A hero is as good as his nemesis. The merits of the hero are not highlighted unless they come up against a formidable foe. In spite of the hero winning at the end of the day, there are some villains who stay on your mind for a long time. Some seem hilarious in retrospect while some still send a shiver down your spine and there are some who are simply brilliant. Heroes are the ones we fall in love with while villains end up being the people who we love to hate. We have compiled a list of iconic villains from the 90s who made our heroes shine brighter than the stars.
Dr. Evil – Austin Powers
If the face seems familiar, it is because he has been the subject of many dank memes. A spoof of Blofeld, who is considered Bond's most formidable villains, this one is not even close to him. He is one of those villains who makes you grin in retrospect and then you go and make a hundred memes about him.
Kathryn – Cruel Intentions
Kathryn represents every mean girl you have ever encountered and she manages to take it one step further. She manages to put the evil queens and wicked witches to shame with her broad plans and even broader executions.
Cal – Titanic
Although the iceberg comes a close second as a villain in this movie, the last part of the story wouldn't have happened if Cal hadn't had Jack locked up in the lower decks. Billy Zane was so convincing that strangers who recognize him from the movie still have an unpleasant thing or two to tell him.
Hannibal Lecter – Silence of the Lambs
Played by Sir Anthony Hopkins, who also won an Academy award for this role, this adaptation has to be by far the scariest version of this character.
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