Actors who portrayed villains so well that people hate them

From psychopathic serial killers to Machiavellian masterminds, these actors have proven that there’s a fine art to being a truly hated villain on screen.

Imelda Staunton as Dolores Umbridge in ‘Harry Potter’

With her saccharine-sweet demeanor and penchant for punishing Hogwarts students with  “special” detention methods, the vicious Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher quickly became one of the most despised characters in the wizarding world.

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Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton in ‘Game of Thrones’

Whether dismembering body parts, torturing Theon, abusing Sansa, or murdering Rickon, Bolton’s atrocities made him one of the most despised characters on television.

Donald Sutherland as President Snow in ‘The Hunger Games’

Donald Sutherland’s portrayal of the main antagonist in “The Hunger Games” series, President Snow, was so effective that it’s safe to say that the odds of not hating his character are not in his favor.

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Christoph Waltz as Hans Landa in ‘Inglourious Basterds’

Waltz’ played a charming but ruthless Nazi officer as nobody else could —with a twinkle in his eye and an impeccable command of multiple languages.


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