Villain Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Villain Quotes from famous persons: John Kani, Mukesh Rishi, Colby Covington, Paresh Rawal, Boban Marjanovic. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Villain Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

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You can’t always play the hero. You have to play the villain.
Being an actor, and a villain for various movies, I’ve played all parts of Ravana’s persona already. But as familiar as all these parts of it may seem, playing Ravana is a different ball game altogether.
I’m the super villain of the whole entire UFC.
Comedy or villain, the role does not matter as long as it is challenging.
It was tough to play a villain. But if you need me acting, I can do that for sure.
I don’t like the word ‘villain’ or ‘heavy.’
‘The Villain’ is another project with Mohit Suri under Balaji Productions. It was again very tough to impress him even after ‘Sun Raha Hai’ but some how I manage to get in.
The next time you watch a villain or an actor whom you know to be a non-native speaker of the language, watch the lip-sync. You’ll know the amount of work that dubbing artistes have been putting in to elevate the performance of the actors.
As a business man running a huge enterprise, it wouldn’t be smart for me to discuss my potential business decisions with a journalistic tabloid. That being said, I certainly aim to make waves in the wrestling world, and continue to raise Villain Enterprises stock through the roof.
That’s not a villain, that’s a man whose a victim of being in love with the wrong one.
The villain in ‘Call Me by Your Name’ is the tragedy of love – what seems to be part of the deal you sign with someone when you experience an amazing time with them.
Because of my flamboyant lifestyle, because of me being German, the way I am, I am the easiest person to sell as a villain. I’m the perfect target.
I love the idea of a super villain that doesn’t wear a cape, that doesn’t wear a super suit.
Uncle Junior is a criminal, which makes him a villain, so it makes people want to watch him. My whole life as an actor has been preparing for something like this.
Dominic Chianese
I don’t have any characteristics that are usually associated with a villain. Like I am not tall, broad-framed or have any scars on my face.
I always used to be the villain or the comic butt of some show.
Robert Preston
As a player, I was a pantomime villain and I had my limitations. But I was also good enough to captain four Premier League clubs, win 39 caps for my country and be transferred for fees running into millions of pounds.
A lot of the time, a moral compass is all that separates a hero from being a villain; otherwise, the two are very much the same. Both are generally the richest and most complex characters, and they get to have all the fun. I guess it’s those types of roles that I ultimately gravitate towards.
I won’t deny it, but working on ‘The Villain’ has been quite a challenge, as Prem is not easy to please.
It was so exciting to me watching him go from villain to antihero over the last 10 years. So when I found out they were making a show about ‘Loki,’ I was very determined to get in the room for it, and they luckily met me and here I am. I would say I chased heavily after it as a ‘Loki’ fan.
There’s no hero without a villain.
I had a wonderful time playing Dr. Kaufman in Tomorrow Never Dies. It was a real Bond villain, over the top, almost laughable but dangerous.
Vincent Schiavelli
I’d love to play a villain in BBC drama ‘Sherlock’ – some sort of evil, slinky blonde would be right up my street.
I’ve really enjoyed working with Brody King and PCO, and offering a different side of ‘The Villain’ to the audience.
It’s a pity I have been stereotyped as a villain.
I would love to be a villain.
Sasheer Zamata
No one has approached me about Captain Marvel. But I don’t know if I’d even want to play Captain Marvel. I would much rather play a villain and be nasty. It’s more fun.
Sometimes someone that is the ‘villain’ in your life, when you look deeper and you think of what their issues are and why they behave like that and where they came from – they become less of a villain and more of someone that you can understand.
Sometimes there is more exploration in the character for a villain.
I always enjoyed being a villain more, probably because you get to do and say a lot of things you wouldn’t do in real life.
In wrestling, my mustache made me look more like a villain. A good mustache can give you the look of the devil.
I think it would be hard to simply call Yi Rang a villain. Rather than a villain, I think he’s someone who becomes very focused on something and hooked on it.
Kim Bum
Part of my strength as an actor comes from what I’ve learned all these years: when you play a villain, you try to get the light touches; when you play a hero, you try to get in some of the warts.
John Forsythe
Thanos is undoubtedly the most powerful entity and villain the world has ever seen – he is virtually indestructible. Imagine a villain so menacing that all the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, and their allies have to come together in a hope to defeat this one guy; such characters come to you once in a lifetime!
Playing a villain would be great.
You can’t watch ‘Daredevil‘ or ‘Jessica Jones’ or the Marvel films and not be aware that the villain has to be awesome. I’ve always wanted to have more space. And the scope, morally, is more broad for the villain than the hero.
The idea is to be different with every film, and I’m glad my mother and my brother, who were sitting besides me during the screening of ‘Ek Villain,’ forget it was me on screen after the first 15 minutes.
