Top 10 Magnificent Bastards in Movies
This is a list of likeable villains, evil characters that are still likeable somehow!. But how to make a likeable villain? To be a Magnificent Bastard you have to be charismatic, brilliant and devious. Magnificent Bastard was first coined in the movie Patton, about General George S. Patton. They are smooth operators and never lose their cool. Featuring Danny Ocean, Royal Tenenbaum, a terrible movie father, Colonel Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds, The Joker from the Dark Knight, Hans Gruber in Die Hard, a charming terrorist, Raoul Silva from Skyfall, Hannibal Lecter from The Silence of the Lambs, Keyser Söze from The Usual Suspects.
You can’t help but admire the genius of their dirty tricks!
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