OP, when was your 13th birthday? Last week or the week before?
I think Darth Vader is up there...
Heather Webber, circa 1981.
The Joker is entirely boring. Batman has so many other interesting villains, but Hollywood seems incapable of thinking up anything good for them. The TV show did a better job.
Let me guess, OP, you've been banned from every Heath Ledger fansite in existence. Right?
I must be, there's no other reason for your behavior.
OP's post actually works perfectly if you sub in "George Bush" for "Heath Ledger"
Monique's character from the movie Precious
Some good evil villains on this thread
Wicked Witch of the West
oooh, Heather Webber is a good pick, although Mitch Laurence might have been more evil
Gene Hackman as Lex Luther in SUPERMAN.
Monique in Precious
This is an easy one: Dr. Zell (Sir Laurence Olivier) in Marathon Man. "Is it Safe"?
Christopher Wallken - any of films (he almost always plays the villain) but especially his performance in Nick of Time(1995).
Wicked Witch of the West
Baron Harkkonen in Dune, the book, not the movie.
Darkness from "Legend"
Ozymandius from Watchmen - "I did it 35 minutes ago." [killed half of New York city]
The guy who played Julia Roberts' husband in "Sleeping With the Enemy."
Tim Roth in Rob Roy
Kevin Spacey in 7even
Is that before or after she went down on Bernadette Peters that day, R11?
Loki in The Avengers, because he was so complex and multi-layered. He was damaged, and that's why he became who he was in The Avengers. He's not only evil either, he's hilarious. Some of his one liners made me LMAO.
Dirty Harry villian re 1971
R46 Great, another hiddleston fangirl.
Has anyone mentioned Dick Cheney yet?
My favorite is Tweedledee/Little Willie, the evil-midget-posing-as-baby from 'The Unholy Three' (with Lon Chaney), played by Harry Earles, who also starred in 'Freaks'.
I'm torn between Iago and Macbeth. Most villains since them have been but poor re-incarnations of one or the other, of which Milton's Satan was one of the first. I'll go with Iago because he is more purely evil, a villain's villain, as supposed to Macbeth who is more of a hero-villain, and used to be virtuous before his fall.
Dick Cheney, Rummy & their Prez
As for fictional villains...Sauron from LOTR, the collective alien invaders from War of the Worlds, Voldemort, Lex Luthor, Mike Myers, Jason Voorhees.
I vote for Dick Cheney.
Has anyone mentioned Ming The Merciless?
Another vote for Iago.
Runner-up- Maddie Walker
Lots of good ones here, Cheney, yes, and add Nixon and Regan.
for movies, you are forgetting Miss MacKay in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.
Dr. Leisel Ohbrecht, the electrifying sociopath on "General Hospital." Played by the sublime Kathleen Gati. Check her out weekdays at 2:00 pm on ABC.
The Wicked Witch of the West, because she gets her claws in you when you're just a little kid.
If you ask, a lot of people hated/feared her and really never stopped, even after they became grown-ups.
Even football player types.
I did not like Heath Ledger in his role as "Joker".
Iago's completely overrated, his supposedly genius plan was simply planting a handkerchief. Lady Macbeth's a decent one. In modern times, Voldemort and Hannibal Lecter are both good choices.
The Mayor from Buffy S3:
"That's one spunky little girl you've raised. I'm gonna eat her"
Darth Vader, if you don't count the prequel films.
Tom Hardy in the miniseries, The Take. He played a murdering, raping, psychopath. That's the first time I ever saw anything he was in and right after I watched it, Batman came out. Now every time I see a picture of him I feel really uncomfortable.
Many say Darth Vader, but I give the credit to Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious (played by gay Ian McDiarmid). His is one of the few, perhaps the only, portrayal of unrepentant, pure evil on film. All other villains have an element of good but not Palpatine. That is one of Lucas' few daring choices in his films. He contrasts the conflict of Darth Vader/Anakin with the purity of Palpatine's evil. He revels in causing suffering. McDiarmid agrees that Palpatine is purity in evil. He has said that even Satan was once an angel who fell; Palpatine had no such fall. Asked if Palpatine had any redeeming qualities, McDiarmid had to think a bit and said, "He's a patron of the arts."