Villain Actors In Hollywood We Hate:
If you find yourselves hating an actor because of his villainous role, it implies that he has achieved his goal. Actors are successful in playing villains only when the audience is afraid of them or begin to hate them. These actors deserve an award for portraying the villain so well that whenever we see them, our blood boils. We have listed the best villain actors in Hollywood movies and TV series who were so good that we hate them to the marrow of our bones.
1. Anthony Hopkins In The Silence of the Lambs
Hate him, fear him or love him, Anthony Hopkins will always be in our minds as Hannibal Lecter. We saw him as Hannibal even when he was playing Odin in Thor. Hannibal the cannibal from Silence of the Lambs will always be the most feared psychotic villains in the history of cinema. It is one of the greatest performances in Anthony Hopkin’s career.
2. Imelda Staunton in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
If there’s any villain whom we have hated to our bones is Dolores Umbridge. Frankly speaking, we are ready to find our peace with Voldemort, Thanos, and Lex Luthor but we will never ever like Umbridge. A mere glance at her boils our blood. Imelda was exceptionally well in bringing the despicable and evil witch to life.
3. Christoph Waltz in Inglorious Basterds
Even before Christoph is introduced in a movie, you know that he’ll be the big bad. His very gaze in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds led chills to crawl through our spine. His cold-hearted Hans Landa who was also known as “The Jew Hunter” is one of the greatest villains in the history of movies.
4. Iwan Rheon In Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones was all about killing and getting killed. It was full of villains and traitors who’d go any lengths in the name of power. But of all the villains and mad queens and kings, the most despicable and horrible man was Ramsay Bolton. He was a sadist who enjoyed inflicting unspeakable pain on others. It felt like a personal victory and satisfaction when he was torn to death by dogs.
5. Cillian Murphy in Batman Begins
No one could pull off the resting b*tch face as Cillian Murphy did in Batman Begins. It’s one thing to make horrible facial expressions as a villain and another thing to creep someone out just with a calm smile.
6. Justin Prentice in 13 Reasons Why
Have you ever hated an on-screen character so much that it makes you cringe? That’s Bryce Walker to us, especially in Season 1. But the credit goes to the young star Justin who communicated the cruelty of Bryce right through his eyes.
7. Jack Nicholson in The Shining
“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” It is because of his creepy role in The Shining that some of us still haven’t been able to watch Jack Nicholson in other movies. Every time we look at him, we are reminded of that harrowing moment when he broke the door with his ax. We still get chills at the thought of that character.
8. Ralph Fiennes in Harry Potter and Schindler’s List
Ralph has played so many villains that it’s hard to picture him otherwise, even though he must be a kind man in real life. The comfort with which he brought life into the sinister Voldemort felt like he himself was born as the Dark Lord. Thanks to Ralph that the very name of Voldemort makes us shudder as well. She could reflect each and every aspect of J.K Rowling’s description of the character from the books.
9. Tilda Swinton in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Tilda Swinton is like a chameleon who can transform herself into any character she plays. Even though it is next to impossible to recognize her in every movie, some people couldn’t dare to watch her after the spine-chilling portrayal of the White Witch.
10. Saoirse Ronan in Atonement
Saoirse Ronan is a river of talents who take the form of any character she plays. It legit feels that she lives and breathes her character. Saoirse took the world by storm with her performance from a very young age. Saoirse was about 14 years old in Atonement and it’s a wonder how a girl of her age could play such a sinister role. You better learn to pronounce her name because she isn’t far from taking the throne of the best actress in the industry.