Hollywood movies are known for their villains. Sometimes, the performance of a villain over shadows the actor himself.
Some Villains have gruesome stories behind them and they etch in the hearts of the audiences.
Today, we have prepared a list of Top Ten Best Hollywood Villains.
Please note that the villains chosen are from movies made after 2000. Check it out!
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Jack Nicholson is a veteran, when it comes to doing negative roles. His performances in The Shining and A Few Good Men were delightful to watch. In the amazing 2007 flick, The Departed, Frank Costello was undoubtedly one of the best Hollywood villains of the recent times. Nicholson added life to the character of Costello with his brilliant acting skills. Frank Costello is our number 10 spot.
Mickey Cohen, Gangster Squad
Sean Penn’s amazing portrayal of Micky Cohen’s character in Gangster Squad makes it our number 9 spot. One of the best Hollywood villains of the recent times, Micky Cohen is a ruthless, brutal who takes pleasure in punishing his enemies. Sean Penn’s acting skills further personified the character and made it an instant classic. Micky Cohen’s gruesome demeanor petrified the audience sitting in the theatre.
Voldemort, Harry Potter
Our number 8 spot is Voldemort from the Harry Potter series. Voldemort depicted all the traits of a true villain. The first depiction of Voldemort in ‘Harry Potter and the Philosophers stone’ was intensely scary. Ever since, the character grew from a handsome boy into a scary nose less chap. The character of Voldemort further enhanced the popularity of Harry Potter. Indeed, one of the best Hollywood villains of all time.
James Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes: The Game Of Shadows
The character of James Moriarty in the Sherlock Holmes series is one of the best Hollywood villains of the recent times. Portrayed by Jared Harris, James Moriarty possessed dexterity in many things such as fighting, boxing, and science. As per the movie, even Sherlock Holmes couldn’t out wit the flamboyant James Moriarty. The crisp personification of James Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes makes it our number 7 spot in the list of Top Ten best Hollywood villains of all time.
Gru, Despicable Me
Gru is one of the most loved Hollywood villains of the recent times. Gru’s character in Despicable me was an utter delight to watch. Gru believed himself as the ‘super villain’ in the movie and took all the necessary steps to keep the budding villains away. The character of Gru further enhanced ‘Despicable me’ into a great movie.
Joker, The Dark Knight
Joker is one of the most feared Hollywood villains of all time. Heath Ledger’s last performance is arguably his best acting performance ever. People who saw Joker for the first could feel the chills down their spine. Heath Ledger unfortunately died after the performance and many fans considered Joker as the scariest Hollywood villain of al time.
Killian Aldrich, Iron Man 3
Killian Aldrich is our number 4 spot in our list of best Hollywood villains of all time. Iron Man 3 is one of the most impressive movies made by Marvel in the recent times. The character of Killian Aldrich made it even more awesome. The suave, clever, ruthless Killian Aldrich was different from the usual ugly villains. The role was superbly depicted by Guy Pierce. Undoubtedly, one of the best Hollywood villains of the recent times.
Magneto, X Men
Our number 3 spot is Magneto from X Men. A solidly acted character, Magneto is one of the best Hollywood villains of all time. Magneto’s character has a strong story behind him and feels legitimate in the film. His rivalry with Mystique was intriguing to watch. Magneto all the qualities of a lovable villain and is one of the prime parts of X Men.
Megamind is our number 2 best Hollywood villain. A very inspiring movie, the character of Megamind was a delight to watch. The movie gives a great message- villains are not born, they are mad. Without love and happiness, evilness strives. But with the presence of goodness and positivity, no negativity can thrive within us. A beautiful movie with a very strong message. Undoubtedly, Megamind is one of the best Hollywood Villains.
Raoul Silva, Skyfall
Raoul Silva from Skyfall is our number 1 Hollywood villain. A flawlessly depicted character, Raoul Silva had a terrible past behind him. You could feel the pain and anguish of the character. The character was one of the prime USP of the movie. The acting was superb. The dialogues were spine tingling. And, the look was perfectly petrifying. Raoul Silva took the movie to the next level.