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7 of the best movie villains of all time
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7 of the best movie villains of all time

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What is so good about being bad?

We root for James Bond and “Alien’s” Ripley to win, but they’re at their best when they’re matched with a charismatic baddie.

Sure, we know Bond will triumph in the end, but we need to believe — at least for a couple of hours — that the villain will get close to shutting down the power grid or laser-beaming the Earth’s core or whatever it is he wants to do.

From the glamorous to downright evil, here are seven extraordinary villains who howled their way out of the world of fiction.


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