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Winston Smith01 Aug 2015 6:19 a.m. PST

Before I get started, I consider Star Wars to be fantasy, so….

Let me lay down a few criteria, which I am sure many will ignore.
1. The part must be of at least Best Supporting Actor level. More than one line of dialog. This disqualifies Sauron. Sorry.
2. He/she must be REALLY villainous, yet …. admirable in some Evil way.
3. Whatever. This is your choice. Who am I to tell you what to think?

My nominations.

James Earl Jones as Thulsa Doom on Conan the Barbarian. What a voice!

Christopher Lee as Saruman. Again the voice. I sense a pattern.

So. Evil. Charismatic. Important. Have at it.
Go ahead. Chew the scenery. Frighten the children.

Random Die Roll Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2015 6:28 a.m. PST

James Earl Jones---Doom!!!!
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Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian01 Aug 2015 6:35 a.m. PST

Alan Rickman as the Sheriff in Prince of Thieves

Peter Sellers as Fu Manchu

Ray Liotta in the Dungeonseige movive

mwindsorfw01 Aug 2015 6:36 a.m. PST

Tilda Swinton as the White Witch in "… The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe."

TNE230001 Aug 2015 6:36 a.m. PST

Loc Nar – Heavy Metal
Darkness – Legend
Kurgan – Highlander

yep definitely a voice thing

Wicked Witch of the West – Wizard of Oz

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2015 6:55 a.m. PST

Tim Curry in Legend is up there I think.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2015 7:02 a.m. PST

James Earl Jones is high on the list

On a very different theme, David Bowie in Labyrinth – brings the idea of the sophisticated evil villain to a new level

While maybe not exactly a fantasy movie, Dustin Hoffman in Hook

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2015 7:10 a.m. PST

Max von Sydow as Ming the Merciless and James hong as David Lo Pan

ChrisBrantley01 Aug 2015 7:22 a.m. PST

Tom Riddle, aka He Who Must Not Be Named, aka Lord Voldemort by Ralph Fiennes

Prince Joffrey, Game of Thrones, by Jack Gleeson. (nods also to Cersei, Ramsay Bolton and Petyr Balish)

RavenscraftCybernetics01 Aug 2015 7:33 a.m. PST

James Earl Jones (Thulsa Doom)
Boris Karloff (Fu Manchu)
The Master (Christopher Lee in Circle of Iron)
Lord Summerisle (Christopher Lee in The Wicker Man)
Scaramanga (Christopher Lee The man with the Golden Gun)
Street Preacher (Anthony Perkins in Crimes of Passion)
Burt Lancaster (Dr Moreau)
Tim Currey (Darkness and Dr Frankenfurter)
Vincent Price (The Abominal Dr Phibes)
I could go on.

RavenscraftCybernetics01 Aug 2015 7:36 a.m. PST

Dammit! I forgot…
Gary Oldman (Dracula and Dr Smith!)

dick garrison01 Aug 2015 7:42 a.m. PST

Jack Palance Voltan (Hawk the slayer), now there is a man who could chew the scenery!! he played a similar part Xenos in "Outlaw of Gor" too.

JimSelzer Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2015 8:21 a.m. PST

funny thing is James Earl Jones could easily win both fantasy and scifi catagories aka Vader and Doom again its the voice Alan Rickman as the Sheriff is a close second with Basil Rathbone (playing same role)is a good choice as well

Winston Smith01 Aug 2015 9:01 a.m. PST

There was a Gor movie????
Oh dear.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine01 Aug 2015 9:25 a.m. PST

Gollum…alright he is evil in a petty way (rather than a conqueror of the world type) and you kind of feel sorry for him but he is still a nasty little Bleeped text who likes strangling people in a serial killer way.

bandit86 Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2015 9:43 a.m. PST

Winston smith If you like Gor novels in any way do not see any of the movies

Feet up now01 Aug 2015 9:51 a.m. PST

Wicked witch oz
Agent smith matrix
Joker (any) batman
Magneto x-men or is he a freedom fighter anti hero?
Funny but still bad dark helmet space balls and Vizzin ? Princess bride
Freddy Krueger ,nightmare elm street
Alien, predator, any terminator ( not much dialogue but do they need it?)and especially star treks Khan.
Animation? Hades, shere khan, scar, jafar, hook, Snow White queen and cruella de vil( it's in the name)
Still not touched the surface
Does HAL count? Or the thing?
Many Dracula versions
voldomont Harry Potter
I give up

Dan 05501 Aug 2015 9:57 a.m. PST

Another vote for Tim Curry in Legend

dBerczerk01 Aug 2015 9:59 a.m. PST

Lieutenant Colonel William Tavington (Jason Isaacs) in "The Patriot."

DeHewes01 Aug 2015 9:59 a.m. PST

Geoffrey Rush/Captain Barbossa from the FIRST Pirates of the Caribbean

Sloppypainter01 Aug 2015 10:28 a.m. PST

The leader of the vampires in 30 Days of Night.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Aug 2015 11:17 a.m. PST

Shan Yu in Mulan. Evil and a real evil at that.

rmaker01 Aug 2015 11:39 a.m. PST

Christopher Lee as Fu Manchu.

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2015 12:00 p.m. PST

David Warner as Evil in Time Bandits

tkdguy01 Aug 2015 12:37 p.m. PST

Sam Neill in Memoirs of an Invisible Man

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2015 1:24 p.m. PST

Voldemort!--Ralph Fiennes is SOOOO menacing.

Loved Thulsa Doom tho'

Tommy2001 Aug 2015 1:38 p.m. PST

Since the "fantasy" requirement seems to have been lifted, I'll nominate Jack Lemmon as Professor Fate.

dBerczerk01 Aug 2015 1:58 p.m. PST

You mean "The Patriot" wasn't a fantasy movie?

Gone Fishing01 Aug 2015 2:01 p.m. PST

Tom Hiddleston as Loki. Surprised nobody has mentioned him!

MHoxie01 Aug 2015 2:03 p.m. PST

Ibor the video gorilla:


goragrad01 Aug 2015 2:11 p.m. PST

As implied in a previous reply, Winston, several Gor movies. Had the misfortune to see one (Italian).

Op – Jack Palance – Dracula.

JSchutt01 Aug 2015 3:22 p.m. PST

John Whorfin….laugh while you can monkey boy"

IanKHemm01 Aug 2015 5:25 p.m. PST

Christopher Lee as Dracula.

Norman D Landings03 Aug 2015 12:34 p.m. PST

Toni Naples as 'Sultana':

YouTube link

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2015 1:01 p.m. PST

Glen close cruella d ville from live action 101 dalmatians(that's fantasy right?)
If not then morgana from excalibur.

Norman D Landings03 Aug 2015 10:59 p.m. PST

(Dis) honourable mentions: Rip Torn for 'Beastmaster', Clancy Brown for 'Pathfinder', and Richard Lynch for 'The Sword & the Sorceror'.

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