Live Poll: Most Hated Movie Characters

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Sometimes, a character is so despicable in a movie that we end up hating the actor in real life. Our brain is weird like that sometimes.

Which is the most hated character portrayed in a movie?

The list can be found here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls024542582/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/jJ8PxsNwlcE/
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Posted 9 months ago

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I wouldn't say I went as far as hating the actor (maybe adding an "almost" to that statement wouldn't hurt) but I don't think I hated a character with the same fierce intensity as I did to Gregor Anton (Charles Boyer in Gaslight)
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You make a good point. I changed the description to "...we end up almost hating the actor...". And I added the character you suggested to the list.

Thank you for your help (:
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Cameron (Dylan Kussman) in "Dead Poets Society".
Unfortunately there's no main image on imdb of him in this movie. I'm really surprised given the popularity of the movie.

So annoying that snitch
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You, sir, are a legend. Thank you. The change was made (:
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Kkkk You're welcome :)
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Speaking of Cameron, I just love what Ebert said about him and that echoed my personal sentiment:

When Keating is being railroaded by the school administration (which makes him the scapegoat for his student's suicide), one of the students acts as a fink and tells the old fogies what they want to hear. Later, confronted by his peers, he makes a hateful speech of which not one word is plausible except as an awkward attempt to supply him with a villain's dialogue. Then one of the other boys hits him in the jaw, to great applause from the audience. The whole scene is utterly false and seems to exist only so that the violence can resolve a situation that the screenplay is otherwise unwilling to handle.

Cameron wasn't the most enthusiastic from the start but yeah, he became a dirty rat just like that out of nowhere and I just couldn't buy it, the only thing that could have made his 'monologue' acceptable was to 'forgive' Charlie for the punch in the jaw, that he didn't hesitate to rat on him for that too made him too villainous to be believable.
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Cameron was a rat bastard before turning on Keating.

https://www.litcharts.com/lit/dead-poets-society/characters/richard-cameron
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I didn't like him, I think most people hate this character.
In other hands, I really like Charlie. I also liked the others, but Charlie surprised me by appearing to be the typical bad-ass student, who tries to impress his classmates. Yes he maybe be kind of and I little reckless
I expected him to report his friends when Mr. Nolan punished him but when Neil asked him if he had denounced them and he said "Damn Neil, the name is Nuwanda" I realized that after all he may be the most interesting character and the most loyalty.

... and when he punches Cameron, it was the icing on the cake
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Thank you for your suggestion. I added him to the list (:
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NoPantsBatmanTM,
Thanks for adding Mr. Potter to your poll suggestion.
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for your consideration:
Jenny from Forrest Gump
Summer from 500 days of Summer 
Ernesto de La Cruz from Coco
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Thank you for your suggestions. I added them to the list (:
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Billy Zane in Titanic and basically everything I've ever seen him in.  
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Unfortunately, I can't add him to the poll anymore. The poll is already live, and it has already the maximum of options (35).
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Billy Zane plays a terrific villain (not only in Titanic but also Posse and Demon Knight, and probably a whole bunch of additional movies). He is not all that annoying, though. He actually kind of funny, due to his characters' eccentric reactions to frustrations.
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Joe Pesci
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000582/

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Lethal Weapon 2  (1989)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097733/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097733/reference
Mel Gibson   ...  Martin Riggs
Danny Glover     ...  Roger Murtaugh
Joe Pesci ...  Leo Getz 

Leo Getz: I'm Leo Getz, and whatever you want, Leo gets.

[after receiving the wrong order at the drive-thru]
Leo Getz: They freak you at the drive-thru, okay?
They freak you at the drive-thru!
They know you're gonna be miles away before you find out you got freaked!
They know you're not gonna turn around and go back, they don't care.
So who gets freaked? Ol' Leo Getz! Okay, sure! I don't give a freak!
I'm not eating this tuna, okay?

[Leo Getz explaining money laundering]

Leo Getz: Okay, okay, okay, okay, this is the best part okay?
You make a tax deduction on interest payments you don't even make!
Am I an innovator? Am I a genius?
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Lethal Weapon 3  (1992)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104714/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104714/reference

Leo Getz: Oh, that's great, Riggs. Ha ha. That's great.
Well, you know what I say? They F___ you at the hospital!
First they drug you, then they F___ you!
And when they're done F___ING you,
along comes the insurance company and F___S you some more!
Ten dollars for a F___ING aspirin...

