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Hypervocal.comA Brief History of Hollywood Villains and America's Collective Fears

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MovieYear of ReleaseBad GuyCharacter EthnicityPlayed ByMotivation

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James Bond: Dr. No1962Dr. Julius NoGerman/ChineseJoseph WisemanUnwanted child, Napoleon complex, revenge, sabotage

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James Bond: From Russia With Love1963Rosa KlebbRussianLotte LenyaDefection, orders

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James Bond: From Russia With Love1963Ernst Stavro Blofeld "Number 1"RussianAnthony DawsonEvilness, aims to steal from Soviets and sell own tech back to them

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James Bond: Goldfinger1964Auric GoldfingerGerman by birth, British citizenGert FröbeExpatriot from Latvia

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James Bond: Thunderball1965Ernst Stavro Blofeld "Number 1"RussianAnthony DawsonEvilness

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James Bond: Thunderball1965Emilio LargoItalianAdolfo CeliStereotypical Italian

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Our Man Flint1966Doctor KrupovRussianRhys Williams

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Our Man Flint1966Doctor Wu Generic White GuyPeter Brocco

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Our Man Flint1966Doctor SchneiderAsianBenson Fong

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James Bond: You Only Live Twice1967Ernst Stavro Blofeld "Number 1"RussianDonald Pleasance

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Ice Station Zebra1968Boris VaslovRussianErnest Borgnine

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James Bond: On Her Majesty's Secret Service1969Ernst Stavro Blofeld "Number 1"RussianTelly Savalas

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Airport1970D.O. Guerrero Generic White GuyVan Heflinincreasingly psychologically-disturbed bankrupt building contractor

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James Bond: Diamonds Are Forever1971Ernst Stavro Blofeld "Number 1"RussianCharles Gray

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Dirty Harry1971Charles "Scorpio" DavisGeneric White GuyAndy Robinson

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The French Connection1971Alain Charnier FrenchFernando Rey

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Shaft1971Ben BufordAfrican AmericanChristopher St. John

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The Getaway1972Jack BenyonGeneric White GuyBen Johnson

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James Bond: Live and Let Die1973Mr. Big/ Dr. KanangaAfrican AmericanYaphet Kottoheroin trade

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Magnum Force1973Lt. Neil BriggsGeneric White GuyHal Holbrook

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White Lightning1973Sheriff J.C. ConnorsGeneric White GuyNed Beatty

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James Bond: The Man with the Golden Gun1974Francisco ScaramangaBritish national born to former Cuban national and circus momChristopher LeeCatalan

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Bullit1968Johnny RossGeneric White GuyPat Renellawants to escape the mob/police custody

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James Bond: The Spy Who Loved Me1977Karl StrombergGerman?Curt JurgensSwedish

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James Bond: For Your Eyes Only1981BlofeldRussianJohn Hollis

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James Bond: For Your Eyes Only1981Aristotle KristatosKefalonian (Greek)Julian Glover

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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark1981René BelloqFrenchPaul Freeman

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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark1981Major Arnold TohtGermanRonald Lacey

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Rambo: First Blood1982Sheriff Will TeasleGeneric White GuyBrian Dennehy

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James Bond: Octopussy1983General OrlovSovietSteven Berkoff

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James Bond: Octopussy1983Kamal KhanExiled Afghan PrinceLouis Jourdan

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom1984Mola RamBengali, high priest of the ThuggeeAmrish Puri

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Escape from New York1984The DukeAfrican AmericanIsaac Hayes

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James Bond: A View to a Kill1985Max ZorinGerman, born in DresdenChristopher Walken

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Rambo: First Blood Part II1985Marshall MurdockGeneric White GuyCharles Napier

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Rambo: First Blood Part II1985Lt. Col. PodovskySovietSteven Berkoff

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Iron Eagle1986Col. Akir NakeshArabicDavid Suchet

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James Bond: The Living Daylights1987General Georgi KoskovSovietJeroen Krabbé

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James Bond: The Living Daylights1987Brad WhitakerGeneric White GuyJoe Don Baker

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Lethal Weapon1987Mr. JoshuaGeneric White GuyGary Busey

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Lethal Weapon1987Peter McAllisterGeneric White GuyMitchell Ryan

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Die Hard1988Hans GruberGermanAlan Rickman

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Rambo III1988Colonel Zaysen SovietMarc de Jonge

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Red Heat1988Viktor RostaviliSoviet GeorgianEd O'Ross

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James Bond: License to Kill1989Franz SanchezHalf German, half South AmericanRobert Davi

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade1989Walter DonovanGeneric White GuyJulian Glover

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Lethal Weapon 21989Arjen RuddSouth AfricanJoss Ackland

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Die Hard 21990Colonel StuartGeneric White GuyWilliam Sadler

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Total Recall1990Vilos CohaagenGeneric White GuyRonny Cox

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Hard to Kill1990Senator Vernon TrentGeneric White GuyWilliam Sadler

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Marked for Death1990ScrewfaceJamaicanBasil Wallace

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Out for Justice1991Richie MadanoGeneric White GuyWilliam Forsythe