Every villain has their belief system that makes perfect sense to them.
‘Irumbu Kottai…’ is an action comedy. Even the villain, after beating up people, will keep laughing.
It was my mustache that landed jobs for me. In those silent-film days it was the mark of a villain. When I realized they had me pegged as a foreign nobleman type I began to live the part, too. I bought a pair of white spats, an ascot tie and a walking stick.
Adolphe Menjou
A villain can be stylish, and his actions don’t have to be explained. Heroes are boring in comparison, even anti-heroes, as there’s always a justification for their bad actions.
I love my accent, I thought it was useful in Gone In 60 Seconds because the standard villain is upper class or Cockney. My Northern accent would be an odd clash opposite Nic Cage.
I’m not a role model. I’m a role villain.
America has this fascination with glorifying the villain and not talking about the trials and tribulations. We tell the story of the successful villain a lot of times, but we don’t tell the story of the people who don’t come out so successful, and we don’t tell the story of all the bystanders of that choice.
I did a play once where a reviewer said, ‘Martin Freeman’s too nice to play a bad guy.’ And I thought: ‘Well, bad guys aren’t always bad guys, you know?’ When I see someone play the obvious villain, I know it’s false.
I really want to be a villain.
I would love to play a negative guy, play the villain. It is always interesting to have shades to your character.
I’m not handsome enough to be James Bond. Maybe a villain, though.
I love Robin Wright‘s character in ‘House of Cards’ because she’s a bona fide villain. She’s a not-nice person in a believable way; you can see her working in the world.
I’ve played the villain before, but my baddies have always entertained.
My food hero has to be Auguste Escoffier. And the villain? The man who’s been most responsible for the death of food in my time is Ronald McDonald. He’s always scared me, I think he’s evil – he’s a wolf in sheep‘s clothing. Him and the Hamburglar.
Arthur Potts Dawson
I know what’s good for me. I can’t play black or gray. I can’t be a villain or anything close to one. I have to play white.
A villain to me is someone who actively seeks to hurt someone or does things for his own gain.
I studied religions and all kinds of other things in college. I took a Shakespearean villain course for English literature. It was really intense. I think that sort of rounds a person. In this business, it’s really important for us to be interesting… and have interests.
I would like to make it known, on this program, loud and clear, that I would absolutely embrace with all five of my arms being a Bond villain.
I’m not interested in playing the villain as a loud caricature, one-dimensional character. I am trying to humanise evil. If you see my character in ‘Aurangzeb,’ I am not trying to act evil.
The most important political task facing the out-of-power party – the Democrats for now – is creating a villain to run against. It’s certainly easier than developing some grand new ideas or policies on which to campaign.
Pat Sajak
I’ve always wanted to be a Bond villain. I’ll probably have to do make do with being a henchman but I’d be quite happy to do that.
Ralph Ineson
I do think that having the villain be a woman is just as feminine, because we’re not just saying, ‘Women are wonderful and made of marshmallows,’ but women can be anything. They can be amazing superheroes, or they can be dastardly villains, and everything in between.
Villains are as important as the hero. Without the right villain, the hero isn’t heroic enough.
It’s interesting sometimes when an audience can empathize with a villain.
Jack Gleeson
If ‘Passageworks, then maybe they will ask me to play James Bond; if not, then I will play the villain.
I didn’t set out to be a villain in film. I’m a character actor, and if my first movie was a comedy, I could have played a geek just as well.
William Zabka
Without Roddy Piper, you can’t have an equal good. He was a great villain and so believable. He wasn’t playing a part ever.
I think you have a social responsibility as the villain, which is pretty different from the hero’s responsibility. If you have any kind of a social or political conscience at all, the first thing you want to do is make malevolence recognizable to people, almost as a kind of teaching aid.
Mugabe hasn’t done anything wrong. It is the imperialists, the capitalist-roaders, who say he is a villain.
Michael Sata
History will decide if I’m a villain or a hero.
I was a street-guy villain. I was a street-corner villain. I was an illiterate villain. All rough edges.
Kids always like the villain or the guy who’s different.
A good villain exudes charisma and power. He has principles, though; that just gives him a level of dimension. It makes him seem to be a bit unpredictable, because he’s usually deemed as some type of evil, ruthless person, and then he shows you his principles, and you don’t know what to think of it.
If someone’s a cartoon villain, you can dismiss them, but if they behave despicably but you kind of like them, they really get under your skin.
As for an authentic villain, the real thing, the absolute, the artist, one rarely meets him even once in a lifetime. The ordinary bad hat is always in part a decent fellow.
One woman who I think is great is Vidya Balan: her casting in ‘The Dirty Picture’ was very exciting. Let’s break new grounds; let’s think beyond the usual. Why can’t a woman who plays a mother also play a lover, or why a lover can’t play a villain?
