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Poll: FYC, AFI - The Next Top 50 Villains

This is the first of a poll series whose purpose is to anticipate the inclusions in the next American Film Institute's Top 25, 50 or 100 lists. As you may know, many lists date back to the late 1990s and early 2000s and while the inclusions are satisfying, the absences severely date them.

We will start with AFI's Top 50 villains aired on 2003 with Alonzo Harris from Training Day (2001) as the most recent character. So we'll consider movies from 2003 till today whose villains fit the AFI's criteria in terms of cultural impact: characters who have a made a mark on American society in matters of style and substance, and legacy: characters who elicit strong reactions across time, enriching America's film heritage while continuing to inspire contemporary artists and audiences.

In the eventuality of a new AFI's Top 50 villains, which of these memorable post-2003 screen villains would be your top choice for an inclusion (as high as possible)?

After voting, you might discuss the list here

Make Your Choice

  1. Vote!

    Best Supporting Actor

    Anton Chigurh
  2. Vote!

    Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight (2008)

    The Joker
  3. Vote!

    Tom Cruise in Collateral (2004)

  4. Vote!

    Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds (2009)

    Col. Hans Landa
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    Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood (2007)

    Daniel Plainview
  6. Vote!

    J.K. Simmons in Whiplash (2014)

    Terrence Fletcher
  7. Vote!

    Ian McDiarmid in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)

    Supreme Chancelor Palpatine
  8. Vote!

    Rachel McAdams in Mean Girls (2004)

    Regina George
  9. Vote!

    Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson in Django Unchained (2012)

    Calvin Candie
  10. Vote!

    Tom Hiddleston in Thor (2011)

  11. Vote!

    Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl (2014)

    Amy Dunne
  12. Vote!

    Jack Nicholson in The Departed (2006)

    Frank Costello
  13. Vote!

    Allison Janney in I, Tonya (2017)

  14. Vote!

    Michael Shannon in The Shape of Water (2017)

    Richard Strickland
  15. Vote!

    Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

    Miranda Priestley
  16. Vote!

    Josh Brolin in Milk (2008)

    Dan White
  17. Vote!

    Bryce Dallas Howard in The Help (2011)

    Hilly Holbrook
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    David Carradine in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

  19. Vote!

    Sarah Paulson and Michael Fassbender in 12 Years a Slave (2013)

    Edwin Epps
  20. Vote!

    Tom Hardy in The Revenant (2015)

    John Fitzgerald

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