Sometimes being nasty is not the only thing a villain needs to distinguish himself. Take these 10 bad guys whose fashion sense is as sharp as their deadly intent.
10. Hans Gruber from Die Hard (Alan Rickman)
Hans Gruber is another one from the brand of villain that’s always smartly dressed whatever the situation. Often voted as one of the top villains of all time this list wouldn’t be complete without him.
9. Castor Troy from Face-Off (Nicholas Cage/John Travolta)
Castor Troy has a penchant for silk shirts, velvet suits and gold plated Desert Eagles. Maybe not a particularly stylish combo, but perhaps one of the sharpest dressed.
8. Michael Corleone from The Godfather (Al Pacino)
In this top ten list we just can’t get enough of gangsters. 50s crime-lord, Michael Corleone is suave and equally as well dressed as our other gangster villains.
7. Mr Blonde from Reservoir Dogs (Michael Madsen)
The suits for Reservoir Dogs were bought in a second hand store, so there are no designer labels here. But it’s still a well-fitting, smart suit and skinny tie combo which looks pretty sharp, especially with those shades.
6. Al Capone from the Untouchables (Robert De Niro)
Gangster number 2 – Al Capone’s misdeeds started in the early 20s, so same costume, slightly different era!
5. Magneto from X-Men (Ian McKellan)
With his smart grey suit and matching cape, Magneto doesn’t do dressed down days. Of all of the super hero villains he is arguably the sharpest dressed – and no spandex in sight!
4. Calvin Candie from Django Unchained (Leonardo DiCaprio)
A newcomer in the world of villains, Calvin Candie has a well-deserved place on this list. Inspired by Rhett Butler from Gone with the Wind, Candie is impeccably dressed in a burgundy suit, with a decorative waistcoat and cravat – a cigarette holder giving a finishing touch to the look.
3. John Dillinger from Public Enemies (Johnny Depp)
You can’t have a top 10 best dressed villains list without a gangster or two. And no list would be complete without Mr Depp. The 30s are one of the most stylish eras to depict in film, with the pinstripe three piece suits, the sharp shirts and ties and the infamous trilbies. They don’t make gangsters like they used to.
2. Agent Smith from the Matrix Trilogy (Hugo Weaving)
With his fitted dark green suit, matching tie and dark glasses, Agent Smith makes it into the top ten for his ability to stay sharp. Throughout the Matrix trilogy and the number of fight scenes, he never loses composure. His tie is always straight and his glasses are rarely off.
1. Patrick Bateman from American Psycho (Christian Bale)
Patrick Bateman makes this list for his vanity and obsession with his appearance. With a wardrobe filled with designer labels, Bateman is obsessively well groomed and wouldn’t be seen in anything other than the latest fashion.
Who are your best dressed villains?
Written and compiled by Sarah Leeds.
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