One thing is clear: in order to have a successful movie, a convincing villain is of paramount importance! The ten characters below appeared in some of the most awarded and popular movies of all time.
10. The Dark Knight
The above image will remain forever in the memory of those who saw The Dark Knight and will probably be associated with poor Heath Ledger, especially since it keeps saying that what depression deepened Joker actor died on January 22, 2008, he won posthumous Oscar for his performance. Australian actor described his character perfectly: “a psychopath clown, schizophrenic, with zero empathy able to kill everyone around him.”
09. Star Wars
Another character with at least interesting path, explored in six of the most successful movies of all time. Do not know how that looks and voice bring more terror in chemistry character, like his evil plans would not be enough. Over time it became a symbol of power and the machinations of pop culture, becoming one of the most quoted and parodied characters.
08. The Silence of the Lambs
The third film in history that win Oscar’s big five is The Silence of the Lambs, but we have a clarification to made: Anthony Hopkins won an Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role presence on screen while aggregating more than 20 minutes, an unique performance. The character does not need any presentation.
07. No Country for Old Men
It seems that all criminals get Oscars! Javier Bardem manages performance with his role in the Coen brothers’ film and helped by his extreme haircut (it is said that when he first saw the hair arranged thus Bardem had commented: “I’d never have sex three months from now”), but also one of the most unlikely (and lethal) weapons recently seen on the big screen, a cattle gun.
06. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
In a hospice where patients are more subdued than treated, nurse Ratched (excellent played by Louise Fletcher) governs the demon queen, obsessed with control. Nobody needs to get out of her word, and when it is extremely lobotomies is a recommendation for Patrick McMurphy (Jack Nicholson), disruptive element in nursing.
05. The Shining
The Shining, the screening after the novel by Stephen King signed by Stanley Kubrick, is considered one of the most influential films of all time. Although he won the Oscar, Jack Torrance remains one of the most popular of the career of Jack Nicholson and Robert De Niro said at one point that extreme scenes in the movie (affected by the ghosts of the Overlook Hotel, Torrance is committed to kill his wife and son) have caused nightmares for several months.
04. Schindler’s List
Symbol of Nazism indifference regarding human life, the camp commander Amon Goeth, excellent played by Ralph Fiennes, then almost unknown, he is shooting exercises at random, the prisoners in his camp. Subsequently, Goeth would accept a substantial bribe from Oskar Schindler to close eyes to the preferential treatment accorded to workers from his factory, which shows that his only god is money.
03. It’s a Wonderful Life
It’s a Wonderful Life was chosen by the American Film Institute as the most “inspirational” film of all time, and the starting point is a replica of the evil Mr. Potter (played by Lionel Barrymore), who tells to poor George (James Stewart) that is “worth more dead than alive” (due to / due to insurance policy), setting in motion its plans for suicide.
02. The Matrix
Played by Australian Hugo Weaving, almighty Agent Smith from Matrix series is one of the most important ingredients of the Wachowski brothers’ trilogy, becoming the quintessence of evil in the world of Neo. In Grid agent has superhuman powers, managed to circumvent the laws of physics, which makes him almost invincible and therefore extremely dangerous for Neo (Keanu Reeves) and his allies.
One of the best ever designed scenes on the big screen and enter one of the most uncomfortable villain of all time: Norman Bates, played by Anthony Perkins in the excellent film from 1960. At the base of the character is killer Ed Gein, the inspiration for Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Jame Gumb from Silence of the Lambs.