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Top 10 Actors Who Can Play Good and Bad Guys

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You never know when you can trust them... Join http://www.WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the top 10 actors who can play both good and bad guys. Special thanks to our users bonoo94, Danny George, Rob Welch and CJ Taylor for submitting the idea on our Suggestions Page at WatchMojo.com/suggest! Check out the voting page here, http://watchmojo.com/suggest/Top%2010%20Actors%20Who%20Can%20Play%20Good%20and%20Bad%20Guys If you want to suggest an idea for a WatchMojo video, check out our interactive Suggestion Tool at http://www.WatchMojo.com/suggest :) Check us out at Twitter.com/WatchMojo and Facebook.com/WatchMojo We have T-Shirts! Be sure to check out http://www.WatchMojo.com/store for more info. Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/E7bC/
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Humberto Cirne (3 days ago)
What about Joaquin Phoenix?????????????
Fire eater 9107 (5 days ago)
When did Elijah Wood play a bad guy?
Aderion Barney (8 days ago)
Great list! I agree100% and Edward Norton should have been on the list I seen movies where he was a son of a b****
dfunklegend Fontdawg (8 days ago)
What about Anthony Hopkins? He should have at least received an honorable nod.
a-rrahman 16 (9 days ago)
I don't c Kevin spacey.
Everyone wears a mask (9 days ago)
There were so many better Samuel Jackson movies to mention than Snakes on a Plane.
Gerome Barral (9 days ago)
Most of my top picks in the comment but I'm amazed no one mentions Henry Fonda.
Bernard Pedersen (10 days ago)
Gene Hackman anyone? His character in "Enemy of the State" transcends both good and bad. As far as his voice acting, Mark Hamill plays an incredible Joker in shows like "Batman: The animated series." But, I think James Earl Jones takes it. The voice of the most iconic villain in film. Yet he plays Jack Ryan's good friend, the seemingly creepy old guy in "The Sandlot."
K'. Ekerete (13 days ago)
Steve Martin?
ms nicole (15 days ago)
William Defoe...one of the best actors ...he plays good and and bad very well!!!
I Don’t Know Shit (15 days ago)
Christoph Waltz should be number 1. From playing Hans Landa in Inglorious Basterds to Schultz in Django,you have to admit
I Don’t Know Shit (15 days ago)
Samuel L Jackson was in Die Hard??
The Motherfucker (11 days ago)
The third one
Travis David Johnson (20 days ago)
Dennis Hopper, Christopher Walken,and a man named Daniel-Day Lewis. Ralph Fiennes, Kevin Bacon, John Malkovich, and a little known, it three Italian actors named Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci
Ali Bakir (21 days ago)
Heath Ledger did one villain role, man! Denzel should be number 1
StephenProductions (23 days ago)
Two words: Jamie Foxx
Ian Chairul (24 days ago)
Robert de niro, he won oscar from both antagonist and protagonist character, why he is not on the list?
Tia Aaron (1 month ago)
Jude Law,Tom HiddlestoneJames McAvoy were missing.
himanshu kumar (1 month ago)
Seeing Oldman as serious black was as sweet as vanilla ice cream 🤗🤗🤗🤗
Meadow Gibbs (1 month ago)
How is Gary Oldman in actors who always play bad guys and this?
Emmanuel Perez (1 month ago)
Shout out to Gary Oldman for portraying Reznov In Call Of Duty Worlds At War and Call Of Duty Black Ops
Robert Messenger (1 month ago)
Al Pacino. Not even an honorable mention!!!
Mike 7 (1 month ago)
Samuel L. Jackson is NOT a good person in real life. He despises his fans and thinks he is God. Good actor... Yes, good person, OHH Hell no!!
Draxler Gotham (1 month ago)
When the Two main characters of one Movie is on this List, you know the movie was that great
Vaughn Vickers (1 month ago)
Our opinions about who is number 1 or 2 must somehow be unbiased. This is difficult to achieve, I will admit. I believe however, that being able to act convincingly along with versatility is a measure of a great actress/actor. ....I'm just sayin'
cjknox1973 (2 months ago)
What about non-stop though!
Ligma Balls (2 months ago)
Arnold schwarchanegger
Coenjow (2 months ago)
Very difficult list to make, and you did a good job! But Waltz really deserves more than just an honorable mention in my opinion(imo).
