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Actors Who Make the Best Movie Villains 2010-06-24 07:30:00

Buzz In: Which Actors Make the Best Villains?

More casting gossip making the rounds! According to one website, Guy Ritchie is eyeing Daniel Day-Lewis to play villain Professor Moriarty in the Sherlock Holmes sequel (hmm, I guess this means that Brad Pitt is no longer in the running).

Day-Lewis is a pro at creating chills (see: There Will Be Blood or Gangs of New York), so is it any wonder that he's at the top of Ritchie's list? Of course, he isn't the only one with a penchant for men with a murderous streak. Just think of Willem Dafoe, Mark Strong, or Gary Oldman — all three are often cast as evil types. So, let's brainstorm: which actors or actresses are best when they're playing bad?

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animatedpunk animatedpunk 7 years
I loooooooooooooove Mark Strong. I've been obsessed with him ever since Stardust. LOVE.
weffie weffie 7 years
Richard Roxburgh always seems sinister (The Duke in Moulin Rouge), and Cary Elwes gives me the major creeps as a bad guy (Kiss the Girls, Georgia Rule) because I still want to picture him as Westley :) As far as actresses go, Glenn Close is my favourite villainess with an honorable mention to Rebecca De Mornay for scaring the crap out of me as a kid in The Hand That Rocks the Cradle.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
DDL is absolutely amazing.
yellinln yellinln 7 years
Ralph Fiennes (but I do love when he gets to be the good guy)
redchick152 redchick152 7 years
DDL is a freakin chameleon (i have no idea how to spell that!) and can do no wrong. he'll play well off of RDJ and Jude Law.
dreamalittledream dreamalittledream 7 years
I don't know why that cut out-I meant that he played My Left Foot, Last of the Mohicans and There Will Be Blood-he has SUCH range!
dreamalittledream dreamalittledream 7 years
There is no better actor today than Daniel Day Lewis. He really is the character-I still can't believe he played My Left Foot, Last of the Mohicans (<3) and There Will Be Blood-talk about range!
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