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15 Movie Stars You Forgot Played Villains In Blockbuster Movies

3 Sep 2020 6.4k votes 871 voters 132.8k views15 items

List RulesVote up the villain performances you totally forgot about.

There's nothing more fun than watching an older movie and spotting someone you had forgotten was in it - someone who wasn't particularly famous then but has become much more well-known since. It's not uncommon to discover actors you forgot played bad guys in A-list movies, sometimes years before becoming A-listers themselves. Other times, there might be actors you forgot were in comic book movies, back in the days before everyone was in a comic book movie, or folks crossing over from television to the big screen in unexpected places.

Playing villains is a great way for character actors to jump from the wings to the limelight, and many actors who now headline blockbusters once played the bad guys in them. Here are a few big box-office draws who once tried to take over the world, blow stuff up, or otherwise foil the plans of the good guys in big-budget Hollywood flicks of yesteryear.

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