Paul Little (2 months ago)
Absolutely
Junwai Ong (2 months ago)
edward norton good guys:the incredible hulk,isle of dogs,rounders and american history X. bad guys:primal fear,the bourne legacy,stone and the score.
Junwai Ong (2 months ago)
where is whoopi goldberg? kevin costner and john cussak play villain?
Emil Andersen (2 months ago)
666 dislikes ILLUMINATI Confirmed Just saying...
Joseph White (3 months ago)
I know he only does voices, but didn't Mark Hamill deserve a spot?
Matthew Finnerty (3 months ago)
What about james earl Jones
Dtt159 (3 months ago)
Where is Jimmy Fox
Tolex Maximillian (4 months ago)
So how is Leonardo DiCaprio not on this list.....not right
Random (4 months ago)
Wow..... No Jack Nicholson, Ralph Fiennes, Kevin Spacey, Al Pacino, Leonardo DiCaprio?!? That’s a travesty.
Hoàng Quốc Minh (4 months ago)
How about Jason Staham ?
John Wick (4 months ago)
where's Jet Li (bad guy in Lethal Weapon) did very well or JCVD, who was the bad guy in expendables 2 i believe
Skywalker (4 months ago)
I did not see anyone mention Christopher Lee. Or even John Malkovich. But I suppose, top 10 actors is a tough choice.
Horror Show (4 months ago)
what about Danny DeVito and Larry Drake, Andrew Divoff, James Remar, and Lance Henriksen, Bruce Payne, and Bruce Wills. they did role Villain and some good guy
magic wand (4 months ago)
Please revisit this clip and make top 20 ..... too many legendary personas are let oit,can't squeeze em all in 10am still mad there is no Joe Pesci here , ask any 9f those you mentioned and they'll tell you Joe should top the list
magic wand (4 months ago)
Where is Joe Pesci
Penelope O'Brien (5 months ago)
Heath Ledger has only one good bad guy movie.
Penelope O'Brien (5 months ago)
Don't forget Samuels l Jackson as froze zone and a time to kill
Priyank Khemka (5 months ago)
Al Pacino guys....
sophie walsh (5 months ago)
Sorry... De Niro? Day Lewis?
Jeff Silvey (5 months ago)
Gary Oldman and john travolta are badass at going in between good and bad
Daron Scates (5 months ago)
Benedict Cumberbatch!!!
Lucarius1 (5 months ago)
What bad guy did Elija Wood play?
Ti'mir Sargeant (5 months ago)
Can we get a pt 2 to the list of two faced actors
Brian D. (5 months ago)
snakes on the plane.. was his worst
Lavon Hayes (6 months ago)
Ian ? Seriously? What about Sir Anthony Hopkins silence of the lambs?
Nefera Ali (6 months ago)
Gary Oldman is ma favorite actor 😙
Amit Kanade (6 months ago)
First of all Ian Mckellens Magneto cannot be considered a ideal villain. And Jack Nicholson (Chinatown & The Shining and As good as it gets & The Departed) Also Daniel Day Lewis (The Last of the Mohicans & The Gangs of New York and Lincoln & There will be blood) deserve the spot way more than John Travolta and Nicholas Cage
Iffat Bushra Suhi (6 months ago)
johnny depp..??? leonardo de caprio..??? kevin spacey..???
Joseph Thomas Whiting (6 months ago)
Where are Anthony Hopkins, Kathy Bates, and Tilda Swinton?
Seth Savage (6 months ago)
Denzel should of been number one
Iconic stuff (6 months ago)
What about Robert De Niro, Anthony Hopkins, and Jack Nicholson?
Baven Kumar (6 months ago)
tom hardy,Robert de niro,AL Pacino,Mel gibson ?
Nadi m (6 months ago)
Elijah Wood?
Mike Johnston (6 months ago)
Denzel Washington. # 1.
Bill Wright (6 months ago)
I agree that saumuel l jackson is a good person for this list....but can we all agree that his lisp in kingsmen was ridiculous?
Lambert Majambele (6 months ago)
Ian McKellen, deserves a spot, so does Leonard Dicaprio, Kevin Spacey, Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Josh Brolin, Robert Downey Jr. Henry Cavill his another upcoming great actor etc.. But If not Daniel Day-Lewis as #1 spot, should've been Denzel Washington
Nithin C (6 months ago)
Have you seen collateral(2004) and mission impossible??? You are missing Tom Cruise
Jack Oh Chee Siong (6 months ago)
Arnold, play both bad and good terminator.
