Hollywood actors who play the role of heroes get all the limelight, but what is a hero without a villain? Villainous characters have generated fear, hatred, and power amongst audiences through the iconic roles they have portrayed. There are villains that leave a lasting impression on your mind for their negativity. Take a look at the top 5 Hollywood villains who gained more popularity than the heroes they played against-
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Cillian Murphy as The Scarecrow in “Batman Begins” (2005)
One of the most horrifying Hollywood villains in the Batman’s rogues gallery is the Scarecrow. Murphy’s piercing eyes and quiet appearance proves that something’s fishy. He has not shown much of a physical threat against the Bat but levels the playing field with his fear toxin, and the imagery Nolan tricks are rightfully scary.
Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price in “Unbreakable” (2001)
Samuel L. Jackson’s Elijah Price (nicknamed Mr. Glass), the delicate-boned comic-store owner who is David’s mentor, discovered his abilities along with various other atrocities drawing out someone with superpowers during planned train crash. Dismissed by some at the time as an attempt to copy the jaw-dropper of a reveal at the end of The Sixth Sense, Jackson’s performance is one of his finest performance as a villain, making you hate him for his actions.
Tom Hardy as Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises”
Tom Hardy as a Bane is a huge and terrifying creation in “The Dark Knight Rises,”. Everyone liked Hardy’s performance for the first time really one can fear for Bruce Wayne as he goes up against someone, and see why, as Bane simply takes him apart, cruelly breaking the back. Truly one of the best Hollywood villains!
Heath Ledger as The Joker in “The Dark Knight” (2008)
The Joker is literally is one of the finest performances of Ledger. He actually delivers a career-defining performance. With his face a peeling façade of comic paint and his mouth a faint slash, the Joker is the personification of anarchy and anti-order. Ledger is so scary and unpredictable that even his presence on screen makes you terribly nervous. It’s a masterpiece of his performance
Alan Rickman – Die Hard
Alan Rickman performance as criminal mastermind as Hans Gruber in Die Hard has placed him as one of Hollywood’s most iconic villains. In this film, he decided for his character to wear a suit than the full terrorist gear, and in one scene pretend to be a hostage even. Rickman, who has acted and also directed for stage and film too, enjoys the “risk factor” in his profession. “I like feeling a bit unsafe, and theater, of course, is also deadly. Director John told Rickman to fall backward onto an airbag from 25 feet in the air, for creating a scene like real. But instead of dropping him on count “three” the stunt crew let him fly on the count “one”, which finally shown Rickman’s not-at-all-faked shock and fear.
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