Sam Rockwell – ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’
In the first live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie all the way back in 1990, Rockwell plays the “Head Thug.”
Tom Hardy – ‘Star Trek: Nemesis’
Hardy plays the extremely bald Reman rebel leader Shinzon, who also happens to be a clone of Jean-Luc Picard with a plan to destroy pretty much the entire universe.
Christian Bale – ‘Shaft’
Bale plays Walter Wade Jr., a wealthy and racist trust fund j#rk who skips bail after Shaft punches him. He looks perfectly cast for that.
Russell Crowe – ‘Virtuosity’
Crowe plays SID (short for Sadistic, Intelligent, Dangerous), a virtual-reality program created using the personality profiles of several serial killers and intended as a training tool that naturally gains sentience, a physical body, and starts terrorizing the world.
Robert Downey Jr. – ‘U.S. Marshals’
RDJ, as he’s known in the club, shows up as the surprise double-agent in ‘U.S. Marshals,’ the big-budget flick following Tommy Lee Jones’s character from ‘The Fugitive.’
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – ‘G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra’
Gordon-Levitt plays Rex, the brother of the Baroness, whose apparent demise during a mission led by Channing Tatum’s Duke is the cause of the schism between Duke and the Baroness, who were formerly a romantic item, but it turns out Rex is actually Cobra Commander in the guise of the Doctor, the film’s disfigured villain. Makes perfect sense.
Oscar Isaac – ‘Robin Hood’
Isaac played the villainous Prince John in Ridley Scott’s deconstructionist take on the Robin Hood story before he became Poe Dameron. He was also Apocolypse in ‘X-Men: Age of Apocolypse’, but let’s all try to forget about that movie entirely.
Jared Leto – ‘Panic Room’
Leto wasn’t a big star yet when he played one of the home invaders terrorizing Jodie Foster and a young Kristen Stewart.
Timothy Olyphant – ‘Scream 2’
Way, way before he shaved his head and tormented John McClane in ‘Live Free Or Die Hard’ he made his feature film debut as the psychotic copycat Mickey in ‘Scream 2.’
Brie Larson – ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’
Before she was Captain Marvel or trapped in the room from ‘Room’, she played Envy Adams, the girl that broke Scott’s heart.
Daniel Craig – ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider’
Craig has been a baddie a few times but it all started opposite Angelina Jolie as Alex West, an unscrupulous treasure hunter.
Christopher Eccleston – ‘Gone in 60 Seconds’
Before his stint on Dr. Who, Eccleston played Raymond Calitri, an entitled British smuggler and crime boss working in Long Beach, CA. Calitri forces Nicolas Cage and his crew to swipe 50 high-end cars in 72 hours.
Tilda Swinton – ‘Constantine’
Another actor with a few turns as a villain, but Swinton had a breakout performance as the psychotic, androgynous half-angel Gabriel in Constantine, where she played opposite Keanu Reeves.
Norman Reedus – ‘Blade II’
As Scud in Blade II, Reedus is in most of the movie as Blade’s sidekick before the third-act reveal that he’s a traitor who’s been secretly informing the vampires all along. His name was Scud, what did we expect?
John Malkovich – ‘Jonah Hex’
Malkovich’s first and only foray into the superhero genre came as a crazed baddie, Quentin Turnbull, the arch-nemesis to Josh Brolin’s Jonah Hex in the underwhelming 2010 superhero romp of the same name.
Harrison Ford – ‘Mosquito Coast’
In this underrated gem, Ford plays an idealistic father who takes his family to a remote island to start a new life away from the modern world but his behavior gets more erratic and aggressive and he eventually turns on his family.