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Most evil/sinister voice of any villain in movie history?

MouthofSauron
Tol Eressea


Dec 27 2013, 5:12am

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Most evil/sinister voice of any villain in movie history? Can't Post

I've seen DOS four times now and each time smaug's voice sends chills up my spine! his voice is sooo evil! I'm trying to think of another villain that can match smaug's voice and i really can't...When i first saw DOS and smaug says; "Liar!" to Bilbo i almost had a heart attack! I think Cumberbatch should be nominated for a voice acting award.

I am fire.. I am death. -Smaug the magnificent

(This post was edited by MouthofSauron on Dec 27 2013, 5:13am)


book Gandalf
Rohan


Dec 27 2013, 5:14am

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tim curry [In reply to] Can't Post

tim curry in the film legend, almost the same voice as smaug, and again tim curry in IT

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Maciliel
Tol Eressea


Dec 27 2013, 5:48am

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carrie underwood [In reply to] Can't Post

 
carrie underwood as maria in the sound of music. purest evil.


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aka. fili orc-enshield
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the scene, as i understand it, is exceptionally well-written. fili (in sort of a callback to the scene with the eagles), calls out "thorRIIIIIIN!!!" just as he sees the pale orc veer in for the kill. he picks up the severed arm of an orc which is lying on the ground, swings it up in desperation, effectively blocking the pale orc's blow. and thus, forever after, fili is known as "fili orc-enshield."

this earns him deep respect from his hard-to-please uncle. as well as a hug. kili wipes his boots on the pale orc's glory box. -- maciliel telpemairo


morgul lord
Rivendell


Dec 27 2013, 9:05am

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Don't forget Sauron / the Necromancer [In reply to] Can't Post

I thought Cumberbatch did a great job with that voice too. It was more evil sounding than Smaug, in my opinion. I loved his recitation of the "Ash Nazg Durbatuluk..." ring poem.


Fredeghar Wayfarer
Lorien


Dec 27 2013, 9:26am

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James Earl Jones... [In reply to] Can't Post

...as Darth Vader would be another contender. And more on topic, Christopher Lee's voice for Saruman is pretty epic.


zarabia
Tol Eressea


Dec 27 2013, 9:51am

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From Raiders of the Lost Ark [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't remember his name, if a name is even given, but that creepy little German guy in black who kind of giggles as he threatens to torture Marian always made me shiver. I guess he's more the Peter Lorre type villain - wheezy and weasley - rather than the Cumberbatch, James Earl Jones cool and in command type villian.

"The question isn't where, Constable, but when." - Inspector Spacetime


zarabia
Tol Eressea


Dec 27 2013, 11:58am

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Also Lionel Barrymore as Mr. Potter in It's a Wonderful Life [In reply to] Can't Post

His voice drips with disdain, spite, and pure malice.

"The question isn't where, Constable, but when." - Inspector Spacetime


zarabia
Tol Eressea


Dec 27 2013, 11:59am

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*snert* // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Maciliel
Tol Eressea


Dec 27 2013, 2:01pm

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his name... [In reply to] Can't Post

 
... toht.

cheers --

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aka. fili orc-enshield
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the scene, as i understand it, is exceptionally well-written. fili (in sort of a callback to the scene with the eagles), calls out "thorRIIIIIIN!!!" just as he sees the pale orc veer in for the kill. he picks up the severed arm of an orc which is lying on the ground, swings it up in desperation, effectively blocking the pale orc's blow. and thus, forever after, fili is known as "fili orc-enshield."

this earns him deep respect from his hard-to-please uncle. as well as a hug. kili wipes his boots on the pale orc's glory box. -- maciliel telpemairo


glor
Rohan

Dec 27 2013, 4:07pm

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I have drawn this comparison before... [In reply to] Can't Post

Antony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter.

there was something about Cumberpatch's delivery that reminded me of Hannibal, the cold psychopath playing with his prey, teasing, to relieve the boredom of his imprisonment. When you think about it, Smaug's love of gold has him imprison himself in Erebor.


macfalk
Valinor


Dec 27 2013, 4:12pm

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Ramsay Bolton/Snow - Game of Thrones // [In reply to] Can't Post

 



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Darkstone
Immortal


Dec 27 2013, 4:34pm

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Peter Lorre in everything he did. [In reply to] Can't Post

Even his good guy roles sounded sinister.

For top villainess, Eleanor Audley as Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty (1959), Evil Stepmother in Cinerella (1950), and various other roles.

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Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor


Dec 27 2013, 5:42pm

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*ahem* Live musical is not a movie or even the movie version of SoM. ;) Also, I disagree. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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demnation
Rohan


Dec 27 2013, 5:43pm

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David Warner [In reply to] Can't Post

He's got a wonderfully sneering voice that has brought to life many an excellent villain.

