Celebrities 35 Actors Who Are Creepy No Matter Who They Play  

Laura Allan
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List Rules Vote up the actors who are uber creepy no matter the character they play or movie they're in.

Even the best actors and actresses can't help the way they look. No matter how skilled they are, or how much make-up they don, there are actors who are always creepy. These seemingly sinister performers may have earned their reputation for creepiness through a career-defining role or, less fortunately, because they frankly just look a little off. No matter the reason, these supremely creepy Hollywood actors will forever make your hair stand on end, even in a sympathetic role.

Some performers on this list weren't always creepy. Christopher Waken and Glenn Close were both the lookers back in the day, and much beloved for compassionate portrayals of sympathetic characters. Hell, even Jack Nicholson was attractive in the golden days of the 1970s, if you can believe that. Over time, these performers have become the kind of creepy actors and actresses that give you the chills, even if they're doing something as simple as brushing their teeth (and actually, you probably should feel creeped out if you're watching someone brush their teeth, because that's f*cking weird). 

Check out the selections below, and have your voice heard by voting up the actor who are creepy no matter what. 

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1,190 220
Michael Berryman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 35 Actors Who Are Creepy No Matter Who They Play
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Weird Science

2
1,621 394
Steve Buscemi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 35 Actors Who Are Creepy No Matter Who They Play
Fargo, Reservoir Dogs, The Big Lebowski

3
1,140 296
Gary Busey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 35 Actors Who Are Creepy No Matter Who They Play
Lethal Weapon, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Point Break

4
1,029 477
Willem Dafoe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 35 Actors Who Are Creepy No Matter Who They Play
Spider-Man, The English Patient, Platoon

5
769 403
Crispin Glover is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 35 Actors Who Are Creepy No Matter Who They Play
Back to the Future, Charlie's Angels, Alice in Wonderland

6
952 557
Tim Curry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 35 Actors Who Are Creepy No Matter Who They Play
The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Hunt for Red October, The Wild Thornberrys

7
766 441
John Malkovich is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 35 Actors Who Are Creepy No Matter Who They Play
Empire of the Sun, Dangerous Liaisons, Being John Malkovich

8
436 229
Vincent Schiavelli is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 35 Actors Who Are Creepy No Matter Who They Play
Fast Times at Ridgemont High, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Batman Returns

9
899 580
Christopher Walken is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 35 Actors Who Are Creepy No Matter Who They Play
The Deer Hunter, Pulp Fiction, Catch Me If You Can

10
562 352
Jake Busey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 35 Actors Who Are Creepy No Matter Who They Play
Starship Troopers, Enemy of the State, Identity

11
795 554
Jack Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 35 Actors Who Are Creepy No Matter Who They Play
The Shining, The Departed, As Good as It Gets

12
357 221
Jackie Earle Haley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 35 Actors Who Are Creepy No Matter Who They Play
Watchmen, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Little Children

13
556 392
Tilda Swinton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 35 Actors Who Are Creepy No Matter Who They Play
We Need to Talk About Kevin, Adaptation., The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion

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436 307
Vincent Price is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 35 Actors Who Are Creepy No Matter Who They Play
House of Usher, House of Wax, The Fly

15
350 250
Boris Karloff is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 35 Actors Who Are Creepy No Matter Who They Play
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Bride of Frankenstein, Frankenstein

16
411 322
Tobin Bell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 35 Actors Who Are Creepy No Matter Who They Play
Goodfellas, Saw, Tootsie

17
624 562
Anthony Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 35 Actors Who Are Creepy No Matter Who They Play
Hannibal, Red Dragon, The Elephant Man

18
328 276
Michael Wincott is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 35 Actors Who Are Creepy No Matter Who They Play
The Crow, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Treasure Planet

19
559 540
Helena Bonham Carter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 35 Actors Who Are Creepy No Matter Who They Play
Fight Club, The King's Speech, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

20
350 317
Michael Emerson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 35 Actors Who Are Creepy No Matter Who They Play
Lost, Person of Interest, Saw

21
339 335
Malcolm McDowell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 35 Actors Who Are Creepy No Matter Who They Play
A Clockwork Orange, Halloween, The Artist

22
302 370
Christopher Lee is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 35 Actors Who Are Creepy No Matter Who They Play
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

23
316 393
Mads Mikkelsen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 35 Actors Who Are Creepy No Matter Who They Play
Casino Royale, The Hunt, Hannibal

24
258 321
Andy Serkis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 35 Actors Who Are Creepy No Matter Who They Play
Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

25
211 275
Robert Knepper is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 35 Actors Who Are Creepy No Matter Who They Play
Prison Break, Hitman, Transporter 3

26
300 409
Kevin Spacey is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 35 Actors Who Are Creepy No Matter Who They Play
American Beauty, L.A. Confidential, The Usual Suspects

27
195 400
Christoph Waltz is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 35 Actors Who Are Creepy No Matter Who They Play
Django Unchained, Inglourious Basterds, Spectre

28
272 568
Michael Cera is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 35 Actors Who Are Creepy No Matter Who They Play
Juno^! Scott Pilgrim vs. the World^! Superbad^! Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

29
196 426
Glenn Close is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 35 Actors Who Are Creepy No Matter Who They Play
Dangerous Liaisons, Mars Attacks, Tarzan

30
260 558
Kathy Bates is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 35 Actors Who Are Creepy No Matter Who They Play
Titanic, Misery, About Schmidt

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260 558
Alan Rickman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 35 Actors Who Are Creepy No Matter Who They Play
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Die Hard

32
147 383
Eva Green is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 35 Actors Who Are Creepy No Matter Who They Play
Casino Royale, 300: Rise of an Empire 300, Dark Shadows

33
213 564
Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list 35 Actors Who Are Creepy No Matter Who They Play
Maleficent, Changeling, Mr. & Mrs. Smith

34
148 433
Christian Slater is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list 35 Actors Who Are Creepy No Matter Who They Play
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, True Romance, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

35
157 483
Jessica Lange is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list 35 Actors Who Are Creepy No Matter Who They Play
Tootsie, Cape Fear, Big Fish