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Poll: Vilest Best Picture Villain

This is a continuation to the previous Most Inspiring Best Picture Hero poll.

Indeed, as indispensable as the heroic figure is for a Best Picture, it can't do without a proper enemy to defeat, a memorable incarnation of the darkest sides of human nature to triumph over, or at least try ... although some of the following villains happen to be the main protagonists and often the first victims of their own vileness.

So, which of these villains from Best Picture Winners, do you think, is the least redeemable or the closest to your PERSONAL definition of the word 'monster'?

In other words, which one did you want to strangle with your own hands or scared you so much you didn't even dare to think about it?

After voting, you might discuss the list here

Make Your Choice

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    Best Supporting Actor

    Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem) from No Country for Old Men
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    Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

    Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) from The Silence of the Lambs
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    Ralph Fiennes in Schindler's List (1993)

    Amon Goeth (Ralph Fiennes) from Schindler's List
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    Louise Fletcher in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

    Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher) from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
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    Joaquin Phoenix in Gladiator (2000)

    Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) from Gladiator
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    Al Pacino in The Godfather: Part II (1974)

    Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) from The Godfather Part II
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    Sarah Paulson and Michael Fassbender in 12 Years a Slave (2013)

    Edwin Epps (Michael Fassbender) from 12 Years a Slave
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    F. Murray Abraham in Amadeus (1984)

    Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham) from Amadeus
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    Patrick McGoohan in Braveheart (1995)

    Longshanks - King Edward I (Patrick McGoohan) from Braveheart
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    Jack Nicholson in The Departed (2006)

    Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson) from The Departed
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    Andy Serkis in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

    Gollum (Andy Serkis) from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
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    Lucia Rijker in Million Dollar Baby (2004)

    Billie 'the Blue Bear' (Lucia Rijker) from Million Dollar Baby
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    Billy Zane in Titanic (1997)

    Cal Hockley (Billy Zane) from Titanic
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    Sala Baker in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

    Sauron from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
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    Anne Baxter and George Sanders in All About Eve (1950)

    Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter) from All About Eve
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    Gene Hackman in Unforgiven (1992)

    Little Bill Daggett (Gene Hackman) from Unforgiven
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    Chris Cooper in American Beauty (1999)

    Col. Frank Fitts (Chris Cooper) from American Beauty
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    Ted Levine in The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

    Jame Gumb (Ted Levine) from The Silence of the Lambs
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    Tom Berenger in Platoon (1986)

    Sgt. Barnes (Tom Berenger) from Platoon
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    Robert Shaw in The Sting (1973)

    Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw) from The Sting
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    Stephen Boyd in Ben Hur (1959)

    Messala (Stephen Boyd) from Ben-Hur
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    Conrad Veidt in Casablanca (1942)

    Maj. Heinrich Strasser (Conrad Veidt) from Casablanca
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    Lee J. Cobb in On the Waterfront (1954)

    Johnny Friendly (Lee J. Cobb) from On the Waterfront
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    Broderick Crawford in All the King's Men (1949)

    Willie Stark (Broderick Crawford) from All the King's Men
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    Judith Anderson in Rebecca (1940)

    Mrs. Danvers (Judith Anderson) from Rebecca
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    Charles Laughton in Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

    Captain Bligh (Charles Laughton) from Mutiny on the Bounty

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