One of the best villains I’ve ever seen in a movie is Anton Chigurh in No Country for Old Men. His stoicism is terrifying, accompanied by a disturbing look (that haircut is brilliant), and the way he decides who lives or dies is a value system that almost seems fair, which is truly troubling. His morality is bizarre and never gets in the way of the “job” that needs to be done.
If we talk about TV shows, I think, Walter White aka Heisenberg must be mentioned as one of the greatest antiheroes of all time. The character is just so nuanced, complex, and interesting that as you said, “we can’t take our eyes off of him”.
For some reason, Tony Soprano never struck me as a villain, although I know he is one. However, his actions make him so vulnerable sometimes, you even forget he is supposed to be a “bad man”.
Great read, Ryan!
Thanks for sharing!