Bond Villains (SPOILERS)

by hazeem-ul-hussain | created - 10 Aug 2012 | updated - 10 Aug 2012 | Public

A list of all actors who played bond's nemesis over the years. WARNING THE LIST MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS, SO IF YOU HAVEN'T WATCHED CERTAIN MOVIES AND ARE GOING TO I SUGGEST NOT TO VIEW THIS!

1. Joseph Wiseman

Actor | Dr. No

Joseph Wiseman was born on May 15, 1918 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He came to Broadway in the 1930s, where he was critically hailed for performances in Shakespeare's "King Lear", Clifford Odets' "Golden Boy" and Anton Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya". Motion pictures in which Wiseman has been seen include ...

2. Anthony Dawson

Actor | Dial M for Murder

Long-faced, emaciated-looking character actor with a thin mustache and an impeccable English accent, Anthony Dawson was typecast in a variety of villainous roles in the 1950s and 1960s.

He was born Anthony Douglas Gillon Dawson in Edinburgh, Scotland, to Ida Violet (Kittel) and Eric Francis Dawson. ...

3. Lotte Lenya

Actress | From Russia with Love

Lotte Lenya was a Tony Award-winning and Academy award-nominated actress and singer who is best remembered for her supporting role as Rosa Klebb in the classic Bond film From Russia with Love (1963).

She was born Karoline Wilhelmine Charlotte Blaumauer on October 18, 1898, in Vienna, Austria (at ...

4. Robert Shaw

Actor | Jaws

Robert Archibald Shaw was born on August 9, 1927 in Westhoughton, Lancashire, England, the eldest son of Doreen Nora (Avery), a nurse, and Thomas Archibald Shaw, a doctor. His paternal grandfather was Scottish, from Argyll. Shaw's mother, who was born in Piggs Peak, Swaziland, met his father while ...

5. Walter Gotell

Actor | A View to a Kill

Walter Gotell was born on March 15, 1924 in Bonn, Germany. He was an actor, known for A View to a Kill (1985), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Octopussy (1983). He was married to Celeste F. Mitchell and Yvonne Hills. He died on May 5, 1997 in London, England.

6. Gert Fröbe

Actor | Goldfinger

Tall, portly built German born actor (and talented violinist) who notched up over 100 film appearances, predominantly in German-language productions. He will forever be remembered by Western audiences as the bombastic megalomaniac "Auric Goldfinger" trying to kill Sean Connery and irradiate the ...

7. Harold Sakata

Actor | Goldfinger

The most famous henchman of the entire James Bond series of spy thrillers, Harold Sakata will forever be remembered as the villainous "Odd Job" in the ultimate Bond film, Goldfinger (1964), with his lethal martial arts and steel-brimmed bowler hat. He was born Toshiyuki Sakata in Hawaii, of ...

8. Adolfo Celi

Actor | Thunderball

Sicilian born actor/writer/director was very popular with European audiences, but largely unknown to the west apart from his portrayal of the villainous SPECTRE agent "Emilio Largo" in the spectacular James Bond film Thunderball (1965). However, due to his heavy accent, Celi's voice was dubbed by ...

9. Luciana Paluzzi

Actress | Thunderball

Luciana Paluzzi is an Italian American actress. She is best known for playing S.P.E.C.T.R.E. assassin Fiona Volpe in the fourth James Bond film, Thunderball.

In the film Thunderball she had auditioned for the part of the lead Bond girl, Dominetta "Domino" Petacchi, but producers cast Claudine Auger,...

10. Guy Doleman

Actor | Thunderball

Tough-looking New Zealander, with a long string of credits as an actor in Australian films and theatre. He was also prolific on radio as actor, announcer and compère. In August 1952, Doleman won a £300 prize for his performance in an Actor's Choice half-hourly play, entitled "The Coward". He used ...

11. Woody Allen

Writer | Manhattan

Woody Allen was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, to Nettie (Cherrie), a bookkeeper, and Martin Konigsberg, a waiter and jewellery engraver. His father was of Russian Jewish descent, and his maternal grandparents were Austrian Jewish immigrants. As a young boy...

12. Donald Pleasence

Actor | Halloween

Balding, quietly-spoken, of slight build and possessed of piercing blue eyes -- often peering out from behind round, steel-rimmed glasses -- Donald Pleasence had the necessary physical attributes which make a great screen villain. In the course of his lengthy career, he relished playing the ...

13. Karin Dor

Actress | You Only Live Twice

Born Kätherose Derr in Wiesbaden, Karin Dor studied acting and ballet at school and began in films as an extra. The attractive redhead made an indelible impression on Austrian director Harald Reinl (who became her first husband in 1954) and this paved the way to higher profile roles. Her first ...

