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Who’s the Best Movie Villain?

Posted by GayPatriotWest at 3:00 pm - July 27, 2008.
Filed under: Movies/Film & TV

We changed our server since I last asked the question and so lost the comments with your responses.

Last night, I caught the Dark Knight, the latest Batman movie and, like most moviegoers, was blown away by Heath Ledger‘s chilling realization of the Joker, the classic evil trickster from contemporary culture, perhaps just a creative re-imagining of Loki, the trickster from Germanic myth.

So, who, in your mind, was the best movie villain?  Has Ledger’s performance perhaps earned his Joker that title?  Or does Nicholson‘s Joker still have an edge?  Some think Ralph Fiennes‘ Lord Voldemort from the Harry Potter movies deserves the honor.  Or maybe it’s someone on this list.  Or someone those film buffs left out.

Right now, Ledger’s up there for me.  He may even eclipse Nicholson (who has long been my favorite movie villain).  But, I’ll withhold judgment until I see the movie again which I definitely plan on doing.