I don’t necessarily find superheroes in general, for me, that appealing. I’d much prefer to play, if I was to be cast in a superhero film, I’d prefer to play the villain because there’s a reason, there’s a motive behind their madness.
A lot of actors would tell you that they’d rather play the villain than the hero. When you’re the character, there are no repercussions. So there is a kind of liberating feeling about saying certain things to certain people – and I think that it’s always quite satisfying to do that.
Maybe you’re better to play a villain just straight out.
I want to play a villain – I can’t wait to play a villain.
What was good about ‘Moonraker’ was that we had Jaws back, because after ‘The Spy Who Loved Me,’ he became a well-loved villain.
I’d like to be involved in ‘SNLsomehow. I mean, being a permanent cast member is a stretch! That’s pretty damned hard, but to host it one day would be a dream come true. And I would like to play the DC Comics villain Harley Quinn.
Harley Quinn Smith
I’m not an actress, you know. I don’t know what’s going on. And I’m supposed to be the villain.
I played every kind of role In Canada except that of a villain.
When I met Feroz Khan, he offered me a role of a villain in ‘Yalgaar.’ He also asked me to build my physique. As for villains action is a must, so I joined a gym.
It’s as boring to see a completely evil villain as it is to see a completely good guy.
Jericho uses tried and true, fundamental pro wrestling villain techniques to make him effective. He’s a master in ring psychologist.
You don’t always come off the way that you want to or look the way you want to. I go out there and just act up and become the evil villain, and I’m calling guys out and stuff. It seems to have worked. I’m getting the fights I want.
When something happens far back in the past, people often can’t recall exact details. Blame depends upon point of view. There may be a villain, but reality is frustrating because it’s often ambiguous.
Hallie Ephron
What kind of villain would I be? I’ve never been convicted of anything that they said I was.
Jake ‘The SnakeRoberts of Stone Mountain, Georgia, was the darkest! I mean, he could’ve been a movie villain, he was so intense! He also had the hardest finishing move of all time, the DDT.
Playing the villain, bringing her to life, is the most fun because there really are no rules.
Angela Robinson
So, I’m thinking of a name for a villain that has a sense of humor. I thought of ‘The Joker‘ as a name, and as soon as I thought that, I associate it with the playing card, as my family had a tradition of champion playing; my brother was a contract champion bridge player. There were always cards around the house.
Jerry Robinson
I’d love to play a villain in a movie, the kind of bad guy you would never think of me being able to play. Like most people, I have a darker side I’d like to explore onscreen.
I hope we can see African American characters as the diva, as the villain, and also as the praying mother. We are all of those things. We tended to only be the best friend or the neighbor in everybody’s sitcom.
Angela Robinson
I love playing a villain. I think that there’s something freeing about that, and it’s a different kind of challenge.
I would love to play the villain, but again, it’s sort of what happens in this industry.
There is something very exciting when you’re playing a villain. You’re being a rebel within the story because you are breaking the norms, and also when it comes to the structure of what a conventional lead is supposed to be.
A manager uses a relief pitcher like a six shooter, he fires until it’s empty then takes the gun and throws it at the villain.
Dan Quisenberry
I don’t think you can play a villain with a negative point of view.
I’m excited about ‘Luke Cage’ with Michael Colter, who plays Luke Cage. I play the villain, Cottonmouth. It takes place in Harlem. It’ll just be amazing for people to get to see an African-American superhero, which there weren’t any when I was growing up.
I’m interested in looking for solutions because it’s become the case that in fashion you’re either a villain or a victim. Look at the industry’s very limited remit in terms of body size, for example.
If I play a villain, I try to find his lightness and his good side. And if I play a hero or a good guy, I’ll try to find his darkness or his flaws. Because I don’t believe in good and evil. I believe in grays.
I play a character in the WWE and everybody hates my character. I’m the evil villain bad guy. Whenever people meet me, they’re like, ‘Wow, you’re such a nice guy. We never expected that.’
As long as I have the talent and there’s a demand for the old Chinese man – whether he’s a philosopher, or a master, or an old-time restaurant owner, or a villain, or a so-called good guy – I will always be working.
James Hong
I always enjoyed being a villain more, probably because you get to do and say a lot of things you wouldn’t do in real life.
In the game of cricket, a hero is a person who respects the game and does not corrupt the game. The one who doesn’t or corrupts the game, they are the villain. They should be punished, and they have been punished in the past.
Profit‘ was an intriguing fellow that couldn’t be approached as a villain or a hero. The challenge in hanging a show on a character like Jim Profit was that we knew that we were in for a rough reception.
Uncle Junior is a criminal, which makes him a villain, so it makes people want to watch him. My whole life as an actor has been preparing for something like this.
