Happy Halloween to all!
|#10: Hans Landa from Inglorious Bastards (2009)|
|#9: Judge Doom from Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)|
|#8: Alex Delarge from A Clockwork Orange (1971)|
|#7: Annie Wilkes from Misery (1990)|
|#6: Joan Crawford from Mommie Dearest (1981)|
I never would have expected Joan Crawford to rank this high up on the list, getting very damn close to the Top 5, but is half of the claims that Christina made about her mother were true, then Joan was a villain unlike any other. Joan, as Hollywood royalty, was the queen of cinema for years on end, but as she began to get older, her mental state slowly deteriorated. Some of Christina's accounts are 100% true, like Joan replacing Christina's role in a soap opera because her daughter was sick at the ripe of old age 60 playing a 28 year old ingenue. That may be a bit odd, but then there's child abuse, physically beating her children, and horrible mental manipulations, like buying extravagant dinners for her children, but refusing to help out for basic living necessities like heat and electricity when they asked for it.
"But wait," I hear you five Joan Crawford fans cry out, "That's not villainous! That's just tough love!" And to that I say, tough love is also disavowing your children and leaving them out of your will when you die. Yes, Joan Crawford left her two children out of her will after she passed, adding insult to literal physical injury. Beating her children with wire hangers, strapping her son to the bed every single single until he was 12, drinking excessively and beating them, Joan was just such a pleasant human off the camera!
I never would have thought that Joan would make it as high as she did, but I wouldn't be lying if I said that the element of realism didn't play into this placement. If this was all fictitious, it would be messed up, but because some elements were drawn directly from real life, it adds a layer of unease watching Mommie Dearest, which can be viewed as autobiographical in a sense. I never thought I'd say this, but Joan Crawford is probably one of cinema's greatest villains, questionably off the screen, but definitely on the screen.
|#5: The Joker from The Dark Knight (2008)|
|#4: Dr. Hannibal Lecter from Silence of the Lambs (1991)|
|#3: Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty (1959)|
|#2: Anton Chigurh from No Country For Old Men (2007)|
|#1: Darth Vader from Star Wars|