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Poll: 25 Oscar-winning villains ...

When supporting characters are not that 'supporting' ... when the leads become the personal antagonists to our own vision of justice and rightness ... or when the darkest sides of human soul inspire powerful and unforgettable perforamances earning the villain a final revenge by taking home the Oscar.

Which of these oscar-winning performances as a real-life of fictional villain is your favorite?

Discuss here

(PS: the reason why some characters on the wrong side of the law are not included is that the poll mostly focusses on characters those vileness is not only clearly established but also significant to the plot, for instance, Michael Corleone might be a villain in "The Godfather Part II", but technically, Vito is still the 'good guy' in the first opus...)

Results of 23,043 votes:

  1. 1.

    The Joker

     
    The Dark Knight (2008), Heath Ledger
  2. 2.

    Col. Hans Landa

     
    Inglourious Basterds (2009), Christoph Waltz
  3. 3.

    Dr. Hannibal Lecter

     
    The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Anthony Hopkins

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