14. Teru Shimada

Actor | You Only Live Twice

Teru Shimada was born on November 17, 1905 in Mito, Japan as Akira Shimada. He was an actor, known for You Only Live Twice (1967), Tokyo Joe (1949) and Four Frightened People (1934). He died on June 19, 1988 in Encino, California, USA.

15. Ronald Rich

Actor | You Only Live Twice

Ronald Rich is an actor, known for You Only Live Twice (1967), Doctor Who (1963) and The Benny Hill Show (1955).

16. Telly Savalas

Actor | Kojak

Son of Greek immigrants. Soldier during World War II. Studied psychology. Worked as journalist for ABC News. The bald-headed actor played character roles, often as sadistic or psychotic types. He became a TV favorite in the 1970s when his role as Det. Theo Kojak in the TV movie Kojak: The ...

17. Ilse Steppat

Actress | On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Ilse Steppat was born on November 30, 1917 in Barmen, Germany as Ilse Paula Steppat. She was an actress, known for On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), Rittmeister Wronski (1954) and Marriage in the Shadows (1947). She was married to Max Nosseck. She died on December 21, 1969 in West Berlin, ...

18. Charles Gray

Actor | The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The son of a surveyor, Charles Gray grew up in Queens Park, London, and went to school in his home town of Bournemouth. As a young actor, he received his vocal training from the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon and at the Old Vic, having long abandoned his first job as clerk for a ...

19. Bruce Glover

Actor | Chinatown

An instinct for acting showed very early for Bruce in 1935,he didn't know it was acting when at 3 he distracted his Mom from the worries of Depression Era Chicago by recreating stuff they'd seen at the movies like FDR struggling to walk, putting his little body thru it, to try to understand by ...

20. Yaphet Kotto

Actor | Alien

Yaphet Kotto was born on November 15, 1939 in New York City, New York, USA as Yaphet Frederick Kotto. He is an actor and writer, known for Alien (1979), Midnight Run (1988) and Live and Let Die (1973). He has been married to Tessie Sinahon since July 12, 1998. He was previously married to ...

21. Julius Harris

Actor | Live and Let Die

Prior to breaking into films, Philadelphia native Julius Harris worked as a bouncer in New York City.

It was due to his many associations with struggling actors, that on a dare, Harris auditioned for his first role, in the well-received picture Nothing But a Man (1964), in which he played a father ...

22. Geoffrey Holder

Actor | Annie

Dancer, choreographer and actor Geoffrey Holder was born on August 1, 1930, in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, into a middle-class family. One of four children, he was taught painting and dancing by his older brother Boscoe Holder, whose dance troupe, the Holder Dance Company, the young Geoffrey joined ...

23. Earl Jolly Brown

Actor | Live and Let Die

Earl Jolly Brown was born on October 18, 1939 in Houston, Texas, USA. He was an actor, known for Live and Let Die (1973), Black Belt Jones (1974) and Linda Lovelace for President (1975). He died on August 24, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

24. Tommy Lane

Actor | Live and Let Die

Tommy Lane was born in 1936 in Tipton, Tennessee, USA as Tommy Lee Jones. He is known for his work on Live and Let Die (1973), Shaft (1971) and Eureka (1983).

25. Christopher Lee

Actor | Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was perhaps the only actor of his generation to have starred in so many films and cult saga. Although most notable for personifying bloodsucking vampire, Dracula, on screen, he portrayed other varied characters on screen, most of which were villains, whether it ...

26. Hervé Villechaize

Actor | The Man with the Golden Gun

Hervé Villechaize was born in Paris on April 23, 1943. He stopped growing very early and his father (who was a surgeon) tried to find a cure by visiting several doctors and hospitals. But there was none, so Hervé had to live with his small height and also with undersized lungs. He studied at the ...

27. Curd Jürgens

Actor | The Spy Who Loved Me

Curd Jürgens (commonly billed as "Curt Jurgens" in anglophone countries) was one of the most successful European film actors of the 20th Century. He was born Curd Gustav Andreas Gottlieb Franz Jürgens on December 13, 1915, in Solln, Bavaria, in Hohenzollern Imperial Germany, a subject of Kaiser ...

28. Richard Kiel

Actor | Moonraker

Towering 7' 2" tall actor who has cornered the market on playing giants, intimidating henchman, bayou swamp monsters and steel toothed villains! Kiel worked in numerous jobs including as a night club bouncer and a cemetery plot salesman, before breaking into film & TV in several minor roles in the ...

