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Hannibal Lecter Beats Darth Vader in Battle of the Bad Guys

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Mar 27, 2006 | 8:24am EST

Anthony Hopkins' portrayal of sinister cannibal Hannibal Lecter has topped Darth Vader and Freddy Krueger in a new hip-hop magazine poll to find the ultimate movie bad guy.

Vibe magazine editors call the Silence of the Lambs star turn "a chilly, controlled, career performance," giving Oscar winner Hopkins the edge over Star Wars villain Vader.

The top five on the list is:

1. Hannibal Lecter/Silence of the Lambs franchise (Anthony Hopkins)

2. Darth Vader/Star Wars franchise (David Prowse, James Earl Jones--Voice--& Hayden Christensen)

3. Freddy Krueger/A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise (Robert Englund)

4. Ike Turner/What's Love Got to Do with It? (Laurence Fishburne)

5. Norman Bates/Psycho (Anthony Perkins)

Stone Tops Deadliest Screen Siren Poll

Sexy Basic Instinct star Sharon Stone has been voted the deadliest screen villainess of all time, according to a new Internet poll.

The 48-year-old actress, who reprises her role as vixen Catherine Tramell in Basic Instinct 2, beat Fatal Attraction star Glenn Close and Louise Fletcher, who starred as Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, who came in second and third respectively.

In the poll, commissioned by AskMen.com, more than 2.5 million fans of the online magazine voted for their favorite movie vixens.

The top ten are as follows:

1) Sharon Stone--Basic Instinct and Basic Instinct 2

2) Glenn Close--Fatal Attraction

3) Louise Fletcher--One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

4) Rebecca De Mornay--The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

5) Barbara Stanwyck--Double Indemnity

6) Anne Bancroft--The Graduate

7) Daryl Hannah--Kill Bill: Vol. 1 and Vol. 2

8) Natasha Henstridge--Species

9) Carrie Fisher--The Blues Brothers

10) Famke Janssen--Goldeneye

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