Dominic Chianese
The problem with the film industry is that once one starts out as a villain, subsequent offers are those of similar roles.
Villain roles tend to add more fuel to my desire for expression.
Kim Bum
The very first individual that breaks out in my mind as a top villain is Gorgeous George, and it’s hard to beat the first guy.
It’s a business when the NBA cuts you, trades you or waives you. But you’re a villain, as a player, when you take your future and your happiness in your own hands and it’s unfortunate.
I am not somebody who goes around saying men are superior or that male writers are superior. In fact, I really go out of my way to champion women’s work that I think is not getting enough attention. None of that is ever enough. Because a villain is needed. It’s like there’s no way to make myself not male.
The Biden administration has embraced the divisive curriculum of Critical Race Theory to rewrite history and paint the United States as a villain.
As you do on any cable series, if they introduce you as the villain, then you better start working towards making him a really good guy, or if they introduce you as a really good guy, then you better start working towards being the villain. Your character has to go somewhere, or else they become very uninteresting.
Zach McGowan
I was playing the villain ‘Falseface’ on Batman, and I got wind that they were going to pay a young starlet $25,000 to be in the same episode. Well, I wasn’t getting anywhere near that amount of money, so I refused to let them put my name in the credits.
Malachi Throne
I have no qualms about doing a character who may be below the lead in the pecking order, whether it’s a hero or a villain or a comedian.
Tovino Thomas
It’s always fun playing a villain, I do have to say.
People in the South want heroes to be their own, whereas it is easier for them to accept a villain who hails from another state.
I’ve been a tough sailor, a foppish-type landscape gardener, a French villain, a circus strongman.
This I realized very late, that villain remains villain and are never able to become artists. We are never counted as actors and always addressed as villains.
The great thing I like about the sci-fi genre is there’s a lot of different latitude for a lot of different kinds of behavior. You can be a very larger-than-life villain, or a very naturalistic villain, and all of it seems to fit.
When I worked as an assistant director in 2007, Indraganti Mohan Krishna offered me a lead role. Now, the same director has made me a villain in ‘Gentleman.’
It’s wonderful to play a villain who gets a laugh or to stop a comedy dead in its tracks with a touching moment. It’s kind of like a symphony that has very different movements.
My face lends itself to austere characters, and unless they’re two-dimensional, I will do them. Any actor will tell you that an interesting villain is much more interesting to play.
It is really funny when people say you’d be obvious for a great villain.
I don’t think playing a villain is my greatest talent.
Sam Waterston
Well, this is an unfortunate part of the UN institution. It’s the – the theater of the absurd. It doesn’t only cast Israel as the villain; it often casts real villains in leading roles: Gadhafi’s Libya chaired the UN Commission on Human Rights; Saddam‘s Iraq headed the UN Committee on Disarmament.
Rotgut was, to me, just this way to get into the underground of Manhattan where you have these little pockets a villain could rise from; a rot in the bowels of Manhattan. It led to these stories that were just very creepy.
In ‘The X-Men’ world, one can be a hero one day and a villain the next, which means there’s a constant battle for a character’s soul that’s dynamic. I find that really fascinating.
Empathy is much bigger than sympathy. When the character is empathised with, that means you have succeeded as an actor. So even if it’s a villain, the audiences don’t hate you… they understand why you have turned into a villain.
In a lot of ways I would love to be another student and love to be looked at as a Duke student and a senior and psych major and someone on the basketball team instead of Duke’s polarizing, lightning rod, Grayson Allen villain, all those types of things.
I love that everyone on ‘Scream Queens‘ has a moment where they are the hero, and they are the villain.
A lot of actors would tell you that they’d rather play the villain than the hero. When you’re the character, there are no repercussions. So there is a kind of liberating feeling about saying certain things to certain people – and I think that it’s always quite satisfying to do that.
I went into writing ‘The Young Elites‘ with a great deal of fear – I’d been told repeatedly that a villain’s story would be far too dark for young readers to want and that no one would like my villainess, Adelina. I braced myself for epic failure.
Yes, I play a cop in Amit Kumar’s ‘Monsoon Shootout’ where Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays the villain.
‘The Villain’ doesn’t really have any heroes, as such, but as someone I looked up to more than anyone else and was influenced by, it was the ‘American DragonBryan Danielson.
I like being a villain. Villains are more exciting.
I’ll tell you the secret. When you begin with a character, you want to begin by creating a villain.
My theory of characterization is basically this: Put some dirt on a hero, and put some sunshine on the villain, one brush stroke of beauty on the villain.
You were turning up to games and one or two people would boo. Then a few more would join in. I was painted as the villain of darts. I accepted it to a certain extent. But it got a bit over the top.