29. Michael Lonsdale

Actor | The Day of the Jackal

Michael Lonsdale was born on May 24, 1931 in Paris, France as Michael Edward Lonsdale-Crouch. He is an actor, known for The Day of the Jackal (1973), Moonraker (1979) and Ronin (1998).

30. Toshirô Suga

Actor | Moonraker

Toshirô Suga was born on August 22, 1950 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor, known for Moonraker (1979), Tout dépend des filles... (1980) and Charlots connection (1984).

31. Corinne Cléry

Actress | Moonraker

Corinne Cléry was born on March 23, 1950 in Paris, France as Corinne Madeleine Picolo. She is an actress, known for Moonraker (1979), Yor, the Hunter from the Future (1983) and The Story of O (1975).

32. Julian Glover

Actor | Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Julian Wyatt Glover was born on March 27, 1935 in Hampstead, London, England, to Honor Ellen Morgan (Wyatt), a BBC journalist, and Claude Gordon Glover, a BBC radio producer. He is of English, Scottish and Welsh ancestry. Primarily a classical stage actor, Glover trained at the National Youth ...

33. Michael Gothard

Actor | Lifeforce

Best remembered in Britain for the television series Arthur of the Britons (1972), Ken Russell 's The Devils (1971) and as the villain in For Your Eyes Only (1981). His break into films came with Don Levy's Herostratus (1967). Michael was unmarried, living in Hampstead, England and under treatment ...

34. Jack Klaff

Actor | Star Wars

Jack Klaff was born on August 6, 1951 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is an actor and writer, known for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), For Your Eyes Only (1981) and King David (1985).

35. Louis Jourdan

Actor | Octopussy

Louis Jourdan was born Louis Robert Gendre in Marseille, France, to Yvonne (née Jourdan) and Henry Gendre, a hotel owner. He was educated in France, Britain, and Turkey. He trained as an actor with René Simon at the École Dramatique. He debuted on screen in 1939, going on to play cultivated, ...

36. Kabir Bedi

Actor | Octopussy

Kabir Bedi is an internationally acclaimed Indian actor. He has acted in over 60 Bollywood films and has hits like "Khoon Bhari Maang", "Kurbaan" and "Main Hoon Na". He is well-recognized for his role of Emperor Shah Jahan in "Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story".

Popularly recognized in the West for ...

37. Steven Berkoff

Actor | Octopussy

Highly acclaimed English actor, playwright, author and director continues to set the benchmark in stunning, intense performances on both stage and screen. Berkoff was born in Stepney, London in August 1937 and received dramatic arts training in both Paris and London and then moved on to performing ...

38. Klaus Maria Brandauer

Actor | Out of Africa

Gave his debut as an actor in 1962. Member of the 'Wiener Burgtheater' in Vienna since 1972. Played at the 'Salzburger Festspiele' since 1975. Directed plays since 1977. Debuted as a movie actor in 1972.

39. Barbara Carrera

Actress | Never Say Never Again

Barbara Carrera was born Barbara Kingsbury on December 31, 1945 in Bluefields, Nicaragua. This stunning former model became best known for her screen performances playing a sinister femme fatale. In doing so, she has achieved minor cult status and has quite a loyal fanbase. The tall and tanned ...

40. Max von Sydow

Actor | Minority Report

Max von Sydow was born Carl Adolf von Sydow on April 10, 1929 in Lund, Skåne, Sweden, to a middle-class family. He is the son of Baroness Maria Margareta (Rappe), a teacher, and Carl Wilhelm von Sydow, an ethnologist and folklore professor. His surname traces back to his father's partial German ...

41. Christopher Walken

Actor | Catch Me If You Can

Nervous-looking lead and supporting actor of the American stage and films, with sandy colored hair, pale complexion and a somewhat nervous disposition. He won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Deer Hunter (1978), and has been seen in mostly character roles, often ...

42. Grace Jones

Actress | A View to a Kill

Miss Grace Jones was born May 19, 1948 in Spanish Town, St Catherine - Jamaica, to Marjorie Jones (née Williams) and Reverend Robert W. Jones. Though she was born in Jamaica, Grace was raised in Syracuse, New York, where she later studied Spanish at Syracuse University. Halfway through college, she ...

43. Patrick Bauchau

Actor | Panic Room

Patrick Nicolas Jean Sixte Ghislain Bauchau was born in Brussels, Belgium. His father, Henry Bauchau, is a noted author, psychoanalyst, and philosopher, while his mother was an educator who also helped operate a publishing company. Coming from an intellectual family, it's not surprising that ...

