13 British Celebrities Who Played Villains

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There’s an eternal debate on the Internet that’s trying to answer the question, why do British guys always play villains in Hollywood movies? And since the debate is still raging on, we bring you 13 most famous movie villains who were played by Brits.

1. Anthony Hopkins

Anthony’s probably the greatest movie villain of all times, portraying Hannibal Lecter in a movie trilogy about the famous cannibal. For his first movie, Silence of the Lambs, Anthony won the Academy Award for Best Actor.

2. Christopher Lee

Christopher portrayed another great movie villain, the Bram Stoker’s Dracula in 1958. However, his more notable role of a villain was the one in Lord of the Rings, where he played the evil wizard Saruman. At the moment, he’s working on the new sequel of Tolkien’s fictional novel, Hobbit.

3. Christian Bale

“You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become a villain.” Remember that Bale, you said it! And look what happened, the greatest hero of all times Batman, became a con-artist. In his most recent role, Bale played Irving Rosenfeld, a brilliant con man, in one of the best movies of 2013, American Hustle.

4. Alan Rickman

We’d mention Snape here, but he’s not an actual villain in the end, so we’ll go with that guy from Die Hard in 1988 who tried to mess things up. Alan played Hans Gruber, a villain who was, of course, stopped by the impressive skills and bravery of Bruce Willis.

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