( F___ING Edit by ACT_1 for GS)



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Thank you for your suggestion. I added him to the list (:
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Thank you for your suggestions. I added some of them to the list (:
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My vote: Dolores Umbridge.
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Try the wick witch of the west/ Miss Glurch from the “Wizard of Oz” . Even though Margret Hamilton was a very nice person in real life, she usually played the hateful nagging prude in films. Sometimes she played the nice persons too until she played the witch. That locked into playing heavies for the rest of her career.
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Thank you for your suggestion. I added her to the list (:
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Oh, Darth Vader too.
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Well, the main reason behind the hate for Jar Jar Binks ("the key to all this") is kind of on the technical side, in that his presence in the story and portrayal "felt" out of place, as many find him to be annoying, which seems to be partly what the PS list is about. (I won't bother to go into the details as of yet.) However, Binks in his foolishness of "good intentions" did play a major part in the formation of the principal antagonist faction of the Episodes IV, V and VI. The thing is, why blame him? Palpatine is actually the essential assailant, and he would have found a way to destroy and supplant the "guardians of peace and justice", no matter what.
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I agree, he is just annoying. That is all. He was just comic relief.
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Onpantsbatman, I hate them all. My pick would be Sir Guy with Prince John a close second. Others would Captain Pasquale or Major Brand. Let the people following this poll choose.
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For now, I put Sir Guy on the list. In case the people vote for other characters, I will make the changes accordingly.
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Good list, but you gotta add Stanley Tucci, Lovely Bones. Every time I see it, I want to rip his head off
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NoPantsBatmanTM,

Please add a link to this thread in your list (https://www.imdb.com/list/ls024542582/).
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Can't believe I forgot, thank you for reminding me. I added the link.
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NoPantsBatmanTM,

Thanks for adding the link back. It's easy to forget.
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I don't think P.L. Travers belongs here. She's perhaps not very likable at first, but she's hardly on the same level as the other characters.

Also, you have the wrong character from Braveheart; it should be his father: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112573/mediaviewer/rm2123858176
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Yes, I believe you are right. I made the changes according to your suggestions. Thank you (:
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Thanks. 
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Thank you for your suggestions. I added Vidal to the list.
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None. I didn't even knew people hated these characters. :/
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The characters hated most are usually child abusers, but I don't think anybody will be in the mood to nominate those characters. Plus, most of the memorable, popular movies in any given era usually don't contain any elements of child abuse, elder abuse or handicap abuse.
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Oh, wait, I didn't put Jeorj Euler as a FYC :P
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Hey, I think I really hated every Harry Potter character except Sirius Black when I was a kid. It could be mostly because I didn't have a school like that. :P

Anyway,

FYC: Draco Malfoy in HP
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0417741/mediaviewer/rm2876420096
or https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0417741/mediaviewer/rm541103872
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I think throughout the saga, the feeling towards Draco Malfoy developed from hate to some sort of pity. When people recall Draco after seeing the eight movies, it's not hate that pops up to mind.
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It is really different from the book. Yes, in the end you pity him. In the books, you see that he is having second thoughts about Voldemort. It is when Harry enters the picture that his hate for harry blocks out everything else. He was upset at witnessing the murder of one his teachers in front of his face. In hollows, he does orginnally say that he was a death eater after his two supposed friends tried to kill him on voldemorte’s orders. It was only when he had time to think a little. He joins the students against Voldemort’s. In the film, he walks across to Voldemort at voldemort’s Promises. But in the book, he was the one to yell “Lair” or something like that, and his yell proved the power of Voldemort weakening because Voldemort had cast a silence spell the students.
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Thank you for your suggestion. I added him to the list (:
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Robert De Niro in "This Boys Live" was so annoying. It's what we can consider "the worst stepfather"
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108330/...
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No. No one suggested those characters. Is Voldemort a hated character? He's a villain, but I don't believe he's hated.

Hal the computer is from which movie?

