Top Villians of 2012


2012 was a pretty great year for movies of all kinds: blockbusters, indies, and all points between. It was a particularly good year for villains. Here are five of the baddest baddies of 2012:

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2012 was a pretty great year for movies of all kinds: blockbusters, indies, and all points between. It was a particularly good year for villains. Here are five of the baddest baddies of 2012:

 

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5. Queen Ravenna – Charlize Theron, ‘Snow White & the Huntsman.’ OK, so this isn’t one of those movies that made 2012 great in any traditional sense. One thing it does have, though, is a deliciously evil performance by the Oscar-winning Charlize. You make being bad look goooooood, girl.

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4.The Zec – Werner Herzog, ‘Jack Reacher Best known for two things — his classic resumé as a film director and being a little, shall we say, eccentric — Werner Herzog also occasionally acts, and Tom Cruise‘s latest, “Jack Reacher,” benefits greatly from Herzog’s strange, spooky performance as the mysterious Zec.

 

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4.The Zec – Werner Herzog, ‘Jack Reacher’ Best known for two things — his classic resumé as a film director and being a little, shall we say, eccentric — Werner Herzog also occasionally acts, and Tom Cruise’s latest, “Jack Reacher,” benefits greatly from Herzog’s strange, spooky performance as the mysterious Zec.

 

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1. Calvin J. Candie – Leonardo DiCaprio, ‘Django Unchained Quentin Tarantino, no novice at creating memorable bad guys, told Playboy magazine that Leonardo DiCaprio’s Calvin Candie was the first character he’d ever written that he truly, viscerally despised, to the point where he didn’t know how to bring the character to screen. With DiCaprio’s help, the character becomes truly one for the ages: a vicious monster of a diabolical aristocracy who takes genuine pleasure in owning and dehumanizing other human beings. By far, he’s the villain of the year.

 

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