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Actors Who Played Satan, Ranked By How Much The Devil Would Approve

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Satan. Lucifer. The Evil One. Mephistopheles. The Prince of Darkness. Old Scratch. Whatever you call him, historians claim that Satan has preoccupied humanity since roughly 2000 BCE.

The eternal nemesis of all that is right and good, the Devil has been the key figure in countless poems, plays, and novels throughout history and is equally prominent in modern cinema. Actors who have played the Devil include some of the most revered of all time, though their portrayals of Satan on film are as different as the many names and incarnations of the Beast himself.