44. Willoughby Gray

Actor | The Princess Bride

Willoughby Gray was born on November 5, 1916 in London, England as John Willoughby Gray. He is known for his work on The Princess Bride (1987), A View to a Kill (1985) and Madame Bovary (1964). He was married to Felicity Gray. He died on February 13, 1993 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England.

45. Jeroen Krabbé

Actor | The Fugitive

Jeroen Krabbé was born on December 5, 1944 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands as Jeroen Aart Krabbé. He is an actor and director, known for The Fugitive (1993), The Living Daylights (1987) and Left Luggage (1998). He has been married to Herma van Geemert since 1964. They have three children.

46. Joe Don Baker

Actor | GoldenEye

Tall, broad shouldered character actor with Texan drawl first appeared in support in several Western vehicles both on TV and the cinema in the mid 1960s. Got himself noticed playing Steve McQueen's younger brother in Junior Bonner (1972), and then scored the lead role of Buford Pusser (!) in the ...

47. Robert Davi

Actor | Licence to Kill

Robert Davi is an award-winning actor, screenwriter, director, producer and jazz vocalist.

From his portrayal of the opera singing baddie in "The Goonies" and one of the most popular James Bond villains Franz Sanchez in "Licence to Kill" to FBI Special Agent Big Johnson in" Die Hard" or Al Torres in ...

48. Anthony Zerbe

Actor | The Matrix Reloaded

Hailing from Long Beach, California, talented character actor Anthony Zerbe has kept busy in Hollywood and on stage since the late 1960s, often playing villainous or untrustworthy characters, with his narrow gaze and unsettling smirk. Zerbe was born May 20, 1936 in Long Beach, and served a stint in...

49. Benicio Del Toro

Actor | Sicario

Benicio Del Toro emerged in the mid-1990s as one of the most watchable and charismatic character actors to come along in years. A favorite of film buffs, Del Toro gained mainstream public attention as the conflicted but basically honest Mexican policeman in Steven Soderbergh's Traffic (2000).

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50. Don Stroud

Actor | Licence to Kill

He's the son of Vaudeville great, Clarence Stroud, of the Stroud Twins and singer Ann McCormack, who toured the world with Frank Sinatra.

Don grew up on the beach in Honolulu, Hawaii, where his stepfather, Paul Livermore, and his mother, Ann, owned and operated the popular "Embers Steak House" and ...

51. Sean Bean

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Sean Bean's career since the eighties spans theater, radio, television and movies. Bean was born in Handsworth, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, to Rita (Tuckwood) and Brian Bean. He worked for his father's welding firm before he decided to become an actor. He attended RADA in London and ...

52. Famke Janssen

Actress | X-Men: The Last Stand

Famke was born in Holland, where she began her professional career as a model. She later moved to the United States, where she has made her home since 1984. Initially settling in New York, she majored in writing and literature at Columbia University and studied acting with Harold Guskin. She then ...

53. Jonathan Pryce

Actor | Tomorrow Never Dies

From Holywell to Hollywood, Jonathan Pryce, CBE is a critically acclaimed and award winning actor from North Wales, internationally regarded as the one of greatest ones both on stage and screen. Renowned for his immense versatility and powerful presence he has transcended the industry, effortlessly...

54. Götz Otto

Actor | Tomorrow Never Dies

Götz Otto was born on October 15, 1967 in Dietzenbach, Hesse, Germany. He is an actor and writer, known for Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), Downfall (2004) and Vesper (2017).

55. Vincent Schiavelli

Actor | Tomorrow Never Dies

Vincent Schiavelli, selected in 1997 by Vanity Fair as one of the best character actors in America, had made over 120 film and television appearances. He studied acting at NYU's Theatre Program. Aside from his acting career, Vincent was the author of three cookbooks, and has written numerous ...

56. Robert Carlyle

Actor | The Full Monty

Robert Carlyle was born in Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland, to Elizabeth, a bus company employee, and Joseph Carlyle, a painter and decorator. He was raised by his father after his mother left him when he was four. At the age of 21, after reading Arthur Miller's "The Crucible," he enrolled in acting ...

57. Sophie Marceau

Actress | La boum

Sophie Marceau was born Sophie Danièle Sylvie Maupu in Paris, France, to Simone (Morisset), a shop assistant, and Benoît Maupu, a truck driver. She grew up far from the studio spotlights. When she was 14 she was living in the Paris suburb of Gentilly with her father. She learned from friends that ...