And Captain Hook, which version of Peter Pan you had in mind?
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2001: a Space Odyssey the computer that goes crazy and kills everyone.
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I loved HAL when I first read the book. :(
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"Hal nine thousand".
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I added the character to the list. Thank you for the suggestion.
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I don't think despicable is the word to use here. That makes it seems like they should be villains, and they aren't all villains.
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What word would you suggest I use here to describe the characters?
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Sometimes, a character is so despicable, obnoxious or just plain dumb in a movie that we end up almost hating the actor in real life. The human brain is just weird like that sometimes.
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That does sound better. I made the change, thank you (:
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Antonio Salieri - the rival of mozart in 'Amadeus'
In real history they were not rivals and he didn't harm Mozart.
But in the movie he's a real hateable bastard.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086879/mediaviewer/rm2304973312

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111161/mediaviewer/rm3234418432
Bogs Diamond in 'Shawshank Redemption'
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111161/mediaviewer/rm197152256
Captain Hadley in 'Shawshank Redemption'
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111161/mediaviewer/rm3159971328
Almo Blatch in 'Shawshank Redemption'
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111161/mediaviewer/rm1439415040
Warden Norton in 'Shawshank Redemption'

A great salute to Bob Gunton ! :D
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Thank you for your suggestions. I added some of the characters to the list.
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Maybe it would be more interesting and especially, help limit the options if you left out antagonists (not necessarily ambiguous or unlikeable characters like Draco Malfoy but real villains like Amon Göth in Schindler‘s List). We are supposed to hate them anyway and we have many villain polls already.
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But there are a lot of villains out there that people actually like, and a lot of other villains that are just insignificant; we don't like them, but no hard feelings. And then there are villains that actually achieve their goal, making the audience feel "why don't you die already?".
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You could fill another half of a dozen of polls with characters many people want or like to see dying on screen. It would be fun to start 'The Villain Olympics'. Taking every ten of the half of a dozen - in different villain categorys together - in a poll for working out the most bad guy. Then take the best of each round to the finals. It's real hard to make such a poll for itself standing alone, because there are so many bad charakters. ;) But I think, it could be a project for working all together, to crown the king of the villains. - By democratical process, of course!
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I like your idea, but I don't think I'm familiarized with so many characters. I don't think I would be the man for the job. But again, I really like your idea.
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Marquise de Merteuil
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094947/mediaviewer/rm3678391296 &
Vicomte de Valmont
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094947/mediaviewer/rm3728722944
Both in 'Dangerous Liasons'. Both hateable Sc*mb*gs ;)

I know, it's pretty hard to get the vilest villain. And that can't be done by one person. if this idea should be done, it's a project for at least 10 people working together. I'm good at suggesting, because I have a large movie watching experience in many ways. But I'm lesser good in planing. The form of that matter would be eminently important. And then we would have to ask the Adminstrators to accept and support the project. Good idea, but hard to work out. If anybody want's to do 'The Villain Olympics', I would support for sure. ;)
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I wouldn't mind going in that project with you. Because of my job, I have a significant amount of free time on my hands, and I like to do this kind of things, which is always a plus. You say that you have a good knowledge of villains, and we also have google, I think it's doable.

And I added the characters to the list (:
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Thank you :D
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The image for Commodus has disappeared. You can add a new one and ask for a re-push here: 
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Thank you for warning me.

Is there a way for me to just replace the image, or I need to delete the current entry and add a new one?
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There's an 'Edit' link that appears for a while after every post. But as soon as anyone else posts anything in the same thread, it goes away  :( 
 
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NoPants,

You should delete the current entry and add a new one. It's also important that you place it in the same position in the list (#6). The order of the options in your list must match the order in the poll.
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Thank you for your help (:
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No problem. :)
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Ricky Gervais in anything. Whichever character he's playing  :) 

It's not the character he's playing, it's the person 
   
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You missed a character - Christoph Waltz playing Col. Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds.
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Isn't the first option in the list a Nazi officer?

I guess he will have to represent all of them.
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Hi, Peter. You're right. Having gone a long time without looking at the list, I should have double-checked, before making my remark, so I suppose one Nazi officer as a story character is all that could ever be bore here.
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The reason he isn't on this list is because I created an opposite list (Most Loved Movie Characters), and he's there
True, it's not a live poll, but if it were to become one, it would be contradictory
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Happy Holidays
I miss seeing your new polls.
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I've been a bit busy these days, but thank you (:
Happy Holidays