The Mixed Tape

100 Great Villains: Part IV by tylercoenrrea

My friend was arguing with me the other day about what he felt made a good villain. In his opinion, Alien was one of the best. Yes it is a great MONSTER, but what makes a great antagonist, is the human aspect. Sometimes this can be seen nonhuman characters but it’s the personality and the emotion that helps a villain shine. So because of that a few will be excluded: The Shark from Jaws, Hal from 2001: A Space Odyssey, Michael Myers, and anything that could represent a monster. This may be confusing and cause some debate ( I am keeping T-1000, he’s human enough) but it’s a great way to separate those that make us run in terror and those that makes us want to rethink our humanity.

70. Loren Visser (Blood Simple) played by M. Emmet Walsh

“Gimme a call whenever you wanna cut off my head. I can always crawl around without it.”

69. Stuntman Mike (Death Proof) played by Kurt Russell

“This car is 100% death proof. Only to get the full benefit of it, honey, you really need to be sitting in my seat.”

68. Lestat de Lioncourt (Interview With The Vampire) played by Tom Cruise

“Evil is a point of view. God kills indiscriminately and so shall we. For no creatures under God are as we are, none so like him as ourselves.”

67. Patrick Bateman (American Psycho) played by Christian Bale

“I think my mask of sanity is about to slip.”

66. General Mapache (The Wild Bunch) played by Emilio Fernandez

“He’s not important to me…”

65. Don Logan (Sexy Beast) played by Ben Kingsley

“I wont let you be happy. Why should I?”

64. Harlen Maguire (Road to Perdition) played by Jude Law


63. Gordon Gekko (Wall Street) played by Michael Douglas

“What’s worth doing, is worth doing for money.”

62. Tyler Durden (Fight Club) played by Brad Pitt

“Only after disaster can we be resurrected.”

61. Mallory Knox (Natural Born Killers) played by Juliette Lewis

“I’m not really as bad as they say I am. I’m actually a really nice person.”

Oh, now it’s gonna get good. We got a lot more coming. Let me know some of your favorites. they may make an appearance.

What’s your favorite villain? Comment below.

100 Great Villains Part 3 by tylercoenrrea
November 30, 2009, 10:37 pm
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So after a big break the bad guys are back. For this week we bring in some enjoyable villains many from comedies. Some play with the lines of reality, some are satirical caricatures, and some are just hilarious in their own way. Either way, a good villain can make you cringe as well as make you laugh or even rethink your personal political views. Here are some slightly over-the-top performances that are nothing short of entertaining.

80. Aaron Stampler (Primal Fear) played by Edward Norton

Looks to me like They’re gonna shoot ol’ Aaron so full o’ poison it’s gonna come out of his eyes!”

79. Col. William Tavington (The Patriot) played by Jason Isaacs

You know, it’s an ugly business doing one’s duty… but just occasionally it’s a real pleasure.”

78. Orin Scrivello (Little Shop of Horrors) played by Steve Martin

” Let me ask you something. Does this scare you? Would you like it if I took this and headed right for your damn incisors!”

77. Xenia Zirgavna Onatopp (GoldenEye) played by Famke Janssen

It’s clean. I had to ventilate someone.”

76. Ernie McCracken (Kingpin) played by Bill Murray

“Believe me, as a bowler, I know that right about now, your bladder feels like an overstuffed vacuum cleaner bag and your butt is kinda like an about-to-explode bratwurst… Was I talking out loud? Sorry.

75. Mickey Knox (Natural Born Killers) played by Woddy Harrelson

“At birth, I was cast into a flaming pit of scum forgotten by God.”

74. Simon Skinner (Hot Fuzz) played by Timothy Dalton

“Lock me up. I’m a slasher! I must be stopped! A slasher… of prices!

73. Vincenzo Coccotti (True Romance) played by Christopher Walken

“I’m the Anti-Christ. You got me in a vendetta kind of mood. You tell the angels in heaven you never seen evil so singularly personified as you did in the face of the man who killed you.”

72. Leonard Smalls (Raising Arizona) played by Randall “Tex” Cobb

“You want to find an outlaw, hire an outlaw. You want to find a Dunkin’ Donuts, hire a cop.”

71. Bill Lumbergh (Office Space) played by Gary Cole

“I’m also gonna need you to come in on Sunday too.”

