Gimme 5: Bad-Ass MoFos

Unfortunately, I’ve been out of the loop this very busy week because of my sister’s wedding (yea…today!!!) — and will be out of commission for the weekend trying to sober myself up. What would make me oh-so-happy would be to see a whole bunch of great input on this week’s “Gimme 5” when I check back in on Sunday night. 🙂

For this week, I’d like you to share 5 of your favorite bad-ass movie villians! They can be who you think are the five most villainous characters in cinema — or simply five baddies you enjoy/love the most. There are no rules here — so you pick! I know there are so many great ones, so if you want to go over five, be my guest. So, doing a complete reverse from last week’s gushy 5 Love Stories, this week, I want you to:


#1. Amon Goth (Schindler’s List)
(the epitome of evil incarnate)
#2. Anton Chigurh (No Country for Old Men)
(“I would say he doesn’t have a sense of humor.”)
#3. Booth (In the Line of Fire)
(Malkovich is more than a worthy adversary here – and great fun to watch!)
#4. Frank Booth
(creepy, immoral, violent, perverse, vulgar…Hopper had it all here — and an oxygen mask to boot!)
#5. Lex Luthor (Superman)
(Gene Hackman, of course. He is so delightfully wicked in the original. Kevin who?)

Honorable Mentions: Bill the Butcher (Gangs of New York) and Jack Torrence (The Shining)



44 Responses to Gimme 5: Bad-Ass MoFos

  1. Heather says:

    1. Darth Vader
    2. Tommy DeVito
    3. Patrick Bateman
    4. Freddy Kruger
    5. Hans Gruber

    Honorable Mentions to Voldemort and Annie WIlkes

    • Yes, Annie Wilkes…I was debating her for my 5. I was waiting for you to put Patrick Bateman on your list! HA! Hans is terrific — Alan Rickman simply rocks. No debate there. Great job Mobster!

      • Heather says:

        Thank you. I can’t help fancying bad guys. Usually villains are somewhat more interesting than heroes anyway.

        Annie is the reason all celebrities fear fans………

  2. Richard says:

    Ooh, tough one.

    1. The Joker (The Dark Knight)
    2. Hannibal Lecter (Silence of the Lambs)
    3. Sadako (Ringu)
    4. T-1000 (Terminator 2)
    5. Begbie (Trainspotting)

    • Cool picks. I never saw Ringu….worth it? Hannibal is classic for this, as is T-1000…nice choices, man!

      • Richard says:

        Ringu is definitely better than the American remake. Worth it. 🙂

      • kaymayer says:

        Definitely worth it. I remember sitting in the theatre during The Ring and thinking “ok, the thrill is coming soon… it must… ok here it is.. no that wasn’t it… oh it’s done..” I like to give movies a chance, and I know of the masterpieces that have come out of Japan and so Ringu just seemed like the normal step up from such a shitty movie. I bought it, and I’m very glad I did. It’s explanations are there that The Ring doesn’t even give the viewers a glance. You’ll be glad you’ve watched it by the end.

  3. Castor says:

    Anton Chigurh: Definitely a heck of a badass with that canister of compressed air.
    Colonel Landa: Cunning, pompous and all-around awesome
    Hans Gruber: The epitome of the action movie villain
    Castor Troy: Where do you think my nickname comes from 😉
    Neil McCauley (Robert DeNiro in Heat): That heist and firefight in the streets! Damn!!!!!!

    • 5 great picks you badass mofo!!! Landa is so disturbing. Anton is a sure pick – I had to put him on mine — Javier has never been better. I always wondered about Castor…good pick for this one. Nicely done, as always….

  4. Raul Duke says:

    Kevin Costner ( Mr. Brooks & Murphy in 3000 to Graceland)
    Sam Jackson in Pulp Ficton (because he had a wallet that said Bad MF)
    Amon Goth (could easily take all 5 spots by himself)
    Robert DeNiro- One Bad MF Taxi Driver.
    Al Pacino- Devils Advocate. Prince of darkness needs no explanation.

    • Nora says:

      GREAT list – Taxi Driver, good one. Almost put Sam Jackson on mine too- as discussed, anyone who has memorized and recites the Bible before blowing someone’s brains out… that’s a baaaad MF! Ezekiel 25:17.

