8 Famous Comedy Actors Who Nailed Playing Villains

Robin Williams - Insomnia

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Thanks to films like Dead Poets Society and Good Will Hunting, the late Robin Williams was the actor of choice for bringing to life some of the most optimistic characters in contemporary cinema. However, the Oscar winner was able to take a suspicious look at his "good guy" persona.

Danny DeVito - Batman Returns

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Danny DeVito is a comedy veteran, having starred in hit comedies in the 1980s like Twins and appearing regularly as The Gang in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

John Lithgow - Dexter

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In spite of portraying antagonists such as Lord Farquad from Shrek and Roger Ailes, the media magnate in Bombshell, John Lithgow made a splash as the flamboyantly humorous extraterrestrial Dick Solomon in 3rd Rock From the Sun.

Kathryn Hahn - WandaVision

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As a regular supporting actress in comedies such as Anchorman and We're The Millers, Kathryn Hahn made a name for herself. Then followed the Marvel Cinematic Universe series WandaVision, where she played the evil witch Agatha Harkness, which brought her more widespread recognition.

Kevin James - Becky

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Alongside pals like Adam Sandler, Kevin James has starred in a number of comedies; Grown-Ups and Zookeeper are two prominent examples. However, Becky shows that Sandler has held James back, showcasing the actor's dramatic skills in the intense thriller Paul Blart: Mall Cop.

Bryan Cranston - Breaking Bad

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In Malcolm in the Middle, Bryan Cranston played the amiable father of the title character, which brought him initial recognition on television. Cranston could have played many more humorous characters in the sitcom.

Vince Vaughn - Psycho

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The remake of Psycho by Gus Van Sant received harsh criticism and fell short of the legendary Alfred Hitchcock film. One positive aspect of the film, however, was Vince Vaughn's portrayal of serial killer Norman Bates.

Jim Carrey- The Cable Guy

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With a reputation for funny overacting, Carrey played what is maybe the creepiest character in his career by using his extraordinarily flexible facial muscles and superb comic timing. In the film The Cable Guy, Carrey portrays Chip Douglas, a socially awkward recluse who becomes unhealthyly fixated on the man whose cable he installed.