I like ambiguity because you may be the villain in someone else’s story and the hero in your own, and I think very often, African-American characters are either one thing or the other. You shouldn’t have to be perfectly good or perfectly bad. You don’t even have to be magical.
In any story, the villain is the catalyst. The hero’s not a person who will bend the rules or show the cracks in his armor. He’s one-dimensional intentionally, but the villain is the person who owns up to what he is and stands by it.
I think it’s too easy often to find a villain out of the headlines and to then repeat that villainy again and again and again. You know, traditionally, America has always looked to scapegoat someone as the boogie man.
Playing the villain is great fun.
I would love to, on one project, play a villain. Any kind of villain. Any kind of antagonist. Somebody who’s just rotten but fun, or the anti-hero.
Being a villain is great, even though I’ve only gotten to do it a few times.
I hope I give a good performance; I hope it’s enjoyable. If I’m a villain and you hate me, that means I’m doing my job. But I’m not the one to stand for anybody to call me out of my name for any reason.
The best strategy for making people care about what happens is if they empathize with both sides. If you just have a Villain with a capital V, it becomes very two-dimensional.
I’ve seen unpublished manuscripts where the writer doesn’t know they are making fun of the villain – but they are. If you aren’t afraid of your villain, how can your hero be afraid?
Gayle Lynds
The Joker is my favorite villain of all time: You don’t know his past; you just know what his plans are.
Usually, you just have a hero and a villain – in any movie, not just a superhero movie.
I was in ‘Bigg Boss‘ were people called me cute and bubbly, but I landed in ‘Jai Ho’ playing a villain.
I played characters with villainous aspect. But out-and-out villain? No.
I was a street-guy villain. I was a street-corner villain. I was an illiterate villain. All rough edges.
I play a recurring role for a character named Doctor Imo. I assist the villain and show up from time to time.
Keir Dullea
I don’t think of ‘Macbeth‘ as the villain. I don’t think of ‘King Lear’ as the villain. I don’t think of ‘Hamlet‘ as the villain. I don’t think of ‘Travis Bickle’ as the villain.
Jaws was still a handsome, big guy. He got the girl. He was my favorite villain. I tried to make this guy endearing somewhat because all he wanted to do was unite his country.
Rick Yune
The more successful the villain, the more successful the picture.
In normal life, we are all sweet and not vamp. So, to play a villain a lot of focus is required.
I was really looking forward to the release of ‘Villain.’ I put in a lot of hard work, and I am glad people are noticing basic things – like how I synced perfectly with the Malayalam dialogues or that I came across as a Malayalam girl – makes me feel wonderful.
I think that if a villain’s done right, you don’t necessarily have to like their actions, but you have to understand them.
I think all of us have a hero and a villain in us.
Anson Mount
I think every villain basically thinks that he or she is doing something to make his world, or the world in general, a better place.
Deathstroke is a villain. Don’t come to the book with any expectations that he will, in any way or sense or form, act heroically. He’s a bad guy, and that’s the fun of it.
As a person navigating the waters of public scrutiny, you are often unable to hold on to personal heroes or villains. Inevitably you will meet your hero, and he may turn out to be less than impressive, while your villain turns out to be the coolest cat you’ve ever met.
If you are Black or Brown, or a liberal or immigrant or Democrat, or a woman unwilling to quietly submit, then Ailes was the ultimate villain. You were the object of mockery and scorn – sometimes overt, often subtle. You were the thing to be gawked at, pawed at, jeered at, propositioned or feared.
You’ve got to love the villain if you have to play him. You’ve got to find something that you can live with in yourself if you’re going to play the villain in a play on stage.
Jim Dale
Sometimes I feel like, those superheroes, if you threw a cookie at them, they would be more terrified than the villain because they might have to eat a carbohydrate.
Captain William Thomas Turner, hero; villain, Schwieger. As I started doing research into him and into the submarine and so forth, I found that I was growing increasingly sympathetic to him. He’s a young guy, 30, handsome, well-liked by his crew, humane.
If someone really takes a risk, it doesn’t get dismissed. That’s what happened when the Oscar was won posthumously by Heath Ledger, who did one of the definitive villain performances of all time. But it really has to be exceptional in defining everything we previously knew about the actress or the actor.
I always will be the villain, no matter what. I don’t know why.
You know everyone loves to be the villain.
I thought for a month or so along the lines of what I call Monsieur Beaucaire in modern clothes. By that, I mean a hero who is believed by all to be a villain but who, in the end, is introduced as a man of great honor with a long list of decorations.
I don’t want to paint myself as some villain – I was never a bad guy doing horrible things, but I got too caught up in wanting a very specific thing to happen to the band. Ultimately, I had to find the ability in myself to get over that and stop being so stringent and learn to laugh a little bit more.
