Poll: Cheesiest Villain as Portrayed by an A-List Actor, Round One!

Nah, he was great in that role!

I loved him in that, and Galaxy Quest. :slight_smile:

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I’m with you here. Flash Gordon is in rarified company as a movie that intended to be campy and pulled it off successfully. I’m not sure I could articulate the difference between campy and cheesy, but it feels like it’s an important distinction here.


Here’s one of my favorite lines involving Ming the Merciless (though it’s just as much his delivery that makes it a classic):

Dr. Zarkov: We are only interested in friendship. Why do you attack us?

Emperor Ming: Why not? Pathetic Earthlings. Hurling your bodies out into the void, without the slightest inkling of who or what is out here. If you had known anything about the true nature of the universe, anything at all, you would’ve hidden from it in terror.


Paul William’s Loveless, Jr. also invented ‘$600 people’, played by Shields & Yarnell.

That movie was totally loopy.


He was great in everything. His cheesy Sheriff is the only really memorable thing about that movie. I mean, I bet most people, to the extent that they can remember it all get it confused with Mel Brooks’ Robin Hood: Men In Tights.


I wonder how much work it would be to edit Alan Rickman from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves into Mel Brooks’ Robin Hood: Men in Tights? The fan edit could be called, Robin Hood: Prince of Tights. :crazy_face:

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That would be AmazeSpaceBalls.

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Ah, I’d not seen that list before. Now the reference makes even mores sense. I noticed it was a bit sexist, but if the original idea was based on James Bond villans, I can see where that came from. Wonder if anyone has updated it.
Reminds me of Skippy’s List of 101 (or 213) Things He Is Not Allowed To Do in the US Army. [It’s a lot funnier if the reader is familar with military life.]
I can’t find Skippy’s page, but a search on the internet will bring it up.
But…I’m digressing.

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I’d not heard of Skippy’s Page for years, that’s some serious old school internet right there.

I have no idea if Evil Overlord Rule #34 was specifically written with the more generally known Internet Rule #34 in mind. But it’s great for confusing people. :crazy_face:

Not anytime recently. Exhibit A:

Rule #99

Any data file of crucial importance will be padded to 1.45Mb in size.

If you don’t understand why that’s a rule, you’re probably under 20 years of age and have never dealt with older computers or lab equipment. Rule #99 is the one in greatest need of updating, IMHO; the intent of it is sound enough, but is technologically obsolete as currently written.

Submit Jim Carey as the Riddler for future consideration. The dude just CHEWED the scenery.

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He’s already on the list, as is Tommy Lee Jones from the same movie. :grinning:

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Round One is done, with Dennis Hopper’s “King Koopa” as the winner! Head on over to Round Two! And keep those suggestions coming for future rounds!

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I didn’t mind him in The Fifth element, though not a fan of the movie itself (my wife loves it and watches it every time she channel surfs onto it). I’m going to go and watch Leon again. I haven’t watched it since it was in the theatres and who knows, I may change my Oldman tune…