    • Great choices, raul. Pacino is Godfather trilogy is one of the darkest characters ever. And you know my thoughts on Amon – the purest form of evil ever put on film. I like the Costner choice. You must watch Eastwood’s “A Perfect World” with Costner as a badass mofo too!

  5. Nora says:

    Bill (Kill Bill)
    Saruman (Lord of the Rings)
    Darth Vader (Star Wars)
    Hans Landa (Inglourious Basterds)
    Harry Lime (The Third Man)

    Maleficant (Sleeping Beauty)
    Captain Vidal (Pan’s Labyrinth)

  6. Mike says:

    2. Jules (Pulp Fiction)
    3. Mr. Blonde (Reservoir Dogs)
    4. Marv (Sin City)
    5. Liam Neeson (Taken)

    • Raul Duke says:

      Liam in Taken is a great pick. He shot his dinner hostess. HA

    • Awesome choices Michael. Will watch Black Dynamite this week for sure and return back to you. I will see how badass he really is! Liam is a good choice, I agree with Raul there. Mr. Blonde is getting major props on these comments. Good work!

  7. Phil says:

    Tough one, but I believe there should be a distinction. Evil MFs and Antiheroes…

    Evil MF’s:
    The Joker as portrayed by Heath Ledger
    Darth Vader
    Nurse Ratched
    Anton Chigurh
    Khan Noonien Singh

    Jules Winnfield – He even had the wallet to prove it!
    The Man With No Name
    Paul Kersey
    “Mad” Max Rockatansky
    Travis Bickle

    • Phil – so weird you say that about Jules – I was just saying that over the weekend. Yes, there is a distinction. Bruce Willis is a bad-ass mofo in Die Hard, but so is Alan Rickman. Depends on how you interpret it – I was going for evil motherfuckers. these are great picks – love Nurse Ratched and Anton! Your anti-heroes are phenomenal. Very well done, fine sir!

  8. rtm says:

    Great choices on 1, 4 & 5, Peter. Haven’t seen the other two.

    I posted my 5 Charming Bad Boys list a while ago But I can easily add five other bad-ass villains:

    1. Hannibal Lecter (Silence of the Lambs)
    2. Messala (Ben-Hur)
    3. The Joker (The Dark Knight)
    4. John Doe (Se7en)
    5. Hans Landa (Inglourious Basterds)

  9. Tracey says:

    Oooo, I like this topic…

    1. Frank Booth – beyond squeemish watching him do that….stuff he does
    2. Michael Myers – say his name and, well, come to think of it, just his first name is enough for me
    3. Joan Crawford – can’t look at a wire hanger without thinking of Mommie Dearest
    4. Jaws – why I love chlorine so much
    5. Verbal Kint – it’s all about the tone in his voice

    Honorable mentions: Pennywise, Max Cady, Darth Vader, The Grinch, Annie Wilkes, Hans Gruber, Tommy DeVito, Heath’s Joker, Lecter, Hans Landa and that guy with the bad hair from No Country for Old Men.

  10. Countess de Mertuil in Dangerous Liaisons
    Dickie Greenleaf and Tom Ripley in The Talented Mr Ripley
    Alex in Fatal Attraction
    Scar in The Lion King
    Lecter in Silence of the Lambs

  11. Shannon says:

    1) Hannibal Lector
    2) The Wicked Witch of the West
    3) Vic Vega/Mr. Blonde
    4) Keyser Soze/Verbal Kint
    5) Alex Delarge (A Clockwork Orange)

    • Alex is perfect for this list. All awesome pics. I would go with Jules over Vincent — doesn’t he have Bad Motherfucker on his wallet??? Keyser is a classic character too…

  12. Corey says:

    There are so many to choose from…a few really stick out in my mind though.

    1. Alex DeLarge (A Clockwork Orange)
    2. Jack Torrance (The Shining)
    3. Tommy DeVitto (Goodfellas)
    4. Frank (Once Upon a Time in the West)
    5. Mr. Blonde (Reservoir Dogs)

    • KMonster says:

      As many that I agree with have already been posted, I’ve decided to grow off of those lists and include some that have not already been mentioned.

      Seymour Parrish – One Hour Photo
      Minnie and Roman Castevet – Rosemary’s Baby
      V – V for Vendetta
      The Firefly Family – House of 1000 Corpses/The Devil’s Rejects
      John Preston – Equilibrium

    • All superb pics! DeVito is a crazy motherfucker. Good call on Frank too – one of my favs!

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