And I’m back for more Top 5’s to break up only Word Count Wednesdays. I think I will officially be caught up with this latest bunch.
We’re going to start with a subject near and dear to me. For you to have a great hero, you need a great villain. And in television and movies, we’ve sure had a lot of good ones. So I’m going to give you my top 5 TV and movie villains. For this list, it will be specific actors playing specific roles. So if I said Joker, I would tell you which Joker I prefer.
Honorary Mentions: Jack Nicholson’s Joker (Batman), Kevin Spacey as Keyzer Soze (Usual Suspects), Robert Englund’s Freddy Kruger (Nightmare on Elm Street), Tom Hiddleston’s Loki (Marvel Cinematic Universe), David Tenant’s Purple Man and Vincent D’Onforio’s Kingpin (Marvel Television Universe)
5. Alan Rickman – Hans Gruber in Die Hard. Brilliant. Simply Brilliant. First role in a major motion picture and he killed it. Rickman brought such a menacing performance to the role. I don’t know that Die Hard as a series would have been as successful if it wasn’t for his performance in the first movie.
4. William Zabka – Johnny Lawerence in Karate Kid. If you needed a bad guy in the 80’s in high school or college, you went to William Zabka. He was just smarmy. But you could almost root for him. There is a case that he is the true Karate Kid after all!
3. Jeremy Bulloch – Boba Fett in Star Wars. He was a man of few words. But he stood out among all the other the bounty hunters that was looking for Han Solo. Not only that, but he caught him too. Plus his ship was awesome.
2. Michael Rosenbaum – Lex Luthor on Smallville – Many consider Gene Hackman to be the best Luthor, I disagree. He’s second on my list. Maybe it’s because we were given more of a backstory on Smallville or just more opportunity to truly flesh out the character. I thought he was an awesome Lex and Smallville never recovered when he left the show.
1, Thomas F. Wilson – Biff Tannen in Back To The Future trilogy – He bullied father. He bullied son. He tried to date rape mom. He had the look to be the perfect bully, just not quite the brains. Maybe it was all the manure he crashed into made him dumb?
My all time favorite band is Queen.So I thought now we be a good time to talk my favorite Queen songs. This is going to be very hard to limit!
Honorary Mentions – Too Much Love Can Kill You, I Want To Break Free, We Will Rock You, A Kind Of Magic, Crazy Little Thing Called Love
5. We Are The Champions (Album – News Of The World) – One of the world’s most famous songs. It’s appeared in countless movies, most notably Revenge Of The Nerds. It’s a perfect celebration anthem, no matter what you’re celebrating.
4. Don’t Stop Me Now (Album – Jazz) The song starts off slow, but just a few notes into it picks up into an upbeat number. It’s a great song to work out to, by the way. If you’re looking for something to add to your workout playlist, this should be added.
3. Under Pressure (Album – Hot Space) Two great voices in a powerful duet. And especially in the world we currently live in. All of us are under some kind of pressure or not. The song still holds up.
2. Bohemian Rhapsody (Album – Night At The Opera) – Everyone knows this song as well. There are babies fresh out of the womb that know it. It’s such a different song. And it’s one of those songs that you have to fight yourself to sing along
1. The Show Must Go On (Album- Innuendo) – It might not be the most known song. It’s off the last studio album before Freddie Mercury passed away. Clearly with the song, he knew he wasn’t going to live much longer.
Expect an update on Paranormal Contact Vol. 3 this weekend. Have a good one everybody