Selfish Characters in Movies:
No one likes Selfish people in real life but the scenario is completely different when it comes to movies, as we absolutely adore and idolize selfish characters there. We have seen many characters in movies thinking only about themselves, but these ten characters are a notch above the others when it comes to selfishness.
Played By: Jeremy Irons
Movie Name: The Lion King (1994)
The Lion King is one of the most beloved Disney movies of all time as it has some great characters. Scar, the villain in the movie, voiced by Jeremy Irons, is a very intimidating character. He was filled with jealousy and so devised a plan to kill his brother so that he could get the throne.
#9: Captain Jack Sparrow
Played By: Johnny Depp
Movie Name: Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise
It is obvious why Captain Jack Sparrow is on this list, he is a pirate. In this work of line if one is not selfish then he is not doing his job correctly. He only acted in his self-interest and he always had a way out of any given situation. We still love him even though he is selfish.
#8: Gordon Gekko
Played By: Michael Douglas
Movie Name: Wall Street (1987)
Gordon Gekko is corrupt to the core and he thinks about only one person, and that is Gordon Gekko. Throughout the movie, Gordon pursues cash by any means available, without any regard to the people around him.
Played By: Joaquin Phoenix
Movie Name: Gladiator (2000)
Commodus did not care about a single person and he only acted in self-interest. Commodus was a spoiled emperor and son, thirsty for power and influence. He was completely immoral and used to spends tons on his amusement, rather than helping others.
Played By: Tom Hiddleston
Movie Name: Thor (2011)/The Avengers (2012)
Even though he managed to redeem himself as the Marvel Cinematic Universe progressed, Loki was still one of the most selfish characters in the MCU. He was jealous of his brother and wanted the throne for himself. He considered himself to be superior to everybody else and treated them as pests.
#5: Lord Voldemort
Played By: Ralph Fiennes
Movie Name: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011)
Voldemort killed countless people in his pursuit of power without flinching. He enjoyed inflicting pain and suffering on others by torturing them. He did all this because he wanted to be immortal and he was willing to kill anyone who came between his goal.
#4: Jordan Belfort
Played By: Leonardo DiCaprio
Movie Name: The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Jordan Belfort did horrible things to innocent people just for one reason – “to make a shitload of money.” This movie is just amazing but the character is not at all ideal, as he displayed the epitome of human greed and selfishness.
#3: Tony Montana
Played By: Al Pacino
Movie Name: Scarface (1983)
Al Pacino has the caliber to make the fans root for the bad guy. Tony Montana is a man with Pride who had a never-ending thirst for power. In his mind, he was always correct as he had his own set of principles and morals. In his quest for power, he eliminated everyone in his path.
#2: Daniel Plainview
Played By: Daniel Day-Lewis
Movie Name: There Will be Blood (2007)
Daniel Plainview was consumed by the pursuit of money and power, and in that pursuit, he took advantage of others to get what he want. He was a complex character with many layers and that is the reason why the fans love him so much, even though he has been described as evil.
#1: Mark Zuckerberg
Played By: Jesse Eisenberg
Movie Name: The Social Network (2010)
Mark Zuckerberg, as described in the movie is a person who will do anything to get what he wants. He is straight-up Dishonest, obnoxious and selfish to the people close to him. This movie portrays that if you want to rise in business then you will have to hurt others in the process by taking them down.