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    Updated 50 minutes ago. Posted on Sep 16, 2020

    23 More Actors Who Were So Good At Playing Villains That Now People Hate Their Faces

    Raise your hand if Elaine Hendrix will always be Meredith from The Parent Trap to you.

    Recently, we asked the BuzzFeed Community which actors played a villain so perfectly that you can't unsee them as evil. We already got tons of great responses (if you're looking for Imelda Staunton, read that post first), so here are even more!

    Be warned, there are a few big spoilers ahead, particularly for Big Little Lies and Sharp Objects!

    1. Jason Isaacs as Colonel Tavington in The Patriot and other roles

    Columbia

    "He’s literally always the villain, you just know when he shows up, it can’t be good. His best villain was William Tavington in The Patriot. Absolutely savage."

    meghang44f1a00d1

    2. Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones

    HBO

    "Pretty much every major villain from GOT could be here. Lena Headey? I actively rooted for her death in The Purge because Cersei was awful. I also refuse to trust Aidan Gillen in ANY media whatsoever because of Baelish."

    ryanotis09

    3. Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurh in No Country for Old Men

    Miramax

    "I have to put Javier Bardem in this. He is absolutely diabolical in No Country for Old Men. He has so little care for human life that he makes a game of it basing killing on the toss of a coin. And the fact that the only thing he cares about afterwards is whether his shoes have gotten dirty. He was so good in Skyfall that I just despised him. When I think of a villain, he's one of the first people that come to mind."

    violentwalking

    4. Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter

    Warner Bros.

    "Literally the most hated person for like eight movies. Voldemort ain’t got nothin on Draco..."

    lucygraceffo9

    5. Zac Efron as Ted Bundy in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

    Netflix

    "He played Ted Bundy so convincingly that I actually feel uncomfortable looking at him."

    beckiechatteris

    6. Bradley Cooper as Sack in Wedding Crashers

    New Line Cinema

    "This is a real phenomenon because I have never forgiven Bradley Cooper for his role in Wedding Crashers, he was the absolute worst! I’ve never been able to enjoy him in anything else."

    mrseliot2013

    7. Elaine Hendrix as Meredith Blake in The Parent Trap

    Disney

    8. Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange in Harry Potter

    Warner Bros.

    "She is an amazing actor, without a doubt, but she is always gonna be the one who killed Sirius Black. I really can't watch her without thinking that."

    rby0893

    9. Jack Gleeson as Joffrey in Game of Thrones

    HBO

    "Every time I see him, I feel uncomfortable and I know he's nothing like his character, but I wanted Joffrey to die so much! Let's not forget that he's an actor who had people cheer, clap, and scream with joy when playing a teenage boy who died a pretty gruesome death in his mother's arms..."

    missswax

    10. Sam Neill as Inspector Campbell in Peaky Blinders

    Netflix

    "I feel sick whenever I see him now."

    badwolf03

    [Editor's note: I will forever hear him creepily saying the name "Grace" in that accent of his!]

    11. Ann Dowd as Aunt Lydia in The Handmaid's Tale and other roles

    Hulu

    "She is also really awful in The Leftovers. She may just be someone who plays evil too well!"

    rebeccasnuggs

    12. Jon Bernthal as Shane in The Walking Dead

    AMC

    "Jon Bernthal will never be anyone but the despicable Shane Walsh from The Walking Dead to me. I love Marvel, but I can't watch The Punisher because every time I see his face I just want to punch him in the throat."

    nicoleg4fbf770b4

    13. Denzel Washington as Alonzo Harris in Training Day

    Warner Bros.

    "Denzel Washington played Alonzo Harris so well that I hated him for a minute lol. It took me a while to be able to watch another Denzel movie, I had never seen him play such an evil character and he was so believable that it totally freaked me out."

    frostee612

    14. Andrew Scott as Moriarty in Sherlock

    BBC

    "Andrew Scott’s portrayal of Jim Moriarty in Sherlock was BRILLIANT! His ability to turn on a dime from cool and calculated to charmingly quirky to raging and murderous always gives me the chills!"

    siameseblue

    [Editor's note: The best cure for this is Fleabag Season 2!]

    15. Kate Winslet as Jeanine in Divergent

    Lionsgate

    "I think Divergent ruined Kate Winslet for me. Jeanine was such an awful person, like, she honestly made me think Thanos was chill."

    bluebeagle10

    16. Olivia Colman as the Godmother in Fleabag

    Amazon Prime

    "After watching Fleabag, I had to watch so many Olivia Colman interviews to remind myself she’s not a prick in real life. Even now, when I see her I get a little mad."

    districtrue

    17. Katie McGrath as Morgana in Merlin

    BBC

    "Every time I see her, I wanna throw my shoe at her. It was very satisfying to see her character die in Jurassic World, it felt like revenge for all the bad stuff Morgana had done."

    hayleyjeanr

    18. Giancarlo Esposito as Gus Fring in Breaking Bad

    AMC

    "I can't look at Giancarlo Esposito without thinking of all the horrible things Gus Fring did in Breaking Bad, no one else could've played this character like him."

    isabelavidaldea

    19. Alexander Skarsgård as Perry in Big Little Lies

    HBO

    "I really liked him before that, but now I can’t even look at him. He was so physically abusive and manipulative toward his wife (Nicole Kidman) that I would almost shudder when he came on screen. It’s a testament to his acting ability."

    hollandt3

    20. Louise Fletcher as Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    United Artists

    "Every time I see her in something, my mind automatically goes to Nurse Ratched."

    aaronweeks101

    21. Eliza Scanlen as Amma in Sharp Objects

    HBO

    "I remember when Beth was dying in Little Women it was sad, but for some reason part of me was just like, 'Good, I don't trust her.' I hadn't realized she was the same actor for Amma in Sharp Objects, but after I realized, it made so much sense."

    monikap6

    22. Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy in Game of Thrones and Iosef Tarasov in John Wick

    HBO

    "I HATE what Theon Greyjoy did to the Starks and to Robb. People who betray friends are the worst. It doesn't matter what Ramsay Bolton did to him, he didn't pay enough for what he did. And every time I see Alfie Allen, my hate comes back."

    annarosa

    "He also killed John Wick’s puppy and then stole his car."

    reginaldcartwright

    23. J.K. Simmons as Vern Schillinger in Oz and as Terence in Whiplash

    Sony Pictures

    In Oz, he came across as so mundane, but he was the most vile, evil Nazi bastard ever. He really screwed me up and when I see him in films or on the insurance commercials I'm like, 'Nope! That's Vern Schillinger.'"

    elizabethg20

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