hmm, I have a couple of favorites,
Leather Face (texas chainsaw massacre), That first scene where he appeared in the original and hit the guy in the head with a hammer leaving him spasming on the floor, then the meat hook scene, didn't matter how much the girl begged, she was just a piece of meat to Leather Face. Definetly a scary bad guy.
Nicky Santoro (Casino) played by Joe Pesci, He's just badass, screw the joker, Nicky would kick the shit out of him.... With just a ballpoint pen =.=
Ohh and IT the clown, I hated clowns as a kid becuase of him.
I would go between Hannibal Lecter and the Joker
bet i think Mr. Heath pull off one of his best acts just before he go
I think the Emporer should be up there, especially before Vader.
He turned Vader, He was Vaders Master, He was much more evil. Also by the end of the series Vader returned from the Dark and The Emperor didn't. He orchestrated all the bad things in the Star Wars Universe (1-6). He was the only truly evil character in all those movies.
My vote However goes to Gargamel from the Smurfs. He was a rat bastard.
WE dont know WHY we feel forced to vote for JOKER. Its joker then.... DUDES, IS the JOKER.
joker is in the spotlight right now. He is insanity and chaos personified and that's scary.
as for my top 3 of all time
pinhead (hellraiser 1&2) epic evil
"your suffering will be legendary even hell." ..!!!....
any vilian played by gary oldman especially the dirty cop from leon the professional.
and a personal fav is chris walken as gabriel in the original Profacy (sp?)
In only one movie i was liking the bad guy, i was on the bad guys side, i wanted the bad guy to win. and that movie was the dark knight, my friends went into shock when i said after the movie - Fuck that the Joker was caught, he should have detonated the bomb earlier, then he could have escaped and that ass batman wouldn't be able to catch him* i mean that was the best acting i have ever seen, i hope in the next movie he escapes from prison, joins up with Catwoman *I have heard that catwoman is gonna be played by Cher*, and makes the whole world hate batman, which would fit with the ending in the last movie
Chaotic Evil is the only way to go.
I liked John Travolta's guy in Swordfish...I forget his name though, but I liked him.
Oh and the bad guy from the original Die Hard...dammit...was it Hans something....ah i keep forgetting...