At times it’s a pleasant surprise when we see some old movies and spot our favorite actors as villains. We probably didn’t recognize these villains since these actors weren’t famous back then.
And we all know great villains make great heroes, so its a definitely an amazing way to get some limelight. Here are actors who played villains and we totally forgot about it!
1. Tom Hardy – Star Trek: Nemesis
Way before he starred in our favorite films like Venom and Mad Max: Fury Road (and even now in MCU) or even before his breakout performance in Bronson, Tom Hardy played a villain in Star Trek. In Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), Hardy played the bald Reman rebel leader Shinzon.
2. Jared Leto – Panic Room
We are about to witness Jared Leto in and as Morbius and finally enter the Marvel world. But he has played villain roles before! In the movie Panic Room, a mother-daughter duo takes refuge in a panic room to escape three home invaders. One of them was Jared Leto.
Jared Leto has also played the Joker in Suicide Squad and oh he had a villainous side in Blade Runner! We can’t wait to see him in Morbius.
3. Sam Rockwell – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Actor Sam Rockwell is well known for playing villains. We have seen him play Justin Hammer in Iron Man 2, the President of the Galaxy in Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and so many more.
But he had also played the bad guy in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles way back in 1990.
4. Christian Bale – Shaft
He got his breakout role in 2000 when he played the lead in American Psycho. But that same year he also played a villain role which we all often forget about. He starred opposite Samuel L. Jackson in Shaft.
5. Robert Downey Jr. – U. S. Marshals and In Dreams
RDJ is our perfect Tony Stark, but due to his complicated past, he was struggling to land a decent role. But he got two villainous roles in “In Dreams” and “U.S. Marshals”. It’s not easy for us to imagine our beloved Iron Man as a villain, especially with those long locks.
6. Dwayne Johnson – The Mummy Returns
The Rock has been breaking the internet as well as box office records. His recent movie The Red Notice alongside Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds has been the talk of the town for quite some time now. But can we talk about his CGI head on scorpion’s body in “The Mummy Returns”? What was everyone even thinking?? It was hilarious to see though!