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Lethal Weapon 31992Jack TravisGeneric White GuyStuart Wilson

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Aces: Iron Eagle III1992Gustav KleissGerman/AustrianPaul Freeman

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Patriot Games1992Sean MillerIrishSean Bean

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Under Siege1992Bill StrannixGeneric White GuyTommy Lee Jones

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Demolition Man1993Simon PhoenixBlack crime lordWesley SnipesPre-existing problems with the law, 30 years of cryo downloads

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Cliffhanger1993Eric QualenGeneric White GuyJohn LithgowGreed

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Speed1994Howard PayneGeneric White GuyDennis Hopper

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True Lies1994Salim Abu AzizArabicArt Malik

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On Deadly Ground1994Michael JenningsGeneric White GuyMichael Caine

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The Getaway1994Rudy TravisGeneric White GuyMichael Madsen

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James Bond: Goldeneye1995Alec Trevelyan, "Janus"BritishSean Bean

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Die Hard with a Vengeance1995Colonel Simon Peter GruberGermanJeremy Irons

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Under Siege 2: Dark Territory1995Travis DaneGeneric White GuyEric Bogosian

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Bad Boys1995FouchetFrenchTchéky Karyo

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The Glimmer Man1996 Donald CunninghamGeneric White GuyJohn M. Jackson

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The Glimmer Man1996Frank DeverellGeneric White GuyBob Gunton

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Mission: Impossible1996Jim PhelpsGeneric White GuyJon Voight

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Escape from L.A.1996Cuervo JonesLatin American?Georges Corraface

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The Rock1996Brigadier General Francis HummeGeneric White GuyEd Harris

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James Bond: Tomorrow Never Dies1997Elliot Carverillegitimate son of a German woman who died in childbirth and Lord Roverman, a press tycoonJonathan Pryce

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Speed 2: Cruise Control1997John GeigerGeneric White GuyWillem Dafoe

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Air Force One1997Ivan KorshunovRussianGary Oldman

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Lethal Wepon 41998Wah Sing KuChineseJet Li

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The Siege1998Sheikh Ahmed bin TalalArabAhmed Ben Larby

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The Siege1998Major General William DevereauxGeneric White GuyBruce Willis

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James Bond: The World is Not Enough1999RenardTrained by the SovietsRobert Carlyle

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Charlie's Angels2000Eric KnoxGeneric White GuySam Rockwell

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Mission: Impossible II2000Sean AmbroseGeneric White GuyDougray Scott

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Ticker2001Alex SwannIrish bomberDennis Hopper

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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider2001Manfred PowellBritishIain Glen

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James Bond: Die Another Day2002Gustav GravesNorth Korean, then turns European- (British)Toby Stephens

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Collateral Damage2002 Claudio PerriniColombianCliff Curtis

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xXx2002 YorgiRussianMarton Csokas

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The Bourne Identity2002Alexander ConklinAmericanChris Cooper

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Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle2003Madison LeeGeneric White GuyDemi Moore

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Bad Boys II2003Hector Juan Carlos "Johnny" TapiaCubanJordi Mollà

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Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life2003Jonathan Reiss Generic White GuyCiarán Hinds

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Man on Fire2004Samuel RamosMexicanMarc Anthony

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The Bourne Supremacy2004KirillRussianKarl Urban

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Batman Begins2005Ra's al GhulArabicLiam NeesonTerrorist and assassin aiming to destroy humanity in order to cleanse it

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xXx: State of the Union2005George DeckertGeneric White GuyWillem Dafoe

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James Bond: Casino Royale2006Le ChiffreAlbanian and statelessMads MikkelsenRacially, subject is probably a mixture of Mediterranean with Prussian or Polish strains

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Crank2006Ricky VeronaLatin American?Jose Pablo Cantillo

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Déjà Vu2006Carroll OerstadtGeneric White GuyJames Caviezel

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Mission: Impossible III2006Owen DavianGeneric White GuyPhilip Seymour Hoffman

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There Will Be Blood2007Daniel PlainviewGeneric White GuyDaniel Day-LewisGreed

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Live Free or Die Hard2007Thomas GabrielGeneric White GuyTimothy Olyphant

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The Bourne Ultimatum2007Noah VosenGeneric White GuyDavid Strathairn

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James Bond: Quantum of Solace2008Dominic GreeneFrench?Mathieu Amalric

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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull2008Irina SpalkoUkranian SovietCate Blanchett

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Rambo2008Major Pa Tee Tint BurmeseMaung Maung Khin

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Iron Man2008Obadiah StaneGeneric White GuyJeff Bridges

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Iron Man 22010Ivan VankoRussianMickey Rourke

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The Expendables2010General GarzaLatin American dictatorDavid Zayas

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Star Wars IV-VI1977-1983Darth Vader (Old)Generic White GuyJames Earl Jones/David ProwseCyborg parts made by Sith, evil side of the Force consumed him

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Star Wars I-III1999-2005Darth Vader (Young)Generic White GuyHayden Christensen/Jake LloydRefused Jedi Mastership, tried to save wife by joining the Sith

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