1. The Joker, 'The Dark Knight'
"Why so serious?"
In the last 20 years, there has been no villain better than the late Heath Ledger's Joker. The character is not only a prime example of a movie antagonist, but an unparalleled portrait of an actor who mastered his craft.
Ledger's performance was deep, nuanced, calculated and succeeded in reinventing one of pop culture's most popular personalities. From the smallest flick of his tongue, to the twiddle of a finger, every move was riveting.
Heath was awarded a posthumous Oscar for his performance as The Joker, which is rare for a villain, but even an even bigger feat for a comic book character.—David Onda (Photo: WB)
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