Special Report

Most Memorable Movie Villains

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

> Movie: “Orphan” (2009)
> Played by: Isabelle Fuhrman

A couple’s newly adopted daughter is not what she seems in this chilling psychological horror flick. “Fuhrman’s delightfully mordant turn and a staggering final reel curveball make this the most unconventional ‘killer kid’ film of recent years,” wrote critic Howard Gorman for NME.

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

Fergie Colm
> Movie: “The Town” (2010)
> Played by: Pete Postlethwaite

Ben Affleck’s heist movie offers plenty of unsavory characters, many of whom report to mob boss Fergus “Fergie” Colm. Hiding in plain sight, the Boston-based gang leader moonlights as the unassuming owner of a local flower shop.

Source: Courtesy of New Line Cinema

> Movie: “It” franchise (2017)
> Played by: Tim Curry/Bill Skarsgård

Tim Curry and Bill Skarsgård offered different but equally chilling performances of Pennywise in separate adaptations of Stephen King’s sprawling novel. While most often taking the form of a clown, the character is actually an ancient evil fueled by childhood fear and imagination.

Source: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

Darth Vader
> Movie: Star Wars films
> Played by: David Prowse (voice: James Earl Jones)

Darth Vader rendered an instant impression by way of his ventilator-like breathing, terrifying appearance, boomy voice, and accompanying theme music. Despite his commitment to the dark side, the character would eventually reveal conflicting emotions and a tragic backstory. He remains a pop culture stalwart whose legacy looms over the “Star Wars” franchise and beyond.

Source: Courtesy of New Line Cinema

> Movie: “Lord of the Rings” trilogy
> Played by: Andy Serkis

A former Hobbit, Gollum was mentally and physically altered by his possession of the all-powerful ring. Brought to life via game-changing CGI, the character tries to regain his “precious” by any means necessary. Actor Andy Serkis would go on to voice Caesar in the “Planet of the Apes” franchise and direct the latest “Venom” movie, among other things.

Sponsored: Tips for Investing

A financial advisor can help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of investment properties. Finding a qualified financial advisor doesn’t have to be hard. SmartAsset’s free tool matches you with up to three financial advisors who serve your area, and you can interview your advisor matches at no cost to decide which one is right for you. If you’re ready to find an advisor who can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now.

Investing in real estate can diversify your portfolio. But expanding your horizons may add additional costs. If you’re an investor looking to minimize expenses, consider checking out online brokerages. They often offer low investment fees, helping you maximize your profit.