6 Most Badass Badasses in Hollywood

1
Ian McShane
Ian McShane
HBO
The resident villain on Deadwood, Ian McShane's portrayal of real-life brothel owner Al Swearengen earned him the NO. 6 spot on TV Guide's 2013 list of The 60 Nastiest Villains of All Time.
2
Michael Shannon
Michael Shannon
Millennium Films
Michael Shannon has the kind of Frankenstein-like appearance that makes him the perfect villain. From terrifying hitman Richard Kuklinski in The Iceman to Superman nemesis General Zod, Shannon is able to ooze evil on screen.
3
Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
Miramax
Ever since No Country For Old Men, we've been having nightmares about Javier Bardem's character, Anton Chigurh. Just when they started to subside, he played supervillain Silva in Skyfall, and now we have nightmares about his toothless, sunken, hydrogen cyanide-mutilated face.
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4
Tommy "Tiny" Lister
Tommy "Tiny" Lister
New Line Cinema
Hilarious nickname aside, this guy is no joke. He was every neighborhood's nightmare in Friday as the omnipresent bully Deebo. At 6'5", he knew just how to put the fear in you (maybe it's the crazy cross-eyes), even on a squeaky stolen bike.
5
Danny Trejo
Danny Trejo
Danny Trejo is the badass's badass, the one that all others fear. His resume is filled to the brim with brutal characters, from a knife-throwing assassin in Desperado to the title character in Machete, which is perhaps the pinnacle of his badass career.

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