In honour of White Bald Actors Awareness Month, let’s take a moment to talk about the best bald villains in film history. For those who don’t know or are new to this, White Bald Actors Awareness Month is an annual celebration intended to raise awareness about hair loss and promote the prevention of hair loss through education and early diagnosis. Anyway, on with our list of 7 best bald villains and what makes them so darn evil.
If you haven’t heard of Cypher before, I highly recommend that you take some time to watch The Matrix. He is on the good guys’ side for a majority of the film until he betrays them all because he wants to make himself rich. One way he does this is by betraying his friends and sacrificing at least one person from their group. His actions lead him in front of Agent Smith – where it doesn’t go well for him either. Ultimately, Cypher lands our best bald villains list because of how cowardly and ruthless he can be.
Even though Gollum can be seen with a few strands of thinning hair, he was still considered to be a bald villain. Just like Cypher who clung to this false reality while sacrificing everything else, so did Gollum; it was all about the precious ring and having it in his possession once again. When trying to claim it back from Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee, he resorted to k*lling them both. But what made him a true villain were not just these deeds but also how frightful looking he is – just peering at him for too long can make someone wonder if they’re really who they say they are or just some sort of monster being shifty about something.
3. Darth Maul
In my opinion, Darth Maul is one of the coolest-looking bald movie villains I’ve ever seen in Star Wars. He has a powerful appearance with distinctive red and black markings on his skin, horns protruding from his forehead, and two different colored lightsabers – all features that make him stand out among other bald villains. Even though he doesn’t say much throughout the entire series, Darth Maul managed to make it onto this list because of how many Jedi he was able to k*ll and the crazy lightsaber battles he was involved in (specifically with Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi).
As seen in the movie, The Dark Knight Rises, Bane is a mercenary whose sole goal is to bring about destruction for Gotham City and Batman. Played brilliantly by Tom Hardy, this character has a knack for subduing any opponent with just one punch or kick. His ruthlessness was what made him stand out from other villains; throwing Bruce Wayne into the dark pit with nothing but hope-despite knowing full well that there was no means of escape-simply because he wanted Bruce to think there was still hope left when there really wasn’t.
5. Kevin Spacey in Seven
This made me a question, does anyone really deserve to be out there after committing one of these malicious sins? In Seven, an actor named Kevin Spacey portrays a maniacal serial k*ller who brutally m*rders those guilty of sinning against god. His methods may be gruesome and grotesque, but it was done so well and so carefully that it at least makes it feel deserved. But alas when all is said and done, Brad Pitt had no clue what lie behind the thin cardboard box in front of him. To ruin this brilliant experience for someone would show just how awful you can truly be – therefore staying silent proves to be necessary for such a marvellous film like Seven.
The best-selling movie series is undoubtedly Harry Potter. A significant amount of what makes these movies good is the antagonist, Lord Voldemort (aka Tom Riddle). This man who was once human embodies all that is wicked and uses black magic to scatter his spirit among eight notable items known as Horcruxes. He spends every waking moment trying to m*rder Harry Potter only stopping when he has k*lled enough innocent people along the way to suit him. Whether you think bald people make better villains or not we know one thing for sure -Tom Riddle became Voldemort after becoming clean-shaven.
Infinity War was the perfect mixture of fighting scenes and good camera work, but my favourite part had to be when Thanos made his move. With just one finger, it seemed like he could demolish an entire planet within seconds – only scratch that because with just one snap of his fingers, half of the universe goes away! Including half of the Avengers who don’t make it out alive. But before all hope was lost I realized something: with each stone he possesses, Thanos gains strength. And at this point? He has six stones…
Yeah, there you go all the notorious best bald villains from throughout the history of movie-making, who do you think deserves a mention? Even if it is bald cartoon villains, Tell us in the comments below!