Classic cinema's most notorious villains

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Edward G. Robinson (1893–1973) - Another legendary name from Hollywood's golden years, and another actor synonymous with the gangster genre.

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Edward G. Robinson (1893–1973) - Robinson is especially remembered for his performance as the mobster Caesar Enrico "Rico" Bandello in 'Little Caesar' (1931).

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Lee Van Clef(1925–1989)-Blessed—or cursed—with sinister facial features, the actor ended up playing a host of minor villainous roles to the point of being typecast.

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Lee Van Cleef (1925–1989) - His career turning point came when he was cast as "Angel Eyes" in Sergio Leone's seminal Western 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly' (1966).

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Robert Ryan (1909–1973) - A familiar face on screen throughout the 1940s, '50s and '60s, Ryan played many a villain in films like 'The Racket' and 'Bad Day at Black Rock.'

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Robert Ryan (1909–1973) - A star of various Westerns dramas, Ryan's third to last film, 'The Outfit' (1973), saw him play a mob boss, one of his final roles as a villain.

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Richard Boone (1917–1981) - Granite faced with an imposing physique, Boone was a highly respected character actor who played more than his fair share of thugs and lowlifes.

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Richard Boone (1917–1981) - Notable roles include 'Siege at Red River' (1954) and 'Hombre' (1967). 

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Ernest Borgnine(1917–2012)-Borgnine's gruff looks and stocky frame led to early roles as a thug or misfit, including the sadistic Sergeant Judson in 'From Here to Eternity.'

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Ernest Borgnine (1917–2012) - In a career that spanned over six decades, the versatile Borgnine could be relied upon to put in a dark turn when required. 

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Jack Palance (1919–2006) - Steely-eyed, square-jawed, and athletic, Palance made his screen debut in 'Panic in the Streets' (1950) as a gangster. 

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Jack Palance (1919–2006) - Palance again played a villain in 'Second Chance' (1953), playing opposite fellow hard man Robert Mitchum. 

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