Next week: 70-69

100 Great Villains: Part II by tylercoenrrea
November 13, 2009, 7:24 pm
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Last time we started a look at 10 great villains and will continue that study with the help from a pirate, a teenage rebel, a terrorist’s little brother, a gunslinger, a nazi, and even a grasshopper. Bad guys that you may have seen but never took the time to remember. Well here’s a reminder of how awesome they really are.

90. William Stryker (X2: X-Men United) played by Brian Cox


” I was piloting Black Op’s missions in the jungles of Northern Vietnam while you were sucking on your mama’s tit at Woodstock, Kelly. Don’t lecture me about war. This already is war.”

89. Simon Gruber (Die Hard with a Vengeance) played by Jeremy Irons


Said Simple Simon to the pieman going to the fair, ‘Give me your pies… or I’ll cave your head in.'”

88. Johnny Ringo (Tombstone) played by Michael Biehn


I want your blood. And I want your souls. And I want them both right now!”

87. Hopper (A Bug’s Life) voiced by Kevin Spacey


“Let this be a lesson to all you ants! Ideas are very dangerous things! You are mindless, soil-shoving losers, put on this earth to serve us!”

86. J.D. (Heathers) played by Christian Slater


“Your society nods its head at any horror the American teenager can think to bring upon itself.”

85. The Kurgan (Highlander) played by Clancy Brown


“Tonight, you sleep in hell.”

84. Hando (Romper Stomper) played by Russell Crowe


“I want people to know I’m proud of my white history and white blood. One day it might be all I have.”

83. Bucho (Desperado) played by Joaquim de Almeida


“Now you drive around town. You see someone you don’t know, you shoot them. How hard is that?”

82. Agent Smith (The Matrix) played by Hugo Weaving


“Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You’re a plague and we are the cure.”

81. Captain Hector Barbossa (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl) played by Geoffrey Rush


“Don’t dare impugn me honor boy! I agreed she go free, but it was you who failed to specify when or where. Though it does seem a shame to lose something so fine, don’t it lads?”

There you go, tune in next week for 89-71.

-Tyler Correa

100 Great Villains: Part I by tylercoenrrea
October 11, 2009, 8:31 pm
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In the upcoming weeks we will be taking a look at some of the greatest antagonists to ever grace the screen. This isn’t a breakdown of the greatest villains of all time, that would be too difficult. Instead, it shall be a variety of colorful characters that represent different kinds of evil and darkness. Every week comes 10 different villains so lets begin with a few forgotten, but memorable bad guys.

100. Ace Merrill (Stand By Me) played by Kiefer Sutherland


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“Okay… Okay… You’ve stated your position clearly. Now I’m gonna state mine: get in the f–cking car, now!”

99. Peter McCabe (Desperate Measures) played by Michael Keaton

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“You have to appreciate the irony. After all these years of being locked up, I’m given the opportunity to kill again. A cop’s kid too, and all I have to do is sit right here.”

98. Dean Trumbell (Punch Drunk Love) played by Philip Seymour Hoffman


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97. Henry West (28 Days Later…) played by Chris Eccleston


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“People killing people. Which is much what I saw in the four weeks before infection, and the four weeks before that, and before that, and as far back as I care to remember. People killing people. Which to my mind, puts us in a state of normality right now.”

96. Guido (Risky Business) played by Joe Pantoliano


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“If I didn’t have any self-respect, it wouldn’t just be the furniture, it would be your arms, your legs, your head.”

95. Ivan Korshanov (Air Force One) played by Gary Oldman


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“Your national security advisor has been executed. He’s a very good negotiator. He bought you another half hour.”

94. Rip (Less Than Zero) played by James Spader


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“I don’t wanna trust you, Julian, I just want my 50 K, all right?”

93. Victor Sweet (Four Brothers) played by Chiwetel Ejiofor


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“You don’t pay a ho to f–k. You pay her to leave. what you pay out-of-town shooters to do? You pay them to et the hell back out of town. That’s what I asked for, out-of-town shooters. What’d I get? In-town shooters.”

92. Liberty Valance (The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance) played by Lee Marvin


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“Either you get out of town, or tonight you be out on that street alone. You be there, and don’t makes us come and get you.”

91. Walter Finch (Insomnia) played by Robin Williams


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“You and I share a secret. We know how easy it is to kill someone. That ultimate taboo. It doesn’t exist outside our own minds.”

What do you think? Got some favorite villains. Let me know and they might make it into the next 9 posts.

-Tyler Correa