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Ten greatest German Hollywood villains

The Local · 18 May 2012, 11:01

Published: 18 May 2012 11:01 GMT+02:00

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From Casablanca to Indiana Jones, Germany’s history of cinema sinners runs deeper than a giant piranha tank. And like any good baddies, the Huns of Hollywood have proved pretty hard to get rid of, surviving the rise of more voguish villains like the pesky Russkies and the amoral A-rabs.

Even in the 21st century, it appears there is still nothing that strikes terror into movie-goers’ hearts quite like the squeak of leather trousers and the faint scent of pickled cabbage.

Indeed, The Local has had to display a certain ruthless streak of its own in cutting this list down to ten. So who induces the worst Teutonic terror?

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16:40 May 18, 2012 by Ricardoh
Who better to take this role than the Germans and keep on leading. Others would fade.
20:29 May 18, 2012 by Anth2305
You missed the evil 'Herr Flick of the Gestapo' off your list.
03:25 May 19, 2012 by yuri_nahl
"Is it safe?"
13:32 May 20, 2012 by Anth2305
Aaah Himmler Himmler Himmler.

20:57 May 23, 2012 by paDutch
I liked Alan Rickman playing Gruber, the Bond villains and Dr. Strangelove . The guy from "The Lives of Others" I thought would make the list, actually either Ulrich could make it. Muhe or Tukur. I'm gonna have to check out Marathon Man, never seen it.

The Dirty Dozen

Inglorious Basterds

2 other movies that could of made the list
00:03 May 25, 2012 by parografik
The second Terminator.
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