Brandon Murrell (6 months ago)
The disrespect!! NO TED LEVINE?? "Its rubs the lotion on its skin or else its gets the hose again.."
Sam Kresil (6 months ago)
Al Pacino, Ray Winston, Angelina Jolie, Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mel Gibson, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Spacey, Mila Kunis,Dwayne Johnson Benedict Cumberbatch, Idris Elba, Nicole Kidman, Micheal Keaton, Anthony Hopkins, David Tennant, Eva Green, Johnny Depp and Arnold Schwarzeneggar.
LetsTalk Communities (6 months ago)
Even Eddie Murphy
LetsTalk Communities (6 months ago)
No Robert Deniro ???
samynator0904 (6 months ago)
I think this list is biased just because of the fact that 4 of these actor are in the same film, another 2 in the same film, another 2 in the same film, it kinda feels like you should watch more movies because you left out a LOT of iconic actors
Tejas Kane (7 months ago)
Arnold in T1 as bad and T2 as Good is one of the best actor transformations ever
Simon Nelms (7 months ago)
Gary Oldman all the way! And John Travolta can’t act for s**t!!
MrCameramanJ (7 months ago)
If Denzel wasnt on this list, I would of start a riot lol
Yaser Akuma (7 months ago)
John travolta the taking of pelham badas
Totoche240 (7 months ago)
Henry Fonda deserves to be mentioned
Mary Miller (7 months ago)
Where in the hell is Robert DeNario?!?!?
adit ghifari (7 months ago)
See you around, officer
Leah Ryan (7 months ago)
What about Mark Hamill?
Bob Lewis (7 months ago)
Robin fucking Williams
juan roldan (7 months ago)
should add Anthony Hopkins and Jack Nicholson
MrMurphyum (7 months ago)
John Lithgow !!! Omg who is making these lists?
Vpa Golem (7 months ago)
Sean Bean should have had top spot
Alessandro Damiani (7 months ago)
Nobody says Tom Cruise? He's most remembered for his heroic Ethan Hunt in the M:I saga along with his Maverick in Top Gun, but he's been great also as a villain in films like Interview with the vampire and especially Collateral.
FecalMattur (7 months ago)
....its not a Chelsea grin, it's a Glasgow smile... PS: HOW IN THE FUCK IS CHRISTOPH WALTZ ONLY A MENTION??????
Vic Coni (7 months ago)
l have to agree with Mr. Glass 9:49 . Denzel is number one...... end of story.
Agatha Christie (7 months ago)
Let's not forget Idris Elba Tom McVoy (not sure if that's the right spelling
Yassin French (7 months ago)
The best actors in my personal opinion and my most favourite are Samuel l Jackson Denzel Washington Lawrence fishburne Jim Carey Arnold swarzenegger Sylvester Stallone Bruce Lee Jett Lee Jackie chan Robert de Nero Whoopi Goldberg Martin Lawrence Eddy murphy Will smith Liam neesan Milla jochsvich Robert englund Tony Todd The worst actors and the ones I hate the most are Nicolas cage Ben stiller Kevin bacon
Zib Ndix (7 months ago)
Bit off more than you could chew with this one.
Carlito Brigante (7 months ago)
Robert de niro or al pacino ??
mohamed reda (7 months ago)
Heath ledger overrated
29reasons (7 months ago)
this one should be a top 20 list
ollontay tambo (7 months ago)
anthony hoopkins
D (7 months ago)
Denzel is way better as the bad guy IMO. Edward Norton can def do both (American History X in 98 and Fight Club in 99, insanely different roles). Travolta played many roles, but i think the only one he really sunk into was Pulp Fiction. Sam Jackson is amazing but also id say is better as a bad guy. If only Cersei, Cranston and James Gandolfini could make this list. (I know, those are TV shows).
Dheeraj Singh (7 months ago)
Where the hell is Leonardo!!!!! Don't you watch movies!!! (Just for ref- Aviator, Wolf on the wall street, Django Unchained, Shutter Island)
jorge junior (7 months ago)
I've had it with this muthafucker videos on this muthafucking channel😂😂😂😂
Preston R (7 months ago)
I feel like Gary sinise and/or Al Pacino deserved spots or honorable mentions
William A. Brown, Jr. (7 months ago)
Jack Nicholson
Meryl Streep could play Batman and be the right choice
Day Lewis (7 months ago)
Where's Kevin Bacon?
djef ardeur (8 months ago)
king kong ain't got shit on me!

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