12 Oscar Winning Screen Villains

Her performance as the unhinged and brutal nurse who holds an author captive in Misery won Best Actress

His unflinching portrayal of the horrors of the Ugandan dictator in The Last King Of Scotland won him Best Actor

His performance as a cannibalistic serial killer in The Silence Of The Lambs won him Best Actor despite only a few minutes of screen time

He easily overshadowed everyone else as the Jew hunting Nazi officer in Inglorious Basterds winning Best Supporting Actor

A Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his portrayal of the violent and cruel jazz instructor in Whiplash

A Best Actor Oscar for Joaquins character study of how the Joker became the Joker in the titular film

She won Best Actress for playing the tyrant of a mental institution to such cold perfection in One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest

The Academy agreed with critics that the murderous oilman from There Will Be Blood was Best Actor Oscar worthy

He won the Oscar for Best Actor for his performance as the ruthless corporate raider in Wall Street

Denzels turn as the corrupt cop who bullies lies steals and kills in Training Day won a Best Actor Oscar

His masterful performance in The Dark Knight won him a posthumous Oscar for Best Supporting Actor

Javiers remorseless hitman from No Country For Old Men won him Best Supporting Actor

12 Oscar Winning Screen Villains

12 Oscar Winning Screen Villains