The NY Times has produced a “video gallery of cinematic villainy” featuring an array of actors from the past year in film.
“Likability may be the currency of movie stardom, but most actors agree that the juiciest, most memorable roles often belong to the villains. The 13 performers featured in this year’s portfolio have distinguished themselves in 2011 by playing nice, noble, tragic and heroically patient characters — as well as many who defy easy description — but as a rule they have not impersonated monsters, killers, thugs or other figures of malevolence. So the magazine offered them the chance to try on the black hat.”1
1 Source: “Vamps, Crooks & Killers,” The NY Times