One of the greatest showcases of actor’s talent is playing a bad guy. Seriously, depicting villains is a work of art and so many things can go wrong in the process! To create a believable character one needs to delve deep inside his own self to find all those dark traits and features that need to be shown on screen. It’s no easy task, but more often than not we get to see some really tough baddies on big and small screens. In fact, they act so good that we even forget that there are handsome actors hiding behind the vicious characters and unpleasant attire! Yes, they are that good. Here are 8 villains who look incredibly handsome in real life.
Ramsay Bolton – Iwan Rheon
It’s hard to think of Ramsay Bolton in positive terms, but when you look at the actor as a person you soon find out that he is the loveliest guy ever. Just look at that kind face! Iwan, of course, realized his character was the worse and supported the screenwriters when they prepared the horrible death for him.
Count Olaf – Neil Patrick Harris
The star of How I Met Your Mother is the sweetest man in real life. Yet to portray Count Olaf in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events he had to ditch all his goodness and cheerfulness, transforming into a crooked, greedy tyrant who was a nightmare for the Baudelaire family. His talent is really big!
Viserys Targaryen – Harry Lloyd
When you look at Viserys it’s hard to ignore his nasty character. All that lust for power, greed, viciousness, and complete lack of respect for women…what can I say, he totally deserved what was coming his way! Harry Lloyd, on the other hand, is a nice bloke that looks like you could be best friends with him forever.
Bartemius Crouch Junior – David Tennant
Some of you sci-fi geeks know David Tennant as the 10th Doctor from the Doctor Who Universe, yet he hasn’t always been one of the good guys. His portrayal of cruel, powerful, and absolutely rogue wizard Bartemius Crouch Junior in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was so brilliant that he lately got offered the role of Kilgrave, the main antagonist in season 1 of Jessica Jones, and oh boy, what an amazing job he did with that character! Still, in real life David Dennant is a romantic, kind-hearted, and cheerful family-man.
Hideo Kuze – Michael Pitt
Hideo Kuze is a complex character we meet in Ghost in the Shell movie. He does some awful things, but there is a reason he became like that. Makeup artists turned Michael Pitt into a surreal cyberpunk monster, while in real life he’s a kind and loving husband, as well as a talented musician. Don’t you just love the fact these actors can transform like that?
Nathan – Oscar Isaac
Although it’s hard to tell who is the real ‘bad guy ’ in the movie Ex Machina, Nathan seems to be the main antagonist for the most part of the movie. In the end roles change, and his eccentric, unapologetic genius of a man turns out to be the lesser evil compared to the AI he created. In real life Oscar Isaac is charismatic and absolutely handsome and sweet.
Ted Bundy – Zac Efron
You’ve got to have some serious chops to go for a role like this, yet Zac Efron totally looked and played the part. Ted Bundy was a vicious serial killer who murdered dozens of women in the U.S. in the 70s. The killer used his charming looks and acting of his own to lure his victims and let their guard down, so it was only natural to cast a handsome actor as well. Zac Efron played his part brilliantly! But we all know just what a wonderful and kind-hearted person he is in real life.
Pennywise – Bill Skarsgård
The whole Skarsgård clan is beyond handsome, so it really comes as no surprise that Bill Skarsgård inherited the looks as well as acting prowess. I mean, it’s no easy thing to play one of the scariest and most iconic bad guys ever created by Stephen King! The author himself praised Bill for his amazing acting. In real life, though, he is the sweetest man ever!