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Movie villians who upstage the hero

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how many villians in movies can you think of that clearly upstage the hero in a movie?

the first Villian that comes to mind "The Joker"

Jack Nicholson completly owned batman 89 with his portayal as the joker


what others can you think of ?
 
Ian McKellen in X2.
Any villain in Burton's Batman.
Levy Stubbs in Little Shop Of Horrors
F. Murray Abraham in Amadeus
 
Castor Troy
Vinnie Jones in Slipstream

And I just saw somethine where the villain was great....can't think of what it was though.
 
Hannibal Lectar - Silence Of The Lambs
Anton - No Country For Old Men
Joker - Batman '89
John Malkovich - In The Line Of Fire
John Doe - Seven
 
Darth Maul. He pretty much was the only interesting thing about Episode One even though ironically he had no speaking lines.
 
Darth Maul. He pretty much was the only interesting thing about Episode One even though ironically he had no speaking lines.

SAY WHAT

Darth Maul: At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi. At last we will have revenge.
 
Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving).
 
All those old slasher flick villains, Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers.
 
i bet ledger has the biggest upset over a hero when tdk comes out
 
Hannibal Lector. When I first saw the movie, I was only a kid and had no idea what was going on. Now that I'm older, and I understand the plot, Hannibal is the character that just sticks out the most.

And like Strikezone said, when TDK releases I believe Joker is gonna be the character that everyone talks about when they are exiting.
 
Captain Rhodes in Day Of The Dead. I mean who remembers the main character from Day of the dead?....Hmm not many hands raised there. Now who remembers old Captain Rhodes?...Whoa! Pretty much everyone!!
 
The Joker-Batman 89
Agent Smith-The Matrix Trilogy
Hannibal Lector-Silence of the Lambs
Anton-No Country for Old Men

honestly Bill upstaged the Bride a little bit in Kill Bill Vol 2, just a little bit
 
Philip Seymour Hoffman in Mission Impossible 3


Also any slasher film the killer is always more interesting.
 
All those old slasher flick villains, Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers.
I thought they were the heroes.
At least I was always rooting for them to win.
Same goes for the old universal monsters.
Dracula
Frankie
Wolf Man
 
Voldemort in Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire. I don't read the books, and I didn't even like Goblet of Fire all that much, but that scene when he gets his body back is so great. Ralph Fiennes was such a great villain.
 
All those old slasher flick villains, Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers.
whait a minute.
its a horror movie. the villain is the main character.
 
whait a minute.
its a horror movie. the villain is the main character.

Correct. They're still the villain, though. Same case with the Terminator, Alien, and Jaws.
 
Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) totally upstages Tyler Durden (Edward Norton)in Fight Club
 
Agent Smith(Matrix Trilogies)
Golem(LoTr)
T-1000(Terminator 2)
Simon Phoenix(Demolition Man)
Darth Maul(Phantom Menace)
Lex Luthor(Superman Returns)
Rogue(War)
Anton(No Country For Old Men)
 
Correct. They're still the villain, though. Same case with the Terminator, Alien, and Jaws.

But the villain can't upstage the hero if the hero is not placed above the hero in relevance anyway. Slasher movies are about the slasher, and not the teens in peril. If one of the victims make a big impression, it would be they who upstaged the slasher, not the other way round.
 

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