary villian character, in his version of "Moby Dick."

    The shark in "Jaws." Yes, I am serious.

    Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter in "Silence of the Lambs" was just chilling.

    Darth Vader in Star Wars.
  14. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    He was robbed of an Oscar IMO :D
  15. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    That is such a great film. The scene where they are below deck talking about scars and Quint tells the story of the USS Indianapolis is one of the greatest scenes ever.
  16. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    I remember as a young kid watching it with my grandmother. She jumped every time the shark came out of the water. :laugh2:
  17. LeonDixson

    LeonDixson Illegitimi non carborundum

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    This doesn't fit the description you are looking for, Chief, but my favorite villian of all time was Jack Lemmon in The Great Race. One of my favorite movies of all time. (Yes, I love slapstick comedy)

    I agree with Hos about Anton Chigurh in "No Country for Old Men." By the way, don't you guys think that movie just cries out for a sequel?
  18. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Cujo in Cujo.:D

    The warden or chief guard in just about any good prison movie like Warden Samuel Norton (Bob Gunton) in The Shawshank Redemption.

    Khan Noonien Singh (Ricardo Montalban) in Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan. Yes, a cheesy choice.

    Max Cady(Robert DeNiro or Robert Mitchum) in Cape Fear.

    Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher) in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

    Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates) in Misery

    Alex Forrest (Glenn Close) in Fatal Attraction

    Dr. Szell (Laurence Olivier) in Marathon Man. My teeth always hurt when I watch that scene.

    Detective Alonzo Harris (Denzel Washington) in Training Day

    Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) in Gladiator

    Magua (Wes Studi) in The Last of the Mohicans

    Jenny(Robin Wright Penn) in Forest Gump
  19. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Captain Hook
  20. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Here's to swimmin' with bow-legged women...

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