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As has been said by people much smarter and far more prolific than I, a hero’s only as good as his villains. The villains of the Bond series may not have been the first to attempt world domination with secret lairs in volcanoes and henchmen with strange physical attributes and diabolical schemes, but they certainly defined and influenced all the others that came thereafter - and they continue to redefine just what a villain should be.
So grab your razor-brimmed hats and golden guns and metal pincer hands, ’cause it’s time for the Five Best (and Worst) Bond villains…
5: Sean Bean as Alec Trevelyan, Goldeneye
4: Mads Mikkelsen as Le Chiffre, Casino Royale
3: Gert Frobe as Auric Goldfinger, Goldfinger
2: Donald Pleasance as Ernst Stavro Blofeld, You Only Live Twice
1: Robert Shaw as Red Grant, From Russia with Love
5: Mathieu Amalric as Dominic Greene, Quantum of Solace
4: Richard Kiel as Jaws, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker
3: Toby Stephens as Gustav Graves, Die Another Day
2: Herve Villachaize as Nick Nack, The Man with the Golden Gun
1: Bruce Glover and Putter Smith as Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd, Diamonds Are Forever
Mr. Wint: Very moving.
Mr: Kidd: Heartwarming, Mr. Wint
Mr. Wint: A glowing tribute, Mr. Kidd.