Vampirism, for me, was a way to live in fantasy and have superpowers, but not just in a really perfect, happy, everything is great way. It’s superpowers with a cost. It’s having to be the villain, and what do you do about that.
Actors always want to play the villain role at least once in their life.
I can be the best Villain. If I make the Villain different and unique to a point where no-one else can do it, that’s where people are going to want me.
It’s hard to find a unique look for a Batman villain. Everything like a scar on the face, or a skin condition, there are so many unique signifiers taken.
It should be easily admitted that every hero is only as great as the villain that he prevails over.
I played Big Brother in a Studio One presentation of ‘1984,’ and that should have marked me as a villain to American producers. But I went straight from that to placing a saint – St, Peter in ‘The Silver Chalice,’ which may have been one of the worst movies ever made.
If someone has to be the villain, I’ll be the villain. I have no problem with it. The movies still say, ‘Starring… the villain.’
You can’t think that you’re playing a villain, or you’ll end up with a cartoon. You have to think about him as a person and a hero.
The WWE has the largest amount of eyes on it and is the biggest wrestling company in the world. It would be a huge honor for myself to work there, but am I going to be given the same ‘Villain’ mic time?
Character artist, villain, comedian, comedy villain, hero – he has been perfect in them all. That’s Mohan Babu. His dialogue delivery is perfect.
I’ve played a lot of bad guys in my time, especially in movies. It’s delightful playing the villain. It’s almost the most interesting and most complicated role in a film.
One doesn’t need a particular height or body to be a villain in movies. He needs the brain and the look.
I’m a villain. But hey, villains have fans, too. They might have more fans than the heroes, and I’m OK with that.
From the very beginning of my career, I never planned anything. I did whatever came to me. Not that I never did positive roles but people loved me more as a villain. That’s how I got this negative image.
There’s a certain section of the public who spot me in the street but it’s never horrible. I’m not a soap villain who gets spat at.
You’re naturally the villain when you go in an opponent‘s stadium anyway, so you might as well not shy away from it. You just bask in it and enjoy it.
I am not playing a villain or a negative role in ‘Turram Khan.’ My character is that of a simple small-town girl.
Everybody wants to be a Bond villain. That is the coolest. To be able to portray a Bond villain, that is the feather in any actor’s cap.
The Human Rights Act is a really important constitutional document, it isn’t just a villain’s charter.
If you can’t play the good guy, sometimes you’ve got to play the villain.
One murder made a villain, Millions a hero.
Beilby Porteus
If you’re going to play a villain, there’s no greater compliment than being told that you give people nightmares. I never thought I would be the actor that would give people nightmares.
Valorie Curry
I would like to become ‘Dilavar’ from ‘Muqaadar Ka Sikander’ played by Amjad Khan. That is the kind of negativity a villain should have.
You’ve got to have a villain and they’ll always make me a villain. I’m used to it – it makes me work harder and it makes me fight harder.
Sometimes a villain is very quiet – it makes them more deadly, more intellectual.
I am no more solely counted for comic or villain roles, which comes more often in mainstream, masala films.
Someone has to be the villain. I’m the most villainized player right now. People don’t like me.
During the making of ‘The Villain,’ I had put on some weight.
Try finding a better villain than me. I am the best of the worst!
The Villain wasn’t necessarily something I sat down and thought, ‘Oh this is going to be my character.’ It’s most like other great wrestling characters, where it’s more of a reflection of my actual character.
Almost all the Disney villain witches are gay icons.
As an actor it gets boring to play always the villain.
I know that the U.K. loves a villain.
As an actor, I should justify the role given to me. So, as a villain, my job was to make people hate me.
In my point of view, bad girl is not a villain. Like, people in the United States use ‘bad’ as referring to something cool. So it means ‘Cool girl.’ I wish CL was like that.
I want to play a villain. I want to play a romantic heroine.
I do not like to label the characters I am doing or even myself as a particular type of actor. I try to do different kind of roles which are not the same ‘hero’ or ‘villain’ kind.
Flying Jatt’ is a superhero movie, and the villain needs to be really strong.
I usually do get to play the very sweet, charming roles… but I’m not an obvious kind of villain.
In the best works of fiction, there’s no mustache-twirling villain. I try to write shows where even the bad guy’s got his reasons.
I did this within a philosophical framework, and a moral and legal framework. And I have been turned into a cartoon of the greatest villain in the history of lobbying.
Jack Abramoff
I define ‘social thriller‘ as thriller/horror movies where the ultimate villain is society.
The only difference between a hero and the villain is that the villain chooses to use that power in a way that is selfish and hurts other people.
Everybody has a hero and a villain within themselves. So it depends upon you to be a hero or a villain. If you show humanity, it will give you satisfaction.
