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All The Actors Who Played The Villain In 'Spider-Man' Movies  

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List Rules Live-action movie appearances only. Sorry, no cartoons.

Everyone's friendly neighborhood Spider-Man sure has a lot of enemies, as evidenced by this massive list. That’s right, we’re ranking the best actors to ever play Spider-Man villains. From Otto Octavius, Green Goblin, and Kingpin, Peter Parker’s gone toe-to-toe with some of the coolest Marvel villains of all time.

With so many different baddies, it's hard to pick a favorite. Dane DeHaan, Chris Cooper, and Willem Dafoe have all played live-action versions of the Green Goblin. Which Norman Osborn actor do you prefer? And as Spider-Man's mortal foe, Venom has also appeared in numerous Marvel films. Who do you think played Eddie Brock better, Topher Grace or Tom Hardy? Make your voice heard below.

Vote up all the actors you think played the most amazing Spider-Man villains, and vote down the ones you didn’t like.

Michael Keaton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list All The Actors Who Played The Villain In 'Spider-Man' Movies
Photo: Sony Pictures Releasing

Character: Adrian Toomes/Vulture

Movies:
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

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Alfred Molina is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All The Actors Who Played The Villain In 'Spider-Man' Movies
Photo: Sony Pictures Releasing

Character: Doctor Octopus

Movie: Spider-Man 2 (2004)

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Jake Gyllenhaal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All The Actors Who Played The Villain In 'Spider-Man' Movies
Photo: Sony Pictures Releasing

Character: Quentin Beck/Mysterio

Movie: Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
 

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Tom Hardy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All The Actors Who Played The Villain In 'Spider-Man' Movies
Photo: Sony Pictures Releasing

Character: Eddie Brock/Venom

Movie: Venom (2018)

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