10 Most Insane Movie Characters
Creating an evil character for a movie is really easy. A facial scar or ugly face would work. Also you need some innocent people to kill. May be fat characters with glasses. Here is your evil character. On the other hand it takes verve to create an insane character. This character should be the one who audiences remember not for the content of his character, but the insanity of his membrane. I tried to make a list of most insane movie characters in this list. Remember you always have chance to share your ideas in comments section. Check out 10 Most Insane Movie Characters Of All Time.
10 – The Joker (The Dark Knight – Heath Ledger)
Few characters encapsulate criminal insanity as well as The Joker. And his portrayal by Heath Ledger in “The Dark Knight” is the most unhinged cinematic take on the character yet.
09 – Jack Torrence (The Shining – Jack Nicholson)
In Kubrick’s horror masterpiece, Jack starts out as a normal guy with a normal job and with his family. He loves them, but Jack’s stay at the Overlook Hotel eventually is a dive into madness. Arguably the defining role of Jack Nicholson’s career. Jack is probably one of the more tragic crazies on this list. Unlike many, we seem him normal at first, which is rare for an insane character, then he slowly succumbs to madness.
08 – Hannibal Lecter (The Silence of the Lambs Series – Anthony Hopkins)
No other actor could have marked his territory like Anthony Hopkins did! In Silence of The Lambs, Lecter’s character is dependent on a good foil, and therefore owes a significant debt to the similarly well-written Clarice.
07 – Vic Vega (Reservoir Dogs – Michael Madsen)
The great thing about ‘Mr Blonde’ Vic Vega is that you can’t believe he’s capable of committing his atrocities until you actually see them. That’s the hallmark of a psychopath. And his ‘moment in the sun’, as it were, is magnificent – a cool, cruel torture sequence as meaningless as it is vicious.
06 – Travis Bickle (Taxi Driver – Robert De Niro)
Travis Bickle, a violent taxi cab driver alienated from society. He becomes interested in a woman named Betsy who works for a presidential candidate, and tries to attract her attention, but is unsuccessful. Rebuffed by both society and the object of his affection, Bickle decides to assassinate the presidential candidate so that he may win Betsy’s admiration. He is never able to get close enough to the candidate. Then becomes interested in saving Iris, a young prostitute played by Jodie Foster. At the end of the movie, Travis Bickle holds a bloody finger to his temple, acting like a man who is blowing his own brains out.
05 – Mickey Knox (Natural Born Killers – Woody Harrelson)
As a child, Mickey was abused by both his parents and witnessed his father commit suicide when he was 10 years old. Mickey is shown throughout the movie as an efficient killer, with knowledge of firearms and knife throwing. It is also shown that he knows how to kill with his bare hands such as the time in prison when he demonstrates killing a man by breaking his neck during a yoga session!
04 – Dr. Strangelove (Dr. Strangelove Or How I Stopped Worrying And Love The Bomb – Peter Sellers)
Dr. Strangelove, a character whose German accent now evokes Henry Kissinger, although in 1964 nuclear think-tanker Herman Kahn was the likely target. Strangelove’s black-gloved right hand is an unruly weapon with a will of its own, springing into Nazi salutes and trying to throttle Strangelove to death.
03 – Bill Kilgore (Apocalypse Now – Robert Duvall)
Robert Duvall, who earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, cops one of the classic lines in movie history, eloquently delivered following a U.S. fighter jet strike in the jungle: “Napalm, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of napalm in the morning…The smell, you know that gasoline smell…It smells like – victory.”
02 – Amon Göth (Schindler’s List – Ralph Fiennes)
Sadistic and ruthless, Amon Goeth represents the evil of the Nazi Party. Goeth finds a sanctioned outlet for his cruelty in the Nazi military and is representative of the mindless evil of the Third Reich and its “final solution.”
01 – Alex DeLarge (A Clockwork Orange – Malcolm McDowell)
In a dystopian future, all is right with the world. Murder, rape…Alex fits right in to it all. Unlike a lot of his droogs that share in his sadism, though, Alex is intelligent, smart and a natural leader. He’s calm when need be, vicious the next.