When I was a child I liked watching shows about bounty hunters and Canadian Mounties. I liked the ‘Lone Ranger,’ I liked shows where the guy saved the girl from the villain. I just liked those kinds of things and I wanted to be a guy like that, you know, that would save the damsel in distress.
We need the villain sometimes. It makes for an interesting story.
In Shoojit’s films, there is no hero and villain. Every character has its own space and there is a social message in all of his films whether it is ‘Vicky Donor‘ or ‘Madras Cafe.’
There was definitely a lack of any sort of villain in the Clinton era, which is why, when Columbine happened, it was easy to pick on me. My face was around, and it made good TV.
Being an entertainer, I want to play the role both of a villain and a hero.
After ‘Satya,’ the industry could not think of me as anything but the villain. They were stereotyping me on the basis of my looks. I lost so much money refusing such roles – the purchase of a new house got delayed by seven years because I said no.
Sometimes, you have to reject a few, because of the maker, because of the money. But I try to play every role honestly, be it big or small, hero or villain.
A villain number is a very valuable thing to have, but if you look at most musicals, one way or another there’s an antagonist number.
I have always felt a comedy’s story is undercut if you have a villain who is not really menacing.
I like movies that make you semi fall in love with the villain so you have sympathy for him.
An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards.
With any villain, you have to see things from their point of view and understand that they think what they’re doing will make the world a better place.
I would love to be a villain.
Sasheer Zamata
I feel like life is much greater than a hero or a villain: there’s good people that sometimes make mistakes.
Well, you need the villain. If you don’t have a villain, the good guy can stay home.
I’m creatively driven to create a body of work. I was made to put on this Earth to wrestle and perform. Create a legacy, create this Villain persona to put down in the history books for people to watch for many years to come.
The guy I played in ‘The Xpose’ is more like a spoiled brat who likes to have his way than a villain. No more negative roles after ‘The Xpose’ for me. I’ve enough problems dealing with the negative image I’ve been saddled with in some sections.
My question is why does every African American fighter have to be the villain?
I’ve always wanted to play the villain. You get to be morally corrupt. You don’t get to do that in real life.
I am never going to stop playing the villain. I would be foolish to do so because the audiences apparently enjoy watching me, and who am I to say no?
I think a villain who starts his morning looking in the mirror, wringing his hands, and going, ‘How can I be evil today?’ is not an interesting villain. An interesting villain is a person who you understand on some level, I think.
I would love to play a villain someday in that I think that what I’ve done with my whole career is walk this tightrope between charming and creepy, and I always fall on the charming side. I’d like to fall on the creepy side and be like one of those scary old men, like really charming villains.
The difficult part of writing about someone you don’t admire is that it’s easy to demonize them. What you get then is a cackling villain, twirling their mustache at every dastardly deed they commit.
I think everybody likes to play the villain. They’re always much more interesting characters.
Maria Doyle Kennedy
I have been tagged as the sexy villain of Indian TV.
Especially today, Mollywood’s action scenes comprise of many ‘hero touches and the villain flies‘ scenes. I never promoted that, and only believed in realistic stunts, with just the right amount of cinematic feel seasoned on them.
I wrote this 12-page ‘Luke Cage’ comic book for Marvel once, and I got to create a villain. His name was Lone Shark, so there was this running thing of whether it was spelled L-O-A-N or L-O-N-E. I like the idea of ‘I’m a lone shark,’ and then people are like, ‘You are here to collect a debt?’
Elektra isn’t a villain and isn’t a good girl, but as Frank Miller said, she is one of the villains with a weak streak in them, and that’s a failure that I tried to explore.
To be a Bond villain, you only get to do that once in your life. You never get to come back.
Vincent Schiavelli
I am my favourite villain!
Movies are full of leading men, most of whom aren’t working. It’s much harder to find a good villain.
Lee Van Cleef
Harvard was also a little bit of a villain in my first book, ‘The Dante Club.’ I guess there might be a way to make Harvard more of a sympathetic presence, but it’s such a powerful institution that it more naturally lends itself toward not necessarily a negative but an obstructionist element in a story.
The problem with tactical novelties that might lead to a manager being hailed as a hero is that if they do not come off they are the villain.
The villain drives the plot.
Gayle Lynds
To become a villain, you had to have become disillusioned, and in order to become disillusioned you had to have been passionate about something you believed in that was shaken and ripped from your grasp as a protagonist in that stage of your life, leaving you disillusioned with God, if you will.
Matthew Davis
I have been fortunate to get different types of work, but by and large till 90s for actors like me there were not many opportunities besides playing brother of the heroine or friend of the hero or young college villain after the earlier new wave was consumed by television.
