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Baddest Villain in a Western
Posted: April 16th, 2007, 2:03 am
Lee Marvin as Liberty in " The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.
Posted: April 16th, 2007, 7:10 am
Henry Fonda in "Once Upon a Time in the West"
Posted: April 16th, 2007, 9:19 am
Dan Duryea in "Winchester '73." Jack Elam gets credit for his last scene in "Rawhide."
Posted: April 17th, 2007, 11:55 am
After Liberty, I'd say Jack Palance in Shane and Strother Martin in Will Penny.
Oh! And Bruce Dern, in The Cowboys. What a dastard.
Posted: May 3rd, 2007, 1:05 pm
I'd add Robert Ryan in THE NAKED SPUR to those listed here.
Posted: May 3rd, 2007, 2:38 pm
Walter Brennan in MY DARLING CLEMENTINE.
Posted: May 3rd, 2007, 4:40 pm
Dewey1960 wrote:Walter Brennan in MY DARLING CLEMENTINE.
He was bad ! In " Wagonmaster ", Charles Kemper as " Uncle Shiloh " was a bad " daddy " too. " Liberty Valance ", " Old Man Clanton ", and "Uncle Shiloh " were men with whips, and all three films were directed by John Ford. I hope that " Wagonmaster " gets the DVD treatment very soon
Posted: May 5th, 2007, 2:28 pm
For me, this distinction would fall to two characters in a dead heat tie.
Annoyingly, I cannot remember the exact character name for either of those two misanthropes, most probably because they both make their appearances in two fairly recent Westerns, neither garnering much fanfare.
All that notwithstanding, the first one is the psychopathic Mormon outlaw from the early 90's TV film: The Tracker (later retitled to the far less apprpriate Dead or Alive), which featured the iconic Kris Kristofferson in one of his best roles.
The second one is the monstrous, seemingly-indestructable Apache brujo who terrorized (and/or slew) all the other principals in 2004's The Missing, a sadly underappreciated movie, somewhat reminiscent of DeLaurentiis' evocative White Buffalo. I felt Ron Howard coaxed some unique performances from Tommy Lee Jones & Cate Blanchett, and that demonic brujo made my heart race!