58. Toby Stephens

Actor | Die Another Day

Toby Stephens began his acting career while a stagehand at the Chichester Festival Theatre, in end-of-season productions mounted by the crew. In his brief professional career, he has already won the Sir John Gielgud Prize for Best Actor and the Ian Charleson Award for his performance in the title ...

59. Will Yun Lee

Actor | The Wolverine

Will Yun Lee was born in Arlington, Virginia, to Jung Ja Lee and Soo Won Lee, who had recently emigrated from Korea. He was raised by both immediate and extended family and moved often, exposed to life on the tough Bronx streets and idyllic Hawaiian beaches. By his teens he was living in the San ...

60. Rick Yune

Actor | Olympus Has Fallen

Rick Yune was born on August 22, 1971 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Richard Yun. He is an actor and producer, known for Olympus Has Fallen (2013), Die Another Day (2002) and The Fast and the Furious (2001).

61. Rosamund Pike

Actress | Gone Girl

Born on January 27, 1979 in London, England, actress Rosamund Mary Elizabeth Pike is the only child of a classical violinist mother, Caroline (Friend), and an opera singer father, Julian Pike. Due to her parents' work, she spent her early childhood traveling around Europe. Pike attended Badminton ...

62. Mads Mikkelsen

Actor | Hannibal

Mads Mikkelsen is a synonym to the great success the Danish film industry has had since the mid-1990s. He was born in Østerbro, Copenhagen, to Bente Christiansen, a nurse, and Henning Mikkelsen, a banker.

Starting out as a low-life pusher/junkie in the 1996 success Pusher (1996), he slowly grew to ...

63. Simon Abkarian

Actor | Casino Royale

Simon Abkarian was born Simone Abkarian on March 5, 1962, in Gonesse, a northeastern suburb of Paris, France, into a French - Armenian family. Young Simon Abkarian grew up in a trilingual environment, he learned French at school in addition to his native Armenian, and also learned English by ...

64. Isaach De Bankolé

Actor | Casino Royale

Isaach De Bankole, C'sar award-winning actor, was born on the Ivory Coast. Isaach was discovered on the streets of Paris while studying to be an airline pilot. He has a degree in Acting from Cours Simon and a Masters in Mathematics from the Universite de Paris.

65. Sebastien Foucan

Actor | Casino Royale

Sebastien Foucan was born on May 27, 1974 in Paris, France. He is known for his work on Casino Royale (2006), The Tournament (2009) and The Establishment-Divison9.

66. Claudio Santamaria

Actor | Romanzo criminale

Claudio Santamaria was born on July 22, 1974 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is an actor, known for Romanzo criminale (2005), Casino Royale (2006) and They Call Me Jeeg (2015).

67. Clemens Schick

Actor | Casino Royale

Clemens Schick was born on February 15, 1972 in Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. He is an actor, known for Casino Royale (2006), Point Break (2015) and Enemy at the Gates (2001).

68. Darwin Shaw

Actor | Casino Royale

Darwin Shaw was born in Brampton, Cumbria, England. He is an actor and director, known for Casino Royale (2006), Homeland (2011) and The Bible (2013).

69. Mathieu Amalric

Actor | Le scaphandre et le papillon

Mathieu Amalric was born on October 25, 1965 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He is an actor and director, known for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) and Munich (2005).

70. Anatole Taubman

Actor | Captain America: The First Avenger

Anatole Taubman was born in Zurich, Switzerland and is of Russian-Polish-Slovakian-Austrian-and-former-East-Prussian blood. In 1991 he made his baccalauréat at the renowned Gymnasium of the Benedictine boarding school of the monastery Einsiedeln and in 1994 he graduated from the reputable ...

71. Joaquín Cosio

Actor | Quantum of Solace

Joaquín Cosio was born in 1962 in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico. He is an actor, known for Quantum of Solace (2008), El infierno (2010) and Savages (2012).

72. Neil Jackson

Actor | Push

Neil Jackson was born on March 5, 1976 in Luton, Bedfordshire, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Push (2009), Quantum of Solace (2008) and Alexander (2004).

73. Javier Bardem

Actor | Skyfall

Javier Bardem is the youngest member of a family of actors that has been making films since the early days of Spanish cinema.

He was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, to actress Pilar Bardem (María del Pilar Bardem Muñoz) and businessman José Carlos Encinas Doussinague. His maternal ...

74. Ola Rapace

Actor | Skyfall

Ola Rapace was born on December 3, 1971 in Tyresö, Stockholms län, Sweden as Pär Ola Norell. He is an actor and producer, known for Skyfall (2012), Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) and Sjätte dagen (1999). He was previously married to Noomi Rapace.