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Smartest film villains

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Elaborate plans, complicated torture machines, cat-and-mouse puzzles, dog-fur coats: what is the mark of a truly villainous antagonist? We are looking for a specific blend of cunning and cruelty; not merely the most evil movie baddies you can think of, but the smartest, most manipulative, twisty, classy villains ever let loose on a big screen. The Hela good ones. The ones that come out Onatopp, or take the most Umbridge when they are defeated. So put your Hans to the keyboard and list the ten best, most charismatic, eccentric, unpredictable villains. And remember: I’m smarter than you.

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  • Inglourious Basterds
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  • No Country for Old Men
  • The Usual Suspects
  • Oldboy
  • Saw
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • The Lion King
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Watchmen
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Zodiac
  • The Third Man
  • The Empire Strikes Back
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