People are much more complicated in real life, but my characters are as subtle and nuanced as I can make them. But if you say my characters are too black and white, you’ve missed the point. Villains are meant to be black-hearted in popular novels. If you say I have a grey-hearted villain, then I’ve failed.
There has to be that feeling in a good villain – that he’s awesome, he has his own power; that he is, in several senses, unstoppable.
Black Panther is a great film’. It has the most compelling villain of any Marvel movie, and it deals admirably with the issue of diminishing jeopardy in a million superhero films where the world is going to end.
Every good villain has his or her own vulnerability.
Rita Volk
When you are a hero you are always running to save someone, sweating, worried and guilty. When you are a villain you are just lurking in the shadows waiting for the hero to pass by. Then you pop them in the head and go homepiece of cake.
James Marsters
Without the villain, the hero sits at home on his couch.
Now, I don’t know if we’re at a place where we can see a nuanced transgender villain, because unless it can be written in a way that their transness is not the cause of them being evil, I don’t think a lot of cis screenwriters are willing to do that. It’s all through their lens of assumptions.
If I am not playing the villain then I’ll play the friend, or the brother who dies in the third reel.
Since childhood, I have always rooted for the villains. I would wish the villain beat the hero and get away with everything.
I think, to me, I was always taught you never approach any character as a villain. Every human being on earth really believes that they’re doing the best thing. We all have our rationalizations.
‘Villain’ is such a harsh word.
Ed Westwick
You have to love the guy that you play, even if you play the villain, you’ve got to love him.
I don’t play the role of a villain, really, but I like playing anti-hero kind of roles. I like characters where there’s conflict, drama, and more personal investment than just being heroes.
I’d love to do a James Bond-y kind of villain!
The character Jang Joon-woo isn’t a simple villain. He is multi-dimensional.
None of us wants to be judged by our worst act on our worst day, and we consistently judge Burr for that. He was not a perfect man, but he’s not a villain. He’s a dude, just a guy.
I don’t think anyone sets out to be the evil villain.
Of course we’ve been fighting against stereotypes from Day One at East West. That’s the reason we formed: to combat that, and to show we are capable of more than just fulfilling the stereotypes – waiter, laundryman, gardener, martial artist, villain.
My life’s ambition is to play a James Bond villain. I have the cat and the eye-patch, so I’m just waiting for the call. For some reason, though, the phone hasn’t rung.
What’s really fun as the villain is working to get the audience to hate you.
As an actor I like to play everything from villain to comedian.
I think it’s too easy often to find a villain out of the headlines and to then repeat that villainy again and again and again. You know, traditionally, America has always looked to scapegoat someone as the boogie man… there is a tradition in the most simplistic of action movies for there to be some horrible villain.
The challenge is, how do you take someone who’s supposed to be a villain and make that appealing and lovable? You have to empathize with him and put yourself in his shoes and root for him and want him to have the things he wants.
One of the greatest things about playing a villain is people wondering when he’s going to make his comeback.
Michael McMillian
What makes a good villain is someone who doesn’t just challenge the hero but comes organically out of that character’s history and circumstances.
It was great to be able to play a hero in ‘The Magnificent Seven’ in a film industry where Asian actors are often limited to playing a villain.
If Spider-Man is your ground level superhero, I wanted to come up with a ground-level villain. I wanted to figure out if I could turn a regular guy into a super-villain.
‘Villain’ succeeded because we were genuinely working towards a good film. We worked hard and with a lot of conviction.
That’s something that Stephen King always has in his works. There’s a human villain who’s just as bad, if not worse than the supernatural one.
See, a villain takes the story forward. If everything centers around nice people, then there will be no twists and turns.
In the summer after sixth grade, I took a class at St. Robert Bellarmine. My first role, I was the villain in a play, and I forgot all my lines. I think I cried my way through the performance.
The English are good at bad guys – the James Bond-style villain, cunning, slow-burning. The Americans are much more obvious about it.
Well, this is an unfortunate part of the UN institution. It’s the – the theater of the absurd. It doesn’t only cast Israel as the villain; it often casts real villains in leading roles: Gadhafi’s Libya chaired the UN Commission on Human Rights; Saddam‘s Iraq headed the UN Committee on Disarmament.
It is not about being a hero or a villain; I want to be a solid and passionate actor.
When it’s a superstar‘s movie, it does not matter whether I am a villain, comedian or father. Acting in such movies is always good and special.
I prefer a real villain to a false hero.
You’re a hero one day, you’re a villain another day. They say that’s football. When a manager does well, they’re applauded, when they don’t do well, they get the sack. Football is a tough world. Those who watch enjoy it – for everybody else, there are a lot of challenges.
Vincent Tan
There’s only so long you can play the silent type standing in the background. ‘GoldenEye’ was good for that. I was the villain: James Bond was doing all the heavy lifting. I liked that.