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Alassëa Eruvande
Valinor


Dec 27 2013, 5:46pm

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George Sanders [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't know him from anything other than The Jungle Book as the character of Shere Khan the tiger, but he had the kind of voice that just dripped with haughty malice. If he were alive today, he would have been my choice for the voice of Smaug, in a more character driven, less epic, The Hobbit. The scene in The Jungle Book where Shere Khan interrogates Kaa the snake has a similar tone as the encounter between Bilbo and Smaug.



I am SMAUG! I kill when I wish! I am strong, strong, STRONG!
My armor is like tenfold shields! My teeth like swords! My claws, spears!
The shock of my tail, a thunderbolt! My wings, a hurricane! And my breath, death!


Maciliel
Tol Eressea


Dec 27 2013, 6:11pm

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ha! 'tis true that that was not a tradtional movie : ) [In reply to] Can't Post

 
.... but... it was on the digital airwaves, and it "moved" on television. ; )

alright. what about justin bieber? now +that's+ the voice of evil incarnate.

cheers : )

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aka. fili orc-enshield
+++++++++++++++++++
the scene, as i understand it, is exceptionally well-written. fili (in sort of a callback to the scene with the eagles), calls out "thorRIIIIIIN!!!" just as he sees the pale orc veer in for the kill. he picks up the severed arm of an orc which is lying on the ground, swings it up in desperation, effectively blocking the pale orc's blow. and thus, forever after, fili is known as "fili orc-enshield."

this earns him deep respect from his hard-to-please uncle. as well as a hug. kili wipes his boots on the pale orc's glory box. -- maciliel telpemairo


Maciliel
Tol Eressea


Dec 27 2013, 6:13pm

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george sanders... [In reply to] Can't Post

 
george sanders... .what a voice (!)

and ditto re davd warner. he can do malice (thuggish or arch-nemesis-ish) so well.

cheers --

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aka. fili orc-enshield
+++++++++++++++++++
the scene, as i understand it, is exceptionally well-written. fili (in sort of a callback to the scene with the eagles), calls out "thorRIIIIIIN!!!" just as he sees the pale orc veer in for the kill. he picks up the severed arm of an orc which is lying on the ground, swings it up in desperation, effectively blocking the pale orc's blow. and thus, forever after, fili is known as "fili orc-enshield."

this earns him deep respect from his hard-to-please uncle. as well as a hug. kili wipes his boots on the pale orc's glory box. -- maciliel telpemairo


MouthofSauron
Tol Eressea


Dec 27 2013, 7:06pm

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yeah he did a really creepy voice for Sauron [In reply to] Can't Post

but there's wasn't too much of it, perhaps TABA we'll get more!

I am fire.. I am death. -Smaug the magnificent

(This post was edited by MouthofSauron on Dec 27 2013, 7:07pm)


cats16
Valinor


Dec 27 2013, 8:14pm

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Well... [In reply to] Can't Post

I think the Devil's voice in The Exorcist is one that comes to mind.

I completely agree with glor on Hannibal Lecter. Hopkins did something there that will be remembered forever.

Also, perhaps Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurh. That's a voice that stayed with me for awhile.

Cumberbatch's voice is wonderful as both Smaug and The Necromancer.


Retro315
Rivendell

Dec 27 2013, 9:06pm

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Re [In reply to] Can't Post

Particularly Ra's al Ghul in Batman: The Animated Series, though I found him pretty hilariously mustache-twirling in Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits.


Terazed
Bree

Dec 28 2013, 2:46am

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pure sung evil [In reply to] Can't Post

James Morris singing Claggart's aria in Benjamin Britten's 'Billy Budd'. I remember when it was broadcast on PBS in 1997 and then seeing it in person vividly. When he sings, "Oh beauty, oh handsomeness, goodness you are surely in my power tonight. Nothing can defend you! Nothing can defend you! Nothing! Nothing! Nothing! So may it be!." it is pure evil.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSLt2oJebEM

The aria actually starts around 1:19.


Dame Ioreth
Grey Havens


Dec 28 2013, 6:13pm

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George Sanders in the Ghost and Mrs. Muir [In reply to] Can't Post

He plays an author who likes to "collect" female acquaintances. *shiver* his voice is like very very dangerous velvet.

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Brethil
Half-elven


Dec 28 2013, 6:20pm

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What a great one - I LOVE that movie! [In reply to] Can't Post


In Reply To
George Sanders in the Ghost and Mrs. MuirHe plays an author who likes to "collect" female acquaintances. *shiver* his voice is like very very dangerous velvet.

(What we've missed...what we've both missed..." Oh I love that scene. Heart Thanks for making me think of it again.


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Bard'sBlackArrow
Lorien

Dec 28 2013, 9:15pm

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... [In reply to] Can't Post

Tough but my choices would be:

Doug Bradley as Pinhead in the first Hellraiser. His calm but menacing accent still scares me.

James Earl Jones as Thulsa Doom in Conan. As awesome as Vader is, JEJ really brought it for Thulsa Doom. So creepy.

I like Smaug and do not find him scary.


Belegdir
Bree


Dec 30 2013, 5:30pm

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Vincent Price [In reply to] Can't Post

Not always a villain, but Price somehow always sounded sinister to me.

 
 

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