Movie villians who upstage the hero

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  1. Darkness Falls We Could Be Heroes.....

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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 ?
     
  2. Majik1387 Registered

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    Willem Dafoe in Spidey 1
     
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  4. JP Smelly

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    Ian McKellen in X2.
    Any villain in Burton's Batman.
    Levy Stubbs in Little Shop Of Horrors
    F. Murray Abraham in Amadeus
     
  5. primemover Registered

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    Darth Vader
     
  6. Roughneck Registered

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    Castor Troy
    Vinnie Jones in Slipstream

    And I just saw somethine where the villain was great....can't think of what it was though.
     
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    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
     
  8. Sloth7d Escapist

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    Darth Maul. He pretty much was the only interesting thing about Episode One even though ironically he had no speaking lines.
     
  9. Darkness Falls We Could Be Heroes.....

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    SAY WHAT

    Darth Maul: At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi. At last we will have revenge.
     
  10. AVEITWITHJAMON Badass Cloud

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    Cant believe no one has mentioned THE TERMINATOR!
     
  11. Kent The Lord of Thwipp

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    Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving).
     
  12. Dedpool Registered

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    All those old slasher flick villains, Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers.
     
  13. strikezone89 Smarks Chat CM PUNK :-/

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    i bet ledger has the biggest upset over a hero when tdk comes out
     
  14. William_C StylelessKnave

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    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.
     
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    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!!
     
  16. The Chris TDK Trilogy Forever!

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    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
     
  17. Sloth7d Escapist

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    I honestly can't remember that. All I remember is him kicking ass.
     
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    Philip Seymour Hoffman in Mission Impossible 3


    Also any slasher film the killer is always more interesting.
     
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    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
     
  20. Warhammer Half Monk, Half Hitman

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    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.
     
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    whait a minute.
    its a horror movie. the villain is the main character.
     
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    Correct. They're still the villain, though. Same case with the Terminator, Alien, and Jaws.
     
  23. Hush Wee Little Puppet Man

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    Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) totally upstages Tyler Durden (Edward Norton)in Fight Club
     
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